CLIENT: Personal 

In 2011, I was tired of being chained to my Blackberry (ha!), so I decided to live for 90 days completely off the technological grid; no cell phone, no internet, and no TV. It turned out to be the best decision I ever made. The story got picked up by the popular press, I ended up on Good Morning America, and then the creative recruiter at Leo Burnett Chicago inexplicabally offered me my first job in advertising.

Recognition: This story was covered by The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, Ellen, USA Today, CNN, Yahoo!, Upworthy and 20+ additional press outlets. Plus, for some insane reason, an exec at Sony Screen Gems called and asked me to sell them the life rights to my story, which I happily did for a bottle of Carlo Rossi and some Virginia Slims.