My Story

For as long as I can remember, I've had a desire to tell stories that move people and help heal the soul. As a lifelong equestrian, that first took the form of wild horse and burro advocacy. To me, horses, both wild and domestic, are truly captivating and special animals. I knew that whatever I ended up doing with my life, horses would be a part of it.

My first passion project stemmed from a trip to Cumberland Island, a National Seashore off the coast of Georgia filled with wild horses. Naturally, I ended up making several more trips there over the years, following a specific band of wild horses, and eventually self-publishing a book on their history and their impacts on the island with my photography. 

After learning more about the issue, I even decided to go to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with the pipe dream hope that horse law was a career because I knew I wanted to work to protect our wild ones. I wanted to make sure that future generations could have the chance to experience wildness like I did, both on the islands of the east coast or the public lands of the west.

My desire to share the unique nature of wild horses with others is persistent. The need to effectively reach those beyond the echo chamber of dedicated followers has been one of the largest needs I've seen in my career in environmental and animal advocacy thus far. Now, with the experience of working as an advocate under my belt, I am eager to expand my skill set beyond legal services and finally include story telling again! 

Thus, the idea of Pink Barn Creative was born! 

With my copy, I offer my clients authentic and empathetic messaging that will help them achieve their mission and build their supporter base.

For example, as much as actually attending my first roundup put a pit in my stomach, I went because I wanted to be a voice for the wild ones that will not see their families, freedom, or homes again and I wanted to document the experience so that it could be shared with the general public. 

Beyond the tragedy of freedom lost, I also brought back emotive images and stories such as this one.

This image continues to replay in my mind even today. A herd running right by us one morning - avoiding the helicopter - as the sun was rising behind them. Everything seemed to slow down for a moment. Watching them run, without hearing the ominous helicopter, was unreal. It was a moment of true wildness I will not soon forget, and a moment that I now have the responsibility to share. 

At the end of the day, there is nowhere I would rather be then helping environmental protection and animal welfare nonprofit organizations elevate their messaging and achieve their dreams!

Together we can make a difference. 

I look forward to helping you tell your story soon!

With love,