I am a lover of all things creative and always searching for new ways to explore my passions and for new passions to explore. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy taking an autodidactic approach to new ideas and concepts so that I can share my knowledge and experiences with those around me.
My professional experience began in marketing, first as an assistant before I worked my way to director. However, books—particularly fiction—were my first love, and though sweet potato fries are the love of my life, books still hold a special place in my heart. For that reason, I chose to pursue editing as my career over a decade ago. It’s been a whirlwind romance ever since, and like all relationships, it has changed and grown over the years. I’ve gone from a starry-eyed copyeditor to a seasoned executive/director (and held many other positions in between). I’ve worked in fiction, on curriculum (both in English and in Spanish), and on nonfiction ranging from how-to manuals to memoirs and back again.
Along the way, I had the opportunity to work in design in several capacities. Though my favorite design work is book cover art production, I’m also experienced in other areas of design, including marketing/branding materials and the entire creative process of publishing, including illustration and interior book formatting (typesetting) for picture books, novels, curricula, etc.
I particularly enjoy the place where art/design intersects marketing to create beautiful, eloquent branding. I love the holistic approach of integrated brand promotion and finding just the right design approach to boost a brand’s message across all platforms and marketing elements.
During my time in editing and design, I discovered I have a natural love of sharing knowledge. Over the course of my career, I have conceived of and produced training materials, courses, presentations, videos, etc. across industries and covering a wide array of topics, from corporate professional development presentations all the way down to a children’s theater course at my local co-op.
Wherever life takes me, it will be beautiful, and learning will always be part of the adventure.