What’s your story?
I’m the point of contact and project shepherd/ air traffic controller for most of our client projects in the shop. That means I get to interact with our amazing clients every day, keep them in the loop, hear great stories about their dogs/ kids/ plants, and problem-solve on the spot.
I have years of creative and admin experience in big tech under my belt, and a former west-coast zip code to boot… but Middle Tennessee is (and will always be) home. I’m here for the creative process—for me, this work is all about dedicated people bringing their talents together to create something larger than themselves. My goal every day is to listen intentionally, seek to understand, and try to put myself in our clients’ shoes so I can support them through the design and development process.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love “shining a spotlight for others to stand in.” Solving problems that help people reach their full potential or find success is so rewarding.
What makes Muletown Digital awesome?
We empower our clients to engage strategically in a space that they might be underutilizing or might feel intimidated by. We do so beautifully and professionally; we make digital marketing make sense for people.
What’s your biggest personal achievement?
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel coast to coast and see a lot of this beautiful country, meet lots of interesting people, and develop skills and lifelong friendships along the way.
What about professional wins?
I worked on a creative team at a tech company creating customer knowledge base articles, videos, and digital content. It was a great opportunity to combine my two areas of expertise and ultimately, it brought me to my current career path.
What surprises people about you?
I lived in Peru for a bit during my sophomore year of high school. I split my time between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, visiting incredible landscapes, archeological sites, and historic places. The people, food, and culture were amazing and it was an incredible experience.
What’s the most important piece of professional/ career advice you’ve ever received?
When you’re not teachable, you forfeit future wisdom. There’s always more to learn.
What do you do that takes you out of your comfort zone?
I bought an old Jeep, and have spent the last few months working on it and getting it running right again. Before this, I knew nothing about mechanics. I still go page-for-page out of the repair manual, but I know a lot more than I did when I started.
What’s a new skill you would like to learn, or existing talent/ interest you’d like to develop further? How do you want to grow?
I’d like to learn how to program. I think it’s a super valuable skill that translates into a whole bunch of cool stuff you can do — and I get to see it on display every day.
What are you working on right now?
Film and archival photography is a big creative outlet for me — I hunt for old negatives or slide film at thrift stores and scan them. I love the history and the process. Right now, I’m wrapping up an archive of a 1950s road trip through the American southwest.