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Skilled communications professional with diverse writing, photography, design and strategic planning background. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, customer relationship management programs, content management systems and social media applications.

Work experience

Freelance Writer/Photographer

* Local government and feature stories for the Union County bureau of The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.)

* Newsletter articles for Newslink (Lincoln, Neb.)

* Event photography for (Raleigh, N.C.)

* Wedding photography

Oct 2006Present

Development Coordinator & Membership Director

N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation
  • Responsible for individual, foundation and corporate fundraising, including annual direct mail campaign, grant writing and online donation appeals
  • Produced award-winning member/donor magazine
  • Special event planning for fundraising and cultivation
  • Responsible for donor communications and record-keeping
Jan 2006Oct 2006

Marketing Copywriter

Pro Step Marketing
  • Implemented strategic marketing plans for real estate agents nationwide
  • Oversaw development of websites that reinforced company brands and strategically integratedonline lead generation tools
  • Wrote content for client and company’s marketing campaigns
Jun 2004Dec 2005

Public Information Officer

N.C. Transportation Museum
  • Developed and implemented annual marketing plan and budget
  • Initiated and oversaw email marketing initiative and redesign of website
  • Generated extensive press coverage of organization
  • Responsible for all media buys and developing all marketing collateral materials
  • Published monthly staff/volunteer newsletter and semi-annual membership magazine
Jun 2001Jun 2004

Education Reporter/Copy Editor

The Index-Journal
  • Winner of two South Carolina Press Association Awards
  • Generated story ideas and developed source relationships within the education beat, which encompassed six school districts and three colleges in four counties


Aug 1997May 2001

Bachelor of Science

Wingate University

Editor in Chief of campus newspaper, freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer, winner of Monroe Enquirer-Journal Excellence in Journalism Award and Baptist Press Association award, graduated magna cum laude with University Honors, member of Alpha Chi and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies, University Leadership Fellows program.

Writing & Design Samples

Photography Samples


Background in film and digital photography Photography experience is primarily in photojournalism, but also have experience with portrait, wedding and commercial photography.
Graphic Design
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver Print experience includes newspaper design, newsletters, brochures, forms, fliers and advertisements. Some web experience
Three years as education reporter/copy editor for daily newspaper in Greenwood, S.C. Freelance writing for The Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, N.C. One year as marketing copywriter for real estate marketing company Editor in Chief of collegiate newspaper