About

Grüezi, people.

I began my career as a copywriter at The Martin Agency in Richmond, VA, and then spent almost a decade in Switzerland creating international campaigns for global brands. Along the way, I wrote two books about Switzerland, articles and essays for publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Die Zeit, and co-founded the Zurich Writers Workshop.

Today, based in Chicago, I work both locally and globally via my company, Cross Border Content, a brand and marketing consultancy that combines creativity with tech-agility to position brands for growth in a locally global world. I’m also working on two books, American Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known, and Mother Abroad: Learning to Parent 5,000 Miles from Home.

In my free time I train for triathlons, travel the world, and serve as a publicly elected official in my suburban Chicago town.