Work Experience

Dream Maker Initiative
October 2020 – Present

Planning and managing the design, strategy, and launch of a brand new statewide initiative to increase post-secondary attainment. Building entire program from the ground up. Hiring and managing a diverse team of individuals to work with students. Creating communications plan to bring students into program. Connecting a set of partners to achieve cross-collaborative goals and metrics.

Michigan State University
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
August 2016 – October 2020

Oversaw Michigan State’s crowdfunding platform, CrowdPower. Increased dollars raised on the platform by 400% and the number of donors by 300% over the past four years through long term strategic planning for program. Managed over 250 different projects on the platform. Meet and work with a variety of stakeholders throughout campus to pitch platform and develop unique marketing strategies for successful campaigns. Help craft stories to successfully raise money for these campaigns, by utilizing video, photography and written content. Use analytics to optimize strategy and target different actions throughout the life of campaigns. Developed marketing toolkits and training materials to help maximize successful outcomes for stakeholders. Act as leader in planning and execution of campus-wide Give Green Day, MSU’s annual Giving Tuesday fundraising effort integrating stakeholders throughout Michigan that raised over $1.6 million.

Dart Container Corporation
Digital Content Strategist
March 2014 – August 2016

Outlined strategic communications objectives and create actionable plans to accomplish departmental goals including government affairs, internal communications and the Solo Cup brand. Actively managed and moderated eight different social media accounts for three distinct brands in multiple global markets. Monitored and engaged nationwide discussions on important political issues for company and developed messaging to address issues as they arise including the use of landing pages, paid ads, and social posts. Managed relationship with multiple third-party vendors providing software and additional support. Optimized multiple company websites to generate increased search traffic and web experience.

Union Services Agency
Marketing Consultant
January 2013 – May 2017

Designed and developed multiple websites from scratch, helped craft social media strategy for company. Successfully launched new branch of company providing web marketing media services to unions and labor groups within Michigan. Redeveloped the web presence for the largest trade union in the state.

Float a Goat Games 
Co-owner/Director of Marketing
September 2011 – December 2016 

Managed marketing efforts to prospective stores and generate sales through online marketing efforts. Created strategy for crowdfunding campaign for initial corporate product. Organized efforts for trade shows and conventions. Represented the company to both store owners and individual customers.

UZoom Media
Online Media Specialist
January 2012 – December 2012

Maintained multiple blogs for clients and in-house, served as social media manager for non-profit groups in and around the Lansing Area, and successfully designed and managed pay-per-Click campaigns for clients.

Prima Civitas Foundation
Project Assistant
May 2012 – August 2012

Created and developed content for the Moving Ideas to Market Initiative website, produced the company’s radio program That Michigan Show, managed social media accounts for the company, and wrote magazine content.

WKAR TV and Radio
Social Media Intern 
December 2011 – May 2012

Managed and grew the social media accounts for TV and Radio programs like Sportstalk with Earle Robinson, Backstage Pass, Off the Record and reWorking Michigan.

Lezotte Miller Public Relations Inc.
Project Assistant 
August 2011 – December 2011

Created press releases, media advisories, for a variety of clients, with several receiving coverage in media outlets throughout the state of Michigan.

Volunteer Work

Waverly Robotics Business Mentor
November 2018 – Present

Oversee our business team, managing a group of seven students to design marketing strategies, sponsorship and acquisition materials for sponsors, and organize community outreach efforts. Since joining, our team has twice been recognized for our efforts.

Academic Degrees

Michigan State University
Journalism B.A.
May 2012

Michigan State University
Strategic Communications and Organizational Leadership M.A.
December 2020