Samford University, Birmingham, AL // Class of 2016
• University Fellows Program member
• Journalism and Mass Communication major, Religion minor
I a youth pastor, a Chick-fil-A assistant marketing director, and a visual design specialist for nonprofits, churches, and youth ministries.
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE
Beth Hallel Messianic Synagogue Resident Jedi // 2017-present
I run the office/business side of the synagogue, especially as it related to marketing and communications. To date, I’ve used social media to increase weekend attendance by 12.3%.
Chick-fil-A Greystone Assistant Marketing Director // 2016-2017
I managed CFA Greystone’s social media channels to promote our brand, products, and National and local campaigns. Additionally, I oversaw all monthly and weekly in-store special events such as spirit nights and unique family events. One of the highlights was creating and executing a month-long campaign during November that resulted in a sales increase of $9k and 3,000 boxed meals being given to individuals in need.
Office of Marketing and Communication intern // 2014-2016
I served as a media specialist for Howard College at Samford University. I wrote and edit press releases, feature stories, website metadata and SEO, and website copy.
Entre Nous Senior Staff // 2014-2016
I oversaw all photographers and ensure that all assignments are fulfilled and deadlines are met. I also oversaw writers for approximately 1/3 of the publication.
TEDxSamfordU Coordinator // 2014-2016
I managed a 5-10 person leadership team for conference planning and set up, as well as event execution. Ialso managed all marketing and budgeting for TEDxSamfordU, as well as speaker curation.
About Town magazine art director and editorial assistant // Fall 2015
I oversaw the magazine’s layout and our freelance photographers. I also wrote copy and shot photography as needed.
• Graphic design clients include: Mount Pisgah UMC, Samford University Fellows, Brookview Wesleyan Church, NewStory Church, the Disciple Project, North Jefferson Arts Alliance, TEDxSamfordU author Carla Jean Whitley, Ultimate Hammocks, Soul in Stereo and Birmingham Buff
• Corporate photography clients include: the Color Run, Glo Run and the AJC Peachtree Road Race. I also have photographed weddings, senior portraits and events.
Brookview Church Director of Student Ministries // 2016
I oversaw the ministry of children 4 years old through 5th grade and teach and minister directly to youth 6th through 12th grade. I was responsible for creating and implementing curriculum for all ages, training volunteers, and creating and executing special monthly events for students. Additionally, I managed the bus ministry on Wednesday nights.
Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry leader // 2015-2016
I encouraged junior and senior high girls in their relationship with Christ on Sunday nights I also provided logistical support for Sunday night functions.
Independent Presbyterian Church Sr. High Youth Ministry intern (Memphis) // Summer 2015
I discipled 10th and 11th grade girls one-on-one and in both small and large groups through relationships, teachings, and programs. I sought out uninvolved students in order to connect them to Student Ministry. I also served as a camp counselor and a VBS teacher.
Oak Mtn. Presbyterian Church Jr. High Youth Ministry leader // 2014-2015
I discipled junior high girls through relationships and small group and large group events on Sunday nights and Monday afternoons. I also provided logistical support for Sunday night activities.
Amigos for Christ Trip Leader and Administrative Assistant // 2011-2013
I managed our multiple databases and tracked financial payments from donors while maintaining donor relations and assisting with donor relations projects. I also coordinated mission trip logistics, led missip trip volunteers in day-to-day activities and oversaw the U.S. warehouse and warehouse volunteers.
Sugar Hill United Methodist Church leader // 2014-2015
I served on Sugar Hill UMC’s Youth Ministry Leadership Council for 3 years and planned multiple events for the youth ministry and helped coordinate 2 fundraisers. I also served with the Upper Room’s Chrysalis Experience for 3 years. During those 3 years, I did everything from working in the kitchen to cleaning dorms and restrooms to giving talks and leading small group discussions and prayer.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Wright Center Box Office & Front-of-House Staff // 2012-2014
I serve as a front-of-house staffer, tearing tickets and ensuring patrons are seated correctly and promptly. Previously, I oversaw box office ticket sales and helped market events throughout the Birmingham area.
Oaks Miniature Golf customer service representative // 2010-2013
I served food, drinks and ice cream. I also worked the cash register and managed the facility’s upkeep.