Strategic Communication – M.A.
Online at the University of Iowa
GPA: 3.97 2016
Journalism & English – B.A.
at the University of Iowa
GPA: 3.52 2004
Blogging, Branding, Copyediting, Press Releases, Copywriting, Proofreading, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and SEO.Strategic Planning, Crowdfunding, Content Marketing, Event Planning, SEM, Social Media Marketing, and Graphic Design.Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Boomerang, and eBay.Google Analytics, Squarespace, MailChimp, WordPress, Trello, Microsoft Office, Oracle, QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop.
Urban Ventures-2016-Minneapolis, MN
Created copy for an Urban Ventures program booklet.Canvas Health-2015-Remote
Marketing & Communications Intern
Coordinated a reading event with SubText Books to recognize Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Wrote press releases. Generated Facebook and Twitter content.Now Boarding-2014-Minneapolis, MN
Content Marketing Intern
Created a strategic plan to increase revenue for Now Boarding. Drafted mission, vision, and values statements. Performed a website audit to evaluate the content and design of the website.
Accounts Receivable Sr.
Created invoices and statements for vendors
Monitored and reconciled accounts. Collected over $70,000 worth of aged orders.
Corelogic-2010-2011-Minnetonka, MN Treasury Assistant
Reviewed and processed wires for home purchases.
Freelance Writing & Editing Projects
Edited content to promote designer brands. Wrote SEO copy to promote brand stories.
Copywriter & Social Media Marketer
Managed and created content for an online vintage store. Wrote SEO product copy and bi-weekly blog. Created social media promotions and reviewed KPI to determine success.
Frightened Cellar & The Paisley Fields
Copywriter and Brand Specialist
Directed a content marketing strategy that increased visitors to the band’s website by 1500%.Created a #songaday social media campaign that garnered The Paisley Fields a #17 debut on the Country iTunes Chart.
Placed stories in The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Lavender Magazine, and Towleroad. Solicited over $6,000 in Kickstarter donations to fund a Frightened Cellar album.
Other Writing Experience
Composed a weekly blog about writing and music.
Flash Fiction Writer
Wrote the story “Everything They Said About You.”
Rels Valuation-2009-2010 Minnetonka, MN
Credit Card Dispute Copywriter
Researched documents to respond to disputed appraisal orders. Composed persuasive letters to argue validity of charges which saved the company over $60,000.