Joined Arrowhead Sep. 2012
I was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. Yep! home of Kellogg cereal and I was raised in small town (technically a village) in the “thumb” consisting of about 3500 people. If you spend much time with me you will learn quickly that I seem to know someone whereever I go. This is a throwback to coming from a very close-knit community, you simply make an effort to know everyone.
Needless to say, by the time I graduated high school I was ready to spread my wings, get out of the small town and find some anonymity. I took flight with a giant leap and joined the US Navy where I spent four years working as an Intelligence Specialist attached to an F-14 squadron stationed here at San Diego’s very own Miramar Naval Air Station. During my enlistment I was able to travel around the world twice aboard the USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70 — my wanderlust still isn’t satiated.
After completing my service commitment I immediately moved to Minnesota where I was enrolled and became a student and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I graduated in 1995 with a BS degree in Visual Communications. I’ve had the fortune of working with some of the world’s best know brands and companies, like 3M, Microsoft and Wells Fargo, creating every type of marketing material, from print, digital to exhibit.
I’m very happy to be at home here with Arrowhead. Please don’t hesitate to let me know how I can help you and your team show your very best. I work collaboratively with all of Creative Services and you to deliver top-notch solutions for all of your business needs. Remember, it takes a village.
Joined Arrowhead Aug. 2015
A native Texan, I’ve lived on the Gulf Coast, East Coast and, for the last 22 years, the West Coast – by far my favorite! However, I still make an annual trek to Texas to keep up my drawl, ya’ll.
I graduated from the University of Texas (hook’em Horns!) with a journalism degree specializing in public relations and marketing. In subsequent years I’ve worked for both a PR and an ad agency, and in multiple industries, starting in P&C insurance at the Insurance Information Institute (“Triple-I”) and segueing into marketing for a couple of national real estate developers, and then back to the finance industry, first as marketing director for a savings & loan, a mortgage broker, global insurance broker Hub International, and now as Arrowhead’s content development director.
Married for 30+ years, I have two grown sons, both who’ve followed my creative footsteps: one is a visual designer and the other’s a web content specialist. On weekends you’ll find me on the back of my husband’s motorcycle (short trips only!) or exploring eateries, wine spots and local events in my ’02 Thunderbird convertible.
Daily you’ll find me on the Coaster train to downtown San Diego, where I spend most of my time in my sweet spot: writing. I love analyzing existing marketing efforts, noodling new marketing strategies, creating marketing campaigns and especially writing. If you’re stuck in a marketing rut, reach out! I bring a wealth of marketing experience from multiple industries – including the hard knocks for what didn’t work! Our Creative Team can help you plot and plan your next marketing success. What are you waiting for?