Freelance Creative Writer, Grant Writer, & More

Location:Buffalo, New York, United States
Phone: 7163082491
4 Skills
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
• Political Science B.A., February 2003
• Masters in Urban Planning, June 2009

Work Experience

Lucy Curley & Company: Grant Writer, 2012
* Wrote 21 Century Community Learning Center grants for School Districts and nonprofit agencies
* Researched statistic using the US Census, private data bases, and other government portals
* Facilitated project planning by assembling schedules, budgets, and managing program design

Trivia Host 2012
* Write trivia questions and perform the quiz weekly for a suburban bar crowd
* Questions involve local facts, politics, pop culture, food, history, science, health and much more

William Bunch Applications: Writer, 2012
* Was given UAW assignments every day with a 24 hour turn around time.
* Wrote three articles a day on various topics relevant to the advertising and marketing of goods and services

First National Bank of America: Researcher, 2012
* Combed through Erie County public records in search of sales leads

City Hall, the City of Tonawanda: Grant Writer, 2008
* Won $866,970 from the New York Power Authority via the Niagara River Greenway Commission for funds to build a boardwalk and pavilion along the banks of the Niagara River in Niawanda Park
* Drew a preliminary sketch of the project in CAD
* Contacted local civic groups and political leaders for letters of support
* Looked over City Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Redevelopment Plan for compliance
* Estimated costs for planning, construction, management, and maintenance Writer, 2008
* Attended court hearings and planning board meetings, conducted interviews, and wrote articles for the monthly publication
* Subject matter included real estate and restaurant reviews

Rondinelli Property Management and Metro Wilson Realty: Agent and Property Manager, 2005- 2011
* Managed over 20 dwellings, 46 unites, and over 100 tenants for out of town property owners
* Duties included but were not limited to rent collection, home repair, light contracting, bill payment, and rental
* Oversaw the renovation of several houses including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, drywall and plaster finishing, plumbing, electrical, roofing, flooring, and many other repair needs
* Sent expense reports in a timely manor
* Coordinated home sales between buyers, sellers, property managers, home inspectors, loan officers, appraisers, and attorneys
* Wrote contracts for home sales and listing agreements

Buffalo Car Share: Board of Directors Member, 2008-Present
* Assisted in securing a grant of $149,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
* Assists with long and short term planning
* Chairman of the Fundraising Committee

Venice Youth Home; Venice, Italy: Assistant, 2012
* Checked clients from all over the world into the hotel
* Organized all lodging cleaning, linens, room setup, maintenance , and food preparation
* Completed paperwork in accordance with Italian law
* Transported clients to other hotels and events
* Handled all English language communications

City Hall, the City of Buffalo: Intern, 2002
* Completed an internship in the City of Buffalo’s Department of Finances in the office of Financial Control of Agencies
* Overlooked and corrected errors in the payroll department
* Researched missing information in public assistance mortgages
* Participated in the annual community group audit
* Overlooked expense reports

University at Buffalo: Orientation Aide, 2001
* Assisted in familiarizing over 1000 new students to the University at Buffalo
* Created and performed skits and lectures
* Provided advisement involving class selection and regional destinations as well as answered questions from parents
* Organized and kept track of groups of students
* Central in communication between Departments, the orientation staff, and the students

Auxiliary Skills

* Computer: AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, MLXchange, Microsoft Office, Primavera, Municipal GIS
* Language: Advanced Italian, understand a small amount of Arabic (script and speech)
* Citizenship: USA and Italy