Here in our TimeZoneOne Chicago office, I manage media relations and specialize in pitching and promoting stories to the media. I coach you to navigate media interviews, and work with you to develop winning media relations strategies.

I came here to TimeZoneOne after nearly two decades working as a network news producer and local news reporter. Now when I describe my TimeZoneOne team to former media colleagues, the words I use include “talented”, “dedicated”, “authentic”,” proactive”, and, of course, “fun”—to name a few. I love working with this team because every day is an adventure. We work hard and play hard in a true team environment.

I live to travel and explore new places around the world. In 2016, I spent several months traveling solo through Southeast Asia, Europe, and Iceland. My solo journey was a life-changing experience that taught me to start asking “why not?” instead of “what if?”, a way of thinking that I bring with me every day at TimeZoneOne.

I’m originally from the Chicago area and grew up cheering for the Chicago Cubs (Go Cubs Go!). Watching the team win a World Series (the first in 108 years) was a historic moment I’ll never forget. I also grew up playing the violin and continue to play occasionally for friend’s weddings and special events (but no, I don’t know how to fiddle!).

I’m a graduate of Chicago’s famous Second City Improv Training Program, and of the Chicago FBI Citizens Academy. And being from Chicago, one of my other favorite things about the area is EATING. The culinary scene is amazing.

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TimeZoneOne supported the Illinois Office of Tourism's "Amazing For All" campaign with a lively activation in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.

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Illinois Made

In summer 2017, our video crew hit the road. They drove from the north of Illinois to the southern forests, interviewing 15 Illinois Made artisans and filming their stories. Cinematographer Johnny Hall tells the tale.


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Route 66 Activation in London

The first stage of a traveler’s decision-making journey is “dream”. They need to be inspired with something that gives them a taste of a destination. Coming up with new ways to do that is a challenge—but we found a winner when we brought a little of Route 66 to London’s Regent Street Motor Show.

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LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Brand from Strategic Partner TimeZoneOne

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for LGBT businesses by unveiling a refreshed brand and logo created by its creative agency of record TimeZoneOne.

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TimeZoneOne and Schafer Condon Carter Chosen as Agency of Record for New Zealand’s Broken Shed Vodka

TimeZoneOne (TZO) and Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) have together been named the new Agency of Record (AOR) for Broken Shed Vodka, the award-winning premium New Zealand vodka growing its distribution across the U.S.

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