Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Freelance Writer/advertising

Advertising & Marketing Consultant
Freelance Writer/ Copy, strategy, creative direction & the occasional music lyric, working directly with agencies and business clients.
1997 - 2008

V.P

Stone & Simons Advertising, Inc
V.P./Group Creative Director, Stone., Southfield, MI. (Closed in 2009) Writing, creative direction, supervision of a creative team of five, strategic development, video and radio production. Clients included various Unilever food brands· Bowne & Co, a worldwide financial printer/information management company· Johnson Outdoors Paddlesports Division(canoes, kayaks & related equipment)· Grace Foods of Jamaica. Agency closed in December of 2008
Apr 1996 - Dec 1997

Associate Creative Director

Ogilvy & Mather
Associate Creative Director,, Detroit. Supervised a team of four, primarily Ford Customer Service Division(Quality Care). Other accounts included Ford Corporate and Ski-Doo
Nov 1994 - Apr 1996

Creative Director

Kolon, Bittker & Desmond Advertising
Creative Director,, Troy, MI. Co-managed creative and strategic direction on range of accounts including Media(Newspapers), Health Care/Medical, Retail and Automotive agency positions include Associate Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson; Senior Writer, Young & Rubicam. A complete list of Advertising/Marketing experience is available upon request. Relevant Experience Journalism: Award-winning journalist specializing in Food/Michigan Food System and green living. Accomplished songwriter. include development of a biographical documentary on an Iraqi/American linguist and a book on meditation. _