A favorite client endorsed me as "strategic, creative and tactical - a rare and winning combination." I think it's a perfect description and one that carries across my work in marketing, art and hospitality.
I believe in building relationships and trust by providing candid advice to clients on the strategies that best align with business objectives, and by being hands-on in the creative process that delivers results.
My current focus is with businesses, non-profit organizations and artists, to develop websites, blogs, email marketing campaigns and maintain social media communities that increase the audience for their products, causes and work.
Previous marketing and PR adventures in New York, Washington, San Francisco and Asia span copywriting, design, and strategic counsel on communication strategy with well-known clients across all industries.
Memorable moments include: launching U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges franchise; finding myriad ways to describe the properties of teak for garden furniture catalogs; calming executives and the media as climbers rappelled down a bank headquarter's building unfurling protest banners; delivering 2 million dollars to non-profits in children's health and education; and drinking excellent Napa Valley Cabernet while managing communications for a winery IPO.
When my work became more managerial and there were fewer opportunities for individual creative contribution, I found an outlet in painting. Making art ignites different parts of my brain and feeds my soul. I create luminous oil paintings in a modern impressionist style and my work is represented in the collections of wonderful people across the country. Paintings are available directly through my studio and at various shows and exhibits.
My latest adventure involves creating vacation experiences at Sonoma Rosso - a home away from home with luxurious comfort and attention to detail that is garnering 5-star reviews by guests from around the world. The California wine country compound in the heart of the Sonoma Valley has two cottages, an art studio and an old stone ranch house with a colorful history.