Skills

Skills

Photography

Photography has always been a way for me to express myself, the way I see the world and my surroundings.  My particular styles include:   portrait, lifestyle genre Candid & real life (first person POV)  

Social Media

Social Media Marketing continues to be a strong digital strategy for my clients to gain Internet exposure.   Developing strategic plans for clients through social networks including:   Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, and Flickr Drive traffic to websites and gain followers, hits, and exposure online  

Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Present

Social Media Strategist

Get Smart Web Consulting
  • Create & implement social media plans that will boost clients' online exposure
  • Monitor the results of promotional & media campaigns 
  • Daily posting to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Vine and more
  • Build and maintain targeted relationships 
  • Increase client engagement and interaction on social media channels
  • Design, craft and update blogs for clients
  • Communicate daily with clients about their progress, improvements, updates, changes, etc. 
May 2010 - Mar 2011

Public Relations Intern

Northern Arizona University

Completed a one-year internship at Northern Arizona University, within the College of Arts and Letters, where I worked with the PR & Marketing Coordinator, Elizabeth Hellstern.

I assisted in:

  • planning photo shoots, musicals, plays, and other campaigns within the school. 
  • Photographer for all of these events. 
  • Designed fliers and wrote press releases for the College of Arts & letters 
  • was published in the local Arizona Sun newspaper for my play reviews

Education

Education
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013

Master of Arts

National University

Strategic Communication program centered around:

  • Developing and implementing communication campaigns for businesses
  • Applying theory to real-life and business scenarios
  • Developing advertisements through theory
  • Using social media marketing as a tool to grow business exposure
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Bachelor of Science

Northern Arizona University

The Bachelor of Science in Photojournalism program involved:

  • Studying, practicing and implementing the art of reporting
  • Perfecting a broad range of genres of writing - Sports, OpEd, Local, Lifestyle, etc.
  • 8+ Photography courses, including Studio work, location shoots, working with light
  • Editing photographs through Light Room, Photoshop
  • using meta data and copyright programs to ensure privacy and ownership of photographs

A minor in Public Relations involved:

  • creating press releases for local companies in Flagstaff
  • understanding the need for Public Relations firms from a crisis management and reputation protection standpoint