A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. I'm a lifelong writer, black sheep and multi-faceted creative with a strong vision and work ethic. I have an extensive background as a copywriter in entertainment, fashion, restaurants and health & fitness- but don't let that fool ya, I can write anything and everything, including hate mail, songs and a raving review. Now that's what I call range, baby.
Extra perk-I'm a comedian and entertainer, always on the pulse of pop culture and a natural born storyteller.
How did I become a copywriter? In the words of Sheryl Crow, everyday is a winding road.
And that road was, Canal Creek Road. A twisting, one lane, Forest Service road you had to travel to get to my childhood home. As an only child, living in the absolute middle of nowhere, I had a lot of time to day dream and create.
just a small town girl, living in a lonely world...
When I was in elementary school, summer vacation was...long. While most kids would blink and feel like their summer break was over, mine seemed to drag, slowly and quietly. I lived in an extremely small, sleepy town. Actually, I lived 9 miles outside of town, what was deemed “upriver”. I couldn’t just walk outside and meet my friend down the block. I could walk outside and see a bear, an elk or a deer. And that, my friends, is why I’m now a city gal.
The highlight of my young summers was the reading program hosted by the local library. We'd set a summer reading goal and I would always shoot for some ungodly amount, checking out hoards of books in one library visit, and devouring them all before the next meet up. Which unknowingly led me to my present day career.
In 5th grade I created a newsletter for my class entitled, "Courtney's Connection". It consisted of a recap of what happened in class that week, a ‘fun fact’, joke (ah, the start of my comedic rise) and whatever else I deemed particularly important. Though Courtney's Connection ceased publication in 2001, my passion for writing and creating did not.
(NOT) WORKIN' 9-5, THANKS TO A RECESSION
In 2009 I graduated high school as Valedictorian and was voted 'Most Likely To Succeed'. So yes, I'm smart-smart. I attended Portland State University and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Letters (not a macaroni craft project- actually a snazzy degree that means I was able to study creative and performing arts, digital media, film, languages, writing, and women's studies). I'm telling ya- a multifaceted creative over here. While I was there I also snagged a Minor in English (bookworm to the core). And that piece of paper turned out to be as useful as a rotary phone in 2013 (not very).
I really gave it the ol' college graduate try. I tried to enter corporate America. But corporate America said "stop right now thank you very much", and hundreds of job applications later I decided to pull a Ross Geller and pivot!
I got scrappy and began writing as a freelancer... but that's not all, folks! I did a lot of things, because even though I could snag the role of Snow White at Disneyland (big proponent of sunscreen usage over here) this has not been a fairy tale.
I've managed experiential marketing activations for huge brands like Alaska Airlines and Hershey, I've worked retail, I even joined Nike HQ (corporate America let me in the club for a hot second), and I'm an entertainer (Siri play Donna Summers' "She Works Hard For The Money").
It's safe to say, I'm a hustler. And because I've been around the block, scratch that, in the trenches, I know what resonates with people. It's the story. No matter what you're peddling, you've gotta be a quadruple threat: smart, witty, innovative and relevant. Lucky for you, that's all I know how to be.
I bring an unparalleled level of expertise, professionalism, creativity and know-how to both the brand and the consumer.
There's no over-promising and under delivering here.