Global Communications Strategist
Carley is a Global Communications Strategist who partners with our programs to help them reach their audiences and goals through marketing and narrative development. She is deeply committed to cross-sector innovation as a strategy to tackle our biggest social and environmental challenges, and she brings that interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to her marketing research and strategy development as well.
Prior to joining SecondMuse, Carley was an independent consultant for nonprofits and social enterprises, bringing strategic expertise in assets-based messaging, partnership development, and impact communications. Her work contributed to the launch and realignment of capital campaigns and marketing strategies to build community and advocacy around issues like ethical manufacturing, gender and racial equity, access to education, and mental health awareness. Carley also brings almost ten years of experience telling human-centered stories as a documentary filmmaker and producer, working with nonprofits and social enterprises, as well as corporate clients like Hallmark and Walgreens. Her video work has been seen on PBS, DIY Network, HGTV, TLC, and screens and film festivals around the world.
Carley lives in Chicago and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis.