The Creative Lounge exists for one simple reason: We are passionate about story. Whether shared with friends around a campfire or presented around the board room table, the human experience has always been passed on to others through story. We would love the opportunity to help you tell your story in the most compelling way possible whether that story revolves around your Brand, your Passion or your Life.
Chris and I excel at employing digital storytelling tools (Digital Photography, Videography, Audio Production and Web Design) that allow us to give life, breath and motion to the story that is most important to you. While Chris and I specialize in different mediums and aspects of storytelling, our individual talents and perspective are quite complimentary in making sure that your story is shared in its original beauty, retains its truth and most importantly… remains yours.
I come from a long line of Preachers, who were born and bred Texan who originated in Ireland. So yeah, story is kind of in my DNA. I remember being fascinated by the stories of my Grandfather as a kid. In High School I picked up my first camera and was again fascinated at the process of seeing something, capturing that thing and then being part of a process where I could remember and enjoy that same thing time and time again.
About the same time, I took a turn towards music where I learned that story came in many forms. Text, lyric and image could all work together to become something really special. You could use one medium, all mediums or a combination of mediums and it was always amazing!
I never lost sight of the truth that there was always more than one way to tell a story and have held onto that knowledge. That knowledge has opened doors for me and allowed me to capture and share stories in audio and visual mediums in the US, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, India, South Africa and Armenia.
In the states, I was fortunate to work for a little company called Apple who exposed me to technology and processes that are now the foundations of my workflow. I am humbled that I was able to share what I knew and what I loved with others in a teaching capacity for almost 7 years.
I am excited about working with someone like Josh and the skills that he brings to the table. I am really good at creating content and he is amazing at packaging it in a way that makes sense and brings order to some of the chaotic nature of creativity. The Creative Lounge is an exciting combination of two passionate storytellers bring their gifts together in a collaborative effort, all for the benefit of you. We can’t wait to tell your story.
I’ve always love the creative endeavors of life. Before The Creative Lounge I worked in two industries: Internet and Hospitality. In the late 90s I hopped on the dot-com roller coaster and learned the Internet industry from the inside working for companies like VirtualRelocation.com, Monster.com, Homestore.com, VersionTracker.com and Dotster.com.
In the mid-2000’s I earned my MBA and returned to the industry that got me through college: the Hospitality Industry. I opened the Grand Hotel at Bridgeport in Tualatin Oregon as General Manager. I later moved into full-service hotels taking the GM position at the Embassy Suites Portland Hillsboro. A couple of years later I had the opportunity to open another hotel and moved to the Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton as General Manager.
Along the way in my hotel career I also joined the Washington County Visitors Association Board of Directors and eventually became the Board Chair, a position that I held for several years.
I’m excited to partner with Chris at The Creative Lounge because I am excited about the art of story and I love helping organizations grow. I’ve lived in at the top levels of business and local government for the past decade and understand the media needs of small businesses, large businesses and government agencies. By combining our video production and audio production skills with responsive web design, internet marketing and business skills The Creative Lounge is a powerful force to help you tell your story!