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Upon moving from Annapolis, MD, to Dana Point, CA, in October 2012,I strayed from the world of PR & marketing to dive head first into the real estate arena by joining a small investment company that flips properties.  My time with the company has proven to be educational, challenging, and fulfilling, allowing me to be hands-on with many of the company's intricate and varied operations.  

Prior to my work with Nationwide Capital Group, Inc.....

While earning my bachelor’s degree in journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I focused my education mainly on public relations, combined with a minor in communications media and an emphasis in business. I am confident that these academic programs prepared me for a successful future in the field of communications.Through my work and volunteer experiences (an internship at Mount Aloysius College, IUP’s Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America, our alumni-relations organization, and our student-run newspaper), I was able to focus on and develop the following skills:building professional relationships, working one-on-one with clients, producing results under budget and ahead of schedule, and gaining leadership experience while also working as a part of a team.

During my time in Annapolis I served as the hotel manager, and catering & events manager for the State House Inn and Ristorante La Piccola Roma in Annapolis, MD.  I initiated and took total responsibility for all marketing efforts and materials, cross-promotions, advertising and event planning.  I had also implemented some cosmetic improvements to the existing structure of the building and consistently increased hotel occupancy.

In addition to working full-time at the inn and restaurant, I interned with Chic Communications in Annapolis.  This position provided the valuable opportunity to gain experience constructing strategic marketing plans, researching test markets for client products, writing media alerts, event planning, managing social media, compiling press clippings, and researching advertising rates.

Work experience

Oct 2013May 2016

Executive Assistant

Nationwide Capital Group, Inc.

Coordinate & execute most internal/external operations outside of property acquisitions with little more than verbal intent from company CEO;work directly with agents & escrow to facilitate approx. 10 real estate transactions per month; create & execute loan documents; create real estate listings; manage all incoming & outgoing properties

May 2010Aug 2010

PR & Marketing Intern

Mount Aloysius College


Aug 2008May 2011

B.A. Journalism

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Writing Samples: News Stories

Samples: Publication Design

Samples: PR Plans


My-Trang Nguyen, Professional Colleague

VP, Lawyer's Title - Irvine, CA

Chris Shepard, Company President

President & CEO, Nationwide Capital Group, Inc.

949-433-7035, [email protected]

Sara (Barnett) Lawer

Director of IUP Ambassadors, Student Alumni Association

Michele Papakie

Journalism Professor; current chair of IUP Journalism Department

Jackie Robertson-Gutshall

Ms. Gutshall was Direct of PR and my immediate superior during my PR/marketing internship at Mount Aloysius College (summer 2010)

Randy Jesick

Journalism Professor and former chair of IUP Journalism Department

Marc Lucas

Owner - State House Inn and La Piccola Roma