Wednesday, July 1, 2015



Technical: HTML, XML, XSL, Photoshop, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), CMS (WordPress, Blogger), and SQL.

Other: SEO web content, content management, social media, copywriting, blogging, copy-editing, proof-reading, event marketing, and fund-raising.


Prestige Imports, Content Marketing Specialist, August 2015 – Present

• Created multimedia and SEO-compliant content on a daily basis for the company's blog
• Organized and formatted content in company's CMS for timely delivery and cohesive style
• Developed concepts and wrote content for long-form radio campaigns
• Wrote copy and tag lines for traditional and advertorial print ads in magazines such as 5280
• Composed clear and concise, technical content for the company's main website
• Assisted with the organization and planning of customer appreciation events

Program of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado-Boulder, Adjunct Faculty, August 2014 – June 2015

• Managed individual and small group projects through their full life-cycles, ensuring clear delivery of content and adherence to multiple deadlines
• Developed curriculum for multiple writing courses that conformed to state, university, and program standards
• Lectured students on topics that included the creation of video essays and podcasts, argument construction, genre, and language use
• Built and maintained websites that contained all course documentation and updates

Vouched Books: Web Content Writer and Blogger, Mar 2013 – Apr 2014

• Wrote and posted web content, including event recaps, book reviews, and author interviews
• Promoted content through SEO techniques, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and email, which doubled our social media following
• Captured, produced, and edited videos, photographs, and animated-gifs for multimedia posts
• Tracked and assessed the success of content via web analytics

Case Western Reserve University: Full-time Lecturer, Aug 2012 – Jul 2014

• Founded and hosted an event series that brought nationally-recognized writers to campus
• Promoted events through Facebook, Twitter, blogging, email, and fliers, which drew 40-90 audience members per reading
• Raised funds for events from campus organizations and departments, enabling the series to provide financial compensation for guest speakers
• Designed and taught courses in composition, rhetoric, and literature

Thomas Riggs & Company: Freelance Writer, Apr 2012 – Nov 2012

• Wrote essays about literary and cultural texts used in textbooks for college curriculum
• Composed encyclopedia entries for online database of literature and writing
• Maintained weekly deadlines for submitting writing

Walt Whitman Archive: Editorial Assistant, Aug 2008 – Jan 2012

• Wrote XML, XSL, HTML, and small computer programs in Ruby used in the styling and encoding of digital texts and images
• Created and edited digital images using Photoshop CS3 and CS4
• Composed technical manuals for new archive users to streamline employee training
• Drafted letters of inquiry to repositories to acquire images and permission rights


Ph.D.: University of Nebraska, English Literature and Creative Writing (2012)
M.A.: University of Colorado-Denver, English Literature (2006)
B.S.: Miami University, Management Information Systems (2002)
B.A.: Ohio University, English Literature (1999)