Emily Barahona

Emily Barahona


Aug 1998 - May 2002

BS in Hospitality

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, School of Hotel Administration

Developed extensive business knowledge and skills in areas of Hospitality Design and Development, Marketing, Advertising, Hotel-Restaurant and Business Management, Business Communications, Finance, Business Law, Property Asset Management, HR, Organizational Behavior, Information Technology, Food Service and the Culinary Arts.

Work experience

Work experience

Independent Contractor Working from Home

Pittsboro, NC

Branding Specialist - Graphic Designer, Web designer, Marketing Consultant                      June 2011 - Present

10K Marketing


Chapel Hill, NC

Associate - Branding Specialist, Graphic and Web Designer                                                  August 2012 - Present

newhope church


Durham, NC

Director of Marketing                                                                                                                  August 2010 - Present

Most recently newhope church was identified and named one of the top 10 fastest growing churches in America. It was also ranked first among the “Top 10 Greatest Percentage Gains” of people attending churches in all denominations across America!


Here is the list of what I design, prepare, manage and/or implement as Director of Marketing at newhope church:



WEB:  Website, Web graphics, Current Pastor's blog, New blog (coming soon), iCampus, E-blasts, Podcasts, YouTube, Google and SEO

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook and Twitter

TV:  Extensive Commercial Schedule and 30-Minute Sermon Sunday Spots on TWC

PRINT:  Direct Mass Mailings (Sent to around 120,000 homes), Roadside Banners, Directional Road Signs, Advertisements, Collateral (Brochures, etc.)

PR:  Press Releases, Interviews and Photoshoots for features in printed media (magazines and newspapers), arrange and promote radio interviews/features, Promote Special Events (eg: Global Leadership Summit 2010, Laugh Your Way Marriage Conference)


Boykin Lodging Group REIT

Cleveland, OH

Intern in Asset Management                                                                                                June 2000 - August 2000

Axis Architecture + Interiors

Indianapolis, IN

Interior Design Intern                                                                                                              June 2001 - August 2001

Cornell University Ground Department

Ithaca, NY

Master Planning Intern                                                                                                           January 2002 - May 2002

JWMcQuiston Architecture

Indianapolis, IN

Interior Designer                                                                                                            August 2002 - December 2002

CSO Architecture & Interiors

Indianapolis, IN

Lead Interior Designer                                                                                                           January 2003 - May 2004

Pedcor City Center Development Company

Carmel, IN

Director of Interior Design                                                                                                May 2004 - December 2004

E3 Studios : Environments Studio


Owner, Interior Designer, Consultant                                                                                  January 2005 - Fall 2009


  • Sigg Residence  I  Indianapolis, IN
  • Chatfield-DeJarden Residence  I  Washington, DC
  • Project Collaboration with MW Design  I  Chapel Hill, NC
  • Acero Residence  I  Miami, FL

Statler Hotel's Banfi's Restaurant

Cornell University Hotel School, Ithaca, NY

Prep Chef                                                                                                                            September 1999 - May 2000

Classics, Five Diamond, Fine Dining Restaurant

Cleveland, OH

Hostess                                                                                                                   September 1997 - September 1998

Shaker Country Club

Shaker Heights, OH

Assistant Banquet Manager                                                                                          June 1999 - September 1999

The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill, NC

Banquet Captain                                                                                                              October 2005 - January 2006

E3 Studios : Events Studio


Owner, Event Designer, Planner and Consultant                                                                        May 2004 - Current


  • Studio 91 Events  I  Chapel Hill, NC  I  New Years 2008 - Summer 2009
  • Bagley Birthday Party  I  Durham, NC  Summer 2009
  • Llanos 50th Birthday Party I Hillsborough, NC I October 2008
  • Bezy 50th Birthday Party I Chapel Hill, NC I August 2008
  • Mejia Wedding  I Raleigh, NC I Fall 2006
  • Hitch Wedding I Chapel Hill, NC I Spring 2005
  • Shook Thanksgiving I Carmel, IN I Fall 2004
  • Dunkin Wedding I Indianapolis, IN I Summer 2004
  • Oakley Bridal Shower I Indianapolis, IN I Summer 2004
  • Guinn Wedding I Ithaca, NY I Spring 2004


  • Feather Your Nest, Home & Garden Show I Chapel Hill, NC I March 2008
  • Coburn House “Spotlight on 49th and Penn” Fashion Show I Indianapolis, IN I Fall 2004
  • Carmel Ground Breaking Ceremony/Pedcor Open House I Carmel, IN I Summer 2004

The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill, NC

Marketing Manager                                                                                                           August 2006 - January 2008

Under guidance of and collaboration with Director of Sales and Marketing, worked on annual marketing plan, monthly marketing plan implementation, reports, media trafficking, public relations coordination, advertising coordination, electronic marketing oversite (including complete website management, e-blasts), photo shoots, virtual tour shoots, collateral and printing projects, monthly marketing expenses and budgeting, customer loyalty programs, and overall marketing adminstrative responsbilities for the department.  Planned, prepared for, and managed the implementation of seasonal PR special events such as Twelve Days of Christmas, Birdhouses on Parade, Fridays on the Front Porch.

Sales and Marketing Assistant and PR Special Events Coordinator                    January 2006 - August 2006

Supported the Sales and Marketing team as well as the General Manager, and helped organize and coordinate PR special events.

E3 Studios : E-Marketing Studio

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC  Triangle Area

Owner, Graphic Designer and Marketing Consultant                                         January 2008 - November 2009

CLIENTS: The Carolina Inn, Kenan Flagler's Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill Magazine, MMC Production Co., Floral Dimensions, The General Store Cafe, Marthanna Yater Fine Art Photography, Good Travel Web Design

Branding Expert.  Define corporate identity, and design and develop logos and corporate identity branding style guides.  Build brand image by applying identifying style and brand design elements through out all marketing media such as ads, collateral, websites, e-blasts, e-newsletters, social networks, slideshow presentations, tradeshow set-ups, photography. 

Bell Leadership Institute

Chapel Hill, NC

Manager, Marketing and Client Services                                                                          October 2009 - May 2010

Managed client accounts for offsite leadership training, and prepared everything for the offsite training events.  Managed and implemented marketing initiatives for company as a whole including collateral, mailers, web graphics, e-blasts.

Jun 2011 - Present



Durham, NC

Team Project Manager - Marketing/Branding/Graphics                                                                June 2011 - Present




Entire Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver) Quicktime Pro and some Final Cut Pro (video-editing) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Database Software AutoCAD


Fluent in Spanish (Verbal and Written)