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September 2021Present

Creator/Host/Ring Leader

Riding The Fault Line: The Untold Stories of Unitarian Universalism
  • Manage the recording studio.
  • Determine the story of each podcast.
  • Acquire and use equipment to edit and evaluate content.
  • Record episodes. 
  • Research topics to be covered in each episode. 
June 2021Present

Religious Education Coordinator

Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists (CVUU)
  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the church about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the parish and community.
  • Plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry program in regards to grades 6th-12th in the areas of group building, worship, mission, and outreach.
  • Plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced young adult ministry program.
  • Support and guide the work of the Reverend, DRE, and the board or equivalent body in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth program.
  • Lead two services annually, as well as assist with leading services as needed.  
  • Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
  • Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programs and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
  • Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
  • Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
  • Coordinate Religious Education curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and
    recruit teachers in partnership with the Director of Religious Education.
  • Coordinate Coming of Age, OWL, and other life-affirming and educational opportunities for youth. Offer support and guidance to youth, sponsors, and parents beyond the classroom, especially when hosting these programs.
  • Work in partnership with the Religious Education Director and CREC (Children's Religious Education Committee) to effectively reach youth in the church and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
  • Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
  • Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.).
  • Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the church as a whole.
  • Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
  • Ensure that the Safe Congregation policies are observed in all youth ministry settings.
May 2021Present

Consultant

Renaissance Thought Team
  • Prepare for monthly meetings by reviewing the agenda and researching various elements of the discussion
  • Provide feedback to the RECC team about ways the REN program is and isn't meeting the needs of Religious Education professionals, especially through an AR/AO/MC lens. 
August 2019June 2021

Youth Program Coordinator

Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists (CVUU)
  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the church about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the parish and community.
  • Plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry program in regards to grades 6th-12th in the areas of group building, worship, mission, and outreach.
  • Support and guide the work of the Reverend, DRE, and the board or equivalent body in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth program.
  • Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
  • Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programs and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
  • Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
  • Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
  • Coordinate Religious Education curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and
    recruit teachers in partnership with the Director of Religious Education.
  • Coordinate Coming of Age, OWL, and other life-affirming and educational opportunities for youth. Offer support and guidance to youth, sponsors, and parents beyond the classroom, especially when hosting these programs.
  • Work in partnership with the Religious Education Director and CREC (Children's Religious Education Committee) to effectively reach youth in the church and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
  • Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
  • Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.).
  • Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the church as a whole.
  • Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
  • Ensure that the Safe Congregation policies are observed in all youth ministry settings.
May 2015September 2021

Owner/CEO

Radical Solutions, LLC
  • Worked with small to mid-sized businesses, organizations.
  • Assisted non-profits through donations of time and skills
  • Provided one-on-one technical training, in-home, conference rooms, and independent living facilities for individuals 55+.
  • Taught businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders how to use their online presence effectively.
  •  Managed all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department.
  • Developed the marketing strategy for the company in line with company objectives.
  • Coordinated marketing campaigns with sales activities.
  • Oversaw the client’s marketing budget.
  • Handled the creation and publication of all marketing material in line with marketing plans.
  • Planned and implemented promotional campaigns.
  • Managed and improved lead generation campaigns, measuring results.
  • Was responsible for brand management and corporate identity.
  • Prepared online and print marketing campaigns.
  • Monitored and reported on the effectiveness of marketing communications.
  • Created a wide range of different marketing materials.
  • Worked closely with design agencies and assisted with new product launches.
  • Maintained effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions were kept informed of marketing objectives.
  • Analyzed potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing.
  • Delegated tasks to employees under my supervision, ensuring created content aligned with the mission and vision of the company. 
  • Handled the hiring process for clients, setting up ads, managing resumes, overseeing the interview and onboarding process.
Feb 2018Jan 2019

Program Director

Williamsburg Learning Tree
  • Oversaw the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.
  • Planned and organized the program, planned delivery of the overall program, and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developed new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Developed and implemented long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program.
  • Developed an annual budget and operating plan to support the program.
  • Developed a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Developed funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services.
  • Ensured that program activities operated within the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Ensured that program activities complied with all relevant legislation and professional standards.
  • Developed forms and records to document program activities.
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization.
  • Recruited, interviewed, and selected well-qualified teachers. 
  • Implemented the human resources policies, procedures, and practices of the organization.
  • Ensured that personnel files for the program were properly maintained and kept confidential.
  • Established and implemented a performance management process for all program staff.
  • Communicated with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program.
  • Coordinated the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Wrote reports on the program for management and for funders.
  • Communicated with funders as outlined in funding agreements.
  • Ensured that the program operated within the approved budget.
  • Monitored all budgeted program expenditures.
  • Monitored cash flow projections and reported actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).
  • Managed all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensured that all financial records for the program were up to date.
  • Ensured financial reports and supporting documentation for funders were prepared as outlined in funding agreements.
  • Provided required information to have invoices generated and submitted to funders according to the established timelines
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitored the program activities on a regular basis and conducted an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework
  • Reported evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommended changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.
Feb 2017Jun 2018

