Work experience

Work experience

Software Tester

products; Corporate software tester and trainer; Assisted with staff development. /Creating a That Gets You
2013 - Present

Academic Advisor

Northeastern State University
Academic Advisor Team Leader, Tahlequah, OK, Website Academic Advisement-Retention-Assessment-Website Development Development for Provide academic advisement to over 500 students in 38 degree programs within the College of Liberal Academic Advising Arts; Implemented and manage online scheduling platform for 26 advisors and faculty members; Team leader and developer, academic advising website committee; Selected as one of two advisors to test $1.8M in Grant new degree audit software; One of five academic advisors appointed to University Academic Advising Funds Acquired for Committee; Monitor progress-toward-degree requirements and provide guidance for both general Training Programs education and major course selection; Assist with student recruitment and retention initiatives, including student-athlete recruitment, new student orientation, prospective student pre-advisement, Team Leader, and transfer enrollment. Academic Quality Improvement
2012 - Present


Regional Online
Houston/Southeast Texas, Coastal Louisiana and Coastal Mississippi; Provided support and policy Coordinator guidance to 48 foreign exchange students and host families annually; Ensured program activities are carried out in compliance with YFU and US Department of State policies and procedures; Provided E-Branding leadership to 32 volunteers, including recruitment of new volunteers, management of area Committee Leader representatives, and training through in-person and online platforms; Developed relationships with high school administrators through individual meetings, in-person support of school activities and Trademark and classroom presentations; Administered orientation programming and social activities for international Licensing teens and host families; Created multimedia and public relations campaigns such as radio, television, Committee print, and social media; Created and maintained Heartland District Blog; Planned and coordinated Heartland Volunteer Leadership Conference for over 80 volunteers, 30 staff and 3 international
2012 - Present

Account Executive

The Principal Financial Group
assets on complex pension accounts; Supported two Account Executive and six Account locations; Coordinated appointments for nearly 600 clients and brokers; Implemented educational plans for client initiatives to build participant awareness of financial Corporate Branding
2011 - Present


Social Media Safety
Student Recruitment-Community Outreach-Fundraising-Academic Success Managed budget of over $500,000; Developed recruiting handbook; Served as recruiting coordinator; for Boomers, Scheduled all team travel and meal accommodations for 22 persons; Managed game-day operations; Coordinated fundraising and promotional campaigns; Led team conditioning and training sessions; Social Networking & Organized community outreach campaigns and recruited volunteers; Served as liaison for academic the Southern success; Maintained all compliance paperwork; Managed equipment ordering, inventory and budget; Minnesota Organized and directed all summer camp programs; Increased camp enrollment by 52% in one year; Professional
2012 - 2013

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Program, University
Assistant Volleyball Coach Texas A&M Commerce, Commerce, TX, Recruitment
2011 - 2012


Youth For Understanding USA
Des Moines, IA & Houston, TX, Coordinator International Education-Volunteer Management-Recruitment-Field Development-Training Managed and performed field operations for international student placement and host family Community recruitment throughout Central and Eastern Iowa, Northern Missouri, Western Illinois, Outreach
2011 - 2012


Drake University
Des Moines, IA, Developer, Southern Recruitment-Administration-Academic Success Minnesota Assisted with all team travel and meal accommodations for 18 persons; Assisted with game-day Professional operations; Developed practice plans and led team training sessions; Explained scouting reports and Network led scout team practices; Evaluated film and provided individual feedback to outside and right side
2009 - 2011

Special Projects Coordinator

Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council
Special Projects Coordinator Redevelopment Marshall, MN
2010 - 2011

Head Volleyball Coach

Health Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council
Developed“ Future Knights” youth program. Network
2008 - 2009

Account Executive Administrative

The Principal Financial Group
Account Executive Administrative/ Education Coordinator, Cedar Falls, IA, The Value of Online Relationship Development-Staff Development & Training-Reporting-Strategic Planning Scheduling, 2013 Collaborated with Account Executives to produce retirement plan and investment review materials; Worked to enhance relationships with emerging and dynamic market segments $2-$30 million in Building YFU
2006 - 2007

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Rutgers University
Assistant Volleyball Coach Noticed,, New Brunswick, NJ


2013 - Present

Master of Arts, Communication Arts

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Pending thesis defense; expected graduation December 2015


Bachelor of Arts, English

Alma College, Alma, MI

Jim Wright Service Award; 2-year Team Captain, Volleyball