I’m your first port of call if you want to work with TimeZoneOne. I’ll help you identify your business goals and develop a brief. I bring together the right people from our team of experts for a discovery meeting. And I ensure that we deliver solutions that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We immerse ourselves in your business to become a true creative partner. I’m community-focused, so I thrive on partnerships, and I'm lucky to be able to collaborate, communicate, and connect smart people every day for your benefit.  


Before TimeZoneOne, I spent 15 years marketing The Magnificent Mile in Chicago, managing branding, communications, large-scale events, public relations, and media and sponsor partnerships. My favorite part of this role was my partnership development work, forging strategic partnerships with brands such as Walt Disney World Resorts, Disney Destinations, ABC, Southwest Airlines, BMO Harris Bank, MasterCard, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, and Chevrolet.

 The Magnificent Mile team is comprised of the most dynamic volunteers and hard-working, delightful staff. Together we grew The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, into an annual spectacle that attracts a million people and is broadcast throughout the US. I also authored a book documenting the history of holiday traditions in The Magnificent Mile district, which is when I really learned to appreciate the talent of gifted writers and editors!

My current favorite TZO projects include development of recruitment materials for my alma-mater, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and creative conceptualization and placement of media for the Chicago Wolves. If you ever want to go to a game, call me! We've got seats on the glass, you’ll love the experience! 

I’m also thrilled to support to our content and PR efforts promoting travel throughout Illinois. Tourism is in the DNA of many of our teammates, and the State of Illinois is rich with opportunities.

I want to say a word about my talented TimeZoneOne colleagues. I’ve so much admiration for them. It’s wonderful to be part of a team of such talented humans. The camaraderie we have reminds me of the spirit of the Light’s Festival volunteers. We’re an international community of creative people, but more than that, we’re a family.

When I’m not working, I love cookbooks and cocktails, libraries and dancing and I’m fascinated by food as medicine.  I have two wildly funny and snuggly sons who adore cross-country road trip adventures, and a husband that I met while working together at The Art Institute of Chicago.  We volunteer at our local food pantry and our local pet shelter.

If you’d like to discuss working with TimeZoneOne, find out the best places for a road trip in Illinois, or come with us to a Chicago Wolves game say hello at [email protected].

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Digital Marketing/ Social Marketing

Garrett Popcorn

We’ve been keen to work with Garrett Popcorn for years. They’re the tastiest Chicago institution we know. We love how fun their brand is, and it would be remiss of us not to mention that their popcorn is also utterly delicious.

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Marketing Destinations/ Experiences & Events

Lights Festival 17

TimeZoneOne is proud to help The Magnificent Mile promote The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Created by The Magnificent Mile community for the people of Chicago, the Festival is a holiday tradition attended by a million people, and a live TV spectacle, shown nationwide.

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Marketing Destinations/ Travel Trade Marketing

Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism

TimeZoneOne produces the annual conference for Illinois’ tourism industry. Every year, we aspire to curate a compelling content rich event, relevant to the diverse and dynamic businesses hosting and entertaining Illinois visitors.

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