Welcome to my new website! I know it’s not much right now but I will be adding content to it as soon as possible. For now I wanted to do a post that tells you a little about me.
I am public relations master’s student at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Moving to Syracuse was quite the move for me because I am originally from Meridian, Idaho (right outside of Boise) and had spent most of the last two years living in Los Angeles. So the East Coast is a whole new world for me.
I got my bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production at Montana State University, which is why I was spending a lot of my time after graduation in LA. I was having a hard time finding PAYING film work in LA though, so I had a lot of down time. I don’t do well with a lot of down time, I like to stay busy. During all this downtime I got to thinking about what else I could be doing. I also wanted a more stable job – something the film industry doesn’t offer much of. Also during this down time in LA I had been working as an assistant to a publicist off and on and I really enjoyed it and everything I was learning. That experience coupled with already thinking about a career change helped me decided to go to grad school for public relations, which is how I ended up at Newhouse.
I came into Newhouse thinking that I wanted to follow my other passion and do public relations with in the world of Motorsports. While I would still take a job with in motorsports, it’s not my first choice anymore. I miss film and LA, it has and always will be my first love and passion. So my career goals are to go work with in the world of entertainment PR. I would love to work for a studio in their PR department, working on PR for films and TV. I also have a love of social media and want to work in a position where that would be a big aspect of my job.
As for my other interests, I have already mentioned I love motorsports.
Not NASCAR though, I am a huge road racing fan and I follow Grand-Am and IndyCar religiously, and I try and keep up with a few other series as much as I can. I also have the opportunity to be a freelance photographer and videographer, mainly shooting Grand-Am races and a few other series, which I LOVE doing. I love capturing the emotions, action, people and hard work that goes into a sport that I love.
I am also a total geek. I love things like ‘Firefly,’ ‘Dr. Horrible’ – pretty much anything by Joss Whedon – ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Guild’ and ‘Battlestar Galatica.’ My current favorite TV shows are ‘Castle’ and ‘The Newsroom.’ My favorite movies are ‘Moulin Rouge,’ ‘The Prestige’ and ‘Casino Royale’. I love Ewan McGregor, Nathan Fillion, Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman and Emma Stone. I am a huge fan of country music and indie rock, Snow Patrol would have to be my favorite band. I love to read and wish I had more time to do it outside of textbooks. Last books I read were ‘The Hunger Games’ series and my favorite books are Harry Potter, ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ and ‘Go Like Hell.’ I love the outdoors – camping, hiking, boating, going to the lake or beach – and sports. I played softball and ice hockey when I was younger and varsity lacrosse in high school. My favorite thing to do though is just hang out with my friends, whether that be watching a movie or going on an adventure for a day.
So that is a little about me, feel free to ask any questions or check out any of my social media accounts and portfolios. I will try and update this blog and website as often as grad school will let me.