2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Arts /Psychology

Western State Colorado University
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • International Honor Society in Psychology - Psi Chi
2007 - 2008

Continuing Education / Post Graduate Studies

New York Institute of Photography

Digital Photography

2005 - 2006

Continuing Education / Post Graduate Studies

Western State Colorado University


2000 - 2001

Continuing Education / Post Graduate Studies

Broward College

Health Science

1989 - 1991

Continuing Education / Post Graduate Studies

Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute

Graphic Design

1982 - 1986

Bachelor of Science / Advertising 

University of Florida - The College of Journalism & Communications
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Dean's List
  • Journalism Honor Society
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Contributing writer to The Florida Gator newspaper
  • American Marketing Association

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Black Dragon Development LLC

A construction management, general contracting and development consulting firm.

Projects range from $1million - $40million

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organizational Management
  • Public Relations & Marketing
1996 - 2009


Independent Marketing Business Consultant

Areas of Expertise:

  • Branding and Positioning
  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Organizational Management

1991-2005:   South Florida

2005-Present:   Colorado

1992 - 1994

Executive Assistant to the President

Private Mediation Services

Mediation Offices of the late Honorable Joseph Price.  Private legal services for dispute resolution and mediation

1988 - 1991

Account Executive-Blockbuster Video Account

GTG Marketing & Advertising

GTG Marketing & Advertising Agency - (40+ employees)  $30million/year in billings

Areas of Expertise:

  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Direct-Mail
  • Public Relations
1987 - 1988

Sales Associate and Assistant to the Director of Marketing

Palm-Aire Properties

Palm-Aire Properties - (25+ Employees) 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Real-Estate Sales
  • Graphic Design and Marketing
1986 - 1987

Assistant to the Vice President of Marketing

FPA Corporation

FPA Corporation - (300+ Employees)  $388+ million in sales - Building and Marketing high-end single family homes, town-homes and condominiums in a Country Club setting.

EXPERIENCE - Managment / Organizational Development

Management / Organizational Development 10+ Years Experience
  • As the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Black Dragon Development, I have been instrumental in customer relationship management, organizational strategy, information systems and computer technology.
  • As the Executive Assistant to the late Honorable Joseph Price in the early stages of establishing his private mediation company, I was charged with a broad range of tasks. By utilizing computer, organizational and management skills, I created efficient work-flow processes, filing systems, and a confidential client data-base. I directed the work of employees and coordinated appointments and conferences.
  • As the Managing Editor of Blockbuster Video Magazine, I directed, supervised and motivated a team of writers, editors and artists,  I ensured that all staff efforts were focused on meeting client goals.  I managed the budget and served as the liason between the agency and client.
  • As a Business Consultant, I have helped local business owners improve performance by identifying areas of inefficiency, and assisting with reorganization and improved structural policies.
  • As a Board Member for non-profits in various stages of growth, I have played key roles in helping organizations to establish best-practice procedures.

EXPERIENCE - Photography / Design / Publishing

Photography / Graphic Design / Publishing 10+ Years Experience

  • As the Managing Editor of Blockbuster Magazine, I was in charge of design, print,  production, distribution and advertising sales.  I secured interviews with celebrities, hired freelance writers and edited copy.   I served as the liason between the agency's creative team and Blockbuster's corporate marketing team.  
  • As a Photographer, I have provided service to a broad range of clients. From photo shoots showcasing properties at The World of Palm-AIre to international photo-journalism assignments in support of NGO's in Haiti, to promotional shots taken for organizations such as The ARC of South Florida, the YMCA Boca Raton, The Public Policy Forum and The Crested Butte Mountain Theatre.
  • As an Artist and Graphic Designer,  I have completed work for the Mt Crested Butte Performing Arts Center, the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Seawood Builders, Black Dragon Development, The Regency at Palm-Aire, Palm-Aire Properties, the YMCA, The Resource Center and several not-for-profit organizations.  

EXPERIENCE - Marketing / Advertising / PR

Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations

10+ Years Experience,

  • As an Account Executive on the Blockbuster Video account, I was responsible for the implementation of National local store marketing and grand-opening programs; including a total media mix of outdoor, print, electronic and merchandising programs. During my tenure we facilitated the grand openings of the first 1000 Blockbuster stores at an average of one new store per day.
  • As an Independent Business Consultant, I worked with Seawood Builders and the Family Resource Center to produce corporate identity packages and marketing materials.
  • As the Director of Marketing for Black Dragon Development, I have been responsible for identifying target prospects and developing a brand that allows us to reach clients in a way that is compatible with their beliefs, needs and expectations. I prepare and supervise the production of publicity brochures, photographs and marketing materials. 
  • While working at Palm-Aire Properties, I served as the Assistant to the Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

EXPERIENCE - Outreach / Development

Outreach / Development 3-4 Years Experience
  • As an Outreach Volunteer for organizations such as The Paladin School, Beyond Borders, Haiti Partners, the YMCA of Boca Raton and Precious In His Sight Adoption Advocates, I helped to create persuasive fundraising materials; and prepare and present dynamic presentations customized for target audiences.
  • As a Campaign Volunteer for ARC (Assoc for Retarded Citizens - serving  over 60,000 citizens with developmental disabilities) I assisted with fundraising efforts which resulted in the construction of a special needs adult-home and a preschool development center in South Florida.  

EXPERIENCE - Education / Curriculum Design

Education / Curriculum Design 3-4 Years Experience
  • As a Physical Therapy Volunteer at ARC, South Florida, I worked with developmentally disabled children in the preschool.
  • As an Education Curriculum Designer, I collaborated on multi sensory strategies to improve educational opportunities for special need's students at the Paladin Academy in Palm Beach Florida.
  • As an Education Curriculum Designer, I created and provided educational materials for special-needs children at Verde Elementary Pre-School in South Florida.

EXPERIENCE - Communications / Public Speaking

Communications / Public Speaking 10+ Years Experience
  • As a Public Speaker and an advocate for adoption, I speak in a variety of public forums, giving motivational talks as well as fund-raising presentations.
  • As Assistant to the Vice President of Marketing for FPA Corporation, I gave sales presentations promoting the development of new high-end luxury condominiums to select audiences.
  • As a Public Relations Representative for Palm-Aire Properties, I attended major business events and served as a media liaison.