To facilitate effective communication and build engaged community through the incisive use of new media.
Key Technical Skills
Key Editorial Skills
Liberty Alliance (May 2012-present); Powder Springs, Ga. As Website Developer, I am responsible for developing and maintaining Liberty Alliance's growing family of websites.
Teen Challenge International, USA (May 2011-April 2012); Ozark, Mo. As IT Manager at the national Teen Challenge office, I am responsible for maintaining the office systems and helping develop the ministry's variety of websites.
Crossway Books (October 2010-March 2011); Wheaton, Ill. As Digital Marketing Manager, I was responsible for developing and executing marketing plans for Crossway's digital resources, including eBooks and mobile apps. I was also tasked with leading Crossway's digital product development, including book applications, web content, enhanced digital books and subscription services. I lost my job because of a corporate restructuring and consequential reduction in force.
Focus on the Family (August 2005-September 2010); Colorado Springs, Colo. As editor of Boundless.org and BoundlessLine.org, I was responsible for both the editorial and technical side of the online magazine and blog. This includes contracting with dozens of existing and new authors to write articles and blog posts adhering to Boundless style and messaging, managing a $100,000 annual budget, editing according to AP style, creating all the artwork (view some samples of images that accompanied daily articles), marking up text with HTML and any relevant scripting, creating contests and surveys, entering articles into our database/CMS, writing and coding a weekly e-newsletter to 30,000 subscribers, writing 600 blog posts, enhancing our sites with new functionality and design, building a mobile-friendly version of the site, facilitating SEO, evaluating visitor statistics, and engaging constituents through social media and personal e-mail. For a walk-through of some of the technical enhancements I've brought to Boundless, visit the Technical Proficiencies page. I lost my job because of a reduction in force that resulted from a ministry-wide series of budget cuts.
Fluency/Netdecisions (January 2000-October 2004); Chesapeake, Va. Through two company restructurings, my role varied from Art Director to Lead User Interface (UI) Developer to Voice User Interface (VUI) Developer. Responsibilities included managing corporate internet and intranet websites, defining corporate and product branding (including logos and style guide), assisting with requirements gathering and rapid UI prototyping, designing much of the UI for the primary tool our developers used to create voice applications, creating several marketing videos, designing product brochures, and creating multi-platform CD-ROMs for tradeshows. I lost my job because of a corporate restructuring and consequential reduction in force.
Christian Broadcasting Network (1997-2000); Virginia Beach, Va. As an internet and new media front-end developer, I designed and maintained websites (including CBN.com) and multimedia presentations, edited video and audio, and designed miscellaneous print publications (ads, flyers, forms, etc.).
Business International Networks (1996-1997); Virginia Beach, Va. As manager of the Graphical User Interface department, I coordinated the design and development of a technologically progressive international business-related website. Responsibilities included hiring and supervising three employees.
Regent Times (1994-1997); Regent University; Virginia Beach, Va. As alumnus adviser and editor of the graduate school's student newspaper, I performed copy editing and all photo editing, design, and page layout.
Virginia Beach Adult Learning Center (1995); Virginia Beach, Va. I completed a semester-long internship teaching English as a Second Language.
Operación Bendición (1993); Bogotá, Colombia. As a volunteer desktop publishing consultant, for seven weeks I assisted the editors of the monthly Spanish-language periodical Desafío better utilize their software and understand contemporary layout design and communication theories.
Master's degree in International Communication, 3.98 GPA
Master's degree in Education, emphasis in English as a Second Language, 4.0 GPA
Bachelor's degree in English, minor in Journalism
Bachelor's degree in Spanish
References are available here, as well as upon request.