Secured grant funds for 3 years in a row.

Community was featured on the cover of the 2009 Georgia Travel Guide.

Received Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event for the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

Received Top 10 Places to Retire in Georgia designation by Retire in Georgia Magazine.

Featured in Atlanta Magazine's Georgia Dream Town section.


I've been in marketing (in one way or another) for 15 years and have covered a lot of ground in that time; from design to, strategic planning, media relations, event planning, promotions and building great relationships with peers!

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Present

Tourism Marketing Director

McDuffie County

• Partner with peers and leadership in surrounding counties for promotional opportunities.

• Work with media representatives to promote the Thomson-McDuffie area.

• Hosted familiarization tours for travel writers and tour operators.

• Manage all event marketing and trade shows.

• Promote and coordinate special events for tourism.

• Design, place and measure all advertising and collateral for Thomson-McDuffie County CVB.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2006

Sr. Graphic Designer


• Creative lead on the company re-branding effort.

• Provide input and recommendations on costs and creative approach to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness.

• Coordinate and work with freelancers and vendors to complete projects and meet deadlines.

Jan 2001 - Jul 2005

Owner & Art Director


• Develop, design and produce advertising, brochures, direct mail, logos, and web sites for various clients.

• Coordinate and work with freelancers and vendors to complete projects and meet deadlines

Jun 2000 - Dec 2000

Sr. Designer


• Worked closely with the VP of Marketing to develop a new look & feel for Thoughtmill’s corporate marketing collateral.

• Managed the development, design and delivery of web solutions for clients.

May 1995 - Jun 2000

Graphic Designer

Patient Care Technologies

• Teamed with the sales and marketing executives in the development of all sales aids and marketing collateral.

• Developed and maintained the company’s corporate identity standards - safeguarding corporate look & feel and brand integrity.


Sep 1987 - May 1991

Communcation Design

Atlanta College of Art



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