We can be our own most difficult products, but I’ll try.

I’m a Creative Director and Copywriter with experience creating and overseeing various brand campaigns as they come to life across a variety of different mediums. A good idea will communicate a focused point of view whether it’s encountered in broadcast or on a social feed, and whether its seen on a phone or the sales floor.

Just about every kind of brief one could hope for in this business has crossed my path. From robot dogs to chewing gum to a 650 horsepower Chevrolet Camaro. They’ve all needed the same thing: an intriguing idea that resonates. We’re all lucky to have done this for a living. Every day we get to obsess about something different.

I’ve put an emphasis on curating younger talent. Earlier in my career, just out of graduate school, I did this as a Copywriting instructor at VCU. Now I have the pleasure of teaching this craft as a Creative Director. The motive is the same: to foster an environment that leads to the kind of passionate work that makes a difference both personally and creatively for all involved. We work in a rapidly changing field, but the craft that turns good ideas into great ideas cannot be forgotten.

Outside of all of this you will find me writing and recording music, taking photographs of people and buildings, reading, or walking my wife and I’s Scottish Terrier Cosmo. I’m curious about the world and the people meandering about on top of it. Hopefully this curiosity is reflected in the work you see here





VCU Adcenter
Masters of Science in Communications/Copywriting

Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications/Advertising




EVP Head of Copy 04 / 2020 -current
Clients: Pfizer, The Clorox Company, Cox Communications, 


Group Creative Director 12/14- 03/2020
Clients: Chevrolet Domestic and Performance cars.

Energy BBDO
Creative Director 4/05-11/14
Clients: Orbit Gum, 5 Gum, Extra, SC Johnson, Lifesavers, Altoids, Bayer Aspirin, Aleve, Lay’s, Sun Chips, Knob Creek.

Y&R Irvine
Senior Copywriter 5/01-4/05
Clients: Land Rover, Jaguar, Lincoln, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Sony.

The Martin Agency
Copywriter 6/99-2/01
Clients: Kohler, UPS, Timberland, Finlandia.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Adjunct faculty, Copywriting instructor 1/00-6/00.




CommArts Award of Excellence 2016
Cannes Lions Bronze – Lifesavers “Muffintop”

One Show Interactive Gold – Orbit “Dirty Shorts”
Silver Clio – Orbit “Dirty Shorts”
AICP Best Musical Arrangement – Lifesavers “Anthem”

D&AD Finalist – 5 Gum “Piano”
Gold Effie – 5 Gum
Gold Effie – Orbit “Big Pak”
Global Silver Effie – 5 Gum
Communication Arts – Energy BBDO showcase

D-Show Winner “Aluminum Man”
D-Show Winner “Choice”

10 D-Show wins 2016

Multiple Richmond, Orange County, and Chicago ADDY awards



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