Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Present

Freelance Communications/Writing Professional


-Write and publish short articles on Baltimore food culture ( via social networks, i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

-    Draft copy for Web sites/marketing materials, write feature articles for agencies/publications, etc.

Mar 2008 - May 2009

Public Relations Account Executive

Cleo Communications

Due to the poor economic climate, Cleo Communications was forced to conduct full staff layoffs.

-Built relationships with journalists and reporters.For example, Beazer Homes struggled with sales, and relationship with Washington Times resulted in 11 articles from January – June 2009

-Developed Web copy and bi-weekly e-blast schedule/content, increasing traffic to development sales office and Web site ( in down economy

-Wrote three 700-1,500 word contributed articles on tight deadlines.Articles were published in targeted trade publications, increasing interest in client projects and expertise

-Drafted winning award applications, i.e. Baltimore Business Journal Green Entrepreneur Award

Aug 2007 - Feb 2008

Junior Public Relations Account Executive

Cleo Communications

-Promoted after securing numerous local and national placements in six months

-Organized and managed events, including a topping off ceremony attended by 100+ people and government officials, resulting in placement in all local newspapers

-Increased internship candidates by modifying outreach to professors and intern coordinators.Managed program, ensuring interns built an extensive portfolio

Feb 2007 - May 2007

Public Relations Intern

Costa DeVault

-Drafted two contributed articles and researched vendors for grand opening event

Jul 2006 - Nov 2006

Marketing Consultant

ReZult, LLC

-Developed messaging and branding to establish start-up company’s business objectives