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Feb 2010Present

Publicity Manager

Tennessee Reading Association

Design and issue press releases, postcards and photographs for TRA's annual Reading Conference each November, as well as manage Internet media for the event. Meet with assisting schools' principals and staff to determine who will attend the conference. Interview sponsored authors and coordinate a luncheon to allow said authors to meet the press, as well as their fans. Design posters for conference meetings.

Publish articles each month in the TRA Newsletter.

Oversee TRA's social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter.

Aug 2011Jan 2012

Certified Related Arts Teacher -- East Hamilton Middle/High School

Hamilton County Department of Education

Taught 7th graders Language Arts through a computer-based program entitled "Study Island." Was awarded a special commendation in November for pushing students to answer more than 1,400 questions a week.

Also taught Algebra 1, Geometry, U.S. History, Economics and Government to 9th-11th grade students. Utilized another software program called "Nova Net."

Jan 2010Jun 2010

Freelance Copywriter

The Tombras Group

Wrote press releases and newsletters for the opening of The Sunny Side Trail in Sevierville, TN. Designed all internet media for the event, including emails and invitations. Met with local Chamber of Commerce to discuss the logistics of the trail's opening. Helped create a mascot for the trail named "Sunny Pickens," who attended the event and walked the trail with fans.

Jan 2004Aug 2004

Nigh Shift Manager

Johnny Java Coffee House

Supervised a talented group of individuals as Head Barista. Trained new employees every other week.



Public Speaking
Mac Operating Systems
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Applications
Internet Media/Social Media


Ryan Naegele

Ryan has been my good friend since our first year at ETSU.

Dr. Stephen W. Marshall

Clay Prewitt

Clay was my immediate supervisor when I interned with The Tombras Group.


  • Positive minded with the ability to thrive in stressful situations and complete assigned tasks.
  • Dynamic thinker who can problem-solve and move forward with little direction
  • Confident in online environments using business, creative and social media applications.


To work hard and do what is asked of me to the very best of my ability.


  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • History
  • Culture
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Intelligent conversations
  • My iPhone


Jul 2011Jul 2014

(407) English Teacher 7-12

Hamilton County Department of Education