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Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
A diocese of the Episcopal Church with jurisdiction over western Missouri

Publication Director
July 2009-present
Supervise all aspects of production (editing, photography and design). ~ Serve as primary writer for E-Spirit, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter, and Spirit, a quarterly 24-page magazine, including profiles, features and essays, with a circulation of 6,000.

Lunar Bowl
Blue Springs, Missouri
A 32-lane bowling and entertainment center

Group Sales Representative/Marketing Consultant
February 2013-June 2013
Averaged four bookings per week of groups greater than 25 people ~ Closed approximately 10 percent of all group connections / Created promotional materials including advertisements and documents targeting class reunions, companies and adult parties. ~ Spearheaded a fundraising program that generated more than $6,000 in three months for groups in need, including schools and churches. ~ Co-initiated a campaign coined “Bowl for Fun and Fitness.”

Molle Chevrolet
Blue Springs, Missouri
A Kansas City Chevrolet dealership since 1969

Sales Consultant
September 2011-November 2012
Sold new and used vehicles. ~ Coordinated deliveries, including orientations of the dealership and vehicles sold. ~ Forty percent of monthly sales were attributable to repeat or referral business. ~ Served as liaison between sales and service departments.

The Examiner
Independence, Missouri
A daily professional newspaper serving Eastern Jackson County with a circulation of 15,000

June 2007-February 2009
Wrote nine stories per week, ranging from breaking news to in-depth features. ~ Assisted on the copyediting desk. ~ Generated and researched story ideas. ~ Supplemented feature articles with multimedia.

Proficient in AP style, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, iMovie, Lexis-Nexis, HTML, CSS and computer design programs including Adobe Creative Suite and Quark Xpress. Social Media Tools: LinkedIn, WordPress, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (May 2011)
University of Missouri-Kansas City ~ GPA: 3.87/4.00

Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in magazine journalism, science and agricultural journalism minor (May 2006)
University of Missouri-Columbia ~ GPA: 3.42/4.00

Eagle Scout ~ Spirit honored as a finalist for Polly Bond Award for General Excellence (2010, 2011) ~ The Examiner’s Employee of the Month (October 2007) ~ Features Writer of the Year, GateHouse Media (2007) ~ Wrote Cover Story “Spanish Fly” for The Pitch (June 25, 2009) ~ First Place, Best General News Story, Missouri Press Association (2008) ~ First Place, Best Story About History, Missouri Press Association (2007) ~ Don Romero Award for most outstanding writer in the Missouri School of Journalism’s magazine sequence (2006) ~ Molle Chevrolet recognized as Dealer of the Year by General Motors for outstanding sales and customer service (2012)