My Experience

Background & Expertise

I wear many hats, but I like to consider myself a wife, a mother, a writer, a blogger, an artist, and a public health and safety professional. 
Take a look at my resume below to learn more about my background and experience.


SPASE Project Coordinator, The Station

January 2020 - April 2020

• Developed, promoted and implemented a pilot program called Stress and Practicing the Art of Self-Expression (SPASE), which integrated in-person art workshops, social media public health promotion and mentorship for young adults aged 16-25 to improve their mental health, ability to cope with daily stress, social interaction and community relations.



October 2017 - Present

• Author and Illustrator of two picture books; "Peep Said, 'Beep!'" and "Little's Loose Tooth" 
• Author of Women's Fiction Novel "Legacy: And Other Things Left Behind"

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Team Member, Military Moms Blog

July 2017 - January 2020

• Official monthly contributor to Military Moms Blog
• Social media specialist with professional, working knowledge of WordPress and SEO.


Contract Review

Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator, 31FSS

September 2009 - March 2010

• Managed Commercial Sponsorship and Commercial Advertising for the United States Air Force 31 Force Support Services Marketing Department, negotiated sponsorship opportunities and executed all agreements
• Created contracts, designed and produced marketing materials to include posters, flyers and brochures for print and electronic purposes using Photoshop and Illustrator
• Maintained AFI's and AFMAN's necessary for proper management of contracts for the United States Air Force and in regulations concerning Moral Welfare Recreation Services (MWRS) activities
• Independently worked well under the broad guidance and direction of the Marketing Director, while receiving safety, job ethics, computer security, new employee orientation, fire protection and other formal training.


Guest Experience Coordinator, Arizona Science Center

October 2008 - March 2009

•  Friendly customer relations representative responsible for creating positive guest experiences
•  Followed and improved upon customized steps of sale, to include personal sales pitches and up-sales.

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Assistant Media Buyer, Optimedia (Publicis)

June 2004 - October 2005

• Evaluated sales proposals, negotiated media placements and acted as project manager, coordinating traffic instructions and creative materials with vendors for proper placement of advertising
• Resolved invoice discrepancies through inter-professional communication to keep advertisers in good financial standing and settle accounts receivables
• Managed flowcharts and status reports in Excel daily to assist media planning, placement and billing for top agency clients such as Ace Mortgage, Old National Bank, Dairy Queen and St. Vincent Health. 

Live Show Recording

Local Sales Assistant, WRTV Channel 6

March 2003 - June 2004

• Produced sales proposals and managed contracts/licensing agreements
• Managed account files, updated quarterly program schedules, pulled reports and created rate
cards using Publisher, Excel and Power Point.

Reading a Newspaper

Copywriter/Graphic Designer, Princeton Daily Clarion

May 2002 - October 2002

• Designed promotional media and wrote advertising copy for a daily newspaper
• Worked with a variety of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and Multi-Ad Creator.

Business Breakfast

Copywriter/Graphic Designer, Indiana Daily Student

May 2001 - April 2002

• Designed promotional media and wrote advertising copy for Indiana University's student newspaper
• Worked with a variety of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and Multi-Ad Creator.


Sales Representative, IU Athletics Outfitters Varsity Shop

August 1998 - May 2002

• Sold apparel and merchandise for Indiana University's Big Red Gift Center, later renamed IU Athletics Outfitters
• Managed cash register, took inventory and opened/closed various store locations.


What I’ve Learned

Indiana University

September 2017 - Present

Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with a Certificate in Safety Management.
Participated in a Summer Study Abroad trip to Bangkok, Thailand to learn about universal health and health care promotion in one of the world's largest cities.
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0

Scuola di Illustrazione di Sarmede

June 2010 - August 2010

Summer Workshops on Children's Book Illustration taught by Jindra Čapek, Štěpán Zavřel and Chiara Carrer.

Indiana University

September 1998 - May 2002

B.A. in Journalism with a focus in Advertising and Public Relations.
Minors in Fine Art and Spanish. Summer-long study abroad program in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
GPA: 3.57 out of 4.0


Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools because they have to say something.




Over the years, I’ve had the honor of receiving several recognitions and awards for my hard work. Take a look below, and feel free to reach out to learn more or discuss working together on an upcoming project.

Arizona State University
Pipers Writer Studio Writing Workshop

2008 Arizona Arts Commission

Topper Award
Best Scene Painter for a Musical
"Hello, Dolly"

2011 Army Europe Tournament of Plays

CITI Certificate for Human Research 
Social/Behavioral Research

2019 - 2022 Indiana University

CITI Certificate for Human Research 
Best Practices for Clinical Research

2019 - 2022 Indiana University