Well let’s see where to begin. I am now into my second month here at Apple Box Studios and so far, it has been an amazing experience. It has been about 2 years since I have had to visit an office setting everyday, I worked freelance for the last two years and I called my home and car, my office. But needless to say, this transition has been smooth and everyone has been very welcoming. The crew is incredibly friendly and very willing to answer all my off-the-wall questions. It is great to work with a team that is incredibly creative and receptive to each others input. I come from a very eclectic background: catering, event planning, sales, cigar aficionado and concierge. I’ve lived all across the country from Ohio to Florida, Las Vegas to Pittsburgh. Landing in the steel city 7 years ago, I immediately knew this is where I was going to “hang my hat.” As a die-hard Steelers, Pens and Pirate fan, it just seemed natural to begin a life as a Yinzer.
My career paths may have changed but I have always been into business relationships and sales. To grow a business you have to have the right person for the job. This person needs to have gusto’, no-holds- barred attitude and tons of charisma. Not sure why they hired me? But if you won’t tell, I won’t.
With any sales job you have to believe in the product, love the product, use the product and eat-sleep-dream the product. My first sign that I knew I was in the right spot came while at the gym, I spotted a few ad spots on the TV above and just started to wander who developed those, how did they come up with it and so on. I would have normally never given a second thought to the development of an ad spot on TV. This started a snowball effect; I started noticing brands, ads, video spots, logos and thinking who did this and why. My career in advertising was born!
I was born to help people, to be around people. I hate to wait around… I want action, I want to talk to people, learn their needs and wants and help them achieve their goals. Bringing customers and consumers together is my passion. In a nut shell, I am pleased and thrilled to be here.