Hi. I’m a Freelance CD/CW based in Boulder, CO. Starting in the ‘90s’s at Arnold in Boston, my work has been honored by Cannes, CLIOs, One Show, Kelly Awards, Effies, Communication Arts, National ADDYs & more award shows that are nice, but honestly don’t matter as much as concepting, leading, inspiring, executing etc. great work that actually works for both agency and client.
Along with three separate “boomerang” stints at Arnold—hopefully the power of being a generally nice, hardworking human person—I’ve also worked at Crispin Porter + Bogusky (twice); J. Walter Thompson/Atlanta; Sterling-Rice Group; co-founded my own boutique agency (Grenadier, now Barkley Boulder) and helped it grow from literally zilch to several million dollars in revenue and 20 people in four years; and I’ve frequently freelanced on both agency- and brand-sides.
Over the years, I’ve pitched/led/helped win such brands as ESPN Fantasy Football and Baseball, Mobile ESPN, Wall Street Journal.com, Pearle Vision, Citizens Bank, regional McDonald’s (Arnold); Wendy’s Redhead Roasters Coffee, El Monterey Frozen Mexican (Sterling-Rice); Winter Park Ski Resort, Sunny Delight, Big Lots, Woody Creek Distillery, Coinstar, Husky Liners, Community Banks of CO/Bank Midwest, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants (Grenadier/Barkley); Goose Island Beer Company (CP+B). I’d be glad to elaborate on my roles in each if you’re interested.
As obsessive a sports fan as branding geek, I’ve also written two top-selling sports memoirs published by Simon & Schuster. And I’ve contributed to the New York Times, New York Times.com "Fifth Down" NFL blog, MUSE by Clio, CLIO Sports, and others. And he's appeared on national TV /radio shows like NPR's "Only a Game with Bill Littlefield," ESPN Classic, Sirius XM Radio, FOX Sports Radio and more.
I live in Boulder with my wife and two children we co-produced (below). Aren't they adorable? If you don't hire/pay me, they go hungry. The dogs, too.
No pressure. Seriously.