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Work experience

Apr 2013Present

Veterans Service Officer

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Assist veterans/dependents in applying for available federal and state benefits 
  • Assist veterans/dependents in appealing denied claims 
  • Assists military retirees and their dependents or survivors in obtaining their benefits from the Department of Defense(DOD)
  • Assist veterans in claims and proceedings involving the military services.
  • Serves as county liaison to local communities and veterans service organizations
  • Assist veterans in obtaining necessary inpatient and outpatient care from the VA Medical Centers
Oct 1990Oct 2012

Aviation Operations Specialist

United States Marine Corps
  • Assisted ISO planning, scheduling and directing the daily function of Airfield Operations and activities while ensuring safety and minimal impact on airfield operations
  • Responsible to Operation Officer for assisting in operations and maintenance of the airfield in support of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
  • Provided support for Presidential Airlift Missions
  • Responsible for condition, maintenance, repair, and construction of all hangars, ramps, taxiways, and runway in support of U.S. and Japanese flight organizations ensuring compliance with FAA regulation
  • Responsible for staffing of aviation support requests for civilian flights, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Congress, and VIPs
  • Managed the collection, input, and reporting of classified readiness data from multiple work centers for submission to DoD
  • Prepared all classified and routine correspondence from Operations Department
  • Assisted in rewrite of standard operations procedures for new airfield


Oct 2006Mar 2015

Bachelor of Arts: Digital Journalism

National University

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism is a pre-professional program that provides students with a solid foundation in traditional journalistic practices and theories as well as in the new forms of digital journalism that are rapidly reinventing the field.

Students become versed in writing for different media outlets ranging from print to broadcast and Web-based formats such as multimedia pages, blogs and podcasts.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to embark on varied journalism career paths at newspapers and magazines, broadcast outlets, convergent newsrooms and new media entities.


Exceptional Writing

Print and electronic media proficiency

Media Relations

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker; Dreamweaver, Powerpoint; strong internet and database research

Operations Management

Exceptional problem solver

Skilled multi-tasker