Volunteer Work

Working in the Schools (WITS)

Early Childhood Volunteer Program,

(September 2011 - June 2012, October 2013 - January 2014)

Reading one-on-one with Kindergarteners two days a week at Jose de Diego Community Academy


A highly competent communications professional with three years of experience juggling multiple projects and producing exceptional work in time-sensitive and pressure situations. A leader with a passion and enthusiasm to help others and the ability and curiosity to adapt and flourish in new roles.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Conference Producer

marcus evans
  • Discovered and researched defense and government industry concerns to generate conference concentration
  • Conducted all phases of conference execution including program writing, speaker acquisition and on-site event management to produce successful business-to-business events, each surpassing revenue expectations
  • Created the Twitter account for the North American office and worked with marketing to establish a presence on LinkedIn and other social media sites to market events and to reach clients through different mediums
  • Launched several first-time programs with great success, including Warfighter Protection which earned more than $170,000 in revenue
  • Managed budget for speaker expenses while securing more than 20 high-level Federal Government and defense officials to present at each event
  • Developed strategies for the sales, marketing and sponsorship teams for each conference and continually monitored and evaluated the success of each teams’ performance
  • Edited and proofread marketing communications and final conference materials
  • Provided on-site support, logistics and issue resolution for delegates, speakers and sponsors
Jun 2008 - Aug 2009


  • Wrote and reported on hundreds of breaking news stories, sporting events and features at the third-largest newspaper in Minnesota with a weekday circulation of 42,500 and 46,000 on weekends
  • Lead writer for a 24-page special section/multimedia package on wind energy that received second place in the 2009-2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest
  • Worked to distribute news through several mediums including print, capturing pictures and video for the website and broadcasting stories for our television partner KTTC
  • Received the Post-Bulletin Newsroom Award in July 2009 for a nationally recognized article, "Sting Operation"
Aug 2007 - May 2008

Managing Editor/Reporter

The Statesman
  • Second-in-command of editorial content at the weekly campus newspaper, responsible for managing more than two dozen section editors and the content of paper
  • Worked with the Editor-In-Chief to redesign the newspaper and website to boost readership
  • Collaborated on the layout for the front page and multiple sections
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Reporting Intern

Duluth News Tribune
  • Conducted general assignment reporting, totaling more than 20 bylines
  • Wrote and reported breaking news stories and wrote previews for the weekly arts and entertainment supplement
  • Broadcast two stories for television partner Fox 21





Illinois Professional Educator License