EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE        

Communications Coordinator, Mango Salon (January 2016 - present)   

  • Writes copy for website, press releases, e-mail communications
  • Collaborates with Creative Director on salon blog editorial calendar; writes all posts
  • Manages social media accounts     
  • Collaborates with Creative Director and helps execute marketing initiatives                 

Fashion Editor, Richmond Magazine (July 2015 - present)

  • Writes all copy for biannual fashion supplement, BLVD
  • Conceptualizes and styles editorial photoshoots, features
  • Manages calendar and schedule of all photoshoots and interviews
  • Writes weekly blog posts for richmondmag.com 

Owner and Founder

FORAGE Consignment + Vintage (October 2012 - July 2015)

Beaucoup Vintage, (May 2010 - October 2012)

  • Buys and inventories all vintage merchandise (women’s clothing and accessories from the 1920s-1990s) 
  • Provides customer service and styling help to customers
  • Manages and schedules interns and employees
  • Style directs multiple yearly photo and video shoots for advertising and website content
  • Plans and executes multiple in-store events in conjunction with other local businesses
  • Creates and installs all visual displays, changed seasonally
  • Participates in local fundraisers and events as visual merchandiser and style expert
  • Maintains and creates original content for all social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram 

Art Gallery Visitor Services Coordinator, University of Mary Washington Art Gallery, (April 2008 - 2010)

  • Wrote bi-annual membership newsletter 
  • Coordinated all openings and special events and produces publicity flyers, postcards and press releases for the Galleries 
  • Scheduled and managed all student gallery workers
  • Assisted curator in installing and breaking down all Gallery exhibitions 
  • Gave tours of exhibitions to all school groups and private groups

Writing ConsultantUniversity of Mary Washington CGPS Writing Center (February 2007 - April 2008)

  • Provided students with a one-on-one tutoring session to help the student identify writing strengths and weaknesses
  • Guided students through structural and content issues in their work to improve their writing skills 
  • Helped students with common grammatical, organizational and formatting writing problems using APA, AP style guidelines

FREELANCE WRITING                                         

Copywriter (February 2015 - present)

Calliope Studios, Hapari, Hollow and Ridge, BMF Industries, Manhattan Home Design

  • Writes meta-descriptions with emphasis on SEO optimization
  • Writes product descriptions for e-commerce websites
  • Writes copy for website main pages: About, Mission Statements

Website Content Creator (March 2008 - present)

Brit + Co., Precious 7 Magazine, Hotels By Day, Rocky Mountain Essentials, Hello Giggles, Montefino Magazine

  • Researches assigned topics ranging from contemporary art and mid-century modern furniture to natural beauty products, industry events and art supplies
  • Writes creative, informative supplementary content for e-commerce and educational websites 

Columnist (July 2005 - present)

Front Porch Fredericksburg

  • Writes monthly About Town column (most requested page from advertisers due to popularity)
  • Writes profiles and features on newsworthy local people and events

Social Media and Press (March 2015 - present)

John Parker Bands, Hollow and Ridge, Manhattan Home Design

  • Writes press releases for new products
  • Updates Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter accounts with original content

EDUCATION

University of Mary Washington, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History (May 2005)

 SKILLS        

  • APA and Chicago writing style proficiencies. 
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements familiarity
  • Wordpress, Tumblr familiarity