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Creative, hard-working nonprofit leader looking to expand into a new role and return to the arts.  Hands-on planner who excels in an environment of immersion and intellectual stimulation.  Successful fundraiser and event planner with a cool head, quick wit, and determined nature.


Advisory Board,

Kappa Alpha Theta FraternityUniversity of Tulsa

Community Involvement Advisor

Tulsa County Parks

Volunteer Consultant

The Big Freeze

Inaugural Winter Run


Available on request


Tulsa | Art & Design | Music | Food

Intellectual EngagementSupporting Local Business

Creating Experiences of Value

Awards and Recognition


Top Event Manager

ADA Midmarkets Division Exceeding Financial Goals


Leslie Rogers Scholar

University of Tulsa


Top Ten Outstanding SeniorUniversity of Tulsa

Advisory Board Senior Award

Kappa Alpha Theta

University of Tulsa


Top Ten Freshman

University of Tulsa

Work experience

May 2010Present

Manager, Fundraising & Special Events

American Diabetes Association of Eastern Oklahoma

Works primarily independently coordinating Tour de Cure.  Acts as event representative in a team setting to communicate between programs and events. 

  • Staff Representative, Community Leadership Board's Marketing and Communications Committee
  • Grant Writer - applies for $50,000 in grants annually from corporate and community partners
  • Assists with logistics for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Living With Diabetes Expo

Primary Responsibility: Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure is a nationwide signature fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association.Locally, I manage a 30 person volunteer committee to ensure the event's success.

  • Solely responsible for the overall logistical, financial, and mission-oriented success of Tulsa's Tour de Cure
  • Acquires, retains, and manages relationships with current and past event participants, committee members, volunteers, vendors and sponsors
  • 2011: Grossed over $125,000 - largest Tour de Cure in Oklahoma's history.  Recruited over 400 registered cyclists and over 100 volunteers
May 2006May 2010


James E. McNellie's Public House

Worked from May 2006 to December 2007, and again from October 2009 to May 2010.  Performed opening, closing and regular shift duties.  Worked special events and private parties as needed.

May 2008Oct 2009

Advancement and Special Events Associate

Richmond Symphony

Member of the Advancement and Patron Relations team, supporting the fundraising and public relations efforts of the Richmond Symphony.  Frequently worked with donor and audience cultivation programs.

  • Developed concepts, executed plans, and coordinated logistics for cultivation events, donor recognition parties, galas, and recruitment opportunities.
  • Assisted with grant writing as needed. Co-authored a successful National Endowment for the Arts grant on behalf of Come and Play, which offered access to music education
  • Organized launch of Tune In, a young patron social and networking group
  • Prepared and sent donor acknowledgement letters and cultivation tools
  • Proficient in fundraising database tools (Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge, Researcher's Edge)
Jan 2008Oct 2009

Bar Manager, Server

Amici Ristorante

Family-owned and operated four star restaurant in historic neighborhood Carytown. Worked in the service team and supervised as needed.

  • Accurately processed daily financial statements, bar inventory and liquor orders
  • Responsible for front of house staff
  • Performed daily opening and closing bar and serving duties
Feb 2008May 2008


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Worked as an intern for the Curatorial staff in the American Art department. Main responsibilities included:

  • Researching and compiling provenance on specific works of art
  • Compiling lists for potential pieces for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition
  • Compiling short biographies of newly acquired works to be displayed in new gallery
Jan 2005Jun 2005

Spring Intern

Diorama Arts

Administration and special projects intern for nonprofit arts organization in Camden.  Worked with local artists and tenants to coordinate classes, projects, and rental space.  Acted as a regular on-call staff member, managing operations in all Diorama studio locations.

  • Project manager, The Plaza - visual art exhibition featuring work by diverse community groups
  • Worked with local artists to coordinate art and drama classes for at-risk youth
  • Managed international drama workshop, hosted by acclaimed performer Avner Eisenberg
  • Organized long term art therapy projects for inner city senior citizen's and Muslim women's group
  • Diorama representative at London International Mime Festival


Public Speaking
Comfortable speaking in front of live television cameras, in a corporate setting, and in front of large groups of diverse volunteers. Skilled at impromptu question and answer sessions and interview situations.
Media Relations
Manages relationships with media outlets.  Authors media kits including releases and advisories.  Pitches stories to media outlets and arranges interview subjects.  Experience with live and recorded interviews.
Managing People
Experience managing large groups of people, sensitive situations, and strong personalities. Understands the need to cultivate and recognize volunteers, and to turn a complainer into an advocate.
Public Speaking
Comfortable speaking in front live television cameras as well as rooms full of corporate executives.  Able to diplomatically answer impromptu questions and provide off-the-cuff soundbites for strategic communication.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, web design, fundraising database software, social media.  Working knowledge of Photoshop and In Design.
Event Planning
Comfortable focusing on one year long project or several small events concurrently.  Experience with a range of events, participants, guests, volunteers, public officials, and vendors.
Experience with annual funds, endowments, foundations, event-based fundraising, matching gifts, and planned giving.


Aug 2003May 2007


University of Tulsa

The interdisciplinary Arts Management degree focused on managing a nonprofit arts institution. I completed two areas of focus and completed my business minor on the marketing track.

Visual Arts Emphasis:  Art History

Areas of Study:  Nineteenth Century European; American Modern and Post-Modern; Greco-Roman; Pre-Civilization; American West

Music Emphasis: Performance - Bassoon (Wind Ensemble and Symphony Principal Chair 2005-2007)Areas of Study: Wide range of classical to modern masters.  Premiered two pieces by a local composer.