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Interest

COMMUNITY SERVICE: 

American Advertising Federation | Mizzou Member 2012-present

        -Attend weekly meetings about Mizzou's advertising endeavors

        -Meet with creative teams that travel to Mizzou

        -Network with businesses in order to have them speak at Mizzou and also to gain more knowledge of the advertising and marketing industry

President of FLAVA | Mizzou | 2010-2011

-Floor Leaders At Virginia Avenue (Four Mizzou Dorms)

-Organized and held weekly meetings with students and faculty

-Hosted social gatherings for the residents and speakers of different  organizations on campus to encourage students to get involved around Mizzou

                      -Brought faculty members and professionals to speak at events to help students with resumes, future internships and job possibilities

Springfield Art Association | Springfield Illinois | 1998-present

                        -Help organize and run the silent auction during the annual Beaux Ball 

-Work with kids every year during summer art camps

-Help organize and volunteer for the annual art fair

Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association | Springfield, IL. | 2007-present

-Help with Lake Shore Day May clean up

-Help with lake homeowners end of the season dinner

-Promote lake garage sales and shore clean ups

AWARDS:

Resident of the Year; 2010-2011 Wakonse dormitories (Respect, Responsibility, Excellence, Discovery)

Work experience

Jun 2013Present

Direct Sales Representative | Ticket Development

St. Louis Cardinals

-Successfully sold a total of 4,739 tickets with a per cap of $56.15 and a total revenue of more than $266,000 while servicing more than a couple thousand customers as of January 15, 2014 for the 2014 season.

-Successfully sold a total of 3,759 tickets with a per cap of $52.30 and a total revenue of more than $196,000 while servicing a few thousand customers for the 2013 baseball season from June to October.

-Strive to build rapport and relationships with new and current customers, create new ticket revenue and increase revenue to existing customers.

-Been a part of multiple campaigns in my first six months to upsell clients, renew clients and obtain new clients.

-Help with game day duties in all areas of the organization including but not limited to customer service, promotional assistance, troubleshooting and overall game day experience for our fans.

-Team and committee leader for new employees and my fellow peers. Served as committee chair for Think Tank Committee. Goal of committee chair is to lead teams to create a new way to bring more people to our ballpark through a new type of fan experience.

-Successfully created a Think Tank Committee that created a plan for a new fan experience and the event will be held during the 2014 Cardinals season.

May 2011May 2013

Student Sales Associate

Mizzou Athletic Ticket Office

-Team leader and trainer for younger staff members and new employees.

-Help customers in person and over the phone with ticket questions and sales

-Help with ticket sales on game days for all sporting events and special events.

May 2012May 2013

Student Intern & Reporter

Mizzou Network

-Edited videos for the online site and to pass on to ESPN, CBS, FSN and SEC Network.

-Performed weekly interviews with Mizzou football players and coaches during pre-season training camp and in season

-Ran @MizzouNetwork Twitter page and passed the 5,000-follower mark before football season was over

-Reported on the football games via social networking sites on game day and then helped edit post game interviews and post to the web.

-Helped with Mizzou football camps for kids

May 2012May 2013

Reporter and Cut In Anchor

KOMU | NBC Affiliate

-Daily Shift reporter (current, breaking, day turn news).-Report on Enterprise stories (more in depth, investigative pieces)

-Work with other NBC affiliates across the country for developing multi-state stories-Morning cut in's with Mid Missouri headlines during the "Today Show"

-Write web stories & tweet from the field about all stories, breaking news, and reporting shifts

-Focused on stories about children and teaching in Boone & Callaway Counties

Dec 2012Apr 2013

Mens Basketball Media Relations Intern

University of Missouri Athletic Media Relations

-Help organize media packets and game day stats for Mizzou and visiting teams

-Ran stat updates to TV and radio networks

-Help take notes during coach and player post game press conferences in order to write up final

press statement about the outcome of the game

Jan 2012May 2012

Student Reporter

KBIA | NPR Affiliate

-Reported on Mid Missouri News -Did on sight and over the phone interviews to be aired-Edited stories to be used on the station

-Wrote online stories published on the station website kbia.org

Education

Aug 2009May 2013

Bachelor of Journalism

University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri School of Journalism
20122012

University of Bergamo