1. Are you a Springfield native, or a Springfield transplant?

Definitely a transplant! As a proud Army brat, I’m not exactly a native of anywhere. I was born in Clarksville, TN and lived in most Southern states at some point as a kid. I have lived in Missouri for a while though and moved to Springfield in 2014 after I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

2. What attracted you to the advertising field?

As a designer, I can’t think of a better outlet for my creativity. I’m always getting to create new things, learn and explore using the skillset I have. At the same time, I’m helping to make a real difference in the lives and businesses of others. That’s a win-win.

3. What do you love most about your job?

I really just love being a part of Revel. There’s a great group of people here and our combined efforts and assets are what allow us to make outstanding work for our clients. Plus, we have such a diverse group of clients, no two days of designing feel the same.

4. Do you have any office nicknames around the office?

Not yet. Which I think leaves the door open for me to assign myself a nickname. Currently considering TayMo or Pixel Pusher.

5. How would your best friend describe you?

I asked a few of them and got back:
passionate, logical, stylish, intelligent, adventurous, supportive, creative, silly, observant

6. Tell us a unique fact about yourself that few people would know.

I can’t snap with my right hand.

7. What food do you crave most?

I feel like this depends on the day, but lately Indian food has been high on my list.

8. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I want to learn so many things, but if this could be literally anything, it’d be cool to understand and speak every language.

9. What is your favorite book of all time?

I love too many books to pick a definitive favorite, but one of the books that I read when I was young that always sticks out in my memory is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

10. Do you have any special (or strange) talents?

I know how to write and read in reverse (mirror writing).

11. If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would it be?

Most days I actually sing whatever song is stuck in my head and rewrite the lyrics to be about what I’m doing at the time. So, probably one of those.

12. If you could meet anyone – living or dead – who would you choose?

Paul Rudd seems pretty legit.

13. The title of your personal autobiography would be:

Utter Nonsense

14. If Revel were an animal, what would it be and why?

There have been a lot of great answers to this question already, but I’m going to go with a bear. I think we’re a good mix of competitive and completely adorable.

15. Leave us with your favorite quote:

This isn’t a quote, necessarily, but an entire poem. “No Leaders, Please” by Charles Bukowski:

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don't swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can
categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is

but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to