Freelance Press Release Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
2 Skills

Ricoh USA – Account Executive July 2011 – Present
•Sales and Marketing of Multi-Functional Printers, IT Solutions and other Business Solutions.
•Current Customer Relations including retention and service.

Conway Area Chamber of Commerce – Intern September 2010 – May 2011
•Compiled a list of members and information for communication.
•Updated information for the current Chamber of Commerce Website.
•Researched and contributed in putting together a summary of sporting facilities better market the city to sporting events.
Hired on as Convention and Visitors Bureau Staff to:
•Maintain Conway information on varying websites across the state.
•Varying projects include putting together a brochure showcasing bicycle trails and motorcycle routes in the city of Conway.
•Maintained information for the Hospitality guide.
•Contributed in developing content for the new Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

UCA – Track/Cross Country Assistant Coach September 2010 – Present
•Greet athletes; maintain comfortable and conversational relationships with players’ and maintaining team discipline and moral.
•Assist with paperwork and other various business duties.
•Working with Media Relations to keep team information up-to-date.
•Make sure coach has the necessary tools to do his job.
•Educating myself on techniques by reading and attending clinics and being a role model for sportsmanship.

Bethlehem House – Resident Advocate December 2009 – September 2010
•Produced presentations for churches and civic organizations.
•Served in fundraising within the community.
•Performed homeless services on behalf of the house.
•Helped mentor transitional residents in finances, social skills, civic responsibility.
•Managed phase 4 residents and apartment complex, and was in charge of money intake.

Baptist Hospital October 2002 – March 2005
•Nursing Assistant Oncology Unit
•Nursing Assistant Emergency Room
•Nursing Assistant Recovery Teen/Psychiatry

Woolly Hollow State Park April 2001 – August 2004
•Head lifeguard
•Office Staff

Obtained Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Central Arkansas
Conway High School

Toad Suck Daze Committee December 2008 – Present
Publicity sub-committee – Developed and implemented the social media plan for the festival, media relations, and advertising
nformation/Volunteer sub-committee – Recruit and place volunteers, serve as information hub during the festival
T-shirt/Toad Store sub-committee – T-shirt design, merchandising and sales
Golf Tournament sub-committee – Plan and execute tournament and raise sponsorships

Conway Young Professionals Board of Directors December 2009 – Present
Charity Kickball Tournament Chair 2010
Board Member at Large

iVolunteer Event Fair Fall 2010
Co-Event Leader – Chair and oversight of planning and development of each
sub committee including fundraising, decorations, vending, and public relations.

•Brand Ambassador (Television, Radio, and Electronic Media)
•Sponsorship Recruitment
•Membership Sales
•Extensive knowledge Baseball Track and Field/Cross Country and Football
•Event Leadership
•Creating Interactive and Social Media Plans
•Web site updates
•Adobe Creative Suite
•Microsoft Office Suite
•Customer Service