Professional Development

PR Central (non-profit, student-run PR firm), Fall 2006- Spring 2008

  • President, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
    • Responsible for obtaining all clients for PR teams
    • Oversee 20 student members, evaluate and edit their work for respective clients
    • Plan, generate media coverage and execute annual fundraiser, 'Battle of the Bands'
  • Assistant Account Executive, Listening Ear Crisis Center of Mt. Pleasant, Spring 2007
    • Redesign logo and website, write press releases and fact sheets and design informative flyers
  • Consultant, Club hockey at CMU, Fall 2006
    • Promote games and events, write and pitch feature stories and generate fundraising events

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Fall 2005-Spring 2008

  • Chair, Hanson PR Campaign, Spring 2007
    • Develop grassroots campaign on campus to spread AIDS in Africa awareness
    • Organize 20 committee members, delegate tasks, edit pieces, plan documentary screening and generate media coverage
  •  Member of the Networking Committee, Fall 2006-present
    • Plan programs, socials and banquets for members
  •  Member of the Organ Donor Awareness committee, Spring 2007-present
  •  Delegate for  PRSSA's 2007 National Assembly in Nashville, TN
  •  Attendee of the 2007 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA
  •  Member of National Conference Committee planning and presenting bid to host the 2008 National Conference in Detroit, MI

Fashion Association of Merchandising and Design (FAMD), Fall 2005-Spring 2007

  •  Member of model management and public relations committee for annual fashion show, "Threads"           
  •  Backstage volunteer at "Threads" assisting designers and models 

Summary

Welcome to my online portfolio! I am a recent December graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations (IPR) and Apparel Merchandising and Design. Central Michigan's IPR program is a unique major that combines several elements that include intensive PR writing, journalism, broadcast and event planning and execution. I am seeking a full-time position in Public Relations/Communications or related field to help me gain more experience and continue to learn in the ever-changing field of media.

Interest

My interests include, but are not limited to:

  • HUMOR, wit, spunk and sass
  • Fashion, but more importantly...style
  • Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli and Betsey Johnson
  • Saturday Night Live circa Cheri Oteri, Jimmy Fallon, Will Farrell, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan
  • A good book and green tea
  • MUSIC...hip-hop and r&b
  • Rooting for the underdog
  • Miguel Cabrera and my Detroit Tigers
  • Striving to be an exceptional PR guru and looking for a chance  :) 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Public Relations Writer, Editor and Project Manager

Rocky Bay Communications

  • Send out press releases, develop flyers and write and edit brochure content
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Campus Representative

TOMS Shoes

  • Responsible for spreading the TOMS mission on campus, positively representing TOMS at Central Michigan University and promoting TOMS through parties/fundraisers to raise awareness and sell shoes for a good cause
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Public Relations Intern

Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

  • Develop Foundation newsletter and annual report, plan annual meeting dinner and write and distribute new fund releases
Aug 2003 - Jan 2008

Customer Service Representative

Perani's Hockey World

  • Handle money and all transactions at point-of-sale
  • Assist customers, display exceptional customer service, multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Supervise register and front desk
  • Answer phones and direct calls
  • Provide administrative support for management
  • Maintain warehouse and stock
  • Place and ship customer orders

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

Bachelor of Applied Arts

Central Michigan University