General info
ACD/Senior Copywriter
Chicago, IL
I'm currently working with digital and traditional (tradigital?) agencies in Chicago and also work remotely with agencies around the country. Have laptop, will travel. Or, have Skype, will stay home. Clients include startups, CPGs, specialty foods, real estate, healthcare, hardgoods, higher education, vision care and nonprofits.
Experience
freelance acd/copywriter: 2/09 - present
print: alcon, friedman properties, advocate healthcare systems, levolor, hyatt hotels, mrs. prindable’s, international trucks, luxury portfolio international, kellogg school of business, crystal light.

digital: alcon, bayer, coffee-mate, applebee’s, st. ives, sears/kmart.

direct: alcon, hyatt hotels, abbott labs, leading real estate companies of the world, hinsdale adventist hospital, collins brothers.

video: alcon, bayer, beer nuts, baird + warner, humira.

tv: craftsman.
co-cd/copywriter - Leo Burnett: 1/08 - 1/09
tv: p&g/always (u.k. as well), clear blue pregnancy tests.
print: p&g/always.
digital: p&g/always.
vp/copywriter - DRAFTFCB: 1/00 - 12/07
tv: applebee’s, kfc, taco bell, enova oil, mattel, women’s sports foundation.
print: kraft, john deere, enova oil, pocketcard, scudder investments, 3com, women’s sports foundation, windex,y-me, boeing, bankers box.
radio: aaa, kfc, john deere, hawaiian punch, pocketcard, blue cross/blue shield.
copywriter - DDB: 1/98 - 12/99
tv: general mills, mcdonald’s.
print: playtex, westin hotels.
radio: mcdonald’s, westin hotels.
Education
Chicago, IL
Jan 2005 - Dec 2006
certificate in Baking/Pastry
Kendall College
I come from a long line of scratch bakers and home cooks. I knew there were other ways of affecting food taste other than with their favorite "go-to" spice (salt), and definitely learned that and more during my time at Kendall. I managed class two nights a week (6-11PM), and kept my full-time ad job. I loved every minute of it.
Oxford, OH
Aug 1984 - May 1988
B.A. English-Journalism
The Miami University
I began as a Business major. A week later, I knew it wasn't meant to be. Karmically, I've written for financial institutions because most of them can't write their way out of a briefcase.
Awards
2010: guest blogger, pleasefeedtheanimals.com.
2008: published essay, finding your voice, telling your stories, [p. 72].
2005: FCB senior women’s council.
2003: gold effie, john deere radio.
2001: bronze world medal, new york festivals, pocketcard print.