This blog brings conviction, visibility and voice to a rarely discussed topic – advertising and disability.
I’m the Director of Strategy for Knoxville-based advertising agency, Designsensory and the author of this blog, advertisinganddisability.com. I’m a noted speaker and resource for journalists and industry leaders, most recently featured as an industry expert in New Mobility magazine’s cover story on advertising and disability.
I’ve spoken on the subject at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion alongside Singleton Beato, EVP of the 4A’s. In 2016 I was elected to a three-year term on the City of Knoxville Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues and served as the 2015/2016 District 7 Diversity Chair.
I’m also a contributing author of textbook on advertising and disability to be published in 2017, and teach upper level communication courses as adjunct faculty at King University.
I’m partially blind and visually impaired, which gives me a unique perspective, but I always clearly see the best in everyone.
3 fun facts:
- I lived in the Rockies for months with no electricity, no running water and an outhouse.
- I attended Walt Disney Elementary School in California and would go to Disneyland every day after school.
- I’m a connoisseur of both coffee and bourbon.