Someone once told me that faith is the bird that can see the light before the dawn breaks. In marketing and communications there is always a new dawn breaking. It is my mission to be on the cutting edge of my industry. I am a hard working, determined individual with clear goals. 

I have had many wonderful opportunities to build a varied portfolio of work, highlighted here. 

Thank you for visiting my VisualCV. Please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2009 - Present

Staff Writer

Central Missouri Bride Magazine

Central Missouri Bride Magazine, a publication of the Central Missouri Bridal Association, is a bi-annual magazine with a physical distribution of 5,000 and an electronic viewership of approximately 2,500. As sole staff writer for the magazine I have the following job responsibilities:

  • Writing articles for bi-annual publication with distribution of 5000
  • Interviewing couples and vendors for feature articles.
  • Researching evolving trends in the wedding and special event industry.
  • Generating content ideas. 
  • Selling advertising space. 
  • Designing ads for vendors. 
Aug 2010 - Present

Catering Manager

Fresh Ideas Management LLC

Fresh Ideas is an innovative company offering creative and efficient food service management in the areas of dining services and catering.

Feb 2008 - Oct 2010

Event Specialist

Event Solutions, LLC.

Working at Event Solutions, the premier event planning and production company in Columbia, Missouri has been an incredible experience. I began as an intern and was hired on as an Event Specialist within six months, and now work on a project-by-project freelance basis. My responsibilities include:

  • Writing and negotiating vendor contracts.
  • Created content and design structure for website redesign (to be completed in Fall 2010), and established other social media outlets.
  • Writing an article appearing monthly in a local business publication.
  • Designing and writing content for a monthly eNewsletter sent to over 1,000 client leads.
  • Holding client meetings and vendor negotiations.
  • Creating and reconciling budgets for events.
  • Serving as lead assistant on events with budgets ranging from $1,000 to $200,000 and with 25 to 600 guests. 
  • Planning and executing events as lead coordinator with budgets ranging from $25,000 to $90,000. 
Dec 2009 - Aug 2010

Strategic Communications

Socket Telecom, LLC

Socket, named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation in Inc. Magazine, is a Missouri-based telephone and Internet provider. Working in the marketing department affords me opportunities to work in many disciplines. Some of my duties include: 

  • Writing and distributing news releases.
  • Writing copy for customer communications in the form of letters, e-mails, and social media. 
  • Researching and writing a series of press-ready technology articles titled Tech Talk.
  • Updating and creating key URLs on Socket's website using HTML programming code. 
  • Aiding in the planning and executing events (i.e. neighborhood parties, trade shows, festival sponsorships, volunteer opportunities)
  • Planning and executing company wide events fulfilling objectives such as increasing employee morale and team building. 
  • Building and maintaining media relationships. 



Bachelor of Science

Stephens College

GPA 3.95/4.0

Minors: Special Event Planning and Graphic Design



Microsoft Office

Typing Speed: 60 WPM   I am proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programs:    Particularly:  Word Excel  Power Point Outlook

Adobe Creative Suite

I am proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite of design programs.   Particularly:  Photoshop InDesign Illustrator