I have an extensive history of initiating, creating and skillfully implementing highly successful marketing strategies, projects and campaigns. I have proven myself as a driven, focused leader with the ability to recruit, hire, train and mentor marketing staff toward greater efficiency, productivity and performance. I have also proven my talent as a well-rounded team player, proficient at contributing to the bottom-line while directing or supporting day-to-day operations at optimal efficiency.
In 2008, my father became ill and had a need for in-home care. When the board of Bridgework Theater decided to close our doors, I made the decision to curtail my career to provide care for him. Although I did not commit full time to an organization, I maintained my professional presence and skill by helping to develop a community based organization, Elkhart County Works Together. I was instrumental in the development of ECWT’s operating model, programs and community partnerships. During that time, I also partnered with Michiana Currency to develop the currency design, create a marketing plan, and design a viable launch plan. Currently, there are communities in South Bend that utilize the barter system to support community economic viability.
RedPost was my first professional position after that. Unfortunately, I made the decision to care for my mother when she became ill, last year. Both decisions to step out of the professional life were hard, but I feel that they were the right ones. My mother passed in July of this year, and I feel comfortable seeking a long-term, professional commitment.
I am confident in my marketing, administrative and development skills and am excited to play any role in a company’s operational or marketing functions – I truly believe that all positions are important; you can have an important impact from any positions; and my skill is such that I will, quickly, work my way into positions where I am most valuable.