July 2015 - Present
Blue Flame Thinking
July 2012 – July 2015
Blue Flame Thinking is a business-building agency centered on clients with the courage and tenacity to resist the usual and demand something better from their brand, their industry and themselves.
Crowe Horwath LLP
June 2010 – July 2012
Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the top 10 public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe assists clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, risk and consulting services. Crowe professionals provide public and private company clients with thought leadership in many sectors, including financial and diversified financial services, healthcare, government, private equity sponsored, inventory-based, retail, not-for-profit, higher education and food and commodities.
Steketee Greiner and Company
March 2009 – November 2009 (9 months)
steketee greiner co. is an insight-driven, information-based communications strategy, facilitation and management firm dedicated to contributing to the global communications renaissance by combining art and science to generate new, sometimes unexplored, avenues to creative thought, communications and business/life challenges.
Justice and Monroe / Hanon Mckendry
July 2005 – March 2009
Hanon McKendry is a national brand consulting, advertising and marketing firm that excels at helping clients shift perceptions beyond what their brands offer to what their brands mean. Nearly 80 percent of the firm’s annual revenues are derived from major initiatives to launch, re-launch or restage brands.
October 2003 – July 2005
JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals.
AIGA West Michigan
April 2012 – May 2013
Helped develop an ongoing program to educate designers, non-profits, and socially conscious companies on the importance and utilization of design thinking.
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids
2005 - 2010
Dwelling Place is an organization that improves the lives of people by creating quality affordable housing through essential support services while serving as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. I donated time to sit on a committee with other community leaders to plan the annual fund-raising event, Music From the Heart.
Fox Motor Group
Hospice of Michigan
Grand Rapids Rampage
Gordon Food Service
The NFCC (National Foundation for Credit Counseling)