CJ has a stylish method for telling any story, whether it’s about a person, place or brand. The source of her creativity comes from her love for writing and extensive background in the advertising and fashion industries. Before moving to San Diego, she spent years working side-by-side with some of the industry’s greatest advertising executives and designer fashion houses (think Devil Wears Prada in real life). Since moving to the West Coast, she’s held a senior role at a leading Public Relations agency in San Diego, as well as an in-house position on the marketing team with national luxury retailer PIRCH
CJ migrated to San Diego from “way up north”, where she earned her degree at the University of Wisconsin. Her educational focus was in marketing, with an emphasis in buying behavior and advertising history. Throughout her college career, she excelled in creative writing and was formally recognized by UWM’s English Chair for her unique abilities. She can proudly say that over the years she’s become a published author in numerous publications throughout the country, as well as a ghost writer for an up-n-coming author with book advances from HarperCollins.
One of CJ’s biggest pet peeves is small talk; she’s notorious for getting straight to the point and asking, “Tell me about yourself.” You know why? It’s because she whole-heartedly believes that every person and brand has a story worth listening to if you cut out the fluff and dig deeper. She knows that your brand is your voice, and if you don’t speak up, then others will for you. Her carefully curated campaigns have reached “viral status” by being featured on Good Morning America, ABC News, Yahoo! News, Nightline, and the list goes on. And more importantly, her campaigns help you reach your actual goals.
The most rewarding professional moments for CJ are when she’s watching her clients revel in the spotlight. Her main goal is to utilize her marketing and editorial skills to elevate your brand’s story and to highlight your achievements (no matter how big or small).
When CJ isn’t hustling, she enjoys leisure travel, tending to her plants, and being a dog mom to her English Bulldog named Jedi. Other crushes include: good espresso, culinary experiences, true crime crap, space stuff, books, good style and anything you call art.