I manage the marketing and communications at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. While overseeing the marketing efforts of the entire school district, I also work with the media, write news releases and district publications, and strategize on how best to engage prospective students for both the high school and adult education programs. My career started out as an English teacher at Crestview Schools in Convoy, OH, where I taught English courses for two years. After this, I served as athletic director and dean of students for three years until returning to the classroom for one more year, this time teaching English/mass media and serving as the district's PR director. During my time at Crestview I earned my master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton, as well as my principal's licensure. Following this, I made the decision to return to school full-time and explore a new career. After receiving a graduate assistantship at Xavier University, I studied sports management with an emphasis in marketing/PR. I completed internships with the Xavier Sports Information Office and worked with GameDay Communications. In August of 2005, I graduated with a master's degree in sport management. From 2006-2007, I served as an instructor of marketing, sales, and advertising at Rhodes State College in Lima, OH, and conducted various freelance marketing and PR work. In 2007, I accepted my current position at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.
I also recently became the social media strategist of a new entrepreneurial venture called mywebWOW!, which provides small business website and marketing solutions in Columbus, OH. I am a frequent speaker and presenter on the topic of social media marketing having given workshops at various professional conferences and workshops. I have also consulted on social media projects with Experience Columbus, Ohio Department of Education, NBC4 Columbus and various small businesses and organizations.