Master of Education, Vanderbilt Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.
B.A. in Communication, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Business Administration minor
GPA 3.91, Summa Cum Laude, 2011 Graduate
American Red Cross, issued 2019
CPR, First Aid, AED (adult & infant)
White House Watch, White House, Tenn., Summer 2007.
Wrote community news.
Examiner.com, February 2010 to 2012.
Write news about Nashville Family Theater. Keep up with the most up-to-date news concerning theaters, shows, actors and live arts.
Brewer Media, The Pulse, Chattanooga, Tenn., November 2010.
Spent time shadowing the news editor and art director.
Ashleysbrideguide.com, Nashville, Tenn., November 2010 to July 2011.
Worked directly with the creator/owner of the Ashleysbrideguide.com. Conducted media research, interviewed and wrote articles for the website concerning wedding trends, ideas and events.
Tim Duncan Events, Atlanta, Ga., February 2012-December 2012.
Work directly with the creator/owner of the Tim Duncan Events blog. Write articles daily for the website concerning wedding trends, design, ideas and events.
*Featured on Press & Praise section at DIY Weddings Magazine
Creator & Editor-in-Chief of digital, lifestyle magazine (2 editions), Her Umbrella
*Featured/Companies Collaborated With:
- enrich, First Tennessee Bank newsletter
- Eshakti, Misikko, Treat, Tiny Prints, 77 Diamonds, 9th & Elm, Kohl's, SammyDress & Firmoo
- Featured Design Spread on Tiny Prints Blog: A Mother’s Day Brunch
Freelance Blogger/Writer, 2011-present.
Work Includes: Bridal Designer Write-ups for Wedding Fashion Files (2012)
Lifestyle Contributor to SheBudgets.com (2012-April 2013)
Fashion Contributor for My Paradise Wedding (among other UK based sites with the media agency Visibility IQ (2012-September 2013)
Wedding Contributor at PreciousInvitations.com (2012-2014)
Writer of the 2013-2014 Live! On Stage Artist Catalogue
Writer of local real estate broker, Amanda Marquess’ realtor’s bio package with Prudential PenFed Realty (including creation of: slogan, bio, welcome letter and mission statement)
Writer of Customer Thank You Letter for Ground Up Builders, Inc. 2013
Social Media Consultant and Blogger at Outside the Box Papers: blog management, marking & advertising needs, wholesale buying queries including creation & design of intro letter, price sheet & media kit (2013-2015)
Dwimmer Travel Contributor (2014)
Contributor at Furniture Fashion (2013-2015)
Contributor at The Talko (2015-2016)
Online Contributor in the Lucky Community for Lucky Magazine (2015)
Contributor to Middle Tennessee Community Homes & Gardens Print Magazine
Tips, Advice Write-ups & Original DIYs at Homedit.com, & Trendir.com, DIYS.com (2011-present)
Lead Content Creator with A07 Online Media (2011-present)
Public Relations Experience
P.L.A. Media, Nashville, Tenn., Summer 2009.
Helped with daily responsibility and needs of the office, wrote press releases, newsletters and pitch letters, conducted pitch calls, created media outlet research lists,
helped with creative development and sat in on meetings with new clients.
Live! On Stage, White House, Tenn., Summer 2010 & 2011.
Assisted in the organization and development of promotional materials – including fliers, biographies,and photos. Created promotional video for different artists and wrote catalogue promos for numerous artists.
Adept with PC and MacIntosh operating systems.
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite programs; Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Motion,
DVD Studio Pro, Corel Photoshop; Familiar in MyEmma, WordPress, ExpressEngine and Cision, Research with Internet search programs
Pattycake Place, White House, Tenn., Summer 2008 & 2009
Helped plan events, set up parties, worked with clients and oversaw events.
Sumner County Schools, 2012-2014
Arzelle's Bridal Chic, Nashville, Tenn., Summer 2016-2018
Bridal Sales Consultant
Hands on Nashville- Flood Relief 2010
Volunteer Worker at the Nashville Kid’s Café Christmas Party 1998-2010
In2Books Pen Pal Program
Dean’s List, academic years 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011.
Resident Honor Society 2008-2010
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Golden Key International Society
Awarded Outstanding Documentary – Communications Departmental Award 2010
Kappa Tau Alpha