Diversity is the watchword when it comes to my professional background. From working in my family’s small town business to collaborating with marketing teams in the B2B sector, my goal has always been to build relationships and to help people find the right solution for their situation or problem.
Between my first job as a cashier and my most recent position as a digital marketing account strategist, I’ve had the good fortune to help a number of organizations and businesses tackle complex problems in a variety of roles. I’ve worked for retailers, wholesalers, nonprofits, mom-and-pops, and agencies.
Two unifying threads connect all these experiences: 1) my love for building relationships that result in business or nonprofit growth and 2) my ability to solve complex problems (and help others do the same.) There’s a good bit of creativity that’s gone into all I’ve done, but I’ll talk more about that elsewhere.
Here are some highlights of my professional background and what I’ve learned from them:
For eight years, I worked in communications for two Catholic nonprofits. During this time, I created original content for print and digital media and managed outreach efforts for members and donors. I also developed our mass email campaigns, served as an event planner for national conferences, and produced a range of documents including business and strategic plans, articles, and executive correspondence.
Prior to my work in the nonprofit sector, I spent seven years managing a contractor supply company. This was a family business, so IIn this role, I wore many hats and was ultimately responsible for the business’s performance by just about every measure. During this time, I managed our website and online presence, served as the primary liaison to our clients, and oversaw the operations and finances of the business.
During my tenure, the business grew to the point that we built a new facility for our expanding warehouse and operations team.
In addition to leadership and communications roles in the private and nonprofit sectors, I’ve also worked as a college-level instructor of English and Writing. I’ve primarily worked with 1st and 2nd year-college students who are at the beginning of their professional/academic careers, and I love helping my students build their confidence and hone their communication skills.