I am a proud, fifth-generation Florida native, published author, historical columnist, established marketing and communications professional, and USF graduate with a passion for local history. I offer a well-rounded array of experience in marketing, development, public relations, and community outreach.


The Florida Center, Director of Marketing & Communications

(October 2018 to present)

  • Manages all marketing, communications & public relation
  • Manages special events
  • Increases community engagement opportunities
  • Schedules speaking opportunities for staff and assigns projects like blogs & videos
  • Writes scripts and produces videos
  • Develops and implement annual marketing and communications plan
  • Manages the appearance of all agency print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, email signatures, etc. to present a consistent and professional image
  • Manages website

The Bradenton Times, Historical Columnist

(May 2010 to present)

  • Contributes a popular weekly lifestyle column for the Sunday edition that focuses on Florida culture and history
  • Responsible for discovering stories, editing content, conducting interviews, researching topics, and submitting copy on a weekly deadline

Drug Free Manatee, Director of Public Relations

(September 2015 – October 2018)

  • Managed re-branding of the company including a new name, logo, and website
  • Led marketing strategies for prevention efforts
  • Wrote and produced video, earning a 2015 silver regional American Advertising Award
  • Engaged with community partners to promote prevention campaigns across organizations and platforms
  • Coordinated, launched, and managed an incentive-based youth program
  • Managed all aspects of communications for the company including marketing materials, press releases, and media inquiries
  • Managed website
  • Coordinated special events


University of South Florida

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

2009 – 2011

Maintained a 4.0 GPA and was selected to complete a special project that resulted in publishing my first book.


USF MUMA College of Business

  • Digital Marketing Certificate (2021)
  • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate (2022)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and put out information about decisions and initiatives of the organization
  • Develop marketing strategies to ensure the community is informed of outreach opportunities
  • Report and prepare video features and relevant news articles showcasing projects
  • Pitch story ideas that highlight the focus of your company
  • Answer media inquires
  • Assist reporters by setting up interviews, news conferences, and participation in district activities
  • Assist in broadcasting information and coordinating publicity for events
  • Create marketing materials such as flyers, banners, etc.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and multitask
  • Knowledge of multiple computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and iMovie.
  • Social media expertise
  • Trade show expertise
  • Excellent research skills
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