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I would like to take a moment to expand on my life experiences (personally and professionally). I currently have the immense please to collaborate in environments that encompass my life passions: education, meeting planning, real estate and community service. 

I truly feel that we are all put on this earth for a purpose. Along with that train of thought, it is my belief that one's life should have meaning. 'My meaning' is simple: to bring a smile to those I touch each day, regardless of the person being a professional contact or personal contact of mine. 

My array of professional experiences in hospitality, leadership, management, real estate and corporate training will be further enhanced in July of 2016, which is when I will receive my  Bachelors degree. I look forward to starting my Masters in Adult Education, soon afterwards. 

Although it may appear that I have an excessive amount of 'balls in the air', I assure you that this is the norm for me. I embrace and thoroughly enjoy the pace, diversity of my interest and participating in them all. I cannot imagine slowing down. 

It is my hope the you can recognize my passion for life and making my mark on those around me. I lead those around me with the most positive and productive ways possible.

In the words of one of the strongest women I know,
"Try to be the best part of someone's day"~Amy Tucker.

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Founder, President

Sisters with Hope Inc
Sisters With Hope- Cancer Comforts, Indianapolis, IN
Aug 2012Present

Operations Manager

Ball State University
Operations Manager at the Indianapolis, IN This position pre-plans and provides logistical arrangements for internal Ball State faculty and staff, in regards to meetings, along with special events. It also requires proactively engaging external partners and clients to utilize the Indianapolis and/or Fishers Centers for meetings and/ or special events. The arranging and recommending of appropriate equipment and technology to groups is crucial. Along with the audio visual and set-up recommendations, this position manages catering orders and ensures all events are flawlessly executed. On-site operation management during the meeting or event is a must for this position. In addition to managing the program on site, following up with the group via an evaluation is imperative. Another aspect of this position, is the development of marketing and promotional materials for the event, meeting, training and/or event's at the Indianapolis and/or Fishers Center. Lastly, accurately maintaining the account receivables and payable, for both the Indianapolis and Fishers Center's, then processing said receivables, along with payable in the University's ERP Banner System is required.
Aug 2005Present

Realtor (by referral only)

Self Employed
REALTOR, Central Indiana This position represents sellers and buyers in real estate transactions. Representation is assisting in negotiation, on the behalf of client or customer. Facilitate and/or troubleshoot appraisal, home inspection, mortgage and title processes along with ensuring that deadlines are met and mediate any issues that arise.
Jan 2010Aug 2012

Sales Manager

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport
Sales Manager, Indianapolis, IN The Group Sales Manager responsibility is to proactively sell hotel overnight accommodations and event/meeting space, through active soliciting clients within a particular market segment. It is expected to achieve the inside and outside sales call goal each week. Contract negotiations and managing event details, along with billing collection is the utmost importance. Managing leads RFP's through various RFP response systems is also expected. This position also has the responsibility for reaching a monthly and quarterly goal in regards to site visits and booking revenue. Each quarter, action plans for the given market segments are completed and sent to the VP of Sales and Marketing. Each fall this position is required to complete a competitive analysis and sales strategy for the assigned markets. Working closely with all members of the hotel staff to ensure a successful event for each client is crucial. It is required that sales managers attend all weekly & monthly meetings, Resume, Pickup and Sales Meetings. In addition to the primary duties, sales managers also are on a rotating schedule as weekend Manager-On-Duty. This position requires a motivated polished professional who possesses effective management skills.
Oct 2006Jan 2010

Sales Assistant

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport

This position consist of supporting the Director of Sales, Director of Catering and Sales Managers as an administrator. Administrative management of the office consist of offering support assistance to all five managers and two directors; along with assuring that all contracts, room blocks and banquet event orders are completed according to franchise standards, processed properly and distributed to the appropriate departments. This position also developments various reports and assists with goal parameters during budget and marketing plan season. In addition, the position requires proficient knowledge in computer software in Word, Excel, Delphi/Newmarket Vision and Opera.

