I’m a storyteller.

I connect people with ideas and others through captivating images, video, sounds, and writing.

EXPERIENCE | EDUCATION


Experience

Communications Specialist

Boise State University | Sept. 2012 – present

Connect people with products and services provided by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) through multimedia content development. Train people on software and University technology systems, specifically leveraging expertise in video recording and editing using Camtasia Studio and TechSmith Relay. Create promotional and feature videos to showcase OIT projects at Boise State.

Adjunct Faculty Poetry and Filmmaking

University of Alaska Anchorage | Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2012

Taught poetry and literary arts classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage including undergraduate poetry workshops and special topic classes “Poetry in Unexpected Places” and “Video Poems & Stories.”

Director for Web and Electronic Communication

University of Alaska Anchorage | Nov. 2007 – Aug. 2012

Responsible for all electronic media communications, marketing, and public relations efforts for UAA including the UAA website, email communications, and online social media. And, additional digital duties that support the mission and strategic initiatives of UAA

Leadership

Developed University Advancement electronica media team from one person to supervising three full-time staff, one part-time staff, and two interns.

Co-lead for the WebPros UAA website consulting and training team.

Strategy

Technology planning, budgeting, and support for University Advancement and Chancellor’s Office. Develop and maintain the UAA web and electronic communications plan. Responsible for internal mass email communications from University Advancement, Office of the Chancellor, and Student Affairs.

Communications

General editor, production manager, and content developer for the UAA website homepage, UAA event calendars, Green & Gold Daily email to employees, Green & Gold Student Edition (twice weekly), Seawolf Weekly and the monthly alumni email newsletters.

Technical Expertise

Maintain Linux server and Joomla CMS software. Develop tools for sending and tracking HTML email and client management using various RSS/XML and PHP/ MySQL technologies.

Web Communication, Design and Development

Grundstufe Digital | April 2001 – Sept. 2012

Founded web design, development, and communications consulting rm that provides a full range of web services from strategy to implementation– we build websites that work. Services include a full range of Internet solutions including web communications strategy, project consulting, dynamic content management solutions, HTML email marketing, content development, social media strategy and integration, and website design and development. Conduct workshops on social media, HTML email marketing, WordPress customization, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Photoshop.

Publications Specialist

University of Alaska Anchorage | Jan. 2006 – Nov. 2007

Responsible for course schedule maintenance using Banner database system. Communicate regularly with academic departments, registration division, and other Banner users to ensure e cient and accurate maintenance of schedule courses. Work as part of team to design and produce semester schedules and annual university catalog.

Para-professional Librarian

Napa City-County Library | April 2003 – Aug. 2005

Assisted the public with personal, educational, and professional research project. Responsible for collection development in books on poetry, music, philosophy, and religion, and responsible for compact disc music collection. Additionally responsible for the “Art in the Library” exhibit that rotated monthly. Designed and implemented teen poetry slam that brought approximately 100 teens into the library one Sunday a month to share and hear performance poetry.


Education

M.F.A Creative Writing & Literary Arts

University of Alaska Anchorage | Fall 2008

B.A. Music

Arkansas Tech University | Spring 1993

Supplemental Education

CSS & Javascript for Web Interactivity

Media Alliance San Francisco | Fall 2001

HTML, PERL/CGI, and JavaScript Web Design and Programming

Web2Go Online Classes | Spring 2001

Information Architecture and Relational Data Base Design

U.C. Berkeley Extension | Spring 2000