My professional writing journey started while working in advertising for Coors, Hewlett-Packard, and VISA. My passion for compelling stories led me to recently complete the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting. My screenplays JOLLY'S CHRISTMAS, HOME TEAM BLUES, and BUGZ have consistently placed in top screenplay competitions and have made the Coverfly RED LIST. I adapted JOLLY'S CHRISTMAS into a picture book that has been published and well-received. I continue to write and also currently work as a reader and judge for film festivals.
Work History -
WORD STAR INK – Screenwriter, Author and Content Creator - 2015 to Present
Versatile writer and storyteller. Produce content for all media with a focus on script to screen. Work as a consultant and a paid script reader, reviewer and judge. Screenplays have consistently placed in top competitions and are being considered for development. Adapted “Jolly’s Christmas” screenplay into a book that has been published and well-received.
IMC CATALYST – Advertising, Marketing and Brand Consultant - 2015 to Present
Collaborate with teams across organizations to conceptualize, create and produce brand stories and cohesive narratives that maximize visibility, profitability and impact. Develop content that is real, memorable and provokes an emotional response. Utilize research and analytics to ensure measurable, data-driven results.
BUGZ Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi A DNA researcher is forced to team up with a doomsday prepper to stop a deranged scientist from releasing an army of large, genetically modified insects that she unwittingly helped create.
Home Team Blues Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A boy learns about life through baseball and overcomes win-at-all cost adults to put the fun back into the game he loves while bringing his estranged grandfather and family back together.
Jolly's Christmas Animation ⋄ Family A young athletic moose must overcome a devastating injury and battle poachers to pursue his dream of competing in the Winter Wonderland Games and flying like a reindeer.
Lysistrata's Sex Strike Comedy A dynamic, progressive woman leads a sex strike and convinces all women to join her and not have sex until there can be peace between Athens and Sparta in 411 BC.
Saving Mark Twain Action ⋄ Adventure A young couple travels back to 1864 and must save Mark Twain from a deranged author who has discovered the secrets of time travel.