Welcome to ACE Creative Studio

I am a visual storyteller, content developer, and urban designer with experience ranging from investigative journalism, documentary filmmaking, multi-media content creation, drone videography (FAA-certified), A/E/C marketing, proposal writing, landscape architecture, and teaching in UVA’s School of Architecture. 

A two-time National News Emmy Award-winning journalist with ABC News in NYC, I’m now filming and producing new projects, while also enjoying my full-time work with Renaissance Planning.  Currently, I enjoy my hybrid role as Director of Strategic Design & Communication for Renaissance, working as our Marketing/Communications Director, Storyteller-in-Chief, and Urban Designer.  I previously enjoyed my time and learned so much working with VMDO Architects also in Charlottesville, VA.   
After UVA’s Graduate School of Architecture, I directed the documentary film Landscapes of Longevity, which premiered at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival.
Thriving Cities at UVA
For two years, I worked with Thriving Cities, a cross-disciplinary group of urban researchers, leading multimedia storytelling, product development, and design-research strategies.  I also was the Creative Director at its parent institute, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at UVA.
Past Projects/Portfolio
Prior to moving to Charlottesville in 2011 to pursue my master’s degree at UVA, I was a broadcast journalist and investigative producer at ABC News in New York for eight years.  From my professional news production, to my urban and landscape architecture training, to professional work in visual media and design thinking, the selected examples on this website illuminate the wide range of skills and passion I carry for my storytelling, research, and design work.
New Projects
I’m always open to new adventures and projects, especially involving community histories, social justice, aerial videography, creative placemaking, landscape architecture, start-ups and innovation, or even kids, sports, electric bikes, and backyard chickens.  I would love to hear your ideas for your next project.
“Ace Creative” – Since 1980

The name of this creative practice is based on history.  For me it’s vital to be a humble, open, and curious life-long learner.  While I have many skills and experience, I don’t profess too ardently that I’m an “ace” with everything.  “Ace” is based on my childhood nickname — indeed started in the early 1980’s — and now the nickname of my first son as well. 

Contact Me
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