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I love... Traveling, public relations, event planning, dance, baking, yoga, great food, wine, the beach, surfing, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, visiting parks, rock climbing, wake boarding, honesty, people, new technology, music, music festivals, problem solving, writing, singing in the car, networking, sewing, the internet, spontaneity, art, photography, graphic design, helping animals, movies, camping, expanding my comfort zone, environmentally friendly practices and products and much more ...but not necessarily in that order.


I am currently the Director of Public Relations for Rios-Lovell Estate Winery in the Livermore Valley Wine Country. It has been a fantastic experience and the perfect opportunity to grow during this juncture in my life post college. I graduated in December 2010 with a B.A. in Journalism with an option in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology from California State University, Chico. Through my education in public relations and professional experience I discovered my eternal passion for the events and public relations industries. For the next step in my career, I plan to relocate to San Francisco and obtain a position at a public relations agency or within the events industry. Having grown up in the Bay Area, I absolutely love the city and I always knew that I would eventually build my career there. I would love to work for an innovative venue that hosts public and private events or in hospitality public relations. However, I have a wide variety of interests that may lead me to work within many different industries. As an extremely creative and passionate person in all that I do, I am looking to continue my career with a company that shares that passion and can utilize my ability to produce results.

If you would like to know more, please contact me!


Jan 2008Dec 2010

B.A. in Journalism with an option in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology

California State University, Chico

Related coursework:

  • Writing for Public Relations
  • Writing for Mass Media
  • Public Relations Publications
  • Public Relations Strategy
  • Copyediting
  • Photojournalism


Work experience

Jun 2005Present

Server, Bartender

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery

Providing courteous, professional and personal service at all times. Serving and bartending at special events, providing seamless service from beginning to end, suggesting food and wine pairings, tasting room bartending, assisting events coordinator and filling wine club orders.

Apr 2010Present

Director of Public Relations, Event Coordinator, Bar Manager

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery

Working as a team with the Owner and event staff to ensure excellent client and visitor experiences. Responsible for creating and driving strategic public relations campaigns that have significantly increased event sales, visitor and wine club member numbers. Facilitating all communication with the public incliding social networking, developing and maintaining Web site content and events calendars, designing and writing promotional materials for print and media relations, improving visibility via strategic SEO, and selecting and maintaining advertising accounts. Also responsible for coordinating public and private events, pursuing event sales, booking clients, managing client accounts and payments, touring event facilities, training and scheduling staff as well as providing seamless day-of event coordination services.

Feb 2011Jun 2011

Server, Bartender

California Cafe

Fine-dining serving and bartending for large special events as well as lunch, dinner and brunch. Suggesting food and wine pairings, taking bar inventory, keeping liquor and wine room well stocked, creating infusions and secondary cocktail ingredients from scratch, developing and costing new cocktails seasonally, anticipating and attending to guests needs, taking and filling to-go orders, greeting guests, maintaining server stations and dining room, and preparing a variety of coffee selections as the restaurant barista.

Jan 2010May 2010

Public Relations Intern

Butte Humane Society

Developed and coordinated a new annual event that received extensive media coverage and increased the shelter adoption rate by 15 percent. Was responsible for planning established events, designing promotional materials, writing and updating Web site content as well as crafting extensive media kits including press and broadcast releases, fact sheets and pitch letters.

Jan 2010May 2010

Public Relations Intern


Designed promotional materials for events and products, maintained social networking sites, planned public events, journalistic photography, conducted primary and evaluative research, and worked with company owner and interns to create and implement strategic public relations campaigns.

May 2009Jan 2010

Assistant Event Coordinator, Events Bar Manager

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery

Assisted Event Coordinator and Events Manager with all details concerning the planning and coordination of public and private events during the busy summer seasons as well as via the internet when in school. Was responsible for scheduling all appointments and facility tours, maintaining office calendars, organizing client files, collecting vendor insurance and maintaining vendor files, responding to event inquiries via e-mail and telephone, developing and maintaining event materials, facilitating event ticket sales, and gathering and reporting event statistics. Was responsible as Bar Manager for hiring and scheduling bar staff, event bartending, tasting room bartending, filling wine club orders and preparing inventory.

Oct 2008Dec 2009

Driver, In-House

Woodstocks Pizza

Assisted customers with menu selections and placing orders, prepared food as roller and cook, delivered orders in a timely manner, bussed tables, maintained the dinning room and kitchen and completed extensive closing and opening duties.

Sep 2009Dec 2009

Business Director, Publications Director

Quest Adventures

Worked as a team to create and implement a new public relations campaign, designed informational brochure, researched budget items, produced the final working budget, planned events and designed event poster.

Jan 2005Sep 2007



Greeted guests in a pleasant manner, anticipated and fulfilled guest needs, maintained server stations and dining room, trained new employees, incorporated shopper points and worked as a team with the kitchen and bar staff to ensure excellent customer experiences.


Google Docs and Dropbox
I frequently create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Everything I work on is always backed up in three or more places.
Associated Press Style Copyediting
AP Style was required in all of my coursework at CSUC, but I also took Copyediting as an elective and continue to use it in my work today.
Social Networking
Facebook, MySpace Twitter Yelp YouTube Flickr
Internet Research
Microsoft Office
Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook
Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign, Photoshop Dreamweaver Acrobat Flash Illustrator

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