Greetings! I’m the newest addition to the O’Keeffe tribe. My 14-year PR career has been primarily focused on B2B clients- from massive industrial processes to minute imaging devices. I’ve spent time in a mix of corporate and agency positions, gaining experience in a wide range of industries and applications. I’m fascinated with learning the stories behind these products and processes and communicating them to the world.
O’Keeffe is an incredibly gifted and versatile agency, which attracted me from the start with its “do anything” attitude. The culture teems with creativity and a supportive tribe mentality that makes me want to contribute my very best work.
Why did you choose this industry?
PR chose me! I believe I descended from a long line of oral historians, as our family gatherings involve retelling every embarrassing story from years past. I’ve always enjoyed writing creatively and finding the interesting bits in every application- so PR seemed a natural fit.
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into the industry?
Treat every client like they’re your top client. Also, tell the truth. It isn’t a “vertical transportation device”- it’s a ladder. But it’s a very good ladder and here’s why.
If you could tell our clients one thing, what would it be?
These people genuinely care about your success. They take ownership of their work and contribute their best, day after day.
What’s the last book you read?
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food by Anthony Bourdain.
Least favorite word?
Literally. Like literally.
What profession other than PR would you like to attempt?
There’s so much that interests me. Maybe author/ historian? National park ranger? Pilot? Astronomer? I could go on.
What’s the best thing about our line of work?
No matter how many years you work in this industry, there’s always so many new things to learn. Every day is new and different and weird in all the right ways. I also enjoy the feeling when a story I’ve crafted catches on and spreads like wildfire.
Tell me two truths and a lie.
I’ve climbed two different mountains on the Appalachian trail. I appeared as an extra in the movie Milk Money. I can play guitar, bass, banjo, drums and piano.