Q. Describe your background (where you grew up, college, etc.):
I was born in OKC, went to school in Norman, lived here in the area my whole life. I love Oklahoma City!
Q. What about marketing piqued your interest?
Marketing seemed to me a great way to live your work-life without getting bored or stagnant. I knew from a young age that I needed to be able to enjoy a lot of variety in my work, or I would go bananas. Learning the challenges of so many different industries, clients, marketing tactics and disciplines has proven to be ideal for me.
Q. What is your current job and what do you enjoy most about it?
I’m in a position where I have a lot of roles, as do many on my team. I help operate a marketing-focused graphic design firm called Funnel Design Group here in OKC, aka manager, account service contact, project manager, advertising account planner, copy writer, production supervisor, and I’ve even spackled dry wall in the office a few times.
Q. How long have you been a member of AMA and why did you join?
I don’t know for sure when I joined. It was many lives ago, but I would guess it was around 1998. I joined as a way of getting some continuing education, experience and relationships beyond what can be found in the office.
Q. Why do you feel it’s important to stay up to date with new practices and tactics in the marketing world and how does it relate to your job?
It’s important to stay up to date with new practices and tactics because this, like many others, is an ever-changing industry. Much of what I do today was not anything like what I was doing in my first jobs.
Q. What is the best piece of business advice that you’ve ever been given?
“You should join AMA!” and also “Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick.”
Q. Do you have a favorite marketing publication, podcast, conference, etc. that you would recommend?
Although not necessarily ‘marketing’ content specifically, Decoder Ring is a great podcast with content related to deciphering trends and social phenomena. And I have always loved Dale Carnegie’s books as a primer on people’s relationships.
Q. What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I love to take photos of vintage signs around the state whenever I can find them.