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Experienced professional familiar with marketing, public speaking, Microsoft Office, training, fundraising & event planning. 

Work experience

Jun 2010Present



Services include marketing, meeting and event planning & evaluation, organizational strategy, database & relationship building, organizational communications & promotion and office administration.

Aug 2008Feb 2010


United Way of Logan County

I helped improve lives in Logan County by helping our volunteers raise and allocate funds to our Partner Agencies.Our last campaign raised in excess of $10,000 over our goal.

Mar 2006Feb 2008

Certified Credit Counselor

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Central Oklahoma

I helped stabilize the lives of clients who were very deep in debt and needed guidance.Through individual counseling and public speaking events I provided budget and credit counseling, established repayment plans, and educated the community on the wise use of credit, banking, budgeting, saving money, etc.

Aug 2002Jan 2006

Campaign and Event Coordinator

United Way of Lea County, Inc

My position originated as Administrative Assistant and evolved into Campaign and Event Coordinator as I took on more responsibilities.I was responsible for public speaking, media relations, a newsletter, extensive event planning, and managing our annual fundraising campaign which involved many dedicated volunteers.I was heavily involved in implementing the United Way 2-1-1 Health and Human Services Referral Line.

Oct 2000Apr 2002

Program Manager

Mainstreet Hobbs, Inc

I brought community leaders together to begin the process of revitalizing the historic downtown area.What began as empty buildings and very few shoppers became an area of festivals and promotions and eventually became the “Heart of the City” that we laid groundwork for during my tenure.My duties included writing grant proposals, promoting the downtown area, establishing a newsletter and website, coordinating a volunteer board of directors and active committees, and gaining the confidence of downtown merchants and community leaders who had given up hope for that area of town.




Development and Fundraising
I have worked for 2 United Way programs (in New Mexico and in Logan County) preparing direct mailings, coordinating events, writing grants, doing presentations for employees and investors.   I wrote grants and newsletters as well as doing public speaking, event & promotion planning and community-building for the MainStreet Program in Hobbs, NM.   I was the chairman of the Development committee of the Habitat For Humanity chapter in Hobbs as we built our first home.  I wrote a grant for that chapter as well as planned the ribbon cutting and other activities.
Microsoft Outlook
"Guerrilla Marketing"
I really believe that organizations do not have to budget a great deal for marketing/advertising expenses.  There are so many different message boards, online calendars, marquee opportunities, e-mail and newsletter opportunities (to name a few) that can be used to stretch those marketing dollars.
I took a class to learn more about Excel.  While I currently use it mainly for spreadsheets, I'm aware of the capabilities and how to use them.
Desktop publishing, brochures, newsletters, etc.
I am very familiar with Microsoft Publisher having used it for many purposes including newsletters for different organizations, posters and flyers for events, greeting cards, brochures, etc.