Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Creative Services Director

Open Windows

Creative ideas that provide communication solutions.

2008 - Present

Adjunct Instructor

University of South Alabama

Instructor for business/workplace communications "Organizational Communications."

Jan 2011 - Present

Adjunct Instructor

University of South Alabama

Instructor for communications class, Argumentation, Small Group Communication, etc.

2007 - 2010

Director of Communications & Technology

Louisiana Association of Educators

One-person communication department that serviced 20,000 educational members across Louisiana. Directed public and media relations, marketing activities, advocacy, communications training, all website development, and the development of a vigorous social media program.

2004 - 2005

Regional Training Coordinator

Quizno's Sub #4182

Regional, corporate-selected store, to train owners and managers in all phases of operations. Includes lectures, study plans, testing, and practical applications.

2003 - 2005

Owner/Operator

Quizno's Sub - #4181 and #4182

Purchased and developed 2 units in Slidell, LA. Support and assist with all daily operations. Control FLPD's to maximize profitability. Manage staff of 30 employees and developed long-term goals for multi-unit ownership.

2001 - 2003

Assistant to Area Director

Quizno's Gulf Coast Area Director

Support and assist with Quizno's Subs franchise sales, franchisee management, store openings & onduct store compliance inspections.

Education

Education
2005 - 2011

Ph.D.

University of Southern Mississippi

Extensive academic research with a specialty in Marketing Communications, Communication theory and Social Discourse theory.

1999 - 2001

Master of Arts

University of New Orleans

Marketing Communications/Advanced mass communication theory.

1995 - 1998

Bachelor of Arts

University of New Orleans

Film studies and mass communication methods and theory.

Organizations

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Mobile Chapter

American Advertising Federation(AAF) Mobile Chapter

Alabama Social Media Organization

Social Media Club

Interests

Community theater

Films

New technology

Research

Travel

Social Media

Summary

Communications Specialist

Highly effective communications professional and social media analyst with exceptional writing, editing, speaking, and promotional skills. Adept in developing and implementing communication plans and programs related to company objectives. Committed to the processes of communication, creativity, innovation, research, and analysis.

Skills

Management & Development

Communications & PR Dept.

Training Programs

Social Media Program

Website Operations/Analytics

Franchise Operations

Membership Materials

Advocacy Activities

Teacher/Presenter

Leadership Seminars

University Instructor

Franchisee Instructor

Writing & Research

Doctoral Dissertation

Master's Thesis

Public Relations Campaign - Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport

Screenplay, Atchafalaya Green

Conference Papers

Visual Art

Feature Film, The Rest of the Oyster for UNOPAC/Rum Productions

Film productions, commercials, PSA's

Theatre productions

Photography

Computer Proficiency

Microsoft Office Suite

Content Management System/Website

Social Media Platforms

Metrics/Analytics

Cloud Computing

Marketing Portfolio