• Eight years experience working with business leaders to identify project requirements for Web-based projects.
  • Ten + years experience developing and implementing project plans for Web projects.
  • Ten+ years experience providing direction to large and small teams to move project plans forward.
  • Four years experience using MS Project to develop task lists and project time lines for IT projects.


  • 15 + years experience writing content for Websites, marketing materials, and business communications.
  • 15+ years experience designing promotional materials using the latest design software.
  • Experience building customer relationships at trade shows, expos, through volunteer events and through online tools.

Industries Served

  • Publishing
  • Medical Insurance
  • Government
  • eCommerce
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Nursery/Landscaping
  • Non-profit
  • Legal Services

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present


Axia College of the University of Phoenix
  • Facilitated online community college courses including Image Editing and Implementation using PhotoShop CS4, Intro to Web Design and Web Design II.
  • Managed a classroom(s) of 20 to 30 students including coaching students to foster academic achievement, evaluating student progress and working with the college to address student issues.
Aug 2006 - Present

Communications Specialist/Owner

Nova Studios
A communication services company, Nova Studios, primarily serves small businesses and government agencies with Web design and marketing support services.

Clients Include: Ramsey County Parks and Recreation, Sunrise Native Plants,, St. Croix Scenic Byway, Minnesota Habilitation Coalition, and Houston Engineering.

Key Success: Managed marketing campaign for Sunrise Native Plants that increased business 50 percent in the first two years.

  • Key team member on client projects responsible for gathering project requirements, presenting project concepts, communicating project issues and responding to client questions.
  • Created 10 e-commerce and consumer-focused Websites on time and on budget.
  • Interfaced with client and technology consultants to coordinate proofing, client approvals, and deadlines for Web projects.
  • Planned and managed ongoing marketing programs that included online, print and relationship marketing that built awareness of client products and services among national and global audiences.
  • Developed and managed multiple images, animations, videos, etc. used in various deliverables: print, Flash and GIF animation, and website development.
  • Provided input during strategy planning meetings for Sunrise Native Plants that helped the company find a successful nice in the market.
Jan 2003 - Jun 2006

Web Coordinator

Midwest Medical Insurance Company

Key Success: Consolidated three Websites into one in four months.

  • Wrote and edited content for quarterly newsletters, advertisements and corporate Website that increased the company’s profile among medical professionals.
  • Coordinated intranet/Internet development including gathering project requirements, creating project plans, monitoring project time lines and communicating project information to team members.
  • Fielded questions from medical professionals about business-to-business services offered through the company Website and worked with vendors to resolve issues.
  • Trained new employees on how to navigate the intranet and Internet sites.
  • Tracked and reported eCommerce initiatives.
  • Received the Work Improvement Suggestion bonus for designing a cross-training program implemented by Human Resources.
Jan 2001 - Feb 2003

Content Webmaster

Thomson Legal & Regulatory

Key Success: Coordinated the addition of 19 global member company Websites to the intranet.

  • Defined policies and procedures for departments adding content to the intranet.
  • Coordinated design, development, testing and implementation of intranet/Internet features in conjunction with business and technology leaders.
  • Developed Website project plans for content additions.
  • Created awareness of intranet among employee base through one-on-one training, special events and written promotions.
  • Presented status reports to project leaders and executive staff.
  • Consulted with department Webmasters to outline their roles and responsibilities.
Sep 1997 - Dec 2000

Communications Specialist/Consultant

UnitedHealth Group

Key Success: Successfully launched the company’s first intranet site.

  • Managed employee newsletter, which included writing news stories, interviewing sources and managing the production process.
  • Developed content and designed new features for corporate Intranet.
  • Designed promotional pieces and informational booklets using standard desktop publishing software.


2004 - Present

Minnesota School of Business
2001 - 2006


University of Saint Thomas - School of Business
1991 - 1995


University of Saint Thomas



Internet Marketing

E-mail Marketing SEO Social Networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace)

Web Design

HTML/XHTML CSS Web Copy writing JQuery Tools

Design/Photo Editing Software

Adobe Creative Suite CS4 (Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks, Flash)

Contact/Sales Management Software

SalesLogix MS Project Constant Contact QuickBooks Customer Manager Quicken  

Microsoft Software Skills

  Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio.