Work experience

Work experience

Group Home Manger

Specialized Youth Services

Responsible for group home care for behaviorally aggressive juvenile delinquents returning or leaving from the court system for Charlotte Mecklenburg.

QMHP, QDD development specialist

Carolina Caring Connection

Responsible for Respite care of developmentally handicapped and physically challenged children and adults across Union, Stanly, Cabarrus, Rowan counties.

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013

Project Manager

Managed all production and staff for website development. Developed S.O.P. and processes for design, programming and content implementation. Managed customer service and technical support. Maintained project databases and produced weekly executive reports. Worked daily with and reported directly to CEO.

Aug 2011 - Oct 2012

Director of Fundraising and Events

Purple Heart Homes

Time magazine cover 2011 and CNN Hero of the year 2013 finalist Co- Founder Dale Beatty(Non-profit 501c3)Create, implement and exceed fundraising goals for events, community partnerships. Acquire sponsors and media exposure for events including galas, golf tournaments, running events, Carolina’s Balloon Fest. Developed and managed all website and social media programs surrounding promotion of events including volunteer and corporate participation.

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011


Patriot Charities

Manager (Director of Special Events) (Social Media and website manager) (Non-profit 501c3)Manage all day to day activities and fundraising events that provide for our wounded military servicemen and women. Secure sponsorships entertainment, sales, recruit volunteers, organize committees, manage donor relationships, find event attendees. Additionally I updated the website, social media site, financial  books and organized Board of Directors meetings, summaries and reports. Events included Patriot Gala, Patriot Festival and Go the Extra Mile 5K+

Sep 2009 - Nov 2010

Sponsorship director

Supercar Sensation

This position is more of a hobby than anything else. I provide a little social media advice, search for some new sponsors and attend a few events through out the year. The perks are great, I have never left at he end of the day with out a smile on my face! 

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Sales and Marketing manager

PR Store / Creative Services

Responsible for business development, client relations management, project execution. Compiled weekly sales reports and projections along with daily operations of the store. My focus was on developing a larger web client portfolio along with educating clients on SEO and PPC. Social Media online reports and Online Reputation Management were added intot the services offered.  PR Store is a national franchisor and the Ballantyne store was there flagship model store. I also worked closely with the corporate offices to increase the efficiencey of information via a Customer Relationship Management by integrating Highrise IQ into their  Basecamp online software service.

Sep 2007 - Jan 2009

Account Executive

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Jun 2004 - Sep 2007

Sales rep

Mutual Distributing
Sales of fine wines/ beers/ waters and non-alcoholics to chain accounts (Harris Teeter, Sam’s club, Costco, Food Lion, World Market) My territory is all A+ high profile accounts located in south Charlotte
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

Sales Rep

Tryon Distributing
Sales of fine wines/ beers/ waters and non-alcoholics to chain accounts (Harris Teeter, Sam’s club, Costco, Food Lion, World Market) Covered most of Greater Charlotte Region at one point or another.
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000

Route Salesman

Merita Bread

Route sales for Merita Bread / Private Label bread and Hostess


1990 - 1994


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania



Community Involvement

Current Community Involvement: YMCA Y-Guides Board of Advisors / Ambassador with Matthews Chamber of Commerce /  Elevation Church volunteer usher / organizing member of Link to Charlotte / Hood Hargett- Charlotte Breakfast Club / Connect the Dots networking in Ballantyne / Entrepreneurs Meetup Group in StoneCrest / Charlotte Hospitality Tourism Alliance / Charlotte Chamber of commerce / LinkedIn professional networking groups /Community group participant / Organizer for Cars and Cigars networking / Social media specialist for / Charlotte Networking Professionals / Charlotte marketing group / TIPS / Charlotte Networking / Charlotte Professionals / Charlotte PR and Event Professionals Click for Clients /  Edinboro Alumni /  EUP alumni /  Ferrari Club of America / Skyline GTR owners / Lamborghini Love /  Linked Local Charlotte / Luxury Fractional Group / Network Charlotte / New Media Charlotte / Link to Motorsports / Serious Online Marketing / Steeler nation / Connecting Carolinas / Social Media Pros / Social Media Charlotte / Social Media specialist for Kids Need 2


Experience in prospecting and lead generation, cold calls, warm leads, online leads, securing target customers, sales funnels, needs assessment, rapport and trust building, overcoming objections, initiating, closing and delivery of products and services, strong client retention and management skills, online internet solution consulting, strong social media knowledge, extensive networking connections, Salesforce and Highrise IQ CRM software, trade show management, consistent sales territory growth, goal oriented achiever.   Personal Sales Philosophy: "The lingering effects of HONESTY outlast the residual profits of any sales!" Prior Social Work/Psychology education and employment have assisted in developing strong listening and communication skills, ethical client focused and detail oriented needs assessment skills.