Talented and accomplished communications professional with more than 15 years experience in federal government public affairs. Expert in community relations, internal information, web and social media management, legislative affairs, external information, media relations, communications planning, and public affairs program management.
Received "Outstanding" or "Superior" performance evaluations every year of career. Spearheaded the creation of Kaibab National Forest's social media program. Received the USDA Secretary's Group Honor Award for Excellence for contributions to forest health partnership. Was top graduate (Distinguished Honor Graduate) of the Department of Defense, Defense Information School, Public Affairs Officer Course. Earned two More Kids in the Woods grants for Kaibab National Forest conservation education efforts. Led the Four Forest Restoration Initiative public affairs program for three years as an additional duty.
Responsible for full range of public and legislative affairs functions for Kaibab National Forest including media relations, internal and external web management, community relations, social media management, internal information, communications planning, issues management, serving as forest spokesperson, and publications management. I also serve as the forest conservation education coordinator and the lead for forest Travel Management Rule implementation monitoring efforts. For three years, led the Four Forest Restoration Initiative public affairs and web program as an additional duty. Work on and off forest as a Public Information Officer Type 2. Completed Forest Service Middle Leader Program. Serve as Acting Forest Supervisor in rotation with other forest staff officers. Actively serve as member of forest leadership team. Received Quality Step Increase and several Certificates of Merit.
Responsible for full range of public affairs functions with a special focus on wildland fire and forest health issues. Received USDA Forest Service Rural Community Assistance Award for public information support of forest health partnership. Served as lead Public Information Officer for the Northern Arizona Type 2 Incident Management Team. Served as lead Public Information Officer for Arizona Wildfire Academy. Earned third place award in curriculum development in the National Association of Interpretation's Interpretive Media Competition Awards. Performed two separate details as the forest Public Affairs Officer. Received Quality Step Increase and several Certificates of Merit.
Served as Deputy Chief of Community Relations for Air Force Space Command. Responsible for community relations programs and policies throughout the command. Developed new and better ways to interact with local communities surrounding the command's subordinate units.
Served as public affairs specialist supporting the unit's community relations, media relations, and internal information programs. Received first place award in feature writing and third place award in commentary writing at the command's annual media contest.
Served as public affairs specialist supporting the command's community relations and media relations programs. Served as headquarters advisor to the command's subordinate unit public affairs shops.
Earned a perfect 4.00 academic record
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