About Me

I was born and bred on Florida's west coast in Palm Harbor. I attended Palm Harbor University High School, St. Petersburg College, and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

          Aside from writing, I enjoy watching and attending sporting events, listening to music and podcasts, playing my Fender guitars, singing, and playing beep baseball.

Below is my resume. Please contact me for references.

Education
5/2011 Master of Arts, Journalism and Media Studies
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
5/2009 Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Professional Experience
4/2017 - present Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
                                        Media Content Manager: Write, edit, and proofread content for Saint Leo Blog; write, edit, and proofread copy for print and digital marketing materials; manage freelance writers/contributors; collaborate with marketing team members and other university departments to strategize on marketing initiatives to drive enrollment; interview university faculty, staff, students, and alumni for content and marketing campaigns
6/2012 - 4/2017 1-800Accountant, Largo, FL
Editor-in-Chief: Wrote articles and copy for online platforms; strengthened relationships with clients via phone interviews; managed all company social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube); managed in-house marketing specialist for 2.5 years
1/2012 - 11/2012

Dr. David Lindberg, Jr., M.D., Holiday, FL
Data Entry Assistant: Input information into new electronic medical records system

12/2011 - 12/2012 Piazza Business Services & Consulting, Tampa, FL
Freelance Writer: Wrote, edited, and proofed blog posts for marketing companies
12/2011 - 12/2012 SK Creations, Inc., Remote
Wrote daily articles for www.textbooks.org and www.logfurniture.com
10/2011 - 12/2011 FKQ Advertising + Marketing, Clearwater, FL
Copywriting Intern: wrote and proofed copy for print and multimedia ad campaigns
4/2011 - present

Private Editor/Proofreader, Tampa Bay area
Edit and proof writing assignments for college students

1/2010 - 12/2010

AARP Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
Communications Intern: wrote content for print and online platforms, managed social media accounts

8/2009 - 4/2011

The Crow’s Nest Student Newspaper, USF St. Petersburg
Sports Editor: edited and wrote sports stories for the paper

5/2009 - 9/2009

OurSportsCentral.com
Intern: remotely updated scores and press releases to Web site

5/2008 - present

Home Improvement of Pinellas, Inc., Palm Harbor, FL
Freelance Web Designer: design and maintain Web site for local company
http://www.hipinc.net

Communication & Computer Skills
  Solid customer service skills, effective listener
 

Proficient in Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogging, online forums, online research, audio recording, AP style

Awards & Honors
6/2013 Employee of the Month, Corporate Tax Network
8/2011 Presented research paper at AEJMC journalism conference (St. Louis, MO); Title: "Why your grandpa is on Facebook: A survey of uses and gratifications of Facebook by older adults"
4/2008 Best Reporter, Beginning Reporting class, USF St. Petersburg