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Work experience

Jul 2007Present

Consultant and Graphic Designer


Consulted with a variety of clients to create pieces that enhanced new services and/or strengthened current services for their companies.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Improving a non-profit organization's Facebook presence by adding more pictures, more posts and more information about the organization.
  • Developed a "presentation package" for a Certified Public Accountant in Southwest Virginia that contained report covers, stationary and business cards with customer specific marketing aids.
  • Designed a "marketing package" for a manufacturing company in Southwest Virginia including, full color sales and marketing brochures, coordinated stationary, business cards and related sales aids.
Jan 2009Present

Underwriting Assistant and Insurance Processor

Kelly Services, Inc.

Worked on assignments as an Underwriting Assistant for Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Georgia and as an Insurance Processor for Allstate Insurance Company.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Established strong work relationships with co-workers and selected by my team members to manage work flow to ensure project deadlines were met.
  • Excelled at maintaining new skills and based upon this accomplishment, I was selected by Allstate management to assist in training new employees from Delhi, India and commended for going "above and beyond" management's expectations.
Jan 2008May 2008


The Bergman Group

Worked closely with the President/CEO, Account Director and Account Executive on significant projects.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Designed a research methodology to identify the effectiveness of an established company's Internet marketing and prepared a report to senior management analyzing the results.
  • Performed market research as a basis for developing a client's marketing plan and participated in our firm's presentation to the client.
  • Completed work for a "sports marketing" client and wrote advertising copy under direct supervision of the Account Executive.
Aug 2001Aug 2005

Front Desk Representative and Reservationists

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Worked full time while attending Virginia Western Community College as a front desk clerk as well as a reservations clerk.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Singled out by management to train new employees in accordance with DoubleTree and Hilton standards.
  • As a senior clerk was responsible for ensuring the quality of junior clerks' guest services.
  • Created a tourist orientation binder to assist hotel staff with guest' inquiries of local restaurants and cuisines.


Aug 2005Dec 2008

Bachelor of Science

Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Classes Taken:

Cross Cultural Communications                  Advertising Account Planning

Mass Communications                                Introduction to Marketing

Writing for Mass Media                                Advertising Account Management

Media Graphics                                          Communications Law

Introduction to Advertising                          Advertising Campaigns

Public Relations                                          Creativity for Television

Advertising Copywriting                              Advertising Strategic Portfolio

  • Ad Club Vice President (2006-2007) and Treasurer (2005 - 2006).
Aug 2000May 2005


Virginia Western Community College
  • Classes Taken:

Introduction to Computer Graphics                            Principles of Macroeconomics

Public Speaking                                                        Pre-Calculus

Principles of Accounting, Section I and II                  Advanced Placement Calculus

Principles of Psychology                                          Statistics

Principles of Microeconomics

  • Maintained a full time job while earning my degree.


  • Organized
  • Driven
  • Detail Oriented
  • Team Player
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Mulit-tasking Skills
  • Market Research
  • Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Training Support
  • Market Strategy and Campaigns
  • Meeting Project Deadlines
  • Time Management and efficiency


  • Commendation for work performed in training new employees from Delhi, India (Allstate and Kelly Services, Inc. September 2009)
  • Planned, executed and received media attention for a yard sale to raise money and awareness for a Virginia State senate candidate (Fralin for Senate, June 1999)


  • Proficient in PC and Macintosh based computers.
  • Knowledgeable in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS2.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2004 for Macintosh and PC.
  • Able to work in Adobe Acrobat 7.0 professional for Macintosh and PC.


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