Pops is Haitian. Moms is really Haitian.

Big bro showed me football, and humility. Big sis led by example.

Born and raised in Chicago.

High schooled in Florida... Learned about “swass,” and “the muck” there.

Colleged at Valparaiso, home of “The Shot.”

Former sports writer; landed in Shaq’s lap once.

Used to be an account guy – sorry for that.

Lover of hoops, comedy, and public speechifying

Doer of those same hoops, voice over, and anything else that’ll make me sweat.

Actually, trying to sweat everyday - boxing, cross fit, soulcycle, whatever really.

Dave Chappelle is my spirit animal.

Same haircut since the second grade. 

Wearer of many hats, in the literal sense - Chicago teams, mostly.

 

Recognition
Cannes
Addys
Webby
Super Bowl
USA Today (top 5 underrated super bowl spots)
FWA
Best Ads on TV
GQ
Fast Company
Adweek (top 10 ads of the week)
AdAge (3-out of-4 stars)
Thrillist (top 20 super bowl ads/ 2017)
Creativity (editor’s pick)
Today Show
Yahoo!

 

My art director and I came up with the Babybel campaign, which became their global positioning. I was lucky enough to become the voice of the campaign, beating out over 200 guys for the spot.

I also interviewed the Rock, the last game at the Orange Bowl, before they demolished it. He's much bigger now.

EXPERIENCE

Chicago Portfolio School
instructor apr '17 - now

FCB Chi
acd / writer feb '16 - now
clients - meow mix, milkbone, fanduel & new biz

Commonground
sr. creative aug '14 - feb '16
clients - mountain dew, coors light, nike, miller lite, pepsi, nissan & new business

Havas Chi
sr. copywriter sep '12 - aug '14
clients - mini babybel, michelob ultra, wingstop, hefty, reynolds & new business

new biz wins - autozone, craftsman, wingstop, dish, ultra, terminix

Burrell Communications
copywriter jan '11 - aug '12
clients - mcdonald's, toyota, general mills, crest, tide, bounty, gain

DDB Chi
account executive (again, I'm sorry) jun '08 - sep '08
clients - capital one, corn refiner's association



EDUCATION

Second City
comedy writing '12 - '13

Chicago Portfolio School
copywriting '09 - '10

Valparaiso University
journalism '03 - '07