1980 – 1982 Senior Copywriter at Cunningham and Walsh on American Home Products, Basic American Foods, California Milk Advisory Board, Eastbay Today, Jojoba Farms Beauty Products, Royal Viking Lines
1977 – 1979 Copywriter at Hoefer Dieterich and Brown (now Chiat Day) on American Motors, California Brandy Board, Purex Drug and Grocery Products, Shasta Beverages, Straw Hat Pizza Restaurants
Writer for the newspapers at Santa Clara University and Stanford University
Santa Clara University and San Jose State University
Graduate Schools of English, Masters Programs
BA, Santa Clara University, Honors English
Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School and Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
Cannes Silver Lion, Cannes Bronze Lions, Cannes Titanium Short List, ADDY Gold, Best in Show and Governor’s Awards, Effie’s Gold and Silver Awards, CLIO Finalist in Copywriting and Food Categories, Silver Andy, One Show Award, Johnson & Johnson James E. Burke Awards, Procter & Gamble Goldstein Award, CA Annual Award, AAF Best in the West Award, Retail Advertiser’s Award, Grey President’s Award, Procter & Gamble President’s Award, Western Art Directors Club Award, San Francisco Cable Car Award
Founder, Ray of Light Foundation and the Harlem Art Project
Ambassador, Santa Clara University
Marketing Committee Member, Santa Clara University
Caterer pro bono, Princeton Child Development Institute
Conversational German, French
Global Creative Director on Johnson & Johnson’s most iconic brand, Johnson’s Baby.
Won several Johnson & Johnson Burke awards including the 2009 Global Best Idea Award for the “Thanks, Mom” Olympics Campaign, and a One Show Nomination and CA Annual Award for a print campaign on Carefree.
Global Creative Director on Pampers and Tide, Procter & Gamble’s two largest brands. Managing creatives in global network, directing and collaborating with in-store, packaging, PR and DTC agencies to maintain creative vision for Pampers and Tide.
Led creative pitch to win Pampers globally in 2002. Collaborated with client/agency team to create equity and brand character for Pampers, helping it grow from $3 billion to $6.5 billion in four years.
At Cannes 2006, won Bronze Lions for Pampers TV, Tide Press and Outdoor. At Cannes 2005, won Silver Lion for Pampers TV, Bronze Lion for Joffrey Ballet Outdoor and Titanium Short List for Pampers.
Won Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide Print Ad of the Year for Pampers in 2004, the first such honor for a Procter & Gamble brand.
Created Luvs outdoor campaign that won ten Gold ADDY’s, including Best In Show in 2005.
Selected to accept Procter & Gamble’s Goldstein Award, their highest honor for brand building and advertising, in 2005.
While managing Pampers, created “Fabrics” campaign for Tide, as part of a team that turned around Procter & Gamble’s iconic brand in 2006.