2 automotive brands, 3 agencies, 6 years and 7 countries—Detroit launched my career. The creative community I found there believed in me and gave me incredible opportunities I never dreamed I would have. I first served Ford and then Chevrolet, working for world class agencies like JWT, Goodby Silverstein & Partners and McCann. I worked on global website platforms, build apps from scratch, launch countless vehicles (and even name one of them!), learned how to properly photograph cars, wrote and produced TV spots, overhauled dealerships and taught global creatives the craft. My collegues and mentors from the Motor City continue to be trusted collaborators to this day and my gratitude to the city will never fade.