Advertising agencies, political campaigns, countless corporate entities, even a book and a daytime TV drama – my resume includes them all.
I grew up in suburban Dayton, OH, almost equidistant from major league baseball in Cincinnati and Big Ten football in Columbus. I’m still a big fan of both. I got a degree in Political Science from DePauw University in Indiana, then traveled the country working on U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns in various capacities. I’ve had a driver’s license in five different states from California to Florida while writing at advertising agencies (Leo Burnett; Needham, Harper & Steers; Ogilvy & Mather), participating in more campaigns, and even writing story lines and scripts in Los Angeles for Days of Our Lives.
Following my nomadic stage of life, I married and settled in Marietta, GA, where my wife and I raised our two kids. I spent time as a Creative Director at a regional (now national) bank, and for over two decades since have made a living as a freelance writer, working with dozens of businesses (from Fortune 100 companies to local shops down the street), enjoying the diversity of the jobs, and relishing the opportunities to meet a lot of very interesting people.
As my vocation, I like sitting down to a blank screen every morning and filling it with words by the end of the day. For recreation, I enjoy reading (just about anything), singing Bass in a quartet and choir, fielding ground balls at shortstop and second base in a men’s softball league, and playing golf.
A FEW FREELANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
ADP – Internal communications: Blogs and personal employee stories
AGCO Corporation – Print ads, radio, direct mail, collateral materials for FENDT tractors. AGCO Academy introduction. Marketing materials and website campaigns for myriad machines and events
AT&T – “Pay is Right” compensation videos. Brought inanimate “Jack” to life in cellular retail outlets
The Coca-Cola Company – Developed copyright infringement video, wrote executive presentations, developed substantial portions of “How to” Olympic participation manual
Delta Air Lines – Tech Ops and other collateral pieces
FedEx, R.J. Reynolds, Hyundai, Target, Wal-Mart – Situational and spokesperson videos involving labor issues and their resolutions for employee audiences with website copy back-up
Georgia-Pacific – Training videos on EnMotion towel dispensers and Gypsum construction materials
The Home Depot – Conceptualized and scripted 20-segment video library of safety issues for employees in distribution and warehouse environments
InterContinental Hotel Group – Product & Property-specific training video scripts
Michelin – Executive presentations and Human Resource videos on benefits and labor issues. “How to sell Tires” videos for dealers on specific models.
NCR – Mounds of materials for Continuous Improvement initiative
Red Barn Media – Feature magazine articles
UPS – “How To Talk to Congresspersons in Washington” and other video topics
Wegmans Supermarkets – Employee orientation videos
WellStar – Cardiac network marketing campaign
Yanmar – Point of Sale materials for dealerships
Plus, marketing materials and website copy for dozens of commercial and real estate developments, heavy machinery, even tax preparation software; and extensive video scripting for managerial and employee-related labor issues
Marietta Daily Journal – Weekly tongue-in-cheek blog/newspaper column subtly skewering public issues and those who feel the need to create them
Border States of America – Documentary
Information on our southern border as told by the people trying to protect it
Donations to Vocations – Historical book celebrating the 90th anniversary of Goodwill of North Georgia