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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Non-Profit Professional with 10+ years experience in leadership roles that focus on partnering with executive and business leaders to facilitate innovative solutions and create a community of trust. Results driven with a track record of social media savvy and public relations in both nonprofit and corporate business settings.

  • Project Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Event Planning
  • Social Media
  • Business Development
  • Public Relations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NW Autism Foundation, Oregon City, Oregon            2013-2016

Executive Director- Coordinating efforts between the Board of the Directors and parents to facilitate funding for research opportunities and services to families of children on the spectrum. Rebranding of all communications, including website, social media and overall branding. Developing community outreach programs to increase brand  awareness and affinity within the community.

McShane Media, Portland, Oregon                                            2007-2014

CEO- Facilitated brand consultation, public relations, and marketing strategies for small to medium sized businesses in the Northwest, ranging from solopreneur start-ups to luxury hotel chains. 

  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • ROI Data Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Webmaster

Charitable Pathways, Portland, Oregon                                 2003-2008

CEO/President – Developed and implemented innovative fundraising model through viral web-based campaigns that increased fundraising efforts by 300%. Designed and maintained several viral fundraising sites throughout the United States. Clients included the Red Cross and the Miss America Organization.

                                                                    

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Miss Oregon Organization, Seaside, Oregon         1996-2007  

Executive Producer-  Coordinated over 150 volunteers and paid staff  throughout the year at various events, and producing the annual Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant in Seaside. Helped re-brand the organization through the digital age via webmastering, graphic design, and public relation efforts. Executed events ahead of schedule and under budget every time. Orchestrated Katie Harmon, Miss America 2002’s Oregon Public Relations, Homecomings and Atlantic City Farewell events.

Ridgewood Youth Theater, Portland, Oregon                       1997-2000

Artistic Director- Created an after school educational theater program for children ages 6-11 at Ridgewood Elementary School. Curriculum included studies in Shakespeare and musical theater, with an average of 2 live performances a year. Profited over $20,000 for the school in just over 3 seasons.

Oregon Symphony                                                                      1994-2005

Performer, Pops Symphony- Performed in more than 90 performances over 10 Oregon Pops Symphony Seasons in Portland, Seattle and Salem as a vocalist with the Leyden Singers. Helped with many community outreach programs, including donor appreciation events and art appreciation performances under the tutelage of Oregon Symphony Conductor Norman Leyden.