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To obtain a  position where my professional experience, creativity, and communications skills can help prepare the younger generation for the challenges of the marketplace.

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Work experience


Marketing & Business Teacher

Pine View High School (Washington County School District)
  • Taught various marketing and business classes; including Full-Year Marketing, Leadership Management, Real Estate, Travel and Tourism, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Introduction to Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Keyboarding, Retailing, and School Store.
  • Adjunct Teacher, Dixie State College. Negotiated with the School of Business to offer simultaneous college and high school credit for both Leadership Management and Marketing.
  • Founder and advisor of the Leadership Academy, a county-wide program designed to keep our outstanding youth in our local area by building community leaders through networking with business and current leaders who will mentor the students by educating them on the benefits of our area while preparing them for future leadership roles.
  • Students outperformed state test results EVERY year; with 87% students receiving certifications (state average 66%).
  • Created and maintain marketing website ( for students and other teachers to utilize. 
  • Creator of the Pine View High School of Business program which allows students to "focus" their high school education in business, marketing, and computer classes to better prepare them for college and the workforce.
  • Primary advisor to DECA for 8 years; continues in consulting role.

Curriculum Specialist

Utah State Office of Education
  • Developed and updated curriculum Standards and Objectives, Performance Objectives, State Certification Exams, and supplemental teaching materials for the following courses: Leadership Management, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
  • Curriculum Committee member for Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Travel & Tourism

Director, Corporate Communications

Strata, Inc.
  • Liaison of all outside and internal communications.
  • Reported directly to the President and CEO.
  • Managed personnel in Corporate Communications division.
  • Monitored industry/market activity, trends and research.
  • Oversaw all media relations, including press conferences, releases, press tours, and events.
  • Oversaw tradeshow activities and trained presentation personnel.
  • Developed internet taskforce and explored legalities associated with the internet.
  • Developed on Evangilism Team to establish mindshare.
  • Wrote and distributed all press releases.

Marketing Department Manager

Strata, Inc.
  • Supervised product development of Strata's multimedia software products.
  • Directly responsible for the product development of the company's premier 3D software, StudioPro. Dealt with devising feature enahancements, branding, packaging, pricing, distribution, competition, and all marketing, advertising, and promotional efforts aassociated with StudioPro.
  • Oversaw the development of all marketing plans, press relations, advertising campaigns, and the coordination efforts between Engineering, Testing, Documentation, Quality Assurance, and Sales (U.S. and foreign).
  • Negotiated licensing agreements, bundle opportunities and alliances with third-party vendors, including Apple Computer, IBM and Motorola.
  • Handled issues of trademarking and copyright laws.
  • Responsible for department budget exceeding six figures.
  • Coordinated product sales efforts internationally.

"WordPerfect Magazine" Marketing & Promotions Specialist

WordPerfect Corporation
  • Designed promotional campaigns, sales tools, and individual direct mail pieces for the purpose of attracting potential clients
  • Determined schedule and annual budget for promotional efforts
  • Conducted monthly  meeting designed to coordinate marketing efforts betwenn sales staff and other departments
  • Created and wrote annual media kits (U.S. and U.K.)
  • Coordinated advertising-related efforts for tradeshows
  • Analyzed survey results and marketing trends to use effectively in sales presentations and promotions
  • Wrote and produced monthly advertiser newsletters
  • Designed and produced promotional materials using WordPerfect, Presentations, Ventura, and QuarkXpress

Analyst/Project Coordinator

Sage Analytics International
  • Provided direction in a project assisting a major U.S. airline in improving baggage handling ratios by 43% within six months.
  • Served as a liaison between the workforce and senior-level management of a leading international product manufacturer and assisted in their efforts to improve productivity.
  • Trained new associates.
  • Wrote and presented reports to senior-level management.
  • Assisted in conceptualization and development of new products and product enhancement.
  • Wrote and designed annual report for shareholders.
  • Developed marketing materials.


Larry Burgeson

Washington County School District Superintendent

Mike Mees

Principal, Pine View High School

Gloria Bertram

Leadership Academy, Board of Trustees

Madi Long

Former Student & Leadership Academy Intern




Graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA


Bachelor of Arts

  • Advertising Emphasis 
  • Served Senior Internship at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency, New York, NY (1987)

Leadership Academy


  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Leadership Academy (2014-Current)
  • Founder, Leadership Academy, a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization (2007)
  • Awarded Marketing Teacher of the Year, Utah Marketing Educators Group (1990)
  • Real Estate License, Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate (1990)
  • Computer literate; Efficiently use most office-type and design software products and the internet. A quick-learner on new software.

School of Business



Utah Secondary Educator, Marketing & Business

Utah State Office of Education