Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Social Media Marketing

Twitter and Facebook for small business marketing. The Twitter profile for my business (@upcyclestudios) currently has 454 followers and a Klout score of 47.  

Microsoft Office Suite

Advanced user in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint. 

Drupal CMS

Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS) used by Portland State University to manage its website. I was responsible for managing the URL www.pdx.edu/cps/empa from 2008 to 2010.

Interest

Woodworking, papermaking, sculpture, DIY culture.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2012 - Present

Admissions & Student Support Specialist

Graduate School of Education

Customer service, database management, university admissions processing for the department of Educational Leadership and Policy, a unit of Portland State University's Graduate School of Education. The department offers several master's degrees, graduate certificates, and professional licensure credentials for school administrators. I interact with several complex database systems to safeguard and analyze the department's student data and deliver customer service to a large number of students and potential students, often acting as a de facto admissions and advising officer.

Jul 2011 - Present

Founder, Owner

UpCycle Studios

I founded UpCycle Studios in 2011 with the mission of "transforming waste into abundance" by working with salvaged and recycled materials to make small gift items, furniture, and functional art. UpCycle Studios has sold in craft fairs and via the Trillium Artisans collective. Etsy is my current primary sales channel. UpCycle Studios develops its brand, markets products, and expands and engages with its audience on Facebook and Twitter. All inventory is photographed and digitally enhanced before being posted to the web for sale.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

Member/Volunteer - Retail Sales

Trillium Artisans

Trillium Artisans was a collective of small business owners, each of whom specialized in handmade and recycled goods. The organization operated a member-run retail store at 318 SW Taylor in downtown Portland. During the Summer of 2012 I was the store's lead volunteer.

Oct 2008 - Jun 2010

Program Coordinator - EMPA

Center for Public Service

The Center for Public Service is a self funded unit within Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government. 

As Program Coordinator of the Executive MPA program, I managed a $400K+ budget and provided extensive administrative, academic, and logistical support to students and faculty. I developed successful marketing initiatives that recruited new students from throughout the Portland-metropolitan area, thereby expanding the size and budget of the program.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2008

Assistant Manager

Hippo Hardware

Assistant Manager of the hardware department at Hippo Hardware, a home fixtures store.

Updated and modernized displays, created standardized price lists, and put in place organizational systems for stock. I also managed freight, mail and phone order fulfillment, and purchased used stock for the department from individual sellers.

Education

Education