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Organizations and Volunteer Work

RowThree.com (March 2009-present)

Film Blog Contributor

  • Contribute site content ranging from film reviews to editorials to news items
  • Provide content to diverse and successful film blog and its pop culture sister site.
  • Encourage and engage in thoughtful discussion surrounding blog posts.
  • Designed portions of current site, including post header and background.

English Graduate Student Association - Baylor University(August 2007 - May 2008)

Technology Committee Chair

  • Create and maintain organizational website; work with departmental personnel as necessary.
  • Worked with colleagues to define the needed elements of our website and created it.
  • Maintained and updated the website, and provided training for colleagues to use it.

Short-Term Missions - Mission to the WorldSummers 2001-2005

English Teacher/Classroom Assistant

  • Taught English to children at week-long English Camp in Juarez, Mexico.

Objective

A professional position that will enable me to use my strong writing skills, computer knowledge, internet savvy, attention to detail, and love for film and media in the service of a company I respect.

Interest

Film, especially classic, foreign, and indie cinema. Literature, especially 20th century modernist and post-modernist literature. Music, especially indie rock, the local Los Angeles scene, and classic rock. Television, especially sci-fi, geeky shows, and the Whedonverse. New media, the internet, social media, technology in general, advertising, design, gaming, traveling.

Websites

Work experience

Sales Associate

Serve customers in finding and purchasing videos and DVDs.

  • Used databases, reference books, and in-depth knowledge of film to help customers.
  • Maintained store organization and attractiveness.
  • Supervised the store in the manager's absence.
Nov 2008Present

Production Manager

Modern Vision Media

Manage affiliate marketing campaigns and projects throughout the company.

  • Managed all of our affiliate marketing campaigns from initial contract signing with the advertiser through launch and after, until the campaigns' expiration
  • Made sure other departments (sales, graphic design, syndication, and operations) had all the necessary information and materials to do their work on each campaign
  • Set timelines and goals for campaigns and other projects and followed up to make sure they were completed in a timely manner
  • Worked with other affiliate networks to add their campaigns to our networks and vice versa
  • Used technical knowledge to assess issues with tracking, often without the aid of the IT department
  • Wrote copy for client landing pages and our own marketing materials
  • Acted as de facto proofreader for much sensitive communication with clients
  • Set up our corporate Twitter account and worked with operations to develop our social media presence.
Jun 2008Sep 2008

Temporary Research Specialist

Hydra Network

Work with Hydra Network legal and compliance departments on gathering and analyzing data.

  • Analyzed email headers and content for specific data.
  • Collected data into Excel for analysis.
  • Checked spreadsheet data for accuracy and consistency.
Jan 2007Apr 2008

Research Assistant

Aid a Rhetoric and Composition professor studying multimodal composition.

  • Gathered and analyzed data for a study on multimodal composition in the classroom.
  • Worked with professor to edit and prepare articles for publication.
  • Wrote and revised technical documentation for an ongoing study.
  • Gathered research materials from library and online databases.
Oct 2004Jul 2006

Adjustments Specialist

Correct customer’s accounts and work with other banks to keep accounts accurate and balanced.

  • Processed requests from customers and other banks for adjustments to their accounts.
  • Updated procedures for the research and adjustments department.
  • Worked with software developer to enhance the departmental software applications.
  • Suggested and helped implement more efficient workflow practices.
  • Provided frequent technological assistance to other employees.
Jul 2003Sep 2004

Indirect Loan Processor

Credit Union Lending Systems

Input / decision car loan applications, process loan documents, interface between dealerships and lenders.

  • Made loan decisions and processed loan documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Worked with both dealerships and credit unions to complete deals amicably.
  • Trained new employees on processing loan applications and documents.
  • Supervised the office on weekends.
May 2002Aug 2002

Intern

Coolfire Media

Aid the editor, producer, and designer.

  • Consulted with the graphic designer on creating pleasing images for ads and menus.
  • Learned to use DVD authoring software on my own to create Coolfire's demo DVD.
May 2001Aug 2001

Intern

Jumby Bay Studios

Aid the editor, producer, and designer.

  • Consulted with the graphic designer on creating pleasing images for ads and menus.
  • Maintained the studio to be attractive and comfortable to clients.

Education

Aug 2006May 2008

Master of Arts

Baylor University

I specialized in English Literature. My coursework ranged from Medieval British to Contemporary Southern Literature, but I tended to focus more on 20th century British and American literature.

Graduated with a 3.84/4.00 GPA.

Aug 1999Apr 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Missouri Baptist University

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.00/4.00 GPA. I focused on video/audio production, but with a personal focus on analysis rather than technical aspects; my minor was history.

Jan 2002Apr 2002

Harlaxton College

Study-abroad program through a reciprical agreement Missouri Baptist had with the University of Evansville, which owns Harlaxton Manor as a study-abroad campus for their students. I studied mostly literature and history while here, and traveled extensively around the United Kingdom and Europe.

Skills

WordPress
Typing/10-key
Typing speed: 80+ WPM on a bad day.
CSS
HTML
Adobe PhotoShop
Microsoft Office