Everyone's got a story. Well, in truth, everyone's got hundreds of thousands of stories. But here's one of mine.
I was told I wrote my first story at 9 months old. My mom was the one writing it down, but it was about a camel and her son and the horse they met one day. I've always been a sucker for happy endings. As you can imagine, the camel family and the horse became friends in this story, and played together.
If you count that first tale, then I've been writing for almost 30 years. In the beginning, I loved writing anything and everything, from stories to poems to newspaper articles. I edited and wrote for our high school yearbook for three years, and was published in the literary journal.
I went on to study advertising in college and, while enamored with visual design, I kept writing and learned the craft of copywriting.
After school, I got a job as an editor and eventually a content manager. Knowing I wanted to work on my writing more, I blogged, tweeted and wrote Yelp reviews. I found myself on the creative team at FTI Consulting, where I wrote, edited and developed content strategy for our clients.
After leaving FTI (almost 5 years later), I found myself in a brand new role, learning new things everyday as the Community Manager for Philadelphia startup Whadif. I helped build a brand - and a community of artists - and met some wonderful people along the way.
And I've also taken on the digital marketing for a life-changing group of consultants called The Decency Group.
Most recently, I made a kismetic connection with a friend of a friend and landed a job at my new favorite place, M. I am a content strategist in name, but have gotten to be play the part of sometime community manager, party planner, copywriter, editor, researcher and purveyor of all things digital, with a great team.
After almost 30 years, I'm still telling stories. Now, I tell stories to help brands, organizations and individuals connect with the people who need them most. But I still like a happy ending.
Welcome to my portfolio.