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Activities and Honors

  • AIB College of Business Presidential Scholar:  3 Terms.  Honor Roll:  3 Terms
  • National Honor Society, 2005-2006
  • City of Saint Joseph, MO Civic Recognition Award, 2008
  • Former Appointed Public Official:  ABCD Regional Planning Commission, 2008
  • Libertarian Party of Iowa Executive Committee, April 2007-Present
  • Libertarian National Committee Region 6 Alternate, May 2008-Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, American Citizenship Award, 2006
  • Iowa High School Athletic Association-Bernie Saggau Sportsmanship Award, 2006


Recognized for having a demonstrated ability for organization building, public relations, and marketing. Experience in developing large organization and marketing plans, developing organization structures, creating advertising campaigns, and leading organizational teams.


Sep 2006May 2008

Associate in Applied Science


Work experience

Nov 2008Present


J.D. Porter Consulting
  • Provide businesses, non-profits, individuals, and political organizations assistance with their advertising, marketing, public relations, website design, and other needs
  • Make all financial, marketing, and strategic decisions for the business
  • Edit, Own, and Publish popular monthly company newsletter on political strategy
Jul 2008Nov 2008

Iowa Coordinator

Barr/Root '08
  • Led the Iowa campaign organization
  • Develop county-by-county organizations
  • Produce detailed plans and reports
  • Ended with the highest state party Presidential vote total and highest vote percentage since 1980
May 2008Jul 2008

Business Manager

Saint Joseph Telegraph
  • Delivered a professional looking paper on time
  • Responded to inquiries about the newspaper
  • Worked with advertisers to promote their business
  • Setup website that will soon provide news to the community
Dec 2007May 2008

Chief of Staff

Phillies 2008
  • Oversaw 30+ staff members
  • Organized state-by-state volunteer groups for early campaign efforts
  • Performed many human resource functions for the campaign
  • Developed large and detailed campaign plans for core staff and state coordinators
Mar 2008May 2008

Chief Executive Officer

AIB Entrepreneurship Class
  • Led 37 students and developed an organizational structure for five departments
  • Developed detailed schedules and strategic plans to complete projects
  • Gave public presentations
  • Earned shareholders over a 300% return on investment in just 10 weeks


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