NIce to meet you! I'm glad you're here.
Here's a little about me...
Digital Strategist, musician, vocalist, curious foodie
Growing up in a small, picturesque town in Connecticut, I knew from an early age my dreams were meant to expand on a global level. Attending New York University provided that opportunity with its top notch education and various worldwide study abroad programs. Florence, Italy was the perfect fit for a semester that fed my curiosity for music, art, cinema and the Italian language.
After studying jazz performance on alto saxophone and finishing my undergraduate years with a Bachelor's of Science, Communications degree, I decided to thank New York City for its fascinating time and move on to call Florence, Italy home.
Working in different jobs from advertising to fashion and photo journalism, I started my foundation in the digital world working at Forzieri.com, one of Italy's first, high-end fashion e-commerce shops, and then Giunti Editore, Italy's second largest publishing company.
For the past eight years I have worked in digital media heading up content strategy, SEO training, paid digital campaigns, every aspect of product and book launches, project managing Giunti Editore's company website relaunch, and the development of both Forzieri's and Giunti's institutional social media channels.
In my free time I'm an active musician and vocalist leading and collaborating on various projects in Florence's rich underground music scene. With my rock-blues band, Alchemy Daze, I've played many Italian music festivals and local shows while composing my first album of original music, "Along for the Ride." As the saxophonist and vocalist in my former progressive funk project Sushi Rain, my "Firebird" alter ego flourishes on the group's second album "Cocktail." With longtime friend and blues brother, Alessandro Gerini, I'm also a member of the renowned electro-jazz gospel choir Vocal Blue Trains as well as Vice President of the homonymous cultural association.
If there's a wine or food event you will most likely find me there tasting and schmoozing. Tuscany has some amazing foodie locations and I love exploring them all. Some of my favorites would be Bolgheri, any small town in the Chianti region and the picturesque Maremma region in southern Tuscany.