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MY BACKGROUND

I’m thrilled to invite you to explore my skills and professional experience and get to know a bit more about me. Highlights of my work can be found on my portfolio page.

After being the General Manager of a small manufacturing business for seventeen years and a dedicated nonprofit volunteer since 2009, it has become crystal clear that my favorite and the most fulfilling parts of any job are always based in user-experience (UX) design; be it complete brand management, new logo creation or marketing materials, custom art for engraving, or even simple web maintenance. I relish in being able to create products (physical or digital) that are useful, easy to use, and delightful to interact with. A comprehensive brand design is a must in modern business, so reach out if you are looking to recharge your image or get your new business off the ground.

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Work Experience

Web Designer and Developer,

Monument FX

September 2020

Partnered with the owners of FX Industries to produce their first Monument division website with the express goal to compete with more established monument providers and reach new customers. Designed and created a complementary print brochure.

General Manager,
Bullberry Barrel Works, Ltd.

March 2003 – May 2020

Managed day-to-day operations within a small manufacturing business including materials ordering, inventory management, employee payroll, customer service, incoming orders, etc.
Rebranded the company online in 2012 utilizing Dreamweaver, and again in 2017 utilizing Wix. Took and processed all new digital photos used in 2017 relaunch and continuing maintenance
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Designed and produced custom digital graphics for laser engraving on metal and wood products.

SKILLS

ILLUSTRATOR
PHOTOSHOP

SPARK POST/PAGE

XD

INDESIGN

DREAMWEAVER

LIGHTROOM

MICROSOFT WORD/EXCEL

APPLE PAGES/NUMBERS

COREL DRAW

REGISTERED WIX PARTNER

SQUARESPACE

WORDPRESS

CANVA

PET PHOTOGRAPHY

Because Animals Matter (5o1c(3) nonprofit)

April 2009 – Present
  • Director, April 2020 – Present

  • President, April 2012 – April 2020

  • Vice President, April 2011 – April 2012

  • Acting Secretary, June 2010 – April 2012

  • Director, April 2009 – June 2010
     

Long-standing work in nonprofit organization management. The pet welfare and rescue organization employees one paid employee, a small team of volunteer staff at both our thrift store, BAM's Orphaned Objects and our pet adoption and community outreach center, That BAM Place. The latter houses a small number of dogs and is home to a number of our programs that I have helped establish and market.

Because Animals Matter's complete rebrand in 2010 involved a number of logo mockups from various entrants with my pitch being chosen. A brand update (logo styling and fonts) was made in 2016, again with my designs.
Various program logos and brochures throughout my tenure.
Completed full layout and design of a fundraising calendar for print sales annually since 2014.

Designed and developed two stand-alone event websites (and their brands) to increase impact; dogdayspectacular.com and getbarktonature.com.

Director,
Red Cliffs Audubon

July 2018 – July 2020

Acted as a voting member of the Board of Directors.
Worked with the Board and past-members to design the new organization logo package and build the new redcliffsaudubon.org website via Squarespace during a push to revitalize and modernize the chapter.

Currently share management of the chapter website with other volunteers.
Designed and developed the chapter's newly transformed annual bird festival, RedCliffsBirdFest.com via Wix. Currently manage that site solely. Integrating Cvent event registration into the site.

Logo Designer,

Bullberry Legacy

February 2020

Partnered with a small start-up to develop the new company's logo and brand guide (color and font use standards).

Logo Designer,

Inks Cove — Vacation Rental Property

November 2018

Partnered with a family-owned vacation rental property to develop a logo to represent the lakeside property and its major selling point.

Special Projects Coordinator,
University of Maryland, Smith School of Business

April 2002 – February 2003

Worked under the Assistant Dean of the Smith School of Business to coordinate the completion of the School's new wing addition. Oversaw furniture and utility moves and installations into the new classrooms and offices. Coordinated with other University departments and third-party suppliers/installers to see that budgets and expectations were met or exceded.

Education

University of Maryland College Park

BA, Anthropology (Archaeology focus)

September 1998 – December 2001

Additional Certification

United in Saving Lives,
Helen Woodward Animal Center in partnership with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

June 2019

Awarded for completion of a three-day intensive training session on running a nonprofit pet welfare/rescue organization as a business.

Animal Center Education Services

April 2010

Awarded for completion of a 12-part intensive training session on running a nonprofit pet welfare/rescue organization as a business.

Honor

Great Salt Lake Audubon Newsletter: The Pelican

Sep/Oct 2017 issue

Freelance article "BIRDING AND BIRDERS: A NOVICE’S INTRODUCTION" published with two original photos.  Online issue of The Pelican.

Southern Utah's Top 40 Under 40,
St. George Magazine

December 2012

"St. George Magazine is pleased to announce Southern Utah's Top 40 Under 40. These individuals, selected through staff and community nominations, stand out among their peers in a variety of ways, excelling in their respective fields, giving back through community and other humanitarian services, and making a positive impact on our region.

These 40 men and women are not waiting until tomorrow to lead in their respective areas but are uniquely committed to shaping our area and making it the best possible place to live now. The list is diverse; their talent is exceptional. We celebrate their achievements and thank them for all the ways they make Southern Utah shine."

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