General info
Creative Director/Writer
Buffalo, NY
To seek out new opportunities that allow me to challenge myself creatively and to work 
collaboratively with like‐minded passionate people in pursuit of developing superior brands. 
Experience
Buffalo, NY
Apr 2019 - Present
Creative Director
Narrative
As a Copywriter and Creative Director, I’ve had the opportunity to create and develop regional, national and international brands. It is my passion to tell a brand’s story, to create a singular narrative thread that connects all content from video and print to digital and social.
Buffalo, NY
Sep 2016
Creative Director/Copy Chief
FourthIdea Branding & Advertising
Clients include:
• Delaware North
• Westin Hotel
• Louie's Texas Red Hots
• Niagara USA
• KanJam
• O-AT-KA Dairy Corp.
• Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Buffalo, NY
Nov 2012 - Sep 2015
Executive Creative Director
SKM Group
Led all creative initiatives for a full-service agency. Presented to new business prospects as well as to existing clients. Managed a department of highly creative (and sometimes volatile) people. As part of the agency's executive team, developed internal policies and processes. Clients worked on are:

• TOPS Friendly Markets
• SunTrust Bank
• SPCA Serving Erie County
• Ethan Allen of WNY
• IdentiFix
• Darien Lake Amusement Parks
• Women's and Children's Hospital of WNY
• Northtown Automotive Group

Buffalo, NY
Apr 2007 - Apr 2009
Creative Director
Gelia
Managed department of copywriters, art directors, graphic designers and
production managers. Was lead creative on brand development and
strategic execution of integrated campaigns for all agency clients
from international and national to regional.

Clients included: 
• Independent Health 
• Trico  
• Caterpillar 
• Cornerstone Credit Union 
• Dana 
• Eaton 
East Aurora, NY
Jan 2004 - Apr 2007
Group Creative Director
Cenergy Communications
Lead creative on all agency clients, directing and developing creative as was needed. Also made significant contributions to all new business initiatives that resulted in 300% growth during my tenure.

Clients included: 
• OXY 
• Phisoderm 
•Toronto Blue Jays 
• NFL Network 
• Time Warner 
•Aussie Vineyards 
• Delaware North 
• Superstar WGN 
• TNT 
New York, NY
Jan 2002 - Apr 2003
Sr. Writer/Producer
MTV Networks
Worked for in-house creative services department developing
advertising campaigns for all  Viacom brands.

Clients included: 
• MTV 
• VH1 
•Spike TV 
• Comedy Central 
• CMT 
•Nickelodeon 
Buffalo, NY
Sep 2010 - Present
Associative Creative Director
Martin Group
Manages copy department for full-service advertising agency while also leading creative initiatives for clients like:

• Erie County Medical Center
• New Era Cap
• Evans Bank
• Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak
• Delaware North Companies
Buffalo, NY
May 2010 - Present
Creative Director/Copywriter
Work directly with clients to provide direction on all creative initiatives. Developed strategically-driven concepts and then supervised production and execution in all media ranging from print and broadcast to online and experiential.

Clients:
• Reeds Jewelers 
• Invisionit 
• Ellicott Development Co. 
• MyBooks 
• Moog Industries 
• Buffalo News 
Buffalo, NY
May 1995 - Nov 2001
Copy Supervisor
Eric Mower & Associates
Promoted to supervisor from copywriter, handled all creative, from broadcast to print, for agency’s largest clients. Clients included:

• Ford Dealers of WNY
• Sorrento Cheese
• Kodak
• Buffalo Sabres
• Buffalo Niagara Partnership
• HSBC Bank
Education
Atlanta, GA
Sep 1991 - May 1993
Portfolio Center
Graduated with honors from one of the country's top advertising creative schools.
Buffalo, NY
Sep 1985 - May 1990
BA in Marketing
Canisius College
Built on Krop