Draper | Big Ideas

I was hired to write and voice this TV :30 for Draper Engineering.

“From cutting-edge technology to scientific discovery, Draper has made life safer, healthier and happier for families and communities everywhere. We’ve been solving the world’s most challenging problems for more than 80 years. “

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Writing: Ekornes

Handcrafted Character

Sankofa is a West African word from the Akan language that means “reach back to get it”. It also refers to a symbol: a bird looking over its back grabbing an egg with its beak. In Charleston, SC, you can find this image on tombstones. One cemetery has the symbol mounted to a wall with a plaque translating Sankofa to mean: “Looking to your past in order to move forward.”

Carline, a woman visiting this historic area, saw the symbol and was instantly hooked. She said that after seeing it she spent weeks looking obsessively for some rendition of the symbol. Finally, she found just what she was looking for on Etsy; A small, wooden Sankofa.

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Writing: Ekornes Blog

Build it and They Will Come

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron

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Scriptwriting, VO

I wrote and voiced the Canoochee EMC script for Blue Voyage Productions. It was used for a major organizational conference.

Canoochee EMC is a not-for-profit cooperative serving nine Georgia counties.

GoNorth Animal Transport

Carmen Trammell and her rescue dog, Fred

GoNorth Animal Transport: Sending dogs to new homes up North

Some people dedicate themselves so completely to a cause that they give selflessness an entirely new meaning. Carmen Trammell, a long-time resident of South Knoxville, happens to be one of these people.
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Where the Wild things Are

Where the Wild Things Are: Exploring South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Originally printed in the July/August 2013 edition of Cityview Magazine

If you live in Knoxville, you might have heard of it – that area, south of the Tennessee River with the strange assortment of neighborhoods and people, the body farm, those retro motels along along Chapman Highway sweetly paying homage to a time when South Knoxville was truly the gateway to the Smokies.
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A Good HABIT for Mooreland Heights

Lindsey Cohn and Muffin in her Mooreland Heights classroom

“Muffin is a good dog because she gives me kisses,” says Mooreland Heights student Alexis Jones as she scratches the top of Muffin’s head.

Muffin, a certified therapy dog, nuzzles against the kindergartener while keeping a watchful eye on the classroom activities.

Most people have experienced the therapeutic effects of a pet, and these days therapy dogs can be found in many health care facilities from hospitals to nursing homes. More recently however, therapy dogs have begun visiting schools thanks to the HABIT program (Human Animal Bond In Tennessee), run by volunteers and representatives from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.
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The Hills are Alive and Very Healthy

Printed in the Shopper News February 8, 2017

Vestal residents, Kevin and Cheryl Hill have no shortage of passion when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, they’ve have made it their mission to help teach others just how easy it is to live the healthiest lifestyle possible. The couple will be opening the newest location for Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters on Sevier Ave this spring, but this store will feature an entire section dedicated to health and nutrition.
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