Work Experience

BOARD MEMBER - MEDIA COMMUNICATION CHAIRPERSON
Homer Community Food Pantry, 2017 - presently

  • Support the work of Homer Community Food Pantry (HCFP) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance
  • Approval of the annual budget, audit reports, and relevant business decisions; informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Oversee social media, photography, newsletter, and media correspondence

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Northampton Community College, 2015 - 2016

  • Taught the required 'Introduction to Computer Graphics and Design' course to students in the Communication Design major
  • Curriculum included Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software, fundamentals of digital design, image editing / scanning and printing, and art history
  • Interacted with students about curriculum before and after classes and by appointment, offering help to those who needed it
  • Attended bi-monthly faculty meetings to discuss the latest in education tools for the students

ASSISTANT SHOWROOM MANAGER / COMMUNITY KEY LEADER
Lululemon Athletica, 2015-2016

  • Managed sales goals, operational processes and developed a team of Educators
  • Strategized and implemented community involvement and relationship building within the fitness industry of North Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Built community and guest awareness, planned and executed multiple community focused events / parties
  • Facilitated Goal Coaching and Leadership development for my team and Lululemon's company ambassadors

INNOVATION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE
Rodale Inc.2013 - 2014

  • Technical Project Management Liaison between IT / development, business, editorial and design teams and off-site vendors
  • Projects include website redesign, custom app development, marketing widgets, site optimization and exploratory projects
  • Company brands in my portfolio were Women's Health, Organic Gardening, and Prevention magazines

DIGITAL ASSET SPECIALIST
Rodale Inc., 2010 - 2013

  • Managed conversion of 100+ yearly print titles into digital e-books
  • Created digital magazine issues and channeled them through Apple iTunes
  • Acquired and archived all company library video, and assisted with the creation of two joint-ventured YouTube channels with company content

CREATIVE SERVICES COORDINATOR
CBS Studios International, 2009 - 2010

  • Managed design of billboards, promotional video’s, advertisements and signage for CBS’s international market
  • Acquired and organized all photography for new and library product and coordinated new efficiencies for workflow and distribution within the group
  • Facilitated all marketing for PR events such as talent press junkets, LA Screenings, and the MIPCOM and NATPE international conferences

SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGER
GlobalEdit / Industrial Color, 2006 - 2009

  • 3rd company software hire, that helped create an enterprise level digital capture photo workflow solution - GLOBALedit
  • Collected and wrote system requirements & use-cases to champion photo industry needs
  • Conducted quality assurance and acceptance tests, and delivered product to market
  • Wrote and produced all software training material and training seminars
  • Wrote and designed product marketing material, client success stories & weekly blog entries
  • Represented Industrial Color at Henry Stewart DAM conferences, NAB,Createasphere, IDEAlliance and XMP-Open roundtable discussions

ART DIRECTOR
Macys, 2005

  • Responsible for layout design and production of direct mailers, corporate packaging and special holiday projects
  • On-set art direction for in-studio advertising photo shoots

VIDEO PRODUCER
Sugarcamp Films, 2004 - 2005

  • Created on-air video promotional videos for TV personalities, musicians, actors and fashion stylists
  • Designed graphic stills for videos and retouched photography for project needs


PHOTOGRAPHER
TimeOut New York Magazine, 2004

  • Photographed new restaurants, stores, nightlife, events, and street fashion for magazine features
  • Coordinated casting calls and researched, purchased, and managed rights for stock photo library

 

Education

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh | 2000-2004
BFA, Human-Computer Interaction & Fine Art

Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design | London | Spring 2003
BA Honors Exchange, Photography & Painting

John Cabot University | Rome | Fall 2002
Study Abroad

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Fab Lab at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA Laser Engraving, Mold Making, 3d Printing, Arduino
Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia, PA  100 hr. Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Works, Los Angeles, CA  200 hr. Yoga Teacher Certificate
Otis School of Art, Los Angeles, CA  Photography
School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY  Photography, Advanced Studio Lighting
International Center for Photography, NYC, NY  Digital Photography & Advanced Retouching