Highly-motivated, creative communication professional skilled at networking, marketing, event management, office administration, and
relationship development. Dependable team player, self-starter, with creative resolution and problem-solving skills, along with innovative strategies for best
results. Ability to see projects through from design/creation, networking, implementation, execution, and after-action analysis.
Ability to meet
ability to maintain sensitive, classified information
high-energy, seeks new opportunities and inititiaves
and management, from concept to execution
Exceptional problem solver and results-oriented
driven, dedicated team player
Knowledge of AP
Style & APA Style
social media platforms
marketing and leadership
Positive attitude, great listening skills
Print and electronic media
Program creation, implementation, and development
Project management, scheduling, and planning
Quick learner, flexible, and seeker of effecient processes
Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
Strong project management and organizational skills
Superb writer and editor
Technology-savvy, MS Office Suite, Adobe, etc.
Marketing Communications Manager April 2009 to December 2014America's Staffing Partners, Inc. (contractor with NC National Guard Family Programs) - Raleigh, NC
Conceptualized and produced monthly magazine, Family Matters, for statewide exposure to over 12,000 Service Members and Military Families, as well as local, state, and national organizations.
Accomplished all facets of social media for information, resource, and referral.
Designed marketing material for various marketing mediums.
Created and released press releases and media advisories. Worked with Public Affairs and media.
Managed event planning with Office of Secretary of Defense to allocate professional resources for events.
Implemented strategic planning for communication and marketing.
Utilized photography skills to gather visual communication for use.
Conducted briefings and program research.
Communications Manager March 2008 to March 2009Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce - Raleigh, NC
Edited all Chamber marketing collateral and publications.
Managed email marketing campaigns.
Generated press releases and media advisories.
Developed and edited content for monthly print newsletter , Focus, and website.
Wrote scripts for telephonic on-hold messaging.
Integrated photography skills to capture events for exposure.
Assisted with special marketing projects.
Coordinated and executed the quarterly Board of Director's Chairman luncheon.
State Family Assistance Coordinator October 2006 to March 2008SRM Group (contractor with NC National Guard Family Programs) - Raleigh, NC
Managed program website and email marketing.
Created program branding.
Planned and executed wide range of events.
Managed staff statewide and performed human resources tasks.
Ghostwriter for management and senior leaders.
Published journalist in field-related publications.
Managed mass print mailings.
Family Assistance Center Specialist/Information Manager April 2003 to September 2006IIF Data Solutions (contractor with NC National Guard Family Programs) - Raleigh, NC
?Delivered resource and information referral.
Managed information database of State's Service Members and Families.
Created and published marketing material, newsletter, and more as needed.
Created NC National Guard's first magazine, Guard Family Connection.
Executed human resources tasks.
Established a youth program for military children.
Leader of brand development.
Oversaw mass print mailings.
Utilized photography to visually reinforce messaging.
Master of Science : Human Services, 2017Capella University - Minneapolis, MN, USAMinor: Nonprofit Management Certification
Certification : Certified Wedding & Event Planning, 2014North Carolina Central Univeristy - Durham, NC, USA
Bachelor of Arts: : Public & Interpersonal Communication, 2002North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC, USA
Concentration: Public & Interpersonal Communication
Areas of study: Journalism, Business Management
Awards: Civilian Commendation Medal, Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, and Two-Star Adjutant General Coin of Excellence.
Community Service: City of Raleigh - Raleigh Neighborhood College Graduate, 2008; City of Raleigh - Citizen's Leadership Academy, 2016; Wake County Commission for Women, 2009; Myriad Community - Nonprofit Organization assisting at-risk youth and busy families, Founder & Executive Director, 2003-present
Media: Featured in national, non-profit Zero to Three's Coming Together Around Military Families DVD.Served as panelist at National Zero to Three Conference, selected as only military spouse in the nation to speak before Congress at Inaugural Baby Caucus.Selected as voice for audio marketing of First Gentleman Bob Eaves' Carolina Helping Heroes.
Membership: National Organization for Human Services, 2015-present
blogging, branding, brand
development, consulting, content, database management, editor, email, event planning and management, human resources, journalist, director, marketing, marketing collateral, marketing material, media advisories, messaging, newsletter and magazine design, photography, presentations, press
releases, problem solver, proofreading, public speaking and training, publications, self-starter, social media platforms, research and analysis, script writing, strategic planning, team player, trade shows, website design and maintenance, writing