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Honors and Awards

2008

  • First Place, Sports Feature Story (Nondaily), Awards of Excellence 2008, Kansas Press Association
  • Second Place, Sports Column Writing (Nondaily) Awards of Excellence 2008, Kansas Press Association
  • Third Place, Sports Story (Nondaily), Awards of Excellence 2008, Kansas Press Association

2009

  • Second Place, Newsletter, Philly Awards Honoring Excellence in Nonprofit Communications, Non-Profit Connect

Objective

To provide freelance creative services, including writing, graphic design and photography.

American Red Cross Marketing

Summary

My skills include newsletter and annual report design; digital photography; digital editing; speech writing; writing web content; designing web graphics; billboard design; proofreading; copywriting; invitation design; marketing; column writing; and page layout.

Work experience

Feb 2008Present

Marketing Manager

American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City

·      Directed, developed and produced editorial content for the organization’s newsletter and annual 

      report.

·      Managed and designed graphic content and contributed editorial pieces for the organization’s 

      Web site overhaul.

·      Revised and edited funding proposals.

·      Designed collateral materials for the organization’s programs and services.

Jul 2007Feb 2008

Sports Editor

Louisburg Herald

Wrote copy, cutlines and headlines for a weekly newspaper, while taking pictures, designing pages and managing editing responsibilities for the Sports section.

Sep 2006Jul 2007

Reporter

Osawatomie Graphic

Wrote copy, cutlines and headlines for the Linn County section of the paper. I proofed pages and took pictures, while adhering to a strict deadline.

Education

Newspaper Pieces

Photography Samples

Student Work (KCAI)