Work History

Work History

Primary Teacher - Head Start Program of Georgia

Middle Georgia Community Action Agency

- Develop and implement lesson plans - Prepare materials and epuipment, keep equipment clean and safe- Requisition supplies- Keep classroom clean, safe, and tidy- Supervise children at all times- Attend staff meetings, parent meetings, and training sessions- Refer children and families who need help to special service aids- Responsible for instruction, guidance, and safety of children- Train volunteers, teacher aides, and other staff- Keep adequate records

Oct 2010 - Present

Owner/Operator

Vanity Couture Photography

When I look at the world, I automatically see a photograph that can be captured. I see it in the simplest things: the sprinkles on a bowl of ice cream, the way the light catches a chandelier, or even the way the colors of soap mix on the windshield at the car wash. Photography is an art form that allows me to express myself by capturing people in a moment of self-expression. We're all vain, in one way or another, and I believe that Vanity is a beautiful thing, as a matter of fact it's my favorite sin.

Mar 2012 - Present

Owner/Operator

Vintage Vanity

I make the world a little more fabulous through my discovery and sale of vintage clothing. Vintage Vanity was created as a business to sell vintage items I acquired from my Grandmother’s large collection. I branched out to visiting estate sales to find vintage treasures to sell in my online store, as well. Vintage Vanity became an approved vendor for The Augusta Market on the River in April 2012. Items are also sold via the Vintage Vanity Facebook page and Etsy shop.

Mar 2013 - Present

Director of Member Services

North Augusta Chamber of Commerce

I work to grow and maintain the membership base by developing and implementing strategies that assist in both the retention of current business members and the recruitment of new business members.This includes planning and executing programs and events to promote membership growth and increase retention levels.

Sep 2012 - Present

Owner/Operator

Southern Socialite Co

Southern Socialite Co. offers affordable essentials for the modern Southern belle. Custom Southern Socialite Co. t-shirts, jewelry, clothing and accessories are all available for great prices. Southern Socialite Co. believes you can sparkle on a dime. Dress like Jackie. Act like Marilyn. Inspire like Audrey. Party like Gatsby. This is Southern Socialite Co.

Aug 2012 - Present

Costumer/Stylist/Makeup Artist - Theater Dept.

Augusta State University (Georgia Regents University)

When contracted - 

I specialize in developing costumes for productions on stage. I work with the director and cast to costume everyone appropriately for the production and their needs. I develop a  creative vision which accompanies the production, and the general look and feel which are desired. I develop costumes via creative inspiration while taking into account the needs of the actors, actresses and the production.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Head Social Media Intern

The SoChi Companies

- Co-manage Facebook profiles for: Gateway Macon, Spa Medial, The SoChi Companies, The SoChi Gallery, How Handsome Dan Became a Zombie (music video) and Martin the Guitar (children's book).- Create unique Facebook postings for all clients listed above - Promote events via client pages and my personal page - Create promotional graphics/flyers- Create media lists

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Intern

The Not Wedding

- Create media lists for Atlanta, Orlando and San Diego - Create a database of wedding planners in the Atlanta area - Write a press release for The Not Wedding Atlanta - Promote the event via Facebook - Attend The Not Wedding Rehearsal Dinner networking event- Work The Not Wedding Atlanta Event

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Georgia Southern University
Aug 2011 - Present

Augusta State University

Completed Courses:- Feature Writing- Public Relations Writing- Communications for Professionals- Communications and Culture- Public Relations Theory- Public Relations Campaigns- Book Editing - Newswriting- Publication Production (Adobe InDesign)- Media Law and Ethics- Social Media- Independent Study: Costumer/Makeup Artist for ASU Fall 2012 show - Theatrical Magic

Activities and Societies: Lambda Pi Eta National Communications Honor Society, Alpha Alpha Xi Chapter Treasurer

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Lambda Pi Eta National Communications Honor Society

Treasurer

Alpha Alpha Xi Chapter

Augusta State University

Dean's List

Fall 2011 Semester

4.0 GPA

Dean's List

Spring 2012 Semester

4.0 GPA

Dean's List

Fall 2012 Semester

4.0 GPA

Summary

Senior PR Major. Vintage Vanity Owner. Photographer. Freelance Writer. Social Media Lover. 4.0 Honor Student. Treasurer Lambda Pi Eta - Augusta State University. Fashion addict. Changing the world one pocketful of glitter at a time.

Objective

I am seeking a Public Relations position which will require me to integrate my writing skills, advertising campaign and media relations expertise to accomplish the agency's ultimate marketing goals, along with allowing me to utilize my photography and creative skills to produce a quality product.

Skills

Skills

Social Media

I've been a part of the social media scene dating as far back as LiveJournal and Xanga. I love to stay plugged in through various social media sources such as: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, FourSquare, and Tumblr to name a few. Social media is the revolution and I am completely on board.

Vintage Clothing Buyer/Dresser

I acquire vintage fashion pieces via browsing through my Grandmother's extensive collection and at estate sales. I then create beautifully fashionable ensembles, photograph each of them and list them on both of my vintage clothing websites for sale. I am an approved Augusta Market vendor and I enjoy displaying my items in my booth there and meeting fun new customers.

Photography

I photograph anything and everything from live performances to cemeteries. I can find beauty in pretty much anything and capture a photo worth more than 1000 words.

Feature Writing

Writing narrative features applying literary techniques to true stories, using excellent style and grammar, thinking critically about structure and format and finding stories that matter to myself and my audience. My goal is write stories that capture the reader's attention because they are, at their very core, human.

Public Relations Writing

* Press Releases * Media Lists * Brochures * Public Service Announcements * Fact Sheets * Op-Eds * Social Media - Facebook/Twitter