Special Olympics Missouri
Marketing and Communications Director
Jefferson City, Mo., April 2022-Present
Direct marketing and communications statewide for entire organization with thousands of athletes in six regions.
Grow social media engagement, reach and impressions, showing a 319% increase with less than a year in this position.
Communicate with local media outlets and write news releases in conjunction with company president.
Craft and execute marketing campaigns for statewide fundraising and program events.
Manage a 3+ person team and consistently recruit interns.
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, Mo., August 2019-Present
Create and teach journalism and strategic communications courses, which include storytelling and basics of filming and editing a multimedia story, to 15+ undergraduate and graduate students, while assigning and grading projects.
Mentor and advise journalism students entering the journalism and strategic communications field.
Columbia, Mo., March 2017-April 2022
Manage the KMIZ/KQFX sports department
Designated assignments, created department goals, monitored progress, managed and mentored 4+ direct reports.
Developed, shot, wrote, voiced, and edited day-turn and enterprise sports stories and posted to abc17news.com.
Anchored, crafted and produced nightly sportscasts and weekly half-hour sports show, SportsZone, that consistently ranked #1 in the market during my tenure.
Gained over 10,000 subscribers on YouTube; top video garnered over 5 million views and 800+ comments.
Reporter/Anchor/Host/Producer/Sports Digital Producer
Columbia, Mo., January 2012-May 2015
Produced, edited and anchored nightly newscasts.
Collaborated with fellow coworker to enhance and transform weekly sports program, Opening Drive.
- University of Missouri
- Missouri School of Journalism
- Bachelor of Journalism
- GPA: 3.8/4.0
- Emphasis in Television
- Minor in Business
- Minor in Psychology
- Multicultural Certificate
- Content Creation
- Strategic Communication
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Dejero LIVE Backpack
- LiveU Backpack & Phone App
- LAKANA IBPUBLISH
- OPYN CMS
- Final Cut Pro 10
- Social Media
- JVC GY-HM790U
- Sony XDCAM
- Panasonic AG-AC130
Honors & Awards
- 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Winner
- Mid-America Emmy Nominee (4x)
- Missouri Broadcasters Association Award Winner (3x)
- Kansas City Press Club Award Winner (2x)
- 2015 Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, All-American