Experience

PRESENT

The WordShop, Owner — Writer, Writing Coach and Workshop Leader, PR & Marketing Specialist, Editing/Proofreading, Travel Writing, Strategy and Branding, WordPress Customization

Bob Neff Tours, Inc. — Marketing Director, Writer, Travel Blog Curator, Graphic Design, Website Development Design & Content, Sales Management Support, Event Program Coordinator.

Franklin Wheelhouse — Profiles, Marketing, Website

WRITING INSTRUCTOR

  • Western Kentucky University Adjunct
  • Writing coach and tutor
  • Writing workshops

PAST EXPERIENCE

(Clients) Williamson Business — Business Marketing columns; C. Medford — Copywriting; SongTownUSA — Email Marketing, Graphic Design, Editing, Branding; Refindings — Marketing Specialist, Social Media, Website; Neon Music Mgmt, Neon Publishing, Clay Mills, Marty Dodson, Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Fest, Don Poythress, Franklin Wheelhouse—Website Development; Savvy Saver Card — Market Development Strategies, Branding, Content, Website Development; Olde York Homes — Website Design & Development; (Project) The Ethio-American Doctors Group — Promotional Print Materials, Graphic Design, Professional Writing; Logos Academy — Language Arts Instructor; Axxiom Healthcare — Medical Research Interviewer; YWCA of York — Public Relations Director.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SCORE Business Marketing and Mentorship Program; AWP — Volunteer, Attendee; Business Mentor — Consultant in Mobile Health (U.S. & Global); Travel South USA, Travel Journalist; Little Rock, AR Media Tour, Travel Writer; New Orleans, LA Media Tour of Jefferson Parish, French Quarter, Marketing & Travel Writer; Plattsburg, NY, Cider & Wine Festival, Visiting Travel Writer; Sumner County, TN, Visiting Travel Writer; Regional Media Focus Group — Marketing; ABA National Convention, Lancaster as DO — Sales & Marketing National Market Research Focus Group Participant

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Fiction & Travel Writing — Menda City Review, Bucket List Publications, BNT Touring Magazine, BNT Travel Blog

Profiles — Client Websites, Franklin Wheelhouse, The Contributor

Lecture — “Defining and Celebrating the Northern Voice,” “Becoming A Story Architect”

The Thin Places: A Short Story Collection, MFA Creative Thesis

“The Art of Compressed Narrative: Short Stories and Songs,” MFA Critical Thesis

Undergrad Lectures — “Writing Body Language Into Scene: A Lesson in Showing,” “Building A WordPress Website”

Workshops — “Unblocking the Writer Within” (2015),  “Finding Your Voice” (2020)

Online Publications, Guest Blogs

Travel Trade Catalogs — Cover, Feature Articles Design & Content

Speaker/Poverty Advocate — Women’s Groups, Prison

VOLUNTEERISM

Storyteller’s Workshop for Teens – Franklin, TN

The Contributor – contributing writer, Nashville, TN

Creative Mornings, Nashville, TN

Penn State York Alumni Board/Association, Volunteer, Public Relations

Poetry Out Loud Judge, Logos Academy

World Vision, Contractual Volunteer Advocate

Motivational Speaker, Women’s Group, Prison

United Way Volunteer Advocate

Logos Academy Fundraiser: Upper School Team Leader

SUPPORTING MEMBER

NPR, Nashville Public Television, The Belcourt Theater, World Vision Child Sponsorship, The Mocha Club.





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