Communications, PR Media Relations, and Consultant in Indianapolis, Indiana
Formerly a Canadian sports reporter and producer in my home and native land of Canada, I spent many years working in both radio and TV helping to tell sports stories.
In 2000, I joined the world of Communications and Public/Media Relations with a public relations agency and then various IndyCar Series racing teams, spending more than a decade traveling the globe to watch men and women push their human limits in race cars going as fast as 242 mph. I helped tell their stories.
In 2012, I was invited to join the North American Communications department at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as Senior Manager for the Mopar brand and lead their automotive and motorsports communications.
My media relations duties took me across the country to automotive industry events and shows, as well as drag strips to take care of the Mopar brand’s motorsports program in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) with cars that go 330.470 mph in 3.897 seconds in just 1000 feet. I was responsible for creating opportunities and telling stories about fast, cool-looking, and racy vehicles.
In 2016, I returned to my IndyCar roots, just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, to work with an amazing communications team on the sanctioning-body side of the sport. Rather than tell the story from one team or driver's perspective, I had the opportunity to help create opportunities to tell and share all their stories from both on and off the track.
My life and many adventures are shared with a feisty little Cairn Terrier named Miss Izzy, and her giant fuzzball Leonberger sidekick named Miss Yogi. Thanks to them, I have a lot of great dog stories to share.
I love to take photos. It is my way of telling a story without words.
I think of myself as a foodie. I can be found on top of a rock formation or exploring underwater, and likely on the road to another adventure. However, I always try to make time to visit my family in Canada and flock of feathered friends, including a 25-year-old talkative and multi-lingual African Grey Parrot named Reno.
I have told stories as a journalist, a PR/media relations & communications specialist, with photos, and through digital and social media in 140 characters or less.
There is always a good story to tell.
And I’d love to help tell the stories you want to share with the world.
“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson