Experience

Professional Experience

Present

The WordShop, Owner — Writer, PR & Marketing Specialist, Editor: Profiles/Interview, Travel Writing, Content Creation, Strategy and Branding

Current Clients: Bob Neff Tours, Inc. — Marketing Director, Writer, Content, Graphic Design, Website Development Design & Content, Sales Management Support, Team Building; Form Fitness — Profiles, Marketing; Refindings — Marketing Specialist, Social Media, Website; Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival, Neon Publishing, Neon Music Management — WordPress Website Development & Design; SongTownUSA — Newsletter, Graphic Design, Editing, Branding

Williamson County Business Journal online —Weekly Column

Writing/English Instructor—Western Kentucky University, Fall 2017; mentoring and tutoring.

Past

C. Medford — Copywriting; Savvy Saver Card — Market Development Strategies, Branding, Content, Website Development; Olde York Homes — Website Design & Development; The Ethio-American Doctors Group — Promotional Print Materials, Graphic Design, Professional Writing; Logos Academy — Language Arts Instructor; Axxiom Healthcare — Medical Research Interviewer; YWCA of York — Public Relations Director.

Professional Development

SCORE Business Marketing and Mentorship Program; AWP — Volunteer, Attendee; Business Mentor — Consultant in Mobile Health (U.S. & Global); Travel South USA, Travel Journalist; Little Rock, AR Media Tour, Travel Writer; New Orleans, LA Media Tour of Jefferson Parish, French Quarter, Marketing & Travel Writer; Plattsburg, NY, Cider & Wine Festival, Visiting Travel Writer; Sumner County, TN, Visiting Travel Writer; Regional Media Focus Group — Marketing; ABA National Convention, Lancaster as DO — Sales & Marketing National Market Research Focus Group Participant

Writer

Publications & Presentations

Fiction & Travel Writing — Menda City Review, Bucket List Publications, BNT Touring Magazine

Profiles — Client Websites, The Contributor

Lecture — “Defining and Celebrating the Northern Voice,” “Becoming A Story Architect”

The Thin Places: A Short Story Collection, MFA Creative Thesis

“The Art of Compressed Narrative: Short Stories and Songs,” MFA Critical Thesis

Undergrad Lectures — “Writing Body Language Into Scene: A Lesson in Showing,” “Building A WordPress Website”

Workshop — “Unblocking the Writer Within”

Online Publications, Guest Blogs

Travel Trade Catalogs — Cover, Feature Articles Design & Content

Team Building

Speaker/Poverty Advocate — Women’s Groups, Prison

Volunteerism

Storyteller’s Workshop for Teens – Franklin, TN

Creative Mornings, Nashville, TN

Penn State York Alumni Board/Association, Volunteer, PR Emphasis

Poetry Out Loud Judge, Logos Academy

World Vision, Contractual Volunteer Advocate

Motivational Speaker, Women’s Group, Prison

United Way Volunteer Advocate

Logos Academy Fundraiser: Upper School Team Leader

Supporting Member

Nashville Public Television, The Belcourt Theater, World Vision Child Sponsorship, The Mocha Club.