And so it goes…

A second look at first glance

Snapshot of the Professional April 12, 2012


P.O. Box 130 · Frisco, CO 80443

 Communications Experience                                                                                                                                                                            

Director, Breckenridge Film Festival – Breckenridge, CO – April 2013 to present

  • Manage the production of all facets of the fall festival, including marketing, sponsorships, events, hospitality, volunteers and planning
  • Led rebranding effort throughout 2013 with graphic designer
  • Increased total ticket revenue by 35% year-over-year through successful year-round and targeted PR/marketing campaign
  • Wrote successful grants in 2014, winning funds that more than doubled year-over-year grant revenue
  • Grew sponsorship buy-in and total sponsorship income by 40% year-over-year through a revamped sponsorship sales system
  • Manage more than 100 volunteers, including up to 30 key volunteers overseeing special projects within the weekend festival
  • Launched year-round programming, including local nonprofit collaborations such as winter programming and Spring Film Series

Technical Writer, Colorado Basin Implementation Plan – Summit County, CO – Fall 2013 to Summer 2014

  • Wrote and edited the 100-page Colorado Basin Implementation Plan, part of the Colorado Water Plan mandate, as part of a multi-member technical team.

Owner, Dynamic Worlds – Silverthorne, CO – April 2013 to present

  • Manage contracted consulting in marketing/public relations/event planning, freelanced writing and editing
  • Successfully wrote, pitched and published medical stories on behalf of Vail-Summit Orthopedics
  • Re-launched the Headwater Hops Fest fundraiser for Blue River Watershed Group with focus on renewed marketing messaging and growing buy-in from a waning support network
  • Created and implemented summer-long public outreach campaign for Summit Fat Tire Society

Sports Editor, Summit Daily News – Frisco, CO – June 2012 to April 2013

  • Managed the daily production of the Summit Daily News sports section, including coordinating story and photo assignments
  • Launched the SDN Locals’ Gear Guide and other enterprise projects meant to expand readership and advertising revenue

Ghost Writer, Summit County, CO – May 2012 to present

  • Author and edit memoir of a community personality through in-depth interviews and teamwork

Reporter, Summit Daily News – Frisco, CO – September 2010 to July 2012

  • Won two Colorado Press Association awards in education news and general news
  • Daily beat coverage: Ski & recreation industries; environment

Reporter, Rawlins Daily Times – Rawlins, WY – 2008 to 2010

  • Won three Wyoming Pacemaker awards in general news, spot news, column writing.
  • Edited and managed the production of the 2009 Fall Sports Guide, a 24-page publication covering sports in Carbon County.
  • Led initiative to take news services online with focus on interactive media.

Assistant Project Manager, BCM Engineers – Plymouth Meeting, PA – 2007

  • Managed corporate communications between Construction and Engineering departments for environmental engineering firm
  • Pioneered PR segment of marketing plan: worked to establish full range of media contacts and potential partnerships.

Feature Writer, The Cavalier Daily – Charlottesville, VA – Spring 2006

PR & Event Coordinator, Media Studies Exhibit – Spring 2005

Associate Editor of Photography, V Magazine – Charlottesville, VA   2004-2005

Events & Marketing Intern, Ash Lawn Opera Festival – Summer 2004

Leadership, Internship and Peripheral Experience                                                                                                                                         

Social Chair and Fundraising Coordinator, Young Professionals – 2009

  • Launched young professionals organization in a rural city with the goal of attracting and retaining young workers.
  • Doubled existing funds through coordination of six-member team to budget, market and execute costume party fundraiser.

Co-Founder, Write On! – Wayne, PA – 2007

  • Formed a coalition of creative writers as a forum for peer critique, discussion, and publishing support.

President & Fundraising Coordinator, UVA Women’s Water Polo Team – 2004 – 2006

  • Managed goal-oriented team including: budgeting, developing practice schedules, training new players, developing team activities to build confidence to succeed, managing relationships with pool officials, coordinating travel details



University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA   2002-2006

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (Journalism/Communication), GPA 3.57

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Buddhism/African Religions/Ethics), GPA 3.64

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia – Fall 2005

  • Planned and executed personal study program and travel itineraries: Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia

Relevant Skills & Interests                                                                                                                                                                                 

Computer:                           Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Open source software

Creative & Professional:      Writing, Organization, Logistics, Photography using Nikon D2X and D90 equipment, Editing, Layout Design

Community Service:       

Summit High School Pre-collegiate mentor


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