Professional ​
info​​

My work experience has been very diverse. Although I have not many roles that are obviously writing positions, I have done writing in some form or another with all my past jobs and have gained valuable skills which transfer well to new fields. My work has taught me how to think, how to read people, how to get people to think about things in a new way. These are some of the skills needed to be a good marketer and writer. Altogether, I feel that my unique perspective, qualifications, work ethic, and mentality make me a good fit as a thinker and a doer.

Work​
experience​
Freelance Writer
Self-Employed

2018 - present

I continue to do freelancing on the side to gain experience and build up my portfolio. Most of my work to date has been updating the content for business and organizational websites, though I am open to any project.

  • After work for San Antonio Cyclery, store had its best May ever in 2018 as a result of increased web traffic

  • Work for Winchester Municipal Airport led to increased in web traffic and received positive response from visitors

  • Contributions to Chamber of Commerce newsletter and The Tullahoma News brought attention to local businesses, people, and events, helping to bring money into the community

 

Sales Consultant
Best Buy

​2019 - present

I wanted to move to Nashville, which, combined with my interest in technology and especially computers, is what drew me to this position. Though this role does not involve much writing, it has given me great experience in oral communication and customer service. 

  • Consultation responsible for bettering the lives of customers by providing them with technology that made their professional work easier and their personal endeavors more enjoyable

  • Used company services and financing opportunities to provide better options and results for customers

  • Utilized excellent oral communication and customer service skills to give customers best possible experience

 

Honors Program Work Study
Saint Leo University

​2017 - 2019

While in college, I had a federal work study job for the University Honors Program, which I was a member of.

  • Facebook post based on interview led directly to a graduating Honors Program member receiving a job offer

  • Made the value of the Honors Program apparent to prospective students and parents who otherwise may not have considered the Program or even the University as a whole

  • Used firsthand accounts from students and faculty and independently gathered research to show ways in which the Program could be made more competitive and effective

Lifeguard Supervisor
City of Winchester, TN, Dept. Parks & Recreation

​2013 - 2018

Starting in high school and continuing through college, I worked as a lifeguard at the city pool where I swam competitively. After three years, I was a head guard, meaning that I was effectively a daily supervisor. In addition, on occasion, when the pool manager was not there, such as on vacation or a mission trip, I assumed the role of manager and performed all of the additional duties affiliated with this role.

  • Diffused escalating issues between patrons and guards, helped write new policies, designed new pass, mentored new guards

  • On occasion, worked as overall pool manager, created employee schedules, was responsible for money deposits, made hiring and promotional recommendations

  • Created flyers, posters, and signs for facility and events

Skills

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Editing

Proofreading

Search Engine Optimization

Web Content

Google Adwords

Google Analytics

Google Ads

Facebook Ads

Microsoft Office

WordPress

Email writing

Article Writing

Research

Adobe InDesign

Computer Skills

Customer Servce

Recruitment

Social Media Communication

Creative Thinking

Critical Thinking

Leadership

Documentation

Document Oranization

Education
Saint Leo University

​2015 - 2019

  • ​Bachelor's of Arts in English: Professional Writing

  • Cumulative GPA 3.78

  • Graduated Cum Laude and with distinction in major

  • Completed University Honors Program

  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honors Society, Treasurer for 2017-2018 school year

  • Published in Sandhill Review, University's literary journal

  • Contributed to The Lions' Pride campus newspaper

Relevant Coursework

  • Social Media Communications

  • Digital Writing

  • Professional Writing

  • Professional Editing

  • Desktop Publishing & Design

  • Journalistic Writing

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Nashville, TN 37212