Work History

Work History

Other Political Experience

• Congressional Campaign Organizer, Tim Griemel for State Rep., Pontiac, MI, 2012

• Congressional Campaign Organizer, Steve Losey for State Rep., Grand Blanc, MI, 2012

• Ballot Initiative Organizer, Repeal Public Act 4 (Emergency Manager law), MI, 2011

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Internet Communications Director

Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network

I was brought in to rebuild the organization's Internet and social media presence ahead of their annual fundraising dinner. My efforts helped our team sell out this event, which raised over 10K in contributions.

• Designed and ran a strategic online campaign to promote the dinner and educate Michigan residents about the organization's advocacy work.

• Wrote new copy to more clearly define what the network does and how they benefit the community.

• Rebuilt their website and Facebook page, making them more attractive and engaging to users.

• Crafted persuasive fundraising emails and an online petition.• Presented to the board of directors on Internet strategy. Advised them on best practices.

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Regional Field Director

We Are the People Michigan

I was responsible for coordinating efforts between a wide variety of unions seeking to get an

initiative to protect collective bargaining on the November 2012 ballot.• Facilitated meetings between union groups to plan strategy and orchestrate petitioning efforts.

• Wrote persuasive emails to our activist list and crafted compelling messaging for our Facebook site. Used  these platforms to inform activists and engage them to petition for the campaign.• Gave activist trainings, made presentations to the community, and organized several signature gathering events each week.• Ran operations at our Royal Oak, MI office. Managed volunteers, petition distribution, and data entry efforts.• Helped ensure the collection of at least 1,200 signatures each week in Oakland County. • We eventually turned in nearly 685,000 signatures, far more than the 323,000 needed to get on the ballot.

Jun 2011 - Feb 2012

Field Organizer

We Are the People Michigan

I substantially grew our membership base and engaged them to prevent anti-worker legislation from being passed.

• Recruited, trained, and ran a community action team of 40 people in Oakland County.

• Ran an Internet outreach campaign throughout Metro Detroit with compelling emails, engaging Facebook posts, and a website that I designed.

• Signed up 75 people each week for our email list; Made 300 phone calls per week.

• Organized our members to write letters to legislators and local papers. We were published several times in the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

• Organized events, protests, and days of action to court media attention and keep the public informed about harmful legislation. Events were covered by the Huffington Post and the Detroit News.

2008 - 2011

Computer Support Specialist

Ameri-Alarm

• Implemented solutions to enable better communication between field staff and office workers.

• Conducted training sessions with staff and personal clients. Fixed systems and solved issues.

Education

Education
Feb 2012 - May 2012

Digital Strategy: Social Media and Online Campaign Tactics

New Organizing Institute

A comprehensive, four month online program on how to effectively run Internet advocacy campaigns.

Aug 2005 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Naropa University

Post-graduation courses: Journalism, Editorial Writing, International Relations, Spanish.

Career Workshops: Political Communications Bootcamp (Spitfire Stratiges/Demos), Wellstone Action Training.