“I have a high belief in people and the vision of an organization. I am driven by that vision and the people because every story matters.”
Thank you for your consideration for employment. My work history has covered many aspects that go into the various positions within the creative community. Thank you for looking around. I'm happy to answer any follow-up questions you may have.
I thoroughly enjoy leading a team and leading myself through dreaming and discipline.
I love dreaming and creating. Not copying, but creating. Getting together with clients and leaders and finding new ways to accomplish their goals, is what drives me. There is always something new to discover.
Working alone as well or with a team has always been a pleasure. With the discipline to work in either environment, I am here to assist with your project in a timely manner.
As a former sportswriter, I understand the need for deadlines. I enjoy racing the clock to get projects completed ahead of schedule and definitely exceeding the stated expectation from the client or employer.
I have the ability to juggle multiple projects while giving my full attention and excellence to each.
Always learning and always moving forward.
I have always learned from each position I have had over the years. I am thankful for this journey of learning and growth in both my personal and my professional life.
Nov 2002 - Jan 2016
JAMA Creative, Broken Arrow
Owner/Creative DirectorAs a consultant I have been a part of projects that range from developing and designing websites, creating a social media presence, writing national sports stories for Yahoo Sports and Rivals.com, taking commercial photographs for marketing purposes, logo, t-shirt, and graphic design, and copy writing and editing documents for churches and small businesses.
Jul 2007 - Feb 2009
VYPE High School Sports Magazine, Tulsa
Director of Online ProductionManaged a number of high school websites and their editors and creative processes while leading a team of developers to grow our reach and traffic. Increased web traffic by 1,400,000 page views in just over a year. Grew Alexa Page Rank from 1.5 million to 97,000 in five months. Co-host of the High School Scoreboard Radio Show on AM-1430. Wrote a monthly National Story for all magazines for distribution across the country. Oversaw three major upgrades to the website, VYPE.com. Designed graphics for all web properties and sites. Copy Writer/Editor for all print magazines produced in the VYPE network.
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
The Assembly, Broken Arrow
Executive AssistantAs the Executive Assistant to one of the pastors at the church, I was instrumental in helping him launch the Small Groups ministry. This included recruiting volunteers, writing, editing, printing, and composing all of the training materials and coaching each leader for personal and organizational growth.
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Life.Church, Broken Arrow
Host Team PastorWe helped launch the Broken Arrow campus of the LifeChurch.tv network as the Host Team Pastors. While in this role, I was responsible for overseeing and leading 400+ volunteers on a weekly basis. The Host Team is responsible for creating a welcoming environment to all attendees, so customer service was at the forefront. Attendance grew from 2,100 to over 4,400 in a few short months.
Jan 2013 - May 2014
Union Public Schools, Tulsa
Academic Advisor/TutorThe Carrera Program is an outreach to the At-Risk/At-Promise students at Union Public Schools. As an Academic Advisor and Tutor, I worked with 75 students, monitoring their progress in all of their core classes and provided support for their every need. I worked closely with each student’s social worker, mental health provider, and classroom teachers to create a network of care and stability.
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Timber Ridge Church, Catoosa
Associate PastorI have designed all graphics and marketing pieces for the church while launching a social media campaign to promote sermon series and other events. I developed a new website built on WordPress to make our church accessible to the public and to house sermons and archives. During many services, I facilitated the transition period to make announcements and receive the offering.
Jan 2016 - Oct 2017
RFA Church, Raleigh
Worship & Media PastorAs the Worship & Media Pastor of a church of 2,100, I oversaw a paid staff and a number of volunteers to make our weekly services happen. This included the design and execution of printed materials, social media graphics, video production, stage lighting, audio engineering, magazine layout, design, and production and much more.