Executive Creative Director 

I started out as an art director, but I've always loved writing. More than anything, I like to build and create. Sometimes it's vintage bikes or cars, but most of my time is spent building brands. I've worked on many, from Levi's jeans to Whiskas cat food. The automotive category is a passion of mine, and I've spent years learning it. From Super Bowl to retail, I've worked on every car and truck in the Toyota lineup.

I've had great mentors along the way, including 10 years at Chiat Day with Lee Clow.

I got my creativity from my grandfather, a California impressionist painter, and my work ethic from the Marines, a highly-disciplined band of misfits. I bring both to the table no matter what I'm working on.


Experience 

Saatchi & Saatchi, Executive Creative Director 2010 - present

Siltanen & Partners, Creative Director 2007 -2010

Chiat/Day, 1997 - 2007

The Richards Group, Art Director 1992 - 1997

Los Angeles Times, 1991 Summer Intern

Achievements 

I met Johnny Cash

Cannes 

D&AD 

The One Show 

Communication Arts 

Art Directors Annual 

Effies 

Brands

Toyota, Sony Playstation, Levi’s, Anheuser-Busch, Nissan/Infiniti, Energizer, Taco Bell, Whiskas Cat Food, Pennzoil Motor Oil, Shell Automotive Products, Hoover Vacuum Cleaners, Indian Motorcycles, Continental Airlines, Motel 6, G. Heilman Brewing, TGI Friday’s, Panda Express, Quiznos, King’s Hawaiian 

Education 

East Texas State University - Portfolio classes with the legend, Rob Lawton

Western Kentucky University - Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Journalism 

U.S.M.C. - Artillery (thankfully no combat) Honorable Discharge 

Electrician, Construction Worker, Waiter, Bus Boy, Ditch Digger, Farmer