As TimeZoneOne’s Director of Public Relations, I’m responsible for amplifying your brand’s message through strategic communications and earned media.
Attracting valuable coverage with a creative media relations strategy is what spins my wheels. I’m a lean, mean, pitching machine who holds key relationships with media in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
It’s super easy to tap dance out of bed each morning and head into TimeZoneOne’s Chicago headquarters. For starters, we have an espresso machine that allows me to sidestep Starbucks and create a velvety, delicious double-shot Flat White (think latte) of the quality I’m used to from growing up Down Under. Once caffeinated, I have the pleasure of working with a talented and diverse bunch of colleagues who encourage each other to produce exceptional work, each and every day.
I’m a sports nut, so working with TZO’s client the Chicago Wolves is a match made in heaven. You see, when I finally came to the realization I wasn’t going to become a professional golfer, rugby or cricket player, I did the next best thing and became a television sports journalist so that I could continue to marry sport with my career.
Travel is my other passion, and I join TimeZoneOne’s Chicago headquarters after working with Air New Zealand’s award-winning Public Affairs team in Auckland. I am lucky to have visited more than 60 countries (I keep a list) and worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and now, the US. It’s hard to play favorites, but my most memorable travel experience would have to be swimming alongside humpback whales around the stunning Ha’apai islands of Tonga.
My favorite quote of all time comes from Henry Ford: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” It’s a great metaphor for trusting your gut and following your dreams.