VP of Communications

Peninsula Women's Network
  • Reported to the President, and served as an integral member of the senior management team.
  • Was responsible for the development of Peninsula Women's Network's communication strategy and contributed to Peninsula Women's Network's organizational strategic planning process.
  • Developed a world-class communications plan for Peninsula Women's Network. 
  • Directly managed communications activities that promoted, enhanced, and protected the organization’s brand reputation.
  • Was responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.
  • Was an ambassador for the organization and built relationships with the media.
  • Advanced the organization’s position with relevant constituents, as well as brought broader awareness and donor support for the organization.
  • Was responsible for Peninsula Women's Network's varied and integrated communications products and services including newsletters and other print publications; web, e-news, and other online communications; media and public relations; and marketing.
Jul 2016Sep 2017

Director of Marketing

Odd Moxie
  • Developed and implemented the brand strategy.
  • Developed the marketing strategy for new and existing products.
  • Oversaw the implementation of the marketing strategy - including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR.
  • Worked closely with the company’s sales team; enabling them to meet their commercial objectives by providing them with appropriate tools, materials, and presentations.
  • Guided the day-to-day activities of the marketing team.
  • Ensured that the marketing objectives were implemented by the marketing team.
  • Worked closely with the product management team to define marketing materials and programs.
  • Managed social media presence and direct programs to improve social media reputation and recognition.
  • Developed and delivered marketing and communications strategies for the organization.
  • Undertook continuous analysis of the competitive environment and consumer trends.
Jun 2015Jun 2018

Columnist

Womonscape Center, Inc.
  • Analyzed news and wrote columns or commentary, based on personal knowledge and experience with the subject matter, for publication or broadcast.
  • Gathered information and developed subject perspective through research, interview, experience, and attendance at functions, such as political conventions, news meetings, sports events, and social activities.
  • Analyzed and interpreted information to formulate an outline story idea.
  • Selected material most pertinent to the presentation, organized the material into acceptable media form, and formatted and wrote columns or commentary.
    Recorded and presented commentary live when working in a broadcast medium.
  • Developed material to fit media time or space requirements.
  • Specialized in race, religion, and politics.

May 2015May 2016

Co-host

The Secular Parents Show
  • Presented news and topics from a secular perspective.  
  • Interviewed guests and moderated panels or discussions on the show.
  • Announced station programming information, such as program schedules and station breaks for commercials, or public service information.
  • Researched topics for comment and discussion during shows.
  • Commented on important news stories.
  • Provided commentary for the audience during and in between interviews.
  • Selected program content, contributed to the preparation of program content, interviewed guests, and discussed issues with viewers, listeners, or the audience.
  • Made promotional appearances at public or private events.
  • Specialized in parenting, religion, and politics
Jul 2015Jul 2016

Communications Chair

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula
  • Managed all communications, public relations functions, and informational social media requirements of UUFP to ensure two-way communication channels were functioning.
  • Responsibilities included the UUFP Newsletters, updating Facebook, and marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.
  • Led the Board and Communications Committee in the development and
    implementation of UUFP's Communication Strategy.
  • Assisted with all design and production of events promotion and marketing communications.
  • Searched and researched articles suitable for UUFP’s Newsletter and Facebook.
  • Served as the communication liaison to UUFP’s Committees: advise Chairs, attend to meeting particulars, review agendas and share necessary communication-related information, attend meetings, and prepare minutes for the communication committee and to be shared with the wider congregation.
    Addressed or forwarded any necessary comments on any social media to the appropriate committee – with a reply to the addressee.
  • Represented UUFP  at any major event.
  • Developed and monitored Communication budgets.
  • Supervision of Communications Committee.
  • Assisted leadership in carrying out UUFP’s mission.
  • Monitored membership satisfaction with the Newsletter and related activities.
  • Organized and led regular Communication Committee meetings.
    Managed content, design, production, and distribution of UUFP marketing tools and event material appropriate editorial content from Members, Board, and other contributors.
  • Wrote original material when necessary.
  • Copied, edited, and proofread all material, selected content and design, supervised printing and distribution.
  • Worked with Membership Chair to monitor and maintain communication with members, communicated to all committees on PR activities, worked with allied organizations - info sharing, managed participation in related events.
  • Participated in website design and maintenance issues
  • Oversaw the creation and implementation of UUFP's website design.
Jun 2011June 2013

Founder and Executive Editor

Bright Parenting Magazine
  • Organized, supervised, and participated in the management and development of all copies submitted for publication.
  • Worked with freelance editors and designers on the development of the editorial calendar and set and enforced deadlines for the copy.
  • Consulted with editors, designers, and publishing managers on content for each issue provided evaluations of manuscripts to editors and supervises the submission process and tracking system.
  • Conducted negotiations with writers and agents, issues and records contracts with writers and agents and ensured that timely payments were made to the contributors.
  • Maintained liaisons between the author, associate editor, and copy editor; compared editorial changes to the author's changes; and kept the author up to date on schedules, revisions, and related matters.
  • Directed and coordinated the work of consulting editors and reports their comments to the copy editors.
  • Prepared operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. 
20102016

