Education

Education

B.A. Communications

Jan 2012 - May 2013
Rogers State University

Built upon my skills in public relations and marketing.

Gained new skills in video production and editing.

Acquired knowledge about communications principles and best practices.

Strengthened my research abilities.

Sep 2001 - May 2004
Northeastern State University

Increased fluency in Spanish.

Learned techniques for the classroom.

Observed 7th and 8th grade students.

Observed exceptional elementary students. 

Academic/Professional Portfolio

Work History

Work History

Contracted Freelance Writer

Jul 2014 - Present
Contemporary Christian Music Magazine
  • Write critical reviews of albums in the Christian genre.
  • Write dynamic feature articles on Christian artists.
  • Write critical reviews of inspirational books.

Legal Assistant

Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
Law Office of Mary Alice Akins
  • Drafted legal documents.
  • Drafted client letters.
  • Established billing and time tracking processes.
  • Scheduled client meetings.
  • Maintained monthly expense ledger.
  • Invoiced clients.

Customer Service/Vacation Planner

Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Trase Miller Technologies
  • Researched, planned and booked vacations for American Airlines Vacations customers.
  • Responsible for over $750,000 in vacation sales from Jan - July 2011.
  • Consistently provided excellent customer service for American Airlines Vacations.
  • Won the "Class Act" award for excellent customer service every month of my post-training employment.
  • Performed website support for AA.com and the American Airlines Advantage program.

Owner/Manager

Oct 2005 - Sep 2009
Jamie's Exclusively Plus, LLC
  • Conducted grass roots market research.
  • Executed business strategies to fill a niche market.
  • Handled all aspects of advertising and public relations.
  • Established brand recognition and customer loyalty.
  • Enforced company policies and procedures.
  • Recorded company profit/loss.
  • Reported monthly sales tax figures.
  • Supervised daily operations.
  • Tracked over 500 consignor balances and payouts.
  • Sold business for a profit.

Worship Leader

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
Spirit Life Church (formerly Evangelistic Temple)
  • Scheduled a rotating team of 10 musicians and vocalists.
  • Composed weekly communication emails to team
  • Served as liaison between volunteers, senior pastor and sound engineers.
  • Led congregational worship on Sunday mornings.
  • Developed cohesion through team building and bible study.

Objective

To fulfill the needs of an organization by utilizing my skills, which include detail-oriented planning, thorough organization and clear communication. To lead with integrity and motivate others to achieve goals.

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's List Student, RSU - Fall 2012, Spring 2013
  • 3rd Place at Oklahoma Speech Theater Communication Association's Public Relations contest. - Fall 2012
  • Performer in RSU's MLK Day of Service Ceremony, performing an original song - Spring 2013
  • RSU Outstanding Capstone - Spring 2013.

Skills

Skills

Leadership

I am a proven effective leader with experience leading small groups and teams, both academically and professionally. 

Writing

Wrote and voiced radio commercial for Jamie's Exclusively Plus, which aired on 92.9 KBEZ. Experienced from course work in news writing, Skilled at writing press releases and publicity bios. Currently maintain a lifestyle blog. Celebrated and award winning songwriter.

Spanish

Write proficiently in Spanish. Speak some Spanish conversationally.  

Marketing

Successfully targeted niche market. Established brand as leader in the marketplace.