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Education

Honors and Awards

  • Disney's ServiceEAR Award (2007)
  •     one of three interns to ever receive
  • Disney's Guest Fan-atic Award (2007)
  • Degree of Chevalier (2005)
  • Oklahoma Masonic Youth Scholarship (2002-2004)
  • Tulsa Community College Leadership Scholarship (2002)
  • Sapulpa Masonic Lodge Outstanding Senior scholarship (2002)
  • Oklahoma Demolay Chapter of the year (2001)

Community Involvement

Disney VoluntEARS

  • Spend afternoon with clinically ill children at Give Kids the World (2007)

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

  • Sapulpa Lodge 170, Sapulpa, OK (2003-Present)
  1. City fund raising and various clean-up events
  • Frontier Lodge, Stillwater, OK (2006-2007)
  1. Volunteered time to CHIPS program

Salvation Army

  • Christmas bell ringing (2001-Present)

References

Perry Herd

Charles Foshee

Bill Handy

Betty Casey

Leadership

DeMolay International

  • Master Councilor, Highland Park Chapter, Tulsa, OK  (2001-2002, 2004-2005)
  • Creek District Junior Councilor, OK  (2004)
  • Highland Park Chapter Advisory Council, Tulsa, OK (2005-Present)
  • Ritual Advisor, Highland Park Chapter, Tulsa, OK (2006-Present)

International Order of Job's Daughters

  • State Bethel Beau, OK (2006-2007)

College Republicans

  • Public Relations Committee (2006)

Vanguard Youth Ministries: Frontline, Sapulpa, OK

  • Director of Fellowship (2002-2004)

Writing Samples

Blog

LinkedIn

Press Releases

Design Material

Summary

Creative and trustworthy public relations practitioner with extensive communication experience at the WaltDisney World® Resort. Dependable, diligent and determined to perform the best quality work imaginable. Recognized by leadership for willingness to go above and beyond what is required Areas of expertise include:

  • Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Responsibility with a higher purpose
  • Communication
  • Continuous improvement

Work experience

2016present

Communications Specialist

Langston University

• Write press releases.
• Writes and distributes internal and external messaging for the University.
• Work to build awareness of niche program offerings.
• Promotes the college’s programs and services.
• Work with senior administrators to build strategy and consistent messaging.
• Moderates communications between the University and various media outlets.
• Strategic planning.
• Campaign development and implementation

      20142016

      Employee Communications Specialist

      Langston University

      • Managed communications to Langston University employees on behalf of the Human Resources Department to include web site and social media content and design, newsletters, and collateral materials. 
      • Drafted executive communications and coordinates distribution of various mass mailings to more than 500 faculty and staff. 
      • Coordinated with Out of the Darkness to host first suicide prevention walk of more than 150 participants that raised nearly $1000.
      • Served as head of the wellness committee and participates in the Oklahoma A&M “America’s Healthiest Campus” steering committee. Created a stair climbing challenge where faculty and staff climbed more than 1 million steps in a month.

       2011 2014

      Marketing and Communications Coordinator

      Express Employment Professionals

      Creates and maintains content for job seeker, employee and franchise sales focused blogs, newsletters and social media on behalf of Express Brand.

       2008 2012

      Freelance Consultant

      JaredLee Public Relations

      ·Helped define goals, objectives and strategies for various nonprofit and business organizations like Skyrocket. Served as coordinator or leader for special events for organizations such as Sustainable Tulsa.

      ·Condensed and simplified corporate or technical jargon for easier access for press, volunteers and employees for companies such as Wal-Mart.

      ·Wrote and copyedited newsletters, memos and messages to help client communications be consistent in Associated Press style of writing.

       20082009

      Intern

      TulsaKids Magazine

      Performed various creative and clerical tasks, and helped communicate information to advertisers, subscribers and contest winners for with an approximate circulation of 20,000 monthly and a readership of 600,000 annually

      • Created an electronic, easy-accessible database of advertisers and potential clients that increased the sales department’s productivity and proficiency.
      • Wrote articles about children’s health and various events in Tulsa, and wrote information on new cities being included on the 2009 relocation guide.
      • Provided research for developing projects like online advertising, Facebook/Twitter profile and competitor advertising rates.
      • Ensured the subscription lists were updated and accurate by calling each organization and developing a rapport with various companies.
      • Filed, maintained and mailed all invoices for advertisers. 
      2007 2010

      Attractions Host

      Walt Disney World Resort - DisneyQuest

      Worked with a team to provide safety, instruction and exceptional guest service to an average of 3000 guests per day at DisneyQuest.   

      • Recognized by peers for being an exceptional Cast Member through Great Service Fanatic Cards.
      • Utilized creative thinking skills by using several Disney themes to alleviate guest fears
      • Often sacrificed breaks to retrieve lost belongings.
      • Communicated with guests with various languages, customs and expectations every day.
      • Awarded the Quarterly ServicEAR award, a rarity among interns.
      2002 2011

      Produce Clerk III

      Reasor’s Food Warehouse

      Made sure tables were full of fresh and attractive produce for customers while additionally unloading and throwing orders being delivered to the store.

      • Annually trained four to five new hires to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
      • Often worked early mornings to ensure efficiency when management arrived.
      • Worked as management when none were available by doing tasks such as:

      oOrdering

      oFiling invoices

      oCalculating retail

      oScheduling

      oPrice changing

      • Frequently assigned to creatively design displays, slogans and signs.
      • Writer for the company newsletter

      Campaigns/Group Work

      Skills

      Associated Press style
      PC Platform
      Adobe Photoshop
      Microsoft Office
      Microsoft Excel
      Microsoft PowerPoint