Skillset
Post Collegiate Training Writing, Sales, Marketing, Direct Response Advertising, Vocal Training, Networking, Branding, Improv Comedy, Public Speaking, Studio and Location Photography, Design, Business, Leadership, Video Production, Visual Communications, Songwriting
Software Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Word, Final Cut Pro, Outlook, Numbers/Excel, Keynote
Technologies Social Media, FTP, Web Servers, DNS, Security, SSL, eCommerce, Blogging, Podcasting, RSS, Video Compression, Mac OSX, Web (Desktop & Mobile)
Languages XHTML/HTML, XML, CSS, ActionScript, ASP, JavaScript, PHP
Type Rate 100+ Words per minute


 
Awards
Award Web Development, DEX Utah State CDC
Placement First Place Statewide
Award Travel & Tourism, DEX Utah State CDC
Placement Second Place Statewide
Award Web Design, Utah Multimedia Arts Festival
Placement First, Technical Merit
Award Web Development, DEX International CDC
Placement Fourth Place at National Competition in Dallas, TX


 
Volunteering
Organization Salt Lake Community College, 2004
Role Board Member, Marketing Program Advisory Committee
Attended meetings and provided recommendations for adjustments to the curriculum.
Organization Ugandan Water Project, 2013
Role Fundraising
Greeted and socialized with attendees at fundraising events, educating them about the project and asking for their support in contributions.
Organization Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care 2012 - 2013
Role Patient Volunteer
I read books to a bedridden patient and ran errands and provided friendly visits with others
Organization 826 2012 - 2014
Role Coach 4th and 5th grade students through creative writing projects and helped high school seniors write their college application essays.


 
Work History
Company Fundy Software
Title Independent Marketing Services
Dates 2011 - 2013
Description Fundy Software makes Photoshop plugins for professional photographers.
Job Duties
Fundy Software was a key fit for my talents and a fantastic client to serve. While working for Fundy Software the company enjoyed double growth year over year. I provided a fresh logo, designed a new web site, redesigned and published their weekly newsletter, redesigned packaging, networked and formed beneficial relationships, implemented a content marketing strategy, created cross promotions, designed a tradeshow booth and materials, give live product demos and taught workshops and webinars.
   
Company Digital Wedding Forum
Title Director of Marketing
Dates 2009 - 2011
Description The DWF is an online resource catering to wedding and portrait photographers.
Job Duties
I helped the DWF increase membership, plan and market and annual convention and wrote and produced educational video content for distribution. I created partnerships with industry leaders to add benefits and create cross promotions.
   
Company Red Olive Design
Title Dir. of Business Development, Designer, Project Manager
Dates 2003 - 2007
Description Red Olive is a small full service advertising agency with a strong emphasis on web.
Job Duties
When I started, Red Olive was a very small team. So I wore many hats and had several duties. The following is a listing each role and the job duties respective of each. Business Development | Meet with prospective clients to secure new business. Writing proposals, establishing project costs, timelines, and deliverables. Negotiating contracts. Making Presentations. Project Management | Coordinating project assets between clients and design team. Organizing project files. Tracking hours spent on projects. Providing regular status reports to clients. Hiring employees and sub-contracting vendors. Design | Creating sample artwork. Performing client needs analysis. Writing creative briefs. Flash animations. Storyboarding outlines. Success criteria establishment and testing and analysis. Development | HTML, JavaScript, ActionScript, Simple ASP, CSS hand coding. Video Compression, basic editing. Site assembly. Debugging and testing. Web server setup and configuration. Administration | Creating design and site usability standards as well as testing standards and practices. Writing new client questionnaires. Analyzing and modifying business practices and policies.


 
Former Affiliations
Organization Professional Photographers of America
Seat Workshop Speaker
Organization National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Seat Member
Organization Utah Advertising Federation
Seat Member and Volunteer