Aug 2006 - Dec 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Clemson University

Major: Political Science

Minor: Writing/Journalism

Relevant Course Work: International Politics in Crisis, American Political Thought, Media in American Politics, Political Theory, State and Local Government Studies, Law Courts and Politics, Latin American Politics, Feature Writing, Reporting News Media, Technical Editing, Technical Writing

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Apr 2011

Assistant to the Director of Marketing and Communications

Clay County Chamber of Commerce

I managed main office duties, prepared business networking events, and was responsible for updating the chamber's 750-member database, chamber website and social networking sites. I was rehired to write & edit for their InMotion Magazine and Chamber Directory as well as participate in their 2011 Legislative Trip to address small business concerns regarding healthcare, transportation and business regulation with some of Florida's most influential elected officials.

Dec 2009 - Dec 2010


Clemson Sushi Bar

Assisted guests in order selection by suggesting menu items and specials. Provided a full knowledge to inquiries regarding food preparation or service requests. Recommended appetizers, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and desserts to increase guest check total. Developed supportive relationships with cooks and manager to ensure timely and accurate orders. Regularly followed-up with tables and fulfilled any additional requests. Collected cash and/or credit payments, including splitting checks, for both in-house guests and phone orders. Cleaned tables and washed dishes.

  • Informally recognized as Lead Server with responsibility to training new employees on opening/closing duties, customer servicing, company policies, and payment operations.
  • Frequently helped co-workers during busy hours to maintain a stress-free and exceptional servicing dining experience to customers.
  • Recruited new, successful employees who are still working there today.
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Assistant to the Vice President of Public Relations/Political Consultant

Keith David Companies, Inc.

I assisted in designing media kits and promotional materials forstate and local elected officials (and for KDBS), wrote & edited press releases/articles, designed two company websites using iWeb, and coordinated KDBS-sponsored events. I established KDBS and their clients on several social media networks and managed them daily. I also introduced a database to organize KDBS's church-building initiative for the sales team, which included delegating their daily sales jurisdictions and training KDBS on the new system. I was later compensated for going beyond the original duties on my internship. 




After taking 7 years of instruction, I am proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the Spanish language.

Leadership Skills

Horizons Professional Development Workshops, 2010 Managing Your Money, How to Begin a Savings & Investment Plan, February 3 Managing Your Money: Credit Card & Debt Management, February 10 Professional Communication, February 18 Graduate School Workshop, February 24 Successful Leadership & Networking in Business, March 2 Clemson University Leadership Council: Fall for Leadership  Clemson University Emerging Leaders Program Hunterdon Central Student Ambassador Program

Software/System Skills

Typing: 60wpm Expert in all Microsoft Office programs Expert in Windows Movie Maker Expert in Social Media Networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogger, Skype) Proficient in Adobe InDesign Proficient in Apple Products (Expert in iWeb) 


Entry-level public relations position utilizing demonstrated organizational, writing & editing, event coordination  and persuasive interpersonal skills supported by high levels of client satisfaction.

Political/Civic Service

US Republican Party, Member Republican Headquarters of St. John's County, Paid Volunteer, 2008 Young Republicans, St. John's County Chapter, Member Starlight Children's Foundation, Volunteer


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Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any job opportunities or questions you may have. A personal conversation may enable us to discuss how I can contribute to the success of your company. I look forward to speaking with you.


"Morality is the judgment to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price."-Atlas Shrugged

RON PAUL 2012 & The Campaign for Liberty

Debating Politics

Clemson (named #1 Happiest Students)

Reading (especially American History and Political


Cooking and hosting dinner parties


My Irish heritage

Playing with my dog Finnegan

New technology

Video creation/editing software


Comedies, Romance, and War movies (and anything with Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, or Meryl Streep)