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Creative thinking office manager in non-profit sector seeks to use her strong communications and writing skills as well as a flair for marketing, serving as Communications Consultant I.


I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington with a BA in  Arts, Media and Culture and am proficient in producing media content in both print, web and video format.

  • Research Intern for History News Network website
  • Excellent writing and customer service skills
  • Proficient in both Mac and PC based applications
  • Experienced in Adobe CS programs
  • Experienced instructor and presenter 
  • Experience in developing branding for marketing using web development along with printed marketing materials for my own videography business 
  • Broad understanding of diverse populations through urban ministries, living and traveling overseas and tutoring students in college writing center
  • Dedicated and passionate community servant

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Office Manager, Tacoma Center

Care Net of Puget Sound

Manage the day-to-day operations of a busy non-profit medical center to include training, supervising and scheduling of volunteers.  Data input; supply ordering; counseling clients when needed; providing monthly and annual statistics reports to Center Director.  Handling client records.  Maintain clean, safe, and warm atmosphere for clients, volunteers and staff. Implemented the use of the computer data base after years of using paper scheduling to keep track of client appointments and provided training for all volunteers in using the new system. Create office communications via email, signs and memos.

Apr 2008Present

owner, freelance videographer

Lykos Light Works Video Production

Videography (shoot and edit video footage) of weddings, special events and plays.  Also produce client testimonials and marketing videos.  Design covers for the final DVD product. Upload videos on the web. Managed website and blog.

Aug 2004May 2011

Assistant Class Administrator-Volunteer

BSF International

Worked as a team to register class members and facilitate an atmosphere for the optimal teaching and learning of the Bible.  Trained and supervised a team of ushers, operated audio/visual equipment to record lectures and set up Power Point for remote use.  Assisted with weekly attendance of members and occasionally taught a 40 minute intro class to familiarize potential members with the workings of BSF.  Provided weekly lesson handouts; organized emergency procedures for evacuation and lock downs.   Warmly greeted class members each week.

Apr 2010Jan 2011

Administrative Assistant

Care Net of Puget Sound

Management of donor database.  Data entry; handling donor phone calls; editing and processing mailings and receipts; providing support for stewardship representatives in the form of reports and research. Prepared an updated Resource Manual for the various centers in our organization.

May 2004Jul 2010

Vacation Bible School Coordinator-Volunteer

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Worked within a budget to select and/or develop curriculum for vacation bible school.  Wrote curriculum during my first year.  Also, consistently produced advertisements, newsletter articles and updates.  Created a parent newsletter and volunteer website. When taking over the position, I took charge of a floundering event that had been neglected due to some changes at the church, and turned it into a thriving community outreach event serving 70-90 children each summer.  Recruited volunteers to teach and help; organized decorating, music helpers, food committees and craft committees.  Developed a schedule of events for each grade level. Provided video and/or slideshow presentations to enhance the event.  Took advantage of web-based tools to help volunteers get the information and helps needed.  Also developed online registration.

Apr 2009Apr 2010

Client Advocate-Volunteer

Care Net of Puget Sound

Offered caring, compassionate listening to women in unplanned and/or crisis pregnancy situations in a non-judgmental, warm environment.  Provided support, free pregnancy tests, options education and community referrals eliminating obstacles that may prevent her from carrying to term.  These were in the form of state medical insurance, free ultrasound, parenting classes, maternity case management and baby supplies.  

Jan 2005May 2005

Writing Tutor

Highline Community College

Writing tutor for all levels of writers.  Focused on academic writing and assisting ESL students.  Provided critique and offered suggestions for sentence structure, organization, grammar and how to map out ideas.  Was selected to attend and present at a regional conference for writing tutors at UW Bothell.  CRLA certified.

Jun 2004Jul 2004

ESL Instructor


ESL instructor for Japanese summer exchange students.  Developed curriculum and co-taught 20+ fifteen year-olds conversational English for approximately 2 weeks.

Sep 2003Jun 2004


Evergreen Lutheran High School

One year contract to fill in as German teacher.  Used my skills at German, along with curriculum and web-based tools to teach German 2 to seniors needing the 2nd year of the language to graduate.  Facilitated testing, evaluation, conversation, as well as nearly everything at my disposal to teach German to high school students.


Sep 2005Jun 2007


University of Washington, Tacoma

Graduated magna cum laude

Internship at HNN History News Network

Jul 2004May 2005


Highline Community College

Next Step Scholarship award recipient to attend the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Phi Theta Kappa; 3.91 GPA;

President of Creative Writing Club

Writing Tutor


Hobby level photographer skilled at SLR camera use.  Images have been used in marketing and greeting cards.
Work with prosumer and professional level video camera to create compelling video.  Shot weddings, events, client testimonials and promotional work.
Video Editing
Work with Final Cut application to edit videos for professional use in testimonials, weddings and events.
Some Spanish
Fluent in German


Aug 2011Jul 2013

First Response CPR

American Heart Association