Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2015 - Present

Philanthropy Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy
  • Manage all philanthropy operations, event coordination and prospect research

Apr 2013 - Jun 2015

Senior Development Specialist

West Virginia University Foundation

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center


  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to acquire vital philanthropic support for the Cancer Center
  • Coordinate all aspects of the annual Gala celebration which brings in thousands of dollars in revenue each year
  • Develop and lead a strong annual sustainability program including direct mail, electronic pieces, campaigns and events
  • Work closely with major/annual donors and prospects to develop strong ties to the Cancer Center
  • Perform stewardship activities with donors including regular outreach and reporting
  • Assist in writing grant proposals to foundations and corporations
  • Manage the Office of Philanthropy's day-to-day operations including gift acknowledgements, deposits, invoices, and directing philanthropy-related communication efforts
  • Supervise the Public Relations Manager and a student worker


  • Increased Gala event sponsorship by approximately $50K in the first year coordinating the event and an additional $50K the following year
  • Developed the Pink Party to benefit Bonnie’s Bus which raised approximately $30K in its first year
  • Increased Bonnie’s Bus fundraising dollars by over $100K in first year leading those efforts
  • Worked with MBRCC and WVUF leadership to develop a comprehensive Grateful Patient Program for the MBRCC
May 2011 - Apr 2013

Program Specialist

West Virginia University

School of Pharmacy, Office of Experiential Learning 


  • Coordinated all administrative and operational aspects of the Office of Experiential Learning
  • Placed students in internships across the state and managed their progress
  • Provided assistance and support to students while they completed their service learning projects
  • Administrator of an online information management system, E*Value
  • Wrote and published the preceptor newsletter, Preceptor Today, on a quarterly basis
  • Maintained positive relationships with hundreds of preceptors across the state and region


  • Coordinated the integration of E*Value into all aspects of the experiential learning curriculum
  • Fully designed E*Value training materials for different groups of users
  • Spearheaded the transition to electronic documentation for the Office of Experiential Learning
Jul 2009 - Apr 2011

Administrative Assistant

West Virginia University

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center 


  • Provided high-level administrative support to the Cancer Center’s Deputy Director
  • Coordinated the day-to-day activities and special projects related to various scientific/clinical/educational programs including the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program, Bonnie’s Bus and the Cancer Cell Biology Program


  • Developed and managed the first annual Osborn Program scientific retreat
  • Managed the creation of the first Bonnie’s Bus annual report
Feb 2009 - Jul 2009

Office Support II (Temporary Placement)

West Virginia University

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 

  • Assisted with clerical and administrative duties to support the Dean, Office Administrator and departmental staff
Jan 2008 - May 2008


Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.

Service learning internship with West Virginia University's Center for Civic Engagement

  • Assisted the Executive Director with the day-to-day operations, grant work and public relations


2014 - Present

Master of Science, Adult Education

Kansas State Univerity

Current GPA: 4.0 

Coursework completed:

  • Introduction to Adult Education
  • Adult Learners and Technology
  • Quality Programs and Staff Management
  • Social Media and the 21st Century Adult Learner
  • Characteristics of the Adult Learner

May 2008

Regents Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Emphasis

West Virginia University

Coursework in communication studies (organizational communication emphasis), English (writing/editing and literature), counseling, sociology, psychology, education

  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate (2008)
  • 3.64 Overall GPA
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (honorary)
  • National Exemplary Scholars in Service (service honorary)
  • Gamma Beta Phi (service honorary)
  • Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Certificate of Achievement (multiple semesters)
  • President’s and Dean’s List Certificate Recipient (multiple semesters)

Professional Conferences Attended

2014: National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers Annual Conference;          Columbus, OH 

2011: E*Value User Conference; Minneapolis, MN

Training Sessions Completed

2014: West Virginia University Supervisor Training 

2013: Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundamentals of Fundraising 

2012: Introduction to Dreamweaver and HTML

2012: SOLE 10 

2011: CMS Desk 

2010: Reference Manager 

2010: Abbreviated Biomedical Research

2009: Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint

2009: Advanced Microsoft Word


Nov 2010 - Nov 2020

Notary Public

State of WV