Hi. I'm Bliss. First things first: I live in Oregon, but I am not an "Oregon Driver" and I use the word hazelnuts instead of filberts. I like foil-wrapped burritos, the first signs of spring, and going on epic adventures with my family -- Nautical Nicholas and Magista, our Peruvian Inca Orchid puppy.
My life story is far too outlandish and tangled to unravel in this small space, but the highlight reel includes: getting stuck in a rowboat in the middle of the Bay of Fundy, Panulirus argus and Strombus gigas on South Caicos, maple creemees at dusk on the tailgate of a pick-up (cue the Kenny Chesney song Summertime), building a shed from scratch in the middle of rural Vermont with 10 other amazing women, sunrise at the Acropolis, sunset at the Caldera, never-ending home repair projects, the quest for the world's most perfect burrito, and so much more.
Career-wise I have worked on some of the world's most popular and influential brands, doing everything from brand management, market research, consumer insights, social media, ecommerce, and PR. I take an interdisciplinary approach to marketing, focusing on community building, storytelling, and connecting consumers to brands in unexpected ways that enhance loyalty and grow word of mouth. I thrive in situations where I am encouraged to imagine the unimaginable and then find a way to make it reality.
I worked on Olympic campaigns at both P&G (Thank You Mom) and Nike (Unlimited). I helped build brands from scratch and I worked on billion dollar brands that have been household names for decades. I love nailing the perfect line of copy, creating flow charts that explain all the things, designing elegant one-pagers, and sending the perfect gif for every occasion.
Obsession: User-centered everything
Currently: Mastering my vegetable spiralizer and deciding whether or not I have enough spare time to start making all of my pasta from scratch
Things that make me happy: Radiolab, Reply All, The Sound of Music, R Kelly, and champagne
2016 Travel: Tulum, Cancun, Santa Fe, Tokyo, and Shanghai
Upcoming adventures: Nova Scotia, Thailand, a drive from Barcelona to Genoa, and Corsica. Not yet on the calendar are trips to John Day Painted Caves, Crater Lake, the Portland Swifts, and Big Sky.
5 year plan: Finally write my story