Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

Marketing and Communication Specialist

Channel Services Group

I generate leads through digital marketing processes, such as social media engagement, bi-weekly e-mail campaigns and the generation of new content to download from our website. Much of my effort is focused on writing technology specific content, managing our social media program, editing marketing documents and developing marketing strategies. Through the utilization of these tactics, we have experienced a dramatic increase in leads and have positioned the company as a thought leader within the technology channel industry.

May 2011 - Present

Founder/Editor in Chief

The Bleacher Beat

The Bleacher Beat is a sports and pop culture editorial. Founded in May of 2011, The Bleacher Beat discusses current topics and trends in the world of sports, occasionally touching on other subjects such as entertainment, politics, and worldly affairs. As Editor in Chief I manage a small team of writers, am responible for all social media engagement, and produce content for the site. I'm also responsible for editing all documents before publication.

Experience

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Vice President of Finance

While attending Washington State University, I became a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. I have been an active member since April 2008. In November 2008, I was elected as Vice President of Finance for the WSU Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. I took office in January 2009 for the one-year term. As Vice President of Finance, I was responsible for all Treasurer activities. My duties included, but were not limited to, reconciling the fraternity bank account, collecting and depositing funds from members and developing and managing the annual budget. I gained an extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Excel while serving in this position. The local annual budget was approximately $80,000. I successfully supervised all fraternity spending during my term in office.

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Press Relations Chair

From August 2010 to May 2011 I served as the Press Relations Chairman for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. My primary function was to inform the daily student newspaper and the campus radio station at Washington State University of Sigma Phi Epsilon activities and involvement on the WSU campus and the surrounding Pullman community. This was achieved through creating News Releases and personal contact with the student newspaper and radio station.

Cougartainment, Co-Creator

As a student at Washington State University I created a media outlet that kept students up to date on entertainment news around the Pullman community. This media outlet was called Cougartainment. It operated using only free social media sites. The outlet used the blog website Blogger.com as the main destination for information. There was also a Facebook profile and a Twitter account. They were both used to disseminate content to the public as well as the main blog website. Besides written stories I created, produced and edited podcasts, slideshows with embedded audio, and videos.

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - May 2011

Communication

Washington State University

I graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. My specific emphasis was in Public Relations with a Minor in Political Science and an additional focus in Business Management. I achieved a 3.4 GPA in my selected field of study. While attending WSU I completed a four-month Public Relations campaign for a client in the Entertainment industry. I wrote various press releases and news articles while attending Washington State University. I also created a Public Relations campaign proposal for the Graduate and Research Program at Washington State University. I was the Account Executive on that project and had the responsibility to act as my agency's liaison to the Graduate Program. I was responsible for my agency meeting all the deadlines and requirements for this project. The focus of our project was to increase domestic student enrollment into the  WSU Graduate School.

Skills

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

I am skilled in various Adobe Creative Suite Products. I took a year-long class extensively focusing on Adobe Photoshop. I utilized Photoshop on every project throughout that year. I have measured skills in all basic photo editing with some experience in more complicated editing. I have limited knowledge of the video-editing program Adobe Premiere. I have produced a couple of video projects, including a news piece on the premiere of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1. I can do basic edits and transitions, as well as overdubbing audio over a piece of video. I have used Adobe Audition for various audio production projects. I have created podcasts as well as recorded and edited songs. I can put together audio clips for news stories

Microsoft Office

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. I have extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. I have limited experience with Microsoft Access. I have worked with these software products on various projects for school and other activities for several years.