Master of Science, Media-Technology, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Bachelor of Science, English-Education, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Communications – writing for newspapers and magazines (including The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal in Madison); press releases; marketing communications – and direct mail pieces; script-writing for television and online videos; grant-writing; and authoring and editing training manuals.
Program management – managed outreach programs for statewide public policy organization, public television, and education/schools; development and implementation of grant programs; development of educational television series and accompanying teacher guides/materials/CDs.
Outreach – Public speaking at national and regional conferences; developing and presenting educational seminars/workshops; working with boards and committees; coordinating public-private partnerships; developing and implementing online and web outreach services; distance education courses.
Project Directing – market research, requests for proposals, contracting with independents; content oversight; revisions, production, distribution, publicity…all within the context of print projects for CUNA & Affiliates’ Center for Professional Development.
Development – corporate sponsorships; membership appeals; direct mail pieces; special events; major donor development; identifying and researching development targets.
Grant Writing – successfully wrote and subsequently managed 26 different grants for public television; six grants for Cooperative Educational Service Agency #12; one grant for the Educational Communications Board in Madison; financial management, evaluations, and reporting.
Technical – Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher, InDesign and Adobe Pagemaker.
Teaching and training – K-12 classroom teaching; teaching adults in professional development courses – in person and online; taught summer workshops at the College of St. Scholastica and UMD; curriculum design.
Freelance Writer - (14 years; 1998 to present) concurrent with other positions; more than 250 articles published in The Capital Times, the Wisconsin State Journal, Current- the PBS industry newpaper; and various print and online magazines; also authored a book of stories, several teacher guides, a textbook, and scripts for television, web videos, and online training programs.
Communications Manager – Minnesota Sea Grant; (one year)
Director of Communications & Outreach – (3 years) for statewide public policy nonprofit organization. Required dealing with state and local public finance issues. In addition to communications and outreach, this position required extensive development efforts – fund-raising.
Director of Lifelong Learning – (10 yrs) at WDSE-TV – public television in Duluth, Minnesota. Department management; programming and outreach; grant-writing and grant management; financial and budget management; publicity and public relations activities;
English teacher – Duluth Public Schools (ISD #709) (7 yrs) concurrent with some other positions.