who am I?
Let me answer that with a story…
I grew up in a small Southwestern Ohio town called Cleves. It's a friendly place with two stop lights, a couple of restaurants, and a lot of history. I went to the public schools there and got a wonderful education.
My parents, Rose (Italian) and Bill (a Hoosier), raised me to be a nice guy, telling me that I could be whatever I wanted.
All I ever wanted to be was an artist. And at a young age I conveyed a penchant for the fine arts.
My grandmother, Gertrude, nurtured that propensity by sending me first to art school and then ad school.
I'm a family man. I have two kids I adore and a lovely wife, Linda, who puts up with a lot. I have lots of friends and I love them all.
And from 9-5, sometimes 6, 7, 8, or 9, I'm an ad man. I love what I do. Being an advertising creative is the best job in the world. It’s the marriage between inspiring art and consumer persuasion that I find so rewarding. For years, I’ve been enamored with how the free market relies on advertising to inform the consumer about products or services via story telling. It's work, yes. But,for me the rewards are copious.
I'm the artist that I always wanted to be, but I’m also a businessman hybrid of sorts. I'll get back to the fine arts some day. Perhaps some day very soon.