my background story.
You wanted the full story, so I'm scratching the third-person stuff. Yep, we're on a first-person basis now. (And yep—of course I wrote my own website.)
To catch you up: I've been writing stories since my elementary years.
Raised on a canal in a Florida town with a manatee population rivaling the residential, my earliest memories involve raising tadpoles in a retention pond, evading wild hogs in a swampy forest, and daydreaming about what might exist outside of that world.
As an endlessly curious being with a DIY attitude and knack for research, I've become a "generalist" or multi-hyphenate creative, which informs my writing in various ways.
Today, I have since explored these curiosities (and keep adding more to my list).
My endless pursuit of "why" and "how" brought me into a multi-hyphenate career as a freelance journalist, editor, and content marketer. My inabaility to keep my opinions to myself allowed me to dabble in influencing as well.
I stumbled into the gig economy in college, while earning my bachelor’s degree in English & Multimedia Journalism from Florida Atlantic University. My freelance career began as a way to earn extra money—I offered copywriting, SEO blogging, social media, and creative direction services to businesses in retail and media locally and online.
Over the next 10 years, I'd go on to help SaaS companies, media companies, production companies, fashion/retail companies, and more with a variety of writing, content marketing, and creative services. I worked as a freelance journalist and editor, publishing B2C lifestyle and B2B marketing articles for Charlotte magazine, Charlotte Home + Garden, Carolina Bride, Relevate, and other print and digital outlets.
All the while, creating my own comedy content online with improvised character skits, relatable observations, and self-memes.
It was in 2019 that all my professional and life experiences clicked...
I provided social media services to a TV production company and a celebrity YouTube show, which made my love for entertainment too obvious to ignore.
I dove into learning screenwriting and left my corporate media job in the summer of 2021 to focus on my projects.
Passionate about the arts and creative process, I invite other creatives & potential collaborators to get in touch if I sound like the perfect person for your unique idea.
Forever inspired by the natural world, I balance my work with activities such as boating, gardening, traveling, and painting... or doing nothing at all—which is paramount.
I will always be a Floridian at heart (due to all the sun damage), but I currently reside in Lake Norman, North Carolina, where I can escape to the water if inspiration runs dry.
Want to hear about my garden or latest project? Want to hire me or collaborate?