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My wife and two beautiful daughters, enjoying the great outdoors, baseball, college football, friends and family.


I want the opportunity to use past lessons to succeed in new and exciting challenges. I believe I'm a strong team leader who is an encourager rather than a micro manager. The details are important, but I believe goals are best achieved through a confident team approach.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Marketing & Communications Manager

National MS Society
-Marketing lead for the Bike MS: Sam's Club Ride (Dallas-Fort Worth) and the Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River (San Antonio). - Marketing lead for the organization's statewide activities in the vital areas of Strategic Philanthropy and Community Development. - Developed brand strategy and deliverables, including dynamic social media campaigns that increased participation and developed a strong online "community." - Creative direction of marketing materials, both print and online.
Nov 2006Apr 2009

Managing Editor

Gannett Healthcare Group
- Editorial project manager for NurseWeek magazine, South Central, Southwest and Northwest editions. - Develop and assign articles to freelance authors. - Provide creative direction/motivation to graphic designers. - Edit and approve final articles and graphic design concepts. - Final approval on all content. - Manage editorial content on - Staff liaison to editorial advisory boards in each region.
Sep 2004Nov 2006

Scientific Journal Managing Editor

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- Managing editor for Radiologic Technology, a national medical journal. - Maintained all content on Also, served as project manager on the site’s development and launch. - Helped develop promotions plan for new journal Web site, including in-house advertising plan, member e-mail outreach, external promotions and plans to increase online presence on company and external Web pages. - As an active member of the Communications Department, edited and composed copy for ads and various external communications such as press releases and summaries of internal industry research and survey results. - Helped cross-market journal articles in the company's news magazine.

Publications Manager

Bexar County Medical Society
- Managed and developed all Society marketing materials, including brochures, advertisements, monthly magazine and annual membership directory. - Managed publishing contracts and the publications budget. - Facilitated committees responsible for a city health campaign and the Society’s sesquicentennial events. - Fostered partnerships with community organizations. - Worked various annual company events, including membership galas, car show and golf tournament. - Served as liaison to public relations consultant responsible for media relations. - Fostered new relationships with publishing firms responsible for the monthly magazine and the annual directory. - Developed physician members' campaigns for elected office at state and national organizations. - Composed monthly executive director's message, which promoted Society activities and business partnerships. - Played a prominent role in organizational development as a member of the management team.
May 1999May 2001

Communications Coordinator

Cal Farley's
- Helped develop a consistent visual and verbal identity, which included a corporate branding initiative. - Served as company staff writer responsible for fundraising materials and the president's message to donors. - Worked on marketing campaigns for annual events. - Composed, designed and developed the annual report. - Creative direction of newsletters and marketing products. - Edited donor newsletter (250,000+ circulation) and employee newsletter. - Wrote press releases and feature articles. - Provided photography and helped maintain photo archive.


Amarillo Globe-News
Education beat reporter. Responsible for covering Amarillo-area independent school districts and a community college.




The University of Texas at Austin