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I am a strong communicator who clearly articulates ideas in both the written and spoken word.  I write and edit dynamic copy for print promotional materials, website content and social media.  I possess a keen eye for proof reading and design and layout. Organized, resourceful and detail oriented I work best in a fast-paced, team environment.  Over my career I have developed communications strategies for multiple non-profit organizations and have a strong desire to use my skills in a positive way to give back to my community.

Work experience

Jul 2013Present

Communications Consultant

Sue Dederman Communications


Brad Colerick (Singer/Songwriter):  Arranged interview and coverage in the Albuquerque Journal, ran a Social Media Campaign to create tickets sales.

Academy Dentistry:  Advised clients on social media strategies to enhance their digital presence.

Load Storm:  Conducted a blogger relations campaign, Social Media Campaign

May 2001Jun 2015

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Contact Lens Associates

Wrote and edited all Website and Facebook content, Social Media Strategist, Wrote news releases, Media relations,  Took photos to use on the website and in social media. Proof read all print and digital material, Developed a Marketing Plan, Ensured consistent branding in all written publications, Newsletter, Direct mail campaigns. Advertising placement, Certified medical assistant to the Optometrists, Staff training, Accounts payable

Oct 1996May 1997

Communications Coordinator

Bright Ideas

Public and Media Relations, Wrote press releases, Direct Mail,  Event Planning, Sales

Dec 1986Oct 1988

Communications Director

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Media Relations, Wrote and edited monthly newsletter, News releases, PSA's, Advertising sales in various publications, Event planning,  Volunteer coordinator

Jun 1986Nov 1986

Public Affairs Coordinator


Media relations, Community relations, Wrote news releases, Oversaw all print material for brand consistency, Event Planning,  Print and radio advertising placement, Liaison between the station and Project Literacy U.S.(PLUS), Supervised Public Information Intern , (This was a limited contract position)

May 1985May 1986

Public Relations Account Executive

Cagle and Associates

Media relations and Public relations, Wrote news relases, Developed a statewide media list, Event planning

Jun 1984Dec 1984

Communications Director

Republican Party of NM

Media Relations,  Event planning, Scheduled news conferences, Speech writing, Conducted research for two debates, Volunteer coordinator, (This was a limited contract position)

Jul 1983Dec 1983

News Anchor/Reporter

KLMS-AM - Lincoln, NE

Anchored mid-day and afternoon drive newscasts, Wrote news articles, Covered City Council and State Legislature, Assistant Assignment Editor




University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Majored in Broadcast Journalism - Minors in English, History and Political Science



Social Media Certification

Social Media Marketing University

Certified in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Video Marketing, Business Blogging


Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Central NM Community College

Developed an Internet marketing plan for website and social media, Email marketing and Search Engine Optimization.


Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising Certification

Anderson School of Management

Learned strategies, tactics and activities involved in getting the desired marketing messages to intended target markets.



Create marketing videos using IMovie to post on You Tube


Web Content Management System

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, Microsoft Publisher

Community Service

Faith Lutheran Church - Council Member

Reviewed budgets, oversaw mission efforts. Public speaking, Member of the website redesign taskforce (2013 - Present)

"Ooh, La, La Christmas Home Tour" (benifitting Wounded Warrior Project)

Helped create promotional print pieces and PSA's, public speaking, Arranged media interviews, Raised over $4000.00 in ticket sales.  Coordinated home tour volunteers and logistics.   Secured donations for the Silent Auction. (2009-2011)

NM Special Olympics

Coordinated and trained volunteers, Conducted visual screenings for the athletes through the NM Lions Club. (2003-2007