In 2012 I officially said goodbye to Corporate America ✌🏻when my little family of three packed up our things and moved from Small Town, USA to Vienna, Austria. Since then we've become a family of four, and have added two cats to the mix. (Sometimes I think our story would make a great sitcom in the style of Modern Family.) Needless to say, my adaptability, time management, and organizational skills are highly evolved as a result of the lifestyle we've chosen.
After dabbling in this and that, trying to find my way in this new post-9-to-5 world, it occurred to me that I was still not “living my best life.” In an effort to chase after the life I’ve always wanted, I took it upon myself to join a Remote Job Bootcamp and completed the Freedom Finders Program (and earned some gold stars ⭐️ in the process). I enrolled in Marketing and Copywriting courses, and began freelance work as a Content Creator and Marketer. I’ve written articles for a digital magazine, and have worked closely with clients to deliver SEO-optimized web content and marketing strategies, including social media management services. I am currently a Content Marketing Intern for a small business, editing their blog and website for SEO-optimization (I also grew their Pinterest account from 0 to 37k viewers in two weeks).
I have a passion for helping small businesses and startups come up with thoughtful branding and marketing strategies that express their message and vision to the world. I create honest and engaging content, and have a knack for sharing messages and ideas in a way that sparks emotion in readers. (While I listen to my ‘90s playlist with a cat in my lap and a hazelnut macchiato in my hand.)
Since 2012 I have been creating original, valuable content using my unique voice, and have been sharing my content with approximately 1,000 email subscribers. Since 2015, I have written and published sponsored content and campaigns in cooperation with approximately ten companies and organizations, and have been featured as a guest contributor on three websites, one of which I contributed original content each month over the course of one year. Most recently, I contributed three articles to a digital magazine.
In 2017 I began creating and presenting monthly educational materials on the topic of wellness, including a 10-page eBook, to approximately 500 additional subscribers. I added a Wellness category to my website, and began writing blog posts and articles to convey original ideas and tips on wellness, and to provide support to readers and subscribers.
My keen eye, critical observational skills, and attention to detail enable me to present my writing in a way that is understandable and easy to read. I am able to format each article or web page in a way that catches the eye of my readers. I take pride in my editing skills, and am always eager to learn new methods of writing and editing to keep up with reader and subscriber patterns.
I have self-designed websites on Wordpress, Wix, and Squarespace, always observing cohesiveness and uniformity in design, to ensure the greatest ease-of-use for readers. I have designed and edited series of graphics on ProCreate, WordSwag, and Canva for use on websites, and I re-format the designs for individual social media platforms. I use the UNUM app to plan social media posts for multiple accounts, including accounts for non-profits, to ensure feeds are visually appealing and make sense to viewers. I have also written and designed a 10-page eBook; and I used to create and sell hand-lettered art and commissioned design pieces.
As a stickler for cohesiveness, accuracy, and readability, I was one of the last to view an ad before it went to publishing for a large corporation, as it related to a particular department. I was trusted to write and edit new and existing training modules for employees, and my critical eye was used to read accounts and reports, searching for anomalies and specific names or numbers for company records.
I am passionate about bringing people together and cultivating community centered around a shared message and vision. I currently lead a team of 30+ local and 50+ international members of a well-known Network Marketing company. In former positions I led a team of five in the Accounts Receivable department for a large corporation; was Assistant Manager for a large retail company, leading a team of 10+ employees "on the floor;" and was the Assistant Property Manager for an apartment complex, managing a team of 10+ and over 300 homes.
2019 – Present
2019 – Present
2012 – Present
2017 – Present
2017 – Present
2005 – 2012
Vitality Lifestyle Coaching Course
I am currently enrolled in additional courses to continue my professional development and education. Not all courses and programs are listed here.
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