I’m a born and raised Georgia girl, so I lead with a smile and regularly serve up genuine southern hospitality. Atlanta is my home and where I work as a professional actress/voice-over artist/television personality and digital creator.
I started my career in high school where I was lucky enough to participate in a collaborative educational effort between my high school and the local trade school in my home town. I studied Radio and Television broadcasting. It opened up the door for me to work as a radio DJ my junior year and then as a production assistant and teleprompter operator my senior year. I learned so much about the behind the scenes work, but my natural talent was being on camera. So, within a year I left the television station to pursue on-camera opportunities.
For the five years that followed, I pretty much lived out of a suitcase because I was traveling and doing modeling work. Then I ended up on American Idol (semi finalist) and then won Miss GA USA (2006) and then got 2nd Runner up at Miss USA. It was a whirlwind but I loved every second of it and it led me to the next chapter of my life.
In June of 2006, I moved to Atlanta and started working as an actress. Almost immediately after the move, I booked a part in a short film called Belles. It was a story about 4 southern girls who were living their best lives and it focused on their friendships. #YOLO! I played the part of Caitlyn; the bubbly, always positive, annoyingly happy friend. I loved her. It was my first real experience working with a cast of actors and it was the project that landed me my first Atlanta agent. After that, the rest was history.
In 2010, as my career began to evolve, I wanted to build an online presence, so I decided to go back to school for graphic design and interactive development. I mean, how else was I going to learn how to build my own website? 😉 I studied at The Portfolio Center for design and then moved over to Creative Circus for my interactive studies where I specialized in Information Architecture (a fancy term for the user flow of a website). Fortunately, while I was in school I got a job as a project manager for a digital marketing company. That’s where I learned how to manage brands, social media calendars, production schedules, etc. I worked there for a while and it was a great job, but it turns out that office life wasn’t for me.
While in the hot pursuit of freedom, I left my Project Management job and decided to combine all of my skills as a story teller (actress), content creator (blogger) and brand strategist into one place! I became a consultant with the mission of empowering small business owners and creatives to tell their brand story and attract their ideal customers through digital content creation.