2013 Akira + FORD Models Nationwide Model Search Contest Winner
After suffering a major car accident, I had the realization that life truly is too short to waste time doing anything that is unfulfilling. After a couple years in the corporate world, with great jobs in both consulting and as the youngest executive level employee at a Fortune 500 company, I still wasn't happy - except when I had any spare time for modeling, acting and anything fashion. It's what I want to be doing all the time.
I left corporate to run a custom menswear company in Chicago and began designing clothes as well. I'm currently working on my own clothing line while modeling, styling and acting.
I was both shocked and honored to win the nationwide, 2013 Akira + FORD Models Model Search Contest. In the time since, I've been gaining momentum in Chicago doing photoshoots, fashion shows and promotional modeling for designers, photographers and events.
I'm unique... I understand modeling, fashion and business, not just one or the other. That has created some incredibly cool opportunities for me, but I want more! I would love to work with the best names in fashion and photography, both locally and globally.
I'm grateful for all those that have helped me get to where I am right now. I couldn't be anywhere without those people... especially those who helped me see life differently after my car accident.
P.S. I am on the Professional Board for one of the most amazing and "magical" nonprofit organizations, Open Heart Magic, located in Chicago. Please check it out! Our magicians visit sick children at their hospital bedsides to put on a personalized magic show that helps them feel special, more confident and empowered during a scary and stressful time.