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About

In 1993, perpetual guest star Heather Locklear first stomped across the silver screen as advertising executive Amanda Woodward in Aaron Spelling’s iconic guilty pleasure “Melrose Place.” I was 11 years old, and to quote the poet John Prine, I had “nothing but big, old hearts dancing in my eyes” for this seemingly magical industry that offered opportunities to become a professional creative rather than a starving artist. A few years later, I was collecting pamphlets entitled “Careers in Commercial Arts” from my senior high school guidance counselor and have been working in the industry ever since. After dipping my toes in creative waters during a two-year college stint as a marketing intern, I jumped head-first into my professional career upon graduation, when I was promoted from intern to marketing coordinator for a regional community college. Over the last 16 years since, I have fed my voracious passion for reaching sales, branding, and marketing goals by marrying well-researched strategy with thoughtful creativity. My career has given me a unique opportunity to hone a skill set that includes extensive practice with brand development, project/account management, marketing research, planning and budgeting, creative direction, graphic design, media buying, copywriting, client engagement, public relations, event planning, and social media management across a diverse range of industries (with a particular affection for events, live music, entertainment, beauty, & tourism). Specialties: Project/Account Management; Marketing/Media Research Planning & Budgeting; Creative Direction; Brand Development; Killing it at Karaoke

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Awards

Top 20 Under 40, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, 2017 American Advertising Award (ADDY®) People's Choice Award, 2nd Place, 2014 American Advertising Award (ADDY®) People's Choice Award, 2nd Place, 2013 American Advertising Award (ADDY®) Special Judges Award "Best Use of a Doggie Bone" for "All Hounds on Deck" brand identity, 2013 Best of the Never Ran American Advertising Award (ADDY®) for Excellence in Logo Design, 2010 Best of Logo American Advertising Award (ADDY®) for Excellence in Logo Design, 2010 Top 20 Under 40, Honorable Mention, DeltaBusiness 2010 Best of Show American Advertising Award (ADDY®) Student Competition, 2005 Special Judges American Advertising Award (ADDY®) Student Competition, 2004 36 Gold American Advertising Awards (ADDYS®), 2004-2018 24 Silver American Advertising Awards (ADDYS®), 2004-2018 19 Bronze American Advertising Awards (ADDYS®), 2004-2018

Affiliations

AAF Northeast Louisiana, American Advertising Federation 10th District Downtown Monroe Alliance Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals

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