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During the day, I work to support the HR department of VOANA, a nonprofit organization with 700+ employees. During the evenings, I write at I'm an HR blogger with a passion for teaching others about HR education, certification, and career development.

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

HR Assistant

Volunteers of America North Alabama
  • Support administrative functions of the HR department
  • In-process new hires
  • Maintain employee files and training records
  • Schedule e-training for staff
  • Assist with background checks
Mar 2009Present



UpstartHR is a site that targets entry level HR, education, and certification topics.

Dec 2008Jul 2009


  • Wrote weekly career advice and employment news editorials for the Jobacle blog.
  • Handled some promotion via social networking and social media
Apr 2009Jun 2009

National Jobs Examiner
Jun 2007Apr 2009

Data Entry Specialist

Stanley Associates
  • Resolved a 5-month backlog problem by developing better organizational tools and increased accountability
  • Created a reference document that reduced training time for peers
Jan 2006Dec 2006

Payroll/Accounting Clerk

Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Managed weekly payroll functions for company with 20+ employees
  • Developed a 40 page training manual to speed up new hire "fit"




  • Led a team of accounting, management, and human resources management majors to a third place finish in a strategic business simulation
  • Managed a group of five marketing students in creating a promotional brochure requested by the City of Athens Tourism Bureau
  • Directed a team of three human resources management students in creating remedies for a fictional company dealing with HR-related problems