Board President and Webmistress

W.E.L.L. Women Empowered and Loving Life
  • Supervised the executive director to ensure staffing is adequate, financial records are in order, and short and long-term goals are realized.
  • Provided support and advice to the executive director to develop a professional development plan and to assist with client issues and concerns.
  • Worked collaboratively with board members and the executive director to set organizational goals.
  • Created a strategic plan with specific, measurable outcomes.
  • Was responsible for working with the board to set short- and long-term organizational goals. Goals should include community outreach, organizational capacity, fundraising, and capital improvements.
  • Evaluated the progress of the planned outcomes and the strategic plan to grow organizational capacity and connect daily work with the vision and mission of the organization.
  • Scheduled and lead executive board meetings. Determined the frequency of meetings. Creates an agenda that includes financial reporting, personnel updates, community outreach, and progress reports from each standing committee. Regularly reviewed the organization's work plan and worked with the founder and volunteers to set up grant writing workshops. 
  • Aligned organizational goals with the work of special interest committees. Created special interest committees geared toward fundraising, community outreach, marketing, and youth development. Met with committee leaders and provided guidance about workflow and how individual committees can support the community impact of the organization.
  • Spearheaded financial campaigns to bolster the organizational budget. 
  • Met with, emailed, and called donors and corporate supporters to seek financial donations.
  • Maintained the organization's social media presence.
  • Planned and executed women-centered events.
  • Built a functional and easy-to-use website.
  • Tested website across browsers, operating systems, and devices.
  • Maintained, configured, and troubleshot servers.
  • Ensured site security by setting up firewalls and login pages.
  • Optimized loading speeds and capacity.
  • Debugged pages and repaired broken links or images.
  • Updated website content and reviewed SEO.
  • Monitored and analyzed site performance (e.g traffic, conversions).
  • Addressed user complaints.
Jan 2010Present

Owner

Road Home Photography
  • Design settings, using props and backgrounds to create compositions based on the client’s request.
  • Select and assemble proper equipment, and choose settings and props based on the client’s wishes and the theme of the photoshoot.
  • Properly light subjects using artificial or natural lighting and using flashes and reflectors where necessary.
  • Determine desired images and compositions and choose equipment, props, settings, and lighting to achieve desired results.
  • Retouch, resize, and enhance images as needed using Photoshop or other photography software.
2004Present

Senior Educational Guide

Holmes Schooling
  • Oversee the daily activities and operations within the home learning environment.
  • Advise students on their educational options and craft long-term and short-term goals that align with their interests as well as overall educational goals and requirements.
  • Develop and track benchmarks for measuring students' success, generate and maintain the paperwork required for local, state, and federal institutions.
  • Ensure educational opportunities and materials align with values of inclusion and critical thinking, providing opportunities to learn from various voices and lived experiences. 
  • Utilizing blogging and social media to document experiences in home education via my website which averages 330 page views a month when I'm not generating new content and over 2000 page views a month when I'm producing new content.
Jan 2000Present

Freelance Writer and Curriculum Developer

Various
  • Freelance writer specializing in Research Papers, Copywriting, White Papers, Press Releases, and Curriculum Development.
  • Formulating texts in accordance with prescribed editorial and formatting guidelines.
  • Communicating with the client to explicate assignment-related expectations, as required.
  • Informing the client of assignment-related difficulties as they are detected.
  • Ensuring that texts are properly researched.
  • Maintaining originality in work.
  • Proofreading assignments to detect and correct errors.
  • Submitting completed works via the requisite channels.
  • Monitoring and logging hours spent on each assignment.
  • Submitting tax returns in a timely manner.
Mar 2004Jul 2006

Building Materials Sales Specialist

Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Oversaw the sales for the Millwork, Building Materials, and Lumber departments while working in conjunction with Contract Sales and Installed Sales.
  • Managed the merchandise for the Building Materials and Lumber departments, overseeing the weekly inventory count performed by four sales associates. 
  • Ensured daily and weekly counts were performed in an accurate and timely fashion. 
  • Oversaw the acquisition of installed sales and managed the process in conjunction with Installed sales.  

Education

Feb 2021Present

In Progress - RE Credentialing Level

RECC & LREDA

The estimated completion date is April 2022. Six completed REN modules/workshops.  

Mar 2015Dec 2016

English and History

American Public University

My educational focus was English-Writing and History with a concentration on African Americans and women, mainly Black women. Semester Hours: 21

Sep 2010Jun 2011

General Education, English, History

Wayne Community College

General education study to acquire transfer courses.  Semester Hours: 9

Sep 2008Jun 2009

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, English

The University of North Dakota

My educational focus was education from Pre-K to 5th Grade, with a minor in English and Special Education. Semester Hours: 10

Sep 2007Jun 2008

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, English

Lake Region State College

My educational focus was education from Pre-K to 5th Grade, with a minor in English and Special Education.  Semester Hours: 30

Sep 2005Jun 2006

Liberal Arts

Wayne Community College

General education study to acquire prerequisite classes. Semester Hours: 10