Professional Experience

Online Marketing Manager

Girl Scouts River Valleys
Saint Paul, MN
June 2014 – February 2016

Web Editor & Social Media Specialist

Girl Scouts River Valleys
Saint Paul, MN
July 2012 – June 2014

During my first several months, I focused on launching their new website and making their messaging web-friendly. After the launch, I was then able to focus on social media, set new strategic directions and improve the engagement with our fan bases. In my tenture, I:

  • Managed their first search and Facebook advertising campaigns
  • Launched a successful Pinterest presence
  • Tripled interaction rates on Facebook over previous year
  • Increased web traffic from all social media accounts
  • Edited content and managed website updates

Communications & Technology Consultant

Iowa City, Iowa & Seattle, Washington
August 2006 – August 2007 & October 2001 – July 2012

I provide communications and technology assistance, planning, advice, and implementations for nonprofits and small businesses. As part of this practice, I have:

  • Developed a social media strategy for a new nonprofit
  • Produced an ebook for sale in the Kindle Store
  • Designed email newsletter templates
  • Created print advertisements, brochures and novelty items

Senior Program Coordinator

NPower Northwest
Seattle, Washington
August 2007 – October 2011

My position at NPower allowed me to a great deal about the nonprofit sector and their unique technology needs. My position grew and evolved over my time with them, allowing me to continue developing my diverse and valuable skill set.
While there I:

  • Designed and edited monthly e-newsletters
  • Wrote articles for the organization’s newsletters and blog
  • Launched and managed Facebook presence
  • Provided training and support to clients on email marketing tools
  • Developed marketing campaigns to promote training program
  • Managed intake for new consulting projects, provided education on options
  • Recruited and organized volunteers for projects and large events

Board Member & Communications Volunteer

The Bikery
Seattle, Washington
May 2007 – June 2011

As the leader of their communications committee, I took on many tasks to help them develop a professional and sustainable presence. I am proud to have:

  • Developed and led classes for public attendance
  • Coordinated classes and speakers for the organization
  • Designed and distributed fliers for classes and events
  • Designed and managed their website
  • Developed, edited and wrote for their email newsletter
  • Set up and managed their Facebook presence

Women’s Health Project
Iowa City, Iowa
August 2003 – July 2006

This position was a great opportunity for me as it granted me large responsibilities in coordinating their marketing program. This position allowed me to build on my design and computer skills while learning how to market and promote a local nonprofit organization.
In this role, I:

  • Maintained and wrote content for their website
  • Wrote articles for and edited their newsletter
  • Managed advertising program for the organization
  • Designed print and web advertisements
  • Designed event invitations and fundraising literature
  • Coordinated the organization’s Speakers Bureau and served as a member, giving presentations to classes and community groups

Technology Skills

My various positions have allowed me to build technology skills that would be invaluable to any nonprofit communications team. I am known for being able to learn new programs quickly, and I have extensive experience with these tools and programs:

  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Office 2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Google Apps – Email setup and account management
  • for use tracking nonprofit donors, volunteers, clients, and members
  • Web platforms; WordPress preferred, experience in Drupal and Plone
  • eNewsletter tools including VerticalResponse, MailChimp, Salesforce Marketing Cloud


University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Certificate in Nonprofit Management – June 2010

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

B.A. in English and Religion – May 2003

  • Honor Roll and Dean’s List student
  • A member of the Golden Key International Honour Society,
    elected to the Historian officer position.
  • Volunteered for the Women’s Resource and Action Center
  • Hosted a weekly radio program at the campus station, KRUI 89.7FM
  • Tutored non-traditional college students