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  • Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT — Masters Degree in Strategic Communication, Class of 2017

  • Chapman University, Orange, CA — Strategic Corporate Communication, Class of 2015

    • PR Chair, Lambda Pi Eta, Communications Honor Society

    • Kappa Kappa Gamma, Eta Sigma Chapter, Marshal & Founding Member

Professional Experience

Creative + Social Media Director, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Reno, NV October 2017-May 2019

As a member of a small marketing team, I’ve worn many hats: graphic designer, video editor, social media guru, to name a few. I’ve worked closely with the company general manager, owner, and director of marketing to conceive, plan, budget, and host a user-submitted film festival designed to engage millennials and gen z’ers. I was also chosen by the general manager and owner to write the marketing plan for an upcoming $10 million capital investment project. I oversaw the rebranding of the ski resort including a new logo, website, and more.

Account Coordinator, East River Public Relations Truckee, CA September 2015-Present

I worked closely with Katie Shaffer, company founder and owner to send out press releases and maintain positive relationships with members of local and drive market media outlets. I created strategy and content for the social media profiles of many clients. In addition, I updated the website and utilize the Adobe Creative Suite to create fliers, brochures, and other collateral clients.

Social Media Consultant (Volunteer, nonprofit), Tuolumne River Put In Improvements 2017

I worked with other volunteers to create content and schedule posts in order to aid in the fundraising efforts for improvements to be made to the Meral’s Pool river put in on the Tuolumne river.

Customer Service (retail)/Social Media Management, Ela Chapman Truckee, CA August 2015- April 2016

General retail customer service duties as well as content creation and post scheduling for the store’s Instagram page.

Social Media/Organizational Consultant/Intern, Sierra Rescue Truckee, CA 2013-2015

Office administration/organization assistance, blog post writing/editing, as well as on site assistance during select Wilderness First Responder and swift water rescue classes.

Social Media Consultant/Campaign Manager, Chapman University January 2014-May 2014

Managed multiple social media accounts for the Art Department and Undergraduate Student research. 

Social Media Campaign Manager, Insomniac Events September-October 2013

I managed a specific Facebook page for an Insomniac event, Escape from Wonderland.

Whitewater Raft Guide, All Outdoors Inc. Lotus, CA (Seasonal, summer) 2013-Present.

Customer service in an outdoor setting. South and Middle forks of the American River, Merced River, North Fork Stanislaus River class 3 and 4, 1-2 day trips. 

Marshal Chapter Officer, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Orange, CA February 2013-December 2014

Planned/executed initiation events and kept order at chapter meetings.

Costume Shop Assistant, Chapman University Costume Shop Orange, CA January 2013-May 2015

Involved in the costume designing, creation, and maintenance of costumes for theater and dance productions.