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Work experience


Shift/Kitchen Manager

Shorty's Pizza

Mt. Pleasant, SC ◦ ◦ Kitchen Manager position held for majority of time. First employment opportunity, most formative in terms of developing work ethic and job responsibility.


Shift Manager

Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria

Charleston, SC◦ ◦Crew member and Shift Manager at a high-volume pizzeria in downtown Charleston, SC. 


Community Organizer

Chestnut Community Collective
Charleston, SC ◦ ◦ Community outreach organization; involved in development of hunger combating initiatives, community education, and establishment of community gardens.
Oct 2010Oct 2011

Marketing Representative

Foster Creek Farm
◦ ◦ Helped establish a small sustainable farm in Marshall, NC. ◦ Agricultural and Business experience, production and marketing of fresh produce.
Aug 2009Present

Kitchen Shift Manager

Dry County Brewing Company

Spruce Pine, NC◦ ◦ Kitchen Shift Manager/ Senior Staff Member. Helped to establish and run a small pizza kitchen in rural Spruce Pine, NC.


Jan 2015Present

Masters of Public Administration

Appalachian State University

Accelerated entry into the MPA program at Appalachian State University.

Aug 2012Dec 2015

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Pre-Professional Legal Studies

Appalachian State University

Honors student in the Government and Justice Studies department. 


Earnest student, dedicated in my pursuit of knowledge and achieving academic excellence.
Managerial positions have taught me how to work well with a team, balancing fulfillment of duties with responsibility to co-workers.
Work Ethic
Over a decade of employment has fostered an intelligent and diligent work ethic that is the cornerstone of my approach to life and my vocations.
My work experience combined with my education and travels have provided me with a unique set of skills that allow me to bring understanding and perspective to my endeavors.