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Work experience

Mar 2010Present

Director of Communications

Non Profit

Responsible for developing the communications strategy to drive qualitative and quantitative growth in Manahawkin Baptist Church, a medium size non profit organization.  This is a newly created position that requires repositioning the organization and leading cultural change.  I author all internal and external communications to engage members and extend reach, including website, Facebook, text blasts, direct mail, print and radio ads, weekly communications, community events and programs, signage, logo/name development, and presentations.


  • Helped drive 114% increase in volunteerism by establishing a new program and integrated communication plan
  • Helped drive 7% growth in 2010 and 2011 by supporting leadership via internal and external communication
  • Assimilated 8% of total visitors into learning and/or serving groups in 2010 to increase retention
  • Reversed the decline of the local chapter of MOPS (an international women's group) and generated 10% net growth annually for four consecutive years
  • Established a high performing leadership team of eight by administrating strength/personality assessments and instituting best practices
Sep 1999Jun 2006

Senior Brand Manager

Avery Dennison Office Products

Responsible for leading cross functional teams and agencies to develop and launch new products within the presentation, reference, and storage applications of Avery Dennison Office Products North America.  Using the Stage Gate process, I applied a collaborative, solution focused approach to identify growth opportunities, overcome obstacles, and communicate compelling selling stories.  Product development goals were to improve category margins and create new applications through innovation and renovation for launch into existing retail and commercial accounts.




Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology


University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business