What drew you to LGA?

The people. Definitely the people. Of course, the winters in North Carolina are much milder than in my home state of Michigan, and Charlotte offers everything you could want in a city without being too big. I love being only four hours from the ocean, the craft beer community here is thriving, and did I mention the winters are much milder than in Michigan? But no, it’s definitely the people.

What do you wish people knew about your job?

I wish young creative people knew that in my very first assignment as a junior writer, when I presented my idea to the Chief Creative Officer, he wiped his butt with it. Yet here I am. In other words, believe in yourself and don’t stop trying. No matter where your ideas end up.

What gets you excited to come to work each day?

I was born with two left feet and two right brains. I can’t dance, I can’t sports, I can’t math. But give me a client with a marketing problem to solve, a strategic insight to uncover, or a headline to write, and I couldn’t be happier. Using creativity to help clients achieve results, that’s what gets me excited. If only my kids needed help with advertising homework instead of math.