Aug 1999Aug 2005

Principal Real Estate Broker-Appraiser, Office Mgr, Owner/map

MAP Real Estate Services
Principal Real Estate Broker-Appraiser, Office Mgr, Owner/, Central Indiana Responsibilities as the owner and principal broker: training‘ trainee appraisers' and managing residential real estate agents are the largest part of work day. As the office manager, developing and managing of the company budget and marketing plan. Prospecting for residential appraisal and residential real estate brokerage business is essential. This position requires an active broker and appraiser license. The knowledge and expertise to process and prepare real estate listings, process sales transactions and appraisal reports, along with reviewing appraisals and agent transactions before submitting to the client. Management of rental properties for clients who contract with the company to secure tenants for a given property. This involves investigating the viability of a potential tenant, collecting lease payments and preparing the property for lease once a tenant has vacated. Last but not least, one of the most important process that this position implements and tracks is quality control guidelines, regarding the office operation procedures and standards.
Jul 1998Mar 2002

Residential Trainee

Calvert & Associates
Residential Trainee and Associate Real Estate Appraiser, Central Indiana Each licensed appraiser is responsible for setting up appraisal appointments, researching the subject property and neighborhood data then went to the site to inspect the subject and neighborhood. The two most crucial aspects are to analyze and interpret the research data, write a descriptive and concise report so that reader has a full understanding of how and why the subject appraised for a particular amount. Computer software knowledge for this position: Alamode, ACI and Apex and utilizing the internet for research and data. Punctuality and follow up with clients is crucial as is behaving in a respectful and professional manner with clients and customers alike.
Jun 1994Apr 1997

Sales Associate 

Carpenter Realtors
Sales Associate Carpenter, Central Indiana Prospect for sellers and buyers of residential real estate properties. Once properties are under contract, market properties to the public, follow up with clients and negotiate the sale to the closing-handle all needed details, such as title commitment, home inspection, appraisal and the closing table particulars.
May 1991Jan 1994

Processing Specialist

Processing Specialist INB/NBD Bank This position's duties consist of researching duplicate customer computer files and combining files. Along with changing names and address on customer files. During the merger of INB/NBD banks the position transitioned into a proactive role by assisting with the conversion of customer service computer system files. After the merger I was moved to the commercial loans department. Within the Commercial Loans department I was a quality control specialist. I essentially reviewed the processing specialist work to confirm or repair any incorrect data that was entered into the system.
Jan 1989May 1991

Sales Associate

Carpenter Realtors
Residential Real Estate Sales Agent Carpenter, Central Indiana Prospecting for sellers and buyers of residential real estate properties. Once properties were under contract, market properties to the public, follow up with clients and negotiate the sale to the closing-handle all needed details, such as title commitment, home inspection, appraisal and the closing table particulars.




Ball State University

Minor in Business Information Systems and Residential Property Management

2013 – 2016 (expected graduation)


Associates Degree

Ivy Tech Community College

Hospitality Admin/Event Management                                                                             

May 2013 

Volunteerism & Causes

Sisters with Hope Inc. Founder-President - est. January 2015


Relay for Life-Team Captain at the Crowne Plaza Indy Airport                                     

American Cancer Society July 2010- Team Captain


On Planning Committee for Relay for Life Indy Downtown                                                  

American Cancer Society July 2011


Indianapolis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure April 2012-Team Captain

Indianapolis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure April 2013-Team Captain


Associations, Licenses & Certifications

Indiana Licensed Real Estate Broker-Active 

Indiana Licensed Residential Appraiser-Inactive 

Institute of Real Estate Management- Associate Member

January 2015 to present


Urban Land Institute-Member

January 2015 to present


Indiana Chapter of International Society of Special Events

July of 2011-2012-Chapter Director at Large of Fundraising


Indiana Meeting Professionals International

2009 to present- Student Member


Indiana Society of Association Executives

2013 to present Associate Member


Society of Government Professionals, Crossroads of America Chapter

July of 2012-2014 Chapter Treasurer/ 2014 to present Planner Member


Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors-Member

Past Professional Standards Committee Member