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Jan 2010Present

Director of Social Media Marketing

Paul Kennedy Catering

• Create series ideas and write blog ( and newsletter articles• Manage social media and email marketing connections via Twitter (@SavCatering), Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogger,Foursquare, and Constant Contact• Cultivate relationships in the Savannah community through networking activities• Edit existing copy and create new content for website• Develop advertisements and marketing materials for print publications and websites; purchase advertising accounts• Design corporate identity system, including business cards, promotional banner, and Twitter background

Sep 2005Present

Independent Contractor: Wellness Coach/Health Educator

Kronos Optimal Health

As needed at one-day corporate health screenings:

• Report and explain cholesterol, glucose, body composition, blood pressure, and bone density results to individual participants• Recommend appropriate follow-up measures based on test results and answer questions

May 2003Present

Founder/Bespoke Designer

Amber Valerie Design

• Formulate corporate identity collections: logos, artwork, watermarks, business cards, letterheads, envelopes, mailing labels, brochures, price sheets, client forms, announcements, signs, banners, marketing folders, social media themes, and PowerPoint presentation templates• Design, develop, and implement HTML websites, contact and order forms, image galleries, microsites, web banners, and smartphone applications• Create custom special occasion invitation suites, programs, favors, activities, thank you cards, tee shirts, posters, and artwork

Publications, Exhibits, and Awards:• Quoted in Savannah Weddings Magazine, publicizing Savannah wedding vendor’s services, Fall/Winter 2009• Design for client’s tee shirt won award from the Tennessee Association of Student Councils, March 2009• By invitation, exhibited microsite in Montserrat College of Art Gallery Show, March 2009• Exhibited two posters in Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts Graphic and Web Design Exhibition, November 2008

Aug 2009Mar 2010

Director of Catering

Paul Kennedy Catering

• Develop weekly labor budget• Hire, schedule, and supervise banquet managers, event staff, and delivery drivers• Coordinate catering services: food delivery, set-up, event management, and break-down; equipment requirements• Ensure client satisfaction at events

Oct 2006May 2009

Information Services Specialist

The U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

• Research, write, and/or edit content for weekly website homepage feature• Develop, write, and publish seven HTML newsletters with daily, weekly, and quarterly circulations averaging more than 1,500 subscribers via Constant Contact• Write and peer-edit articles for Center publications• Populate content and maintain designated website pages

• Create online training program content

• Design promotional postcard

• Manage central customer service email and phone system, and provide research, best practices, and education to requestors• Plan and co-present seminar for company-wide technology fair on strategies for electronic research• Supervise summer intern’s execution of research tasks• Research and write “Alcohol: Scope of the Problem” and “Alcohol: Risk and Protective Factors” sections of the 2006 and 2007 Annotated Report of Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention Literature• Publish article, “Alcohol and Social Networking Sites: A Dangerous Combination for Students,” in The Network’s News from the Front newsletter

• Present a Poster Session at the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Department of Education’s National Meeting regarding research on prescription drug abuse in the college student population

Jul 2004May 2006

Residence Life Wellness Coordinator (Graduate Assistant)

University of Kentucky Office of Residence Life

• Disseminate health information to the campus via weekly Listserv• Plan and present weekly health and wellness programs in the residence halls• Supervise facility and staff of a late-night gym for resident students• Counsel individual students by appointment• Plan program budget, make purchases, and account for spending funds• Develop program logo, mission and vision statements, and slogan• Present Poster Session at American College Health Association 2005 Annual Meeting regarding development,implementation, evaluation, and outcome of successful semester-long health education campaign

Aug 2005May 2006

Vice President

University of Kentucky Student Health Advisory Council

• Make recommendations to University Health Service and campus administration regarding Health Service budget, Student Group Health Insurance plans, Health Service staff recruitment, and student health education• Develop and implement sexual health education campaign• Plan and present smoking cessation campaign, including “Smoke Out”• Create proposal to make areas surrounding residence halls smoke-free (successfully implemented shortly after my graduation)• Present Poster Session at American College Health Association 2006 Annual Meeting regarding outcome of smoking cessation campaign

Jul 2003Jun 2004

Patient Coordinator

Georgialina Physical Therapy Associates

• Schedule appointments and ensure agendas run smoothly for patients and clinic staff• Collect and track co-pays and referrals; verify insurance coverage; build charts• Communicate with patients, referring physicians, insurance carriers, workman’s compensation carriers, case managers, and durable medical equipment suppliers• Develop documentation, flowcharts, checklists, and other forms for clinical and administrative use


Jun 2008Mar 2009


Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts
WD101 Introduction to Web Design, XHTM L and CSS I WD102 Designing with Photoshop and Fireworks WD103 XHTM L and CSS II WD104 Advanced Web Design WD106 Web Standards Design with Dreamweaver WD202 JavaScript I WD203 Flash I WD204 Flash II WD206 Web Design I Portfolio WD207 Web Design II Portfolio WD990 Portfolio I WD999 Portfolio II
Sep 2007Jun 2008


Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts
GD101 Introduction to Graphic Design GD102 Graphic Design Principles GD103 Typography, Color, and Layout  GD105 Form and Communication I with Adobe Illustrator GD106 Form and Communication II with Adobe Illustrator GD107 Digital Imaging with Adobe Photoshop GD108 Digital Imaging and Communication with Adobe Photoshop GD109 Typographic Principles with Adobe InDesign GD110 Typographic Systems I with Adobe InDesign GD112 Prepress and Color Management GD113 Design Project I GD115 Portfolio I GD116 Portfolio II
Aug 2004May 2006

Master of Science

University of Kentucky

Foundations in Health Promotion

Planning Health Promotion Programs

Health Assessments

Research Methods

Health Communication: Models and Applications of Health-Related Behaviors

Dependency Behavior

Applied Wellness Strategies


Overview of the Health Care Delivery System

Personnel Management in Health Administration

Independent Research: Suicide in the College Population and Related University Policies

Internship in University Health Service Health Education

Honors: Inducted into International Honors Society in Education: Pi Kappa Phi, December 2005

Sep 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Converse College

Marketing Fundamentals

Marketing Reserch

Business Management

Computer Science

Business Law

Labor Econonmics

Microeconomic Principles

Macreconomic Principles

Quantitative Business Methods

Senior Seminar in Business Administration: Research on Pharmaceutical Marketing

Internship in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Hospital Administration

Sep 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Converse College

Health Psychology

Social Psychology

Experimental Psycology

Psychology of Learning

Psychology of Personality

Psychology in the Workplace

Abnormal Psychology

Psychology of Women

History and Philosophy of Psychology

Social Statistics

Senior Seminar in Psychology: Research on Chronic Pain

Honors: Justine V.R. Milliken Academic Scholarship


Technology Skills
• Experience in QuarkXPress and Adobe CS3 and CS4 software: Flash, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks • Experience in web development languages and CMS program: JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, PHP, XML, ActionScript, Drupal
Technology Skills
• Proficiency in web design languages: XHTML, CSS • Proficiency in search engine optimization and search engine marketing • Proficiency in website analytics • Proficiency in HTML email marketing systems: Constant Contact, MailChimp • Proficiency in social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogger, Foursquare, Gowalla, Formspring, Pinterest • Proficiency in Mac and PC operating systems • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook/Entourage, Access • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (CS3 and CS4) software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional • Proficiency in preflight and print design file preparation