Before I fell in love with advertising, I was a one-hit wonder with a single that charted on rock radio for one strange, glorious week in 2012. As it turns out, songwriting and copywriting aren't so different. Just like every pop song pretty much says the same thing ("I love you," "I hate you," "let's get wasted"), every ad says, "buy this product." So when I started writing my first ads, I was already used to having x-amount of space to convey a certain message, and finding interesting new ways to say it every time.


I don't miss the music industry, but in a way, it was kind of like a free ad school. I'm grateful for everything it taught me about being creative under pressure, collaborating, and listening to feedback (from humans, not microphones).

In my free time, I write and produce my own songs, agonize over crossword puzzles, make sweet '90s playlists, research the world's best burritos, and teach at Miami Ad School. 

I was lucky to have incredible mentors who helped me get to where I am today. I'm always looking for ways to pay it forward, so if you're a student or a junior creative, don't hesitate to say hi. ​




The Garden

Associate Creative Director 

Toronto, ON

2020 - present


Miami Ad School

Teacher: "Ideas First"

Toronto, ON, Canada

2020 - present

Leo Burnett

Senior Copywriter

Toronto, ON

2019 - 2020

john st.
Toronto, ON
2017 - 2019


Apple, Inc.
Freelance Writer
Cupertino, CA
2016 - 2017

KBS (now Forsman & Bodenfors) 
Toronto, ON
2015 - 2016 


KBS (now Forsman & Bodenfors)

Account Executive

New York, NY 2014 - 2015 

Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians
March 2011 – January 2014


Logic Pro, piano, singing, songwriting, jingle writing, music production, basic Photoshop, photography


Tufts University
B.A., Philosophy
2005 – 2009, cum laude


  • 2020 Creative Report Card - #61 copywriter in Canada

  • 2019 Cannes: Sustainable Goals - shortlist

  • 2019 Communication Arts, Advertising Annual 60

  • 2019 Marketing Awards - Gold

  • 2019 Marketing Awards - Silver

  • 2019 Strategy Awards - Silver

  • 2019 One Show finalist

  • 2018 Cannes: Health - shortlist

  • 2018 ADCC* - Gold 

  • 2018 ADCC* - Silver 

  • 2018 ADCC* - Merit 

  • 2018 Canadian Marketing Awards - Silver 

  • 2018 Strategy Awards - Silver

  • 2015 Obie - Gold

  • AdWeek

  • Strategy Magazine 

  • Mashable

  • High Snobriety

  • Business Insider

  •  Metro

  • The Globe and Mail

  • Fast Company

  • Toronto Star

  • Huffington Post

  • Narcity

  • Toronto CityNews TV

  • CTV

  • The Message

*Advertising & Design Club of Canada

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Apple, Samsung, Mitsubishi Motors, Kellogg's, Campbell's, MilkBone, AAA, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Tire, Bell, Windstream, Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, President's Choice, ​Winners, Sleep Country, Mount Sinai Health System, World Animal Protection, MetroLinx, Cronos Cannabis, TD Canada, GMC, Church & Dwight

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