I help companies successfully bring new products and services to market. Currently managing product design, development and marketing at WellcomeMat, a publishing platform changing the way people experience places and spaces through video.
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When I was a kid, my mom and I were driving when we were stopped by a big burly construction man doing roadwork. As the car sat idle, I turned and pointed to the ‘Men at Work’ sign and asked, “Mommy, don’t women work too?” That small interaction was an indication of how I would approach life going forward. In both work and life modern conventions are to be questioned. What may seem impossible now, can eventually become possible through hard work and determination.
Years later I went off to college. I was 17 years old and–like most kids–unsure of what to do with my life. Digital was still quite nascent, but none of the traditional programs or degrees spoke to me. All I saw was a booklet filled with other people’s future, not my own. By the time of graduation I had created my own curriculum by cross-pollinating coursework from other programs into a newly minted Digital Design/Multimedia (Emerging) degree in Integrative Arts.
Since then I’ve gone on to passionately work with some amazingly talented people (you know who you are) at ad agencies in Philly and New York, co-found a thriving self-funded video publishing platform, brand and produce an industry recognized independent TV Festival, launch arguably the first real-time location based mobile photo and video sharing app (a mouthful I know) on the planet, produce a series of events focused on celebrating the future of local, present three times at the infamous NY Tech Meetup, make national news by getting stuck in an elevator with Ann Curry (she’s an amazing person btw) and speak at many social and digital media events around the country.
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