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So many interest - so little time!

  • First and foremost, spending time with my husband and dogs.
  • Playing and watching any sport
  • Attending live concerts
  • Learning and practicing musical instruments
  • Screenplay writing
  • Reading
  • Playing Scrabble
  • Putting together puzzles
  • Watching movies
  • Hiking
  • So much more...


Team player, results oriented, listens attentively, expresses ideas, provides feedback, perceives non-verbal messages, reports information, creative, imagines alternatives, goal-setting, defines needs, develops rapport, coordinates tasks, provides customer service, works effectively with others in communicating job duties, promotes change, time management skills, attention to detail, takes initiative.


To work in a collaborative environment that fosters innovation and supports processes.


Colleen Kozy

Colleen mentored me for 5+ years. She was my internal communications counterpart in Champions Canadian division.

Jeff Gonder

I worked with Jeff on several tender (RFP) initiatives.


Results-oriented, communications specialist with 5+ years experience in marketing, employee communications, and knowledge management. Proven interpersonal and strategic skills, with the ability to understand needs, scope, plan, and execute on complex projects.

I'm passionate about my work and enjoy thinking of creative ways to help people collaborate. I believe in promoting a healthy social network within a company. Once a company has a strong, positive, communicative culture, your image and brand resonate more vibrantly in your customers eyes.

I firmly believe in team work and knowledge sharing. Finding new and unique methods to harness and distribute knowledge is intriguing and, I think, a service to our future. Knowledge is a gift that should be shared, not hoarded and lost forever.




Mac and PC experience
I'm proficient with both Apple and PC systems.
Microsoft Products
I'm comfortable with all Microsoft Office products: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Communicator, InfoPath, OneNote, Publisher, Visio, Project, and SharePoint.   I range from Intermediate to Advanced with all of these programs.
Adobe Products
I've worked extensively with Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Indesign. I've also worked with Adobe Go-live, Captivate, and Illustrator. I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to create and package documentation and proposal responses.
Video Editing
I taught video editing in Graduate School. I'm familiar with AVID, I-Movie, and Final Cut Pro.

Work experience

Jul 2010Present

Marketing Proposal Specialist

Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide
  • Maintain proposal database
  • Clean content in database
  • Input new content in database
  • Run weekly database reports
  • Proofread proposal content and presentation content
  • Print and ship materials to regions
  • Design content with Adobe Suite for presentations 
Oct 2009Mar 2010

Contractor (Communications Specialist)

Champion Technologies

Internal Communications Specialist

  • Scoped, planned, executed, and implemented a global communications program
  • Assessed business unit communication efficiency and determining needs through statistical analysis
  • Project managed and produced comprehensive project documentation
  • Developed  SharePoint sites
  • Trained employees on SharePoint best-practices
  • Developed content management process and procedures
  • Executive consulting
  • Departmental communications strategic planning that aligned with Corporate initiatives
  • Implemented social media tools
Sep 2005Sep 2009

Communications Specialist

Champion Technologies

Internal Employee Communications

  • Developed internal communication tools including: weekly e-newsletters; training documents and interactive tutorials; educational and corporate videos; process and procedures for International town hall meetings; print newsletters; PowerPoint presentations; and graphics for internal campaigns.
  • Managed and developed internal communication processes and procedures
  • Produced Global Internal Technical Newsletter including: designed layout; graphic design; interviewed; wrote; edited; managed external vendors during printing process; and distribution.
  • Scoped, planned, and executed the development of Microsoft SharePoint sites
  • Project management for global communication initiatives
  • Implemented social media tools

Knowledge (Content) Management

  • Determined metatags, schema, permissions for data management systems
  • Worked with external vendors to develop a global RFP (tender) database
  • Trained employees on SharePoint and company database best practices
  • Managed and developed internal communication processes and procedures
  • Developed process and procedure for tender collaboration and content storage

Corporate Marketing

  • Wrote portions of and edited national and international RFP (tender) responses
  • Organized, formatted, and packaged RFP (tender) responses
  • Collaborated with Marketing on internal and external projects/roll-outs
  • Project management working with vendors to develop brochures, animations, and external newsletters
Jan 2005May 2005

Part-time professor and Lab Technician

Texas Tech University, School of Mass Communications
  • Taught Avid, Dreamweaver, and InDesign for Broadcast Journalism     
  • Managed, taught, and troubleshot video editing software
  • Managed, taught, and troubleshot camera equipment
Aug 2003Dec 2004

Telecommunications Graduate Assistant

Texas Tech University, School of Mass Communications

Producer for RaiderNet News

  • Wrote and proofed newscast script
  • Edited CNN feeds and created feeds using the Avid editing system
  • Researched stories and delegated reporters
  • Directed newscast
  • Ran all newscast equipment: prompter, board, computers, tapes, editing, cameras, and lighting
  • Examined and selected stories for the newscast

Graduate Assistant

  • Advised journalism students on news stories and film content
  • Taught students Avid editing system and I-movie editing system
  • Managed, instructed, and distributed video equipment to students
  • Managed, instructed, and distributed camera equipment to students
Jun 2003Aug 2003

Video Technician and Lab Technician

Texas Tech University, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Produced, directed, filmed, and edited an instructional greenhouse video concerning health specifications using Avid 
  • Produced, directed, and edited a time-lapse video of onion growth
  • Field and technician’s assistant concerning the growth of  guar
  • Field laborer for onion and guar fields
Jan 2001Jun 2003

Facilities Employee and Mechanic

Texas Tech University, Rec Sports
  • Maintained exercise equipment and facility
  • Cashier
  • Distributed equipment
  • Enforced facility safety
  • Set up exercise equipment
  • Assisted and provided service to patrons


Jul 2003May 2005

Master of Arts

Texas Tech University

Summa Cum Laude

The master’s degree is designed to prepare students to enter the communications industry or to continue studies toward the Ph.D. degree. Depending upon courses selected, graduate students are prepared for careers or advanced study in the fields of media (journalism, publishing and electronic communications), advertising, public relations and related fields. (Texas Tech Graduate Program)

Aug 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Texas Tech University

Magna Cum Laude

Major - Telecommunications (Electronic Media & Communications):

  • Designed to prepare students for survival in the new converged media environment, the Electronic Media and Communication (EM&C) program blends professional courses in broadcasting, digital production, and writing into a broad liberal arts education.

Major - Spanish:

  • An undergraduate major in Spanish consists of 30 hours at the 2000 level and above, including a minimum of four 4000-level courses.
  • Studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Minor - Anthropology:

  • The anthropology program reflects the broad scope of the discipline, including the four areas of sociocultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.


Effective Communication Certificate Program

University of Texas