Lee University | BA in Communications 2008-2012
Minors in Outdoor Recreation and Religion
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Honors Scholarship 2008-12
Freshman English Award, Lee University, 2008
Deans List, six semesters
Owner/Artisan | Buckaroo Wood + Leather, August 2016 – Present
At Buckaroo, I handcraft products from wood and leather, most commonly hand-bound journals, leather accessories and decorative accents for corporate and individual buyers. In addition to a regular product line, I also create custom pieces by request, including small furniture. Being a one-person operation, I do every part of the business: marketing, making, customer service, logistics, accounting, etc.
Administrative Assistant (full-time, seasonal) | Camp in the Community, May – September 2018
At Camp in the Community, I was responsible for the administration of camper registration for 1,100 campers, the input of data and creation of reports. Other responsibilities included employee payroll, accounts payable, and administrative support of staff members and leadership, graphic and web design.
Senior Marketing Coordinator | The Evangelical Alliance Mission, February 2014 – July 2016
In this multi-faceted role, I worked heavily in project management, graphic design, writing and proofing, and administrative systems creation. Additionally, I was responsible for special projects such as the building and management of the missionary/staff online store, print design for the On-Boarding training manual, creation of collateral for 125th Anniversary events (invitations, websites, trip itineraries, programs, etc.), the collection of projects from missionaries for the annual Wish List Gift Catalog, and the creation of materials and website for a TEAM hospital. Other tasks included management of subscription lists in information systems, check requests, assisting with social media, and coordination of mailings with print vendors, creation and vendor coordination for branded merchandise.
Media Specialist/Office Assistant | Camp Wesley Woods
As Office assistant – Responsibilities included preparation and execution of camper check-in and checkout, the compilation of camper health information, and administration of parent-camper email system. Other responsibilities; creation/dissemination/collection/reporting of camper’s evaluations of Camp Wesley Woods, administrative work, print design, and customer service by phone and in-person.
As Media Specialist – Responsibilities included photographing camp activities, daily updating of photo galleries, running live worship media for services, creating and presenting 1-2 slideshows per week.
Special Events Marketing Intern | Blackberry Farm LLC November 2012 - February 2013
Responsible for compiling and disseminating media kits for event personalities. Contributing to and occasionally generated the daily guest newsletter. I aided with a shoot for the Cooking Channel, generated and implemented marketing tactics for the Music in the Mountains concert, and did background logistics for Southern Living’s Biscuits & Jam shoot at Blackberry.
Hostess/Food Runner, Blackberry Farm | September 2012 - May 2013
As a hostess - responsibilities included proofing and printing daily menus, updating guest information and chart, seating guests in the Main House restaurant, communicating guest food allergies/dietary preferences to servers and kitchen, and taking in-room-dining orders by phone.
As a food runner - responsibilities included maintaining dish supplies for the food prep team, delivering food to the correct tables and seats, and preparation and delivery of in-room-dining orders.
Weekend Host, Camp Wesley Woods | 2011–2012
Responsible for hospitality for weekend retreat groups at CWW; including coordination of facilities, maintaining schedules, managing staff, outdoor adventure coordination, dining room management, and catering to the needs of guests.
Communications Intern, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont |2011
Responsibilities included, but were not limited to writing press releases, assisting in planning for ANCA conference, developing an attendee and vendor directory for print, assisting in e-news publication, reorganizing photo library, soliciting auction item for events, and occasional photography projects.
Volunteer communications specialist with Camp in the Community (2017–Present)
Volunteer Program Coordinator with Inside|OutGlobal (2016–Present)
As a program coordinator at IOG, go in and develop the space into what we need, create classroom spaces, assign module stations, run registration, assign groups, get materials and set up activities, tear down, keep track of groupings, prepare schedules and group lists for instructors, and keep the groups on schedule. It's always a crazy busy time, but its fun and so worth it!
Volunteer with Street Reach (Mar 2009 – Apr 2012)
A side-walk Sunday school Christian children’s ministry at the Lay Street Project’s Boys & Girls Club, Cleveland, TN
Event Management Course
Learned the logistical and creative processes of event planning, truck book creation, budgeting, and vendor coordination, while actually planning and implementing a successful open event for Lee University Student.
Desktop Publishing Course
Learned proficiency in Adobe InDesign, design principles, and layout, as well as skills in Photoshop.
Writing for Organizational Communication Course
Learned skills in writing in Associated Press Style, for internal communications, web pages, and business format correspondence.
Wilderness First Responder Course
Training includes skills in wilderness medicine, first aid, and survival skills. It includes certification in Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid.