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I graduated from James Madison University in VA with a degree in Media Arts and Design, concentrating in Print Journalism. For the past several months, I've contracted with the Southeast Division of the American Red Cross as a Communications Specialist. I was responsible for the design and handling of most internal and external communication and marketing materials.

I was just recently hired as the new Project Manager for Addison Whitney, a branding and consulting firm based out of Charlotte, NC.

T-Shirt Designs

American Red Cross Materials

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Project Manager

Aug 2008Apr 2009

Communications Specialist

• Created promotional materials, as assigned by the director, for specific events • Reviewed literature and other documents for additional communications specialist team members• Developed and coordinated multimedia packages for certain campaigns• Adhered to certain branding guidelines and direction• Assisted in development of internal and external communication pieces to enhance the overall image of the American Red Cross Blood Services

Mar 2008Jul 2008

Communications Marketing Assistant

• Produced press releases for special blood drives • Acted as a liaison between Donor Recruiter Representatives and media outlets • Conducted interviews that corresponded with releases or other media kits • Helped with the design and branding of various templates • Composed donor recognition cards • Worked directly with the CEO to accomplish projects and assignments

Aug 2007Mar 2008

Intern/Contributing Writer

American Songwriter Magazine

• Took charge of the magazine’s lyric contest i.e. dealt with entrants, entered information into the database and handled all entry fees • Composed music related articles for the company’s web site • Prepared media kits as well as helped with copy edits • Performed administrative office duties such as filing, answering the phone and running errands • Handled most customer relations in regards to subscriptions, contest information and other general inquiries

May 2005Aug 2007


Castle Rock Swim Club

• Accounted for employee management and scheduling 

• Took charge of all customer relations in regards to the swim club

• Assisted in the coordination and operation of special events

• Operated daily functions of the swim club including maintenance, water quality and overall cleanliness

• Ensured a family-friendly work environment through our facility and our staff


Aug 2004May 2007

Bachelor of Science

James Madison University