Kristin Vaughn

Freelance Speech Writer & Grant Writer

Location:Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
Kristin Vaughn

Education Pulaski County High School Dublin, VA
Graduated with Honors &Advanced Studies Diploma

George Mason University Fairfax, VA
Political Science (also concentrated on Computer programming/applications)

New River Valley Community College Dublin, VA
1997, 2003
Fine Arts (Photography Program)

University of Phoenix Nashville, TN
A.A. Human Services, focus on Non-profit sector

Johnson &Wales University Internship Program Roanoke, VA
Culinary Arts &Sciences

Thistle Farms Nashville, TN
2007-2009, 2013-2014
Events Coordinator
Responsible for planing, arranging and coordinating sales and PR events for non-profit organization. Extremely detail-oriented and time-sensitive position; average 300+ events annually; also attended and worked events doing sales and speaking; key-note speaker for non-profits across the country; extensive travel to other states to sell products, speak at fundraisers; networked with many other professionals in Nashville and other cities

Country Music Hall of Fame Nashville, TN
January 2012-June 2013
Responsible for Prep, Garde Mange, Line Cook, Pastry / For 222 Grille &Catering Events; Saute, pantry, Green Room presentation and in-house/on-site catering; Desserts, pastry &breads

Our House Recovery Agency Nashville, TN
July 2008 – April 2009
Assistant Program Director/Grant Writer
Responsible for all Clients, Pre and Post Admission; Handle all general business associated work, i.e. utility payments, payroll, rent, client fees, charity donations, business bank accounts, house inspections and schedule repair and maintenance; Grant writing; Data based entire client/business information, expenses, income, etc.; Client tracking; Speak at various Min/Max Security Prisons throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky; deal with Treatment Teams and Facilities

TLC Housing Nashville, TN
January 2008 – July 2008
Director of Admissions/Grant Writer
Handled all aspects of Admissions; Officer Manager; Marketing &Promotions; Handled all Pre-Screening &Intake Assessments; Instrumental in obtaining ATR II Grant; Wrote Application for My Fellow Man Alliance Bed Lease Program; Managed relationships with state-wide prisons, jails, treatment centers, &mental health facilities via on-site presentations regarding TLC Housing; assisted clients on a daily basis with case management

Hotel Roanoke &Conference Center Roanoke, VA
January 2003-May 2004
Assistant to Executive Chef/ Lead Cook
Administrative Assistant –Data basing all menu, inventory, cost, events, and employee files, using MS Excel/Access;
acted as liaison between Catering and Kitchen departments; handled large corporate accounts and functions
Lead Line Cook- Formally trained in all aspects of Culinary methods and standards including Prep, Grill, Sautee, Garde Mange, Pastry, Pantry, Banquets, and Service/ FOH &BOH


-Extensive computer skills; all MS Office applications; software & hardware expertise
-Very involved on Social Media Platforms – Part of Social Media Team at Thistle Farms
-Experience in working with individuals & businesses to set-up, maintain, curate content f, increase traffic, and troubleshoot their Social Media presences, Websites & blogs
-Maintain my own personal blog and have been published to Thistle Farms' blog, “Voices of Thistle Farms

Marlei Olson, PR & Marketing Director, Thistle Farms (615)298-1140
5122 Charlotte Pike, Nashville TN 37209

Sheila Simpkins, Magdalene House
721 Lena St. Nashville, TN 37208 (615)596-1381

Becca Stevens, Chaplin, St. Augustine’s Cathedral
Box 6330-B Nashville, TN 37235 (615) 322-4783
becca@thistlefarms.orgn /
Skills (2) Rating
Speech Writing
Grant Writing