Are you a Springfield native, or a Springfield transplant?
I'd consider myself a Springfield native. My roots are in Lebanon, Missouri. However, I grew up spending a lot of my time in Springfield.
What attracted you to the advertising field?
I love the idea of branding. Crafting how you want others to view your company or self is a very unique and interesting field of work.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being in the know of what’s going on in Springfield, plus, the office environment at Revel is always fun.
Do you have any office nicknames around the office?
Andrew (a fellow intern), is trying really hard to start “MO” derived from my last name. I’m not the biggest fan of it so I’m sure that will stick…
How would your best friend describe you?
I’d say most of my friends describe me as outgoing and goal-orientated. I could probably talk to a wall so I’m sure they would bring that up as well. I love people, adventure and having a good time. I’m also real goofy sometimes, so I guess it just depends on my mood.
Tell us a unique fact about yourself that few people would know.
Well, I love to travel which in hindsight may not be that unique, however, I have been to 5 out of the 7 continents before I was 21 (which I think is pretty neat.) My main goal is see all 7 before I turn 25. I also really love to run, I have ran in 5 different 5K’s and a half marathon, and I’m currently training for another half marathon coming up in November here in Springfield! I have two separate running goals; to run a marathon and to run a 5K in every state.
What food do you crave most?
French fries in any shape or flavor. Those things are heavenly.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would learn either how to code a website or speak fluent Spanish.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I’m not sure I would qualify this as my favorite book of all time, but the book I’ve just recently read that I’ve applied to my life is, Settle for More by Megyn Kelly. She’s quite frankly a badass.
Do you have any special (or strange) talents?
I can pop my nose, and not in the make-believe way where you pretend you’re popping it, when in reality you’re actually thumbing your front teeth to make the noise. I found this out when someone was trying to trick via the “prank way” in middle school. So, I tried it and actually popped my nose. I’m pretty sure he is forever freaked out, but I learned I have a superpower, so I’d say it was a pretty successful day.
If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would it be?
Wow, this is a lot of pressure. Part of me wants to think it would be a hilarious, sarcastic song when in all honestly it would be something like “I lived” by One Republic.
If you could meet anyone - living or dead - who would you choose?
I’d love to have dinner with Kelly Ripa. She does it all. She really has a certain charisma about her that I admire. I’d just love to talk with her about how she designed her life.
The title of your personal autobiography would be
If Revel were an animal, what would it be and why?
A black lab. Trendy, friendly and always in style.
Leave us with your favorite quote
Whatever you are, be a good one. - Abraham Lincoln