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An independent creative talent and critical thinker with seven years of writing and entrepreneurship experience. Skilled in developing products that can make an impact for businesses and customers. A prolific writer and speaker with the ability to influence and educate his audience. A driven and open minded leader who can adapt to challenges and learn new ways to pivot in a complex economy.

Work experience


Sales Manager & Partner 

Yummi Foods 

Responsible for sales and promotion of of Yummi Foods Brand, a company dedicated in making gluten free and low sugar baked goods.  Involved in product development and quality control. Use sales skills to expand product line throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

  • Conduct investor pitches to raise capital in order to grow business.
  • Secured seven vendors in Tampa Bay including Abby's Health & Nutrition and Inside The Box.
  • Increased sales by 42% within a six month span.
  • Pitched at USF Fintech Pitch Competition.
  • Pitched at Social Entrepreneurship pitch competition at Synapses Innovation Summit in Tampa.
  • Work on streamlining business model to reduce costs and increase profitability.

Writing Tutor 

Hillsborough Community College 

Mentors other writers in developing their  skills adhering to academic standards. Instruct students on developing content, staying abreast of writing trends while maintaining relationships with students and faculty.

  • Suggest improvements in grammatical and writing style.
  • Evaluate student papers to determine if it meets MLA format standards.
  • Teach workshops on grammar, prose, and MLA format.
  • Help students break down complex material, developing clear and concise writing.
  • Work closely with faculty in developing new teaching methods.

Founder and CEO

Creative Learning Solutions

Founder of Creative Learning Solutions, which is part of the USF Student Innovation Incubator.  A company dedicated in providing problem solving solutions for individuals and companies revolving around the field of creativity.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Craft sales letters and eBooks for direct marketing campaigns.
  • Train clients in developing their ideas through verbal and written form.
  • Work closely with professors in developing projects for CLS and clients.
  • Conduct presentations relating to various topics within the field of creativity.
Sep 2015April 2016


My Reviewers 

Responsible for creating content for blogs, websites and other platforms as needed. Develop ideas and contribute to the development of marketing campaigns by working collaboratively with team on content for blogs, social media, email, and website pages.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Developed and polish marketing documents and website content.
  • Interpreted and incorporated marketing objectives into written materials.
  • Brainstormed and conceptualized original ideas for development of various types of marketing campaigns.
  • Writer for various projects including grant proposals and research reports on competitors
  • Worked closely with team to create, revise and format content for various media.
Jul 2013Jul 2014

Financial Service Specialist

Regions Bank

Managed and sold financial products while evaluating customer needs and meeting sales deadlines. Reviewed financial information with customers in a clear and direct manner. Developed a working knowledge of financial products and programs to maintain accuracy and ensure quality customer service.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Clearly and confidently worked with clients to determine financial needs.
  • Reviewed customer accounts to ensure accuracy and financial suitability.
  • Work collaboratively with management in implementing marketing campaigns.
  • Handled sensitive client and bank information.
  • Communicated highly technical information to a non-technical audience.

Apr 2009Jun 2012


Charles Rutenberg

Used social media to generate and convert leads. Instructed other realtors on web design and summarized the importance of blogging and social media marketing. Wrote strong, motivating content, including social media, print, e-mails, blogs, newsletters, and other content, within my brand’s style and tone.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Checked content for spelling, grammar, and accuracy.
  • Worked with managers to determine client needs. 
  • Designed websites and blogging platforms for marketing purposes.
  • Researched subject matter using the Internet, interviews with subject matter experts), financial publications and other sources
  • Responsible for researching, writing, and editing content for social media and web pages.




Sep 2015April 2017

B.A. English/Creative Writing

University of South Florida

Aug 2004Dec 2007

B.S. Finance

University of South Florida 
Aug 2001May 2004

AA Business Administration

Hillsborough Community College



Increase sales by 42% for Yummi Foods


Created marketed campaigns for multiple businesses

Product Development

Developed products currently being sold at seven locations.


Published seven books in the last four years.


Conducted market research on viable spaces Yummi Foods could enter.


Consult businesses on product development, business planning, and networking.

Notable Achievements

  • Finalist at the USF Fintech Investor pitch competition.
  • Finalist at the Social Entrepreneurship pitch competition at the 2018 Synapses Innovation Summit.
  • Self published over six eBooks which are all available on Amazon. You can view my portfolio at
  • My story, Wild Pitch, was accepted into the USF Thread Literary Magazine.
  • Invited To Barnes and Nobel Book Signing for my novel Wild Pitch.
  • Through outbound sales, Wild Pitch is now being sold in several Barnes & Nobel locations in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Was invited to present my research on creativity at the USF  and FIU research colloquiums.
  • Selected to participate in the Writers in Paradise workshop held at Eckerd College.
  • Was accepted to the Small Business Incubation Lab for the School of Entrepreneurship at USF
  • Conducted presentation on creativity for the School of Entrepreneurship and International Research at USF.
  • Conducted presentation on writing strategies for the USF College of English.
  • Was invited to present my latest creativity research for the Innovation Lab at The University of Florida.
  • Taught class on creativity at Florida Polytechnic University.