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MY 
EXPERIENCE

Versatility, flexibility, creative problem solvingskills I've developed over 20+ years of research, writing and collaboration. Detailed technical documents? I've written them. Emotive headlines targeting high-net-worth individuals with big expectations? Yep. My work has engaged corporate decision makers, government officials, nonprofit donors, both sides of the B2B equation, higher education administrators, college students and start-up investors, even a few brooding poets.

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Poetry

Virginia Tech

Master of Arts in English

University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts in English

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Speak My Tongue Poetry
BOOKS

Busted Compass

Ethel, 2021

Poetry and prose inspired by the night sky.

Slingshot Catapult

Semiperfect Press, 2018

Poems following the rise and fall of love and career for two professional wrestlers in the 1980s.

Speak, My Tongue

Calypso Editions, 2017

Poetry celebrating self-taught artists of the American South.

EXPERIENCE

Senior Copywriter

Print and digital advertising, email campaigns, web content, video scripts and magazine articles targeting Gulfstream's luxury consumers and aircraft operators.

+ Process Optimization

+ Translation Review

Data Management Lead

+ Legal and Engineering Liaison

Freelance Writer

Business plans, presentations, web copy and SEO, licensing applications and messaging strategy for nonprofits, start-ups and municipalities.

Associate Lecturer

Project-based creative and professional writing courses for undergraduate students attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga​.

+ ThinkAchieve Beyond the Classroom Grant

+ Research and Creative Activity Grant

+ Access and Diversity Professional Development Grant

+ Faculty Development Grant

+ Faculty Achievement Award

+ Internship Coordinator

+ Meacham Writers' Conference Assistant Director

+ Technology, Web and Social Media Coordinator

Program Director

Grant writing, curriculum development, board presentations, social media, web writing and design, and staff hiring, training and management for Story Creators and Artbotics programs serving public school children in grades K-8.

+ Front Porch Alliance Grant

+ Lillian L. Colby Charitable Foundation Grant 

+ Spotlight Shows Grant

+ Tennessee Valley Authority Funding

+ H*Art Gallery Partnership

+ READ 20 Partnership

Proposal Specialist

Design-build construction proposals, progress reports and presentations submitted to the U.S. State Department and CCE, Inc. partners.

Copywriter

Press releases, product brochures, print and digital advertising, magazine content, newsletters, web copy and white papers targeting Astec, Inc.'s heavy-equipment operators.

+ Magazine Copyeditor

+ Print Advertising Manager

Copywriter

Press releases, print advertising, newsletters, dealer communications and trade show materials for American Bicycle Group's four bicycle brands: Litespeed, Merlin Metalworks, Tomac, and Quintana Roo.

RECENT BYLINES

Grand Touring Machine

Nonstop Magazine, Issue 19, 2023

The ARCH KRGT-1 delivers a rare combination of elegant artistry and a powerful riding experience.

Undersea Symphony

Nonstop Magazine, Issue 19, 2023

Liz Ferguson uses sound research to help monitor and preserve aquatic life around the world.

At the Controls

Nonstop Magazine, Issue 19, 2023

Behind the scenes with Gulfstream pilots on the leading edge of innovation.

Gateway to the Past

Nonstop Magazine, Issue 18, 2022

Ancient marvels meet eco-luxury at Habitas AlUla.

Operation IceBridge

Nonstop Magazine, Issue 18, 2022

How the GV helped NASA collect critical data at Earth’s poles.

Anytime, Anywhere

Nonstop Magazine, Issue 18, 2022

Gulfstream FAST Support delivers exceptional service with speed and precision.

SKILLS

creative problem solving, ad creative, print collateral, SEO, video scripts, digital content, brand storytelling, editorial style, customer communications, multichannel campaigns, proposals, creative development, magazine articles, data management, workflow optimization, business plans, poetry, consumer catalogs, permit and licensing applications, instructional design, nonprofit programming, presentations, mentoring, curriculum development, fiction, press releases, creative nonfiction, research, owner's manuals, trade show messaging, employee training and management

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