My love for copywriting grew from my early love of language. Words were a pie cooling on a windowsill, toward which I floated like a cartoon character. That window was my entry to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I earned a B.S. in Deaf Education with a minor in cultural anthropology. While teaching students with disabilities, I earned my M.A.Ed. in Special Education, with a special focus on learning disabilities.
After a decade in education, I yearned to apply my love of differentiated communication to a broader audience and see what else those piles of symbols could do. This led me into a social media marketing position and then, thankfully, my current position at Big Sea. As a freelance theatremaker (I perform, direct, and design), I delight in adopting the voices and demeanors of characters, much like clients. This skill applies to my page work and my stage work.
In the few hours that remain in a day, I’m self-employed as a performing arts critic, covering live and virtual events across central North Carolina for Chatham Life & Style. I’m particularly thrilled by modern dance, indie folk music, and Shakespeare. That applies to my homelife as well, where my spouse–a singer-songwriter–records albums while I run lines and songs with the cat, Ripley, who also enjoys helping me complete the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle.