As a Peabody Award Winning journalist, I crafted stories that captivated attention, triggered emotional moments, and inspired viewers as well as readers to take action.
My gift is distilling complex information into stories that your neighbor can understand.
I apply storytelling principles learned from four decades of communications experience in front of the TV camera and online.
I know how to build an online presence and an audience for it.
Besides telling stories, I understand the technology of the digital age as well as how people consume online media.
- We are drowning in information. I pump oxygen into your content.
- We are swimming in a sea of distraction. I create content that catches attention.
- We throw stuff at the wall and wonder why it doesn’t stick. I am a content strategist.
- We get bored looks from audiences. I create spellbinding stories for presentations and videos.
My digital media achievements date back to 2004 when I started an influential blog with an international audience at CBS. Since 2008, companies including members of the Fortune 500 have invested in my communications expertise.
My clients regard me as their business accelerator. While they have their heads down working inside their businesses, I help keep them competitive in the ever-changing digital media technoscape. Companies must stay ahead of the crushing footsteps of business-centric competitors like Amazon.
I speak the language of business. My wisdom is endowed with critical thinking skills from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. The College named me an Outstanding Alumnus in 2001, the first non-architect ever recognized. I also earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas business school.
A newspaper profile once compared me to the tortoise in Aesop’s Fables — slow, steady, perseverance. I am perfectly pleased with this characterization. The race to authenticity is not always to the swift.
Storytelling is in my DNA. I grew up at the feet of elders who told spellbinding tales of surviving the Great Depression and their life in the booming Texas oil patch of the 1930s
The most prestigious awards of journalism were bestowed on me by my peers. A Peabody Award. Three Alfred I. duPont Columbia Journalism Awards. The Edward R. Murrow Award. The American Bar Association Silver Gavel. More than fifty and counting.
My stories impacted millions of people during thousands of hours of reporting on television and in new media. They changed lives and they changed laws.
During some assignments, my reporting literally occurred under fire while I was embedded with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Those experiences sharpened my craft into fast, efficient and effective.
I am a member of the FBI’s North Texas Chapter of InfraGard which was formed in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.
I belong to Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving investigative reporting around the world.
What is my key to telling a memorable story? I ask the right questions.
I Listen – Think – Speak.
I use the process to capture the essence of a person, product or place.
I’ve done it with everyone from president’s to preachers.
A viewer’s mind is my canvas. That’s where I paint my stories.
Life begins and ends with a story.
SET UP AN APPOINTMENT with me to Tell the Story of You and Your Company.
My interests outside of professional writing and videography include horseback riding in the Western and English Disciplines; French Impressionist Painting; American, English, French, and Roman history/architecture; the neuroscience of storytelling; entrepreneurship; and productivity.