Resume

Experience

Communications Specialist

Boise State University | Sept. 2012 – present

Create videos, blog posts, and multimedia web content to showcase Office of Information Technology (OIT) initiatives, products, services, and events. Produce monthly OIT update video with CIO. Editor, writer, and designer of monthly OIT email newsletter to university faculty and staff. Teach workshops for employees on video production, photography, and multimedia editing software. Maintain and contribute photography and videos to the OIT Communications media library for use on Boise State websites.

Associate Director for Web and Electronic Communication

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

Develop strategies and coordinate efforts across the university for effective web, email, and social media communications for internal and external audiences. Design, implement, and maintain electronic media communications technologies. Supervise electronic media team of five staff and two interns. Product owner for the UAA website, news website, events calendar, podcast program, and media database. Contributing writer, photographer, and videographer for University homepage, news website, alumni magazine, and other public relations and fundraising channels. Procure and maintain video, photography, and podcasting gear. Lead technician to procure, maintain, and operate sound reinforcement and video projection systems, indoors and outdoors, sometimes streaming, for high-profile University events.

Grundstufe Digital

Web Communication, Design and Development Company | April 2001 – Sept. 2012

Founded web design, development, and communications consulting company to provide a full range of web services from strategy through implementation. Provided web communications strategy, project consulting, website design, branding guidelines, photography, video production, content development, HTML email marketing strategy and design, and social media strategy and integration. Worked with contracted designers, developers, and specialists as needed.

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 (Poetry and Nonfiction Emphasis)
University of Alaska Anchorage | Fall 2008

B.A. Music
Arkansas Tech University | Spring 1993