Director of Development
The Trail Foundation Foundation
Austin, TX, January 2019 – Present
Responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive annual appeal program and cultivating annual donors into major gifts. Oversee budgets, progress, deadlines, goals and objectives related to responsibilities. Grant writing and management including prospecting potential funders, collaborating with TTF team on appeal, managing grant calendar, and writing and submitting reports for each grant. Secure and manage event sponsors for TTF signature events. Manage the corporate membership program including securing new members and coordinating appropriate benefits.

Director of Development
Marbridge Foundation
Austin, TX, July 2018 – January 2020
Previously: Communications & Marketing Coordinator, July 2018 – January 2019
Responsible for assisting VP of Development with overseeing and facilitating all fundraising and communications efforts. Directly supervised the marketing & communications coordinator, development associate, and grant writer. Managed all aspects of the annual fundraising campaigns, giving circle Miracle Society, and more.

Manager of Marketing & Development
Hill Country Conservancy
Austin, TX, Nov. 2015 – June 2018
Previously: Marketing Coordinator, Nov. 2015 – July 2016; Marketing & Development Coordinator, July 2016 – Jan. 2017
Coordinated outreach & volunteer opportunities. Managed fundraising campaigns & grants. Cultivated & communicated with donors. Ran database, website, & social media. Wrote & designed marketing materials. Managed EPIC, HCC’s young professionals program.

Communications Coordinator
The SAFE Alliance
Austin, TX, Dec. 2014 – Nov. 2015
Acted as account manager for internal clients (program managers). Updated website. Managed all social media accounts. Ran analytics for all platforms. Wrote copy and designed printed materials.

Page Designer/Copy Editor
GateHouse Media
Austin, TX, Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2014
Designed and proofread newspaper pages for small and large daily newspapers across the U.S.

Freelance Web & Graphic Designer
Des Moines, IA & Austin, TX, Aug. 2013 – Present
Design websites, and/or logos and marketing materials, for a broad range of companies and organizations.

Marketing/Communications & Development Intern
Anawim Housing
Des Moines, IA, Feb. 2013 – July 2014
Wireframed and conceptulized new website. Managed social media & company website. Assisted in maintaining donor database. Assisted in creation of fundraising & marketing material.

Technical Director/Staff Writer
Think Mag
Des Moines, IA, Jan. 2014 – May 2014
Built, updated, and maintained the publication website. Developed tablet app version of publication.

Marketing/Communications & Development Intern
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Des Moines, IA, Jan. 2014 – May 2014
Wrote for internal & external publications. Updated internal company website. Acted as project manager for local events. Assisted in creation of fundraising & marketing material.

Marketing/Communications Intern
Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines
Des Moines, IA, May 2013 – Aug. 2013
Designed marketing material for events and outreach programs. Updated social media and company website.

Media Intern
Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus
Des Moines, IA, Dec. 2012 – March 2013
Ran Iowa Senate Democrats Facebook fan page as well as state senators’ fan pages. Posted to blog. Designed promotional graphics.

Features Editor
Drake University Honors Magazine
Des Moines, IA, Sept. 2012 – April 2013
Worked closely with writers to produce quality articles. Helped section editors and editor-in-chief.

Organizing and Advocacy Intern
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Des Moines, IA, Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012
Wrote and edited press releases and letters. Ran campaigns to boost voter turnout.

Organizing Intern
ABC News
Des Moines, IA, Dec. 2011
Assisted in assembling sets and news rooms for Republican Debate. Worked in filing room alongside ABC News.


Drake University
Des Moines, IA, 2010-2014
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
Major: Journalism
Minor: Political Science
Concentration: Women’s and Gender Studies

University of Notre Dame Australia
Fremantle, WA, Spring 2012
The Education Abroad Network, Study Abroad Program

skills & expertise

AP Style, Copy Editing, Fact-Checking, Fundraising Appeals, Grant Writing, Magazine Writing, Newsletters, Newspaper Writing, Press Releases, Web Writing

Computer Programs:
Adobe Creative Suite – Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Microsoft Office – Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
Other – Audacity, Citrix, DonorPerfect, iMovie, Raiser’s Edge, Sony Vegas Video

Social Media/Web:
Blogging, CSS, Facebook, Flickr, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, HTML, JavaScript, LinkedIn, Tweetdeck, Twitter, WordPress, Web Content, YouTube

Other Skills:
Program Management, Graphic Design, Volunteer Coordination, Marketing Material Design, Oral Communication