Education

Education
Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

B.A.

http://www.okstate.edu

Major in Public Relations

Minor in English                     

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)

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)

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 History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Oklahoma State University Pre-Med Department

Worked with a group to reduce redundant questions being asked so department heads can have more time to work by condensing and simplifying the information on the official Web site, and proposing plans for future considerations.

Dec 2008 - Present

Freelance 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.

Aug 2011 - Present

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.

Aug 2002 - Aug 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
Aug 2007 - Jan 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.
Oct 2008 - Jan 2009

Office 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. 
Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

Tulsa Animal Welfare

Labored with a team of students to research and develop a request for proposal to reduce the pet overpopulation in the Tulsa Metropolitan area and surrounding areas by increasing the rate of sterilization, and increasing the adoption rate.

  • Researched past articles and press coverage the animal shelter has received in the last year
  • Conceived and helped develop a pet awareness month named PETS: Prevent Euthanization This September
  • Established realistic goals, objectives, strategies and tactics on a $0 operating budget
Sep 2008 - Oct 2008

Oklahoma State Formula SAE Racing Team

Worked with a team to quicken and ease the team’s fundraising goal of $20,000 by developing a single message and having a more professional portfolio for investors.

  • Wrote press releases for the team to pitch to several publications
  • Researched and outlined what the team needed in a successful Web site.
  • Established realistic goals, objectives, strategies and tactics on a $0 operating budget

Campaigns/Group Work

Skills

Skills

Associated Press style

PC Platform

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint