My education, skillsets, and commendations.

I’m a creative.
I like to use my talents to help people connect with and change the world for the better.
I take a multidisciplinary approach to every product or business that I help build or market.
I excel at keeping budgets lean, on time, and profitable.. or I explain why they can’t be, ahead of time.
If I think something is broken, I will tell you where and why I think so.
I think that no amount of advertising will disguise an inherently bad product.
I love passionate, thoughtful, entrepreneurial people.
I won’t waste your time.


  • BS 2005

    Evolutionary Psychology, Genetics, Business Administration

    Appalachian State University


  •    Product & Business Development
  •    User Experience Design
  •    Brand Identity, Strategy & Management
  •    Marketing Strategy & Advertising
  •    Web & Software Development
  •    Innovation Consulting
  •    Consumer Research & Analysis
  •    Information Architecture
  •    Copywriting & Collateral


  • 2014
    United Nations Foundation's Classy Award Top 5 Finalist
    The CLASSY Awards recognizes the greatest champions of social progress.

    We identify leaders in social impact using a comprehensive application and evaluation process:

    • CLASSY Awards nominees strive for monumental change, not incremental improvements.
    • They are big thinkers and bold leaders.
    • They understand the complexities and changing dynamics of our most significant social challenges.
    • They are problem solvers, introducing creative new solutions and technologies.
    • They are goal-oriented. They leverage best practices and research to guide their strategies.
    • They are data-driven and metrics-focused. They take risks, embrace failure, and have built a culture of learning throughout their organization.
    • Above all, CLASSY Awards nominees are the most significant catalysts for social progress.

  • 2014
    Public Relations Society of America Big Apple Award
    The Big Apple Awards are the gold standard of excellence for PR practitioners.

    Today, a Big Apple Award is recognized as one of the highest honors in public relations. Over the years, more than 1,000 winning programs have solved problems, changed opinions and created business opportunities.

  • 2013
    PRDaily Campaign of the Year
    Ragan’s award competitions are the most prestigious in the PR and corporate communications industry. With nearly 800,000 readers monthly, our popular news sites are read by communication professionals in every country in the world – with nearly 600,000 in North America alone. When your organization wins a Ragan Award, the recognition you receive is unparalleled in the profession.

    Our awards competitions include employee communications, corporate, nonprofit and agency public relations and marketing, social media and digital PR, executive communications, health care PR and marketing, and more.

  • 2001
    National Honor Society
    More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

    Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

  • 1999
    Eagle Scout
    Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.

    Eagle Scouts are expected to set an example for other Scouts and to become the leaders in life that they have demonstrated themselves to be in Scouting. They are disproportionately represented in the military, service academy graduates, in higher education and academia, major professions, the clergy, business and politics. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.