More of the Who behind the What
The Path to Here: Armed with my Apple Centris 650, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a mountain bike, and a freshman enthusiasm for design I embarked in 1993 upon a journey to Oregon for an education in how to think creatively. The sunglasses were a total waste. After graduating, I accepted a design job at Hume Lake Christian Camps, one of the largest youth-driven Christian Camps in the United States. Since then I’ve filled the roles of designer, writer, photographer, director and brand manager (not all at the same time)—spending every moment learning the language of visual design and clear communication. I use words and photos to share ideas with others, design meaningful and compelling content for businesses, and innovate change wherever I go. I live to make things better.
“You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
Quirks & Insights: I tell stories backwards. I have amazing friends, and I keep them. Learning something new brightens a day. I’m a warm listener. My favorite books are a mess of underlines, circles, highlights and personal notes. I’m deeply honest. I don’t often cook. Good espresso reminds me of Italy. I question until I understand. Old maps stop me in my tracks. I relax by wandering in forests, swimming in lakes, playing in rivers and hiking in mountains. I love black licorice. I’m an encourager. I long to have a dog buddy again. Making others laugh is an unspoken goal. Most mornings I hit snooze 3 times. I’m a really hard worker. I keep secrets well. I’m somewhat ponderous. I play in the deep end of the pool. I often care too much. I can admit when I’m wrong. Good books = lost sleep. I still look people in the eyes and say ‘hello’ in public. I lived inside the Sequoia National Park for over 10 years. I’ve lost all my grandparents. I hate being in the limelight. I’m an adventurer, but not a big risk-taker. I prefer to hear everything, process, then respond. I’ve never owned a house. I have to finish things I start. I seldom wear bright colors. My mind is never still. I could eat peanut butter forever, but cookies are my favorite food.
- INTJ (Myers Briggs)
- Connector & Maven (The Tipping Point)
- Intellection, Relator, Learner, Input & Empathy (Strengthsfinder)
- 100% Harmonizer, 97% Achiever, 87% Persister, 59% Dreamer, 54% Energizer, 26% Catalyzer (Your Unique Design)