Los Angeles, CA         

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Summary of Qualifications

Front end web developer and project manager experienced with custom CMS implementation and HTML/CSS/JavaScript builds. Excellent understanding of UX, UI and accessibility standards. Background in nonprofit and educational sectors with practical experience in digital marketing, graphic design and copywriting/content development.

Relevant Work History

Digital Communication Strategist: Nature Friends Los Angeles

Sierra Madre, CA, 1/2017 – Current

Coordinated the development and maintenance of a new website with input from Board of Directors and organizational members. The organization saw a 20% increase in online bookings for their events venue, as well as increased satisfaction from members. Redesigned online newsletters to reduce spam reports to less than 1% with an increase in read/open rate.

Website/Video Editor/Social Media Coordinator: First Congregational Church of LA

Los Angeles, CA, Temporary Position – 1/2016 – 10/2016

Radically redesigned email newsletters to improve mobile readability, which increased engagement by 35%. Refined website’s navigation to improve UI, and created structures for organizing archival content. Edited and posted weekly videos, improving editing standards and quality of output. Coordinated with Communications Manager to develop graphic elements for special projects.

Communications Consultant: Mending Kids International

Burbank, CA, Contract Position – 6/2015 – 12/2015

Developed narratives and talking points to accurately portray the strengths and successes of the organization. Researched and assessed the surgical needs of various underserved populations. Wrote compelling needs assessments and promotions to encourage private donations and constituent involvement in new programs.

Communications Specialist / Publications Designer: LexArts, Inc.

Lexington, KY, 8/2013 – 5/2015

Designed and produced a magazine and newsletter on tight deadlines, reaching more than 15,000 subscribers. Increased organizational visibility through Facebook engagement by 20%. Worked with designers to create and refine marketing collateral for print and web.


Digital Marketing Consultant: Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center

Lexington, KY, Contract Position – 6/2013 – 6/2014

Managed the redesign of BRCC website to showcase organizational expansion. Developed online campaigns for its 40th anniversary celebration, the 40 Years of Change campaign, including web copy, video content, publications, and social media engagement.

Communication Director: University of Kentucky Appalachian Center

Lexington, KY, 10/2009 – 5/2013

Developed a dynamic website to display news and archival academic texts, as well as an online class for educators. Increased awareness of center programs among key constituents and campus at large. Implemented, coordinated, and supervised communication intern program.

Content Editor: Lightworks New Media

Lexington, KY, 8/2003 – 9/2009

Wrote and edited online content. Brainstormed and developed articles and features. Managed schedule for a 24 hour video channel. Developed and managed an internet radio station. Managed website content database, while editing three email newsletters.


Berea College, Berea, KY – B.A. Communication – 5/2003

Work Study/Internship: Berea College Magazine, Integrated Marketing & Communications

UCLA – Los Angeles, CA – Full Stack Development Certificate – 6/2019

Front end and back end development – HTML, JavaScript, CSS, NodeJS, MySQL, etc.

Community Engagement and Volunteer Efforts

Communications Consultant: The Lavender Effect

Los Angeles, CA, 1/2017 – Current

Use material from the oral history project for the production of new and enhancement of existing Wikipedia pages. Produce, organize and optimize organization’s website content.  

Communications Coordinator: Stuart Timmons’ WeHo LGBTQ History Tour

Los Angeles CA, 4/2016 – Current

Assist with marketing for special event during citywide festival. Maintain mailing lists, send out news releases to L.A. area publications, maintain websites and social media activity.