1992: Made the “honorable mention” spot by placing fourth out of five kids.
1992-2004: Grew up in Raleigh, NC. Wrote my first screenplay at age 8, only to tragically (luckily?) lose it to a laptop death.
2004-2006: Middle school hits hard. Dabbled in: online forums, coding Xangas, writing fiction on LiveJournal, looking like a lost member of Hanson
2008-2011: Attended a private high school. Discovered a passion for journalism and served as the “Publications Prefect.” Made it into the school promo video.
2011: Started my freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill in the School of Journalism.
2011-2013: Worked at the campus newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel. Got promoted to a senior and paid (!) writer. Wrote about all kinds of fun stuff, from administrative controversies to a professor caught smuggling cocaine from Argentina.
2013: Had the mid-college crisis I was confident I’d never have. Realized I needed more creative writing. Career services asked me if I’d ever thought about advertising.
2014: Made Stockroom Star at my part-time job at Walgreens.
Jan. 2015: Started putting my book together for my Brandcenter application.
May 2015: Took a job right out of undergrad at a Raleigh agency named Capstrat, working mostly on healthcare brands.
May 26, 2015: Got into VCU Brandcenter’s copywriting track. Chili’s Grill & Bar also started following me on Twitter. Really big day.
July 2015: Last day at Capstrat. Said goodbye to wonderful people I’m lucky to be friends with still.
August 2015: Started at VCU Brandcenter.
June 2016: Went to NYC to intern at Sid Lee with an experience design partner.
Summer 2016: Learned a ton about experience design, digital, technology, and everything in between—and how copywriting fits into all of it.
August 2016 - April 2017: Back to writing at Brandcenter.