What do you do at Celtic?

I’m the president of the agency and oversee the day-to-day operation of the business. I’m highly engaged in all aspects of the business with a special focus on strategic planning, account service and business development.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

There are several things I really enjoy. First and foremost, it’s the people. I love working with our clients, employees and vendors. The relationships are what I find most rewarding. I also love the diversity of our client base. Every day is different and every challenge is unique because we work with such a wide array of clients. And finally, I love the work. The advertising and public relations business is fast-paced, highly energized and fueled by creativity.

What’s the best career-related advice you’ve ever received?

I’ve been given a lot of advice over my 20+ year career. Here are a few things that standout.

  • If you want to evolve as a professional, you have to take on challenges that fall outside your comfort zone. You need to stretch and do things that make you uncomfortable — that’s when growth occurs.
  • Business is a long distance race with a lot of highs and lows. Don’t get too high or too low. Ride the wave and enjoy the ride.
  • People are your most important asset. Take the time to recruit, hire and retain the right people.

If you weren’t working in advertising industry, what would you be doing?

My dad was a dentist, so I’d probably be cleaning or pulling teeth. If that didn’t work out, I’d definitely be working outdoors and away from a desk. Perhaps a Park Ranger.

How did you end up working in the industry?

When I was in college, I was interested in sports marketing and public relations, so I interned with an Arena Football Team (AFL). I had an absolute blast working game day promotions, gathering quotes from players/coaches and handling other odd jobs like picking up players at the airport. It didn’t feel like a job — it was fun and challenging. That’s when I knew I was wired for the world of marketing communications.

Tell us about the best vacation you’ve ever taken.

Glacier National Park in Montana. No phones or TV. Just nature, my family and card games.

When you’re not working here at Celtic, where can we find you?

Hanging with my family, coaching basketball and enjoying the outdoors.

What’s the strangest food you have ever eaten?


Do you have any weird phobias?

Nothing too weird, however, I use a lot of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes throughout the day.

If you were stranded on an island, what would you bring with you?

Starbucks coffee

What is the best concert you ever attended?

Metallica on the Master of Puppets Tour in 1986. They warmed up for Ozzy Osbourne and literally blew him off the stage.  It was the first time I saw a thrash metal band live – mind blowing.