Creativity struck at a young age.
Luckily I had a helmet on.

Although a Seattle native, I grew up to fear nature. In 6th grade, when other kids were playing outside, I used my mom’s new typewriter to write news parodies mocking Saddam Hussein. Once in the same week, I won the D.A.R.E essay contest and lost in the first round of the spelling bee. I now know how to spell “ashes.” I ran for city council of my hometown when I was 18. Thankfully, I didn’t get elected. I retain a working knowledge of most legal principles explored on The People’s Court. I love saying the word “ampersand” and I encourage you to say it aloud right now. I love piecing together the right words and the right strategy to build thoughtful and compelling creative.

I also know the quadratic formula.