Here are my past employers that have helped me get to where I am in marketing and communications. As an English educator, teaching persuasion units with advertising laid the groundwork for my future career in marketing, especially at KnowledgeWorks.

Marketing and Communications Manager, KnowledgeWorks

January 2020 – present

KnowledgeWorks partners with school districts and communities to deliver innovative, collaborative personalized learning opportunities for students through competency-based education.

Managing KnowledgeWorks’ digital assets for web and social media, editing content and communications, developing new content, asserting SEO strategies, working with subsidiaries to coordinate and maximize marketing efforts.

Senior Marketing Specialist, Icon Solar

November 2017 – October 2019

Icon Solar is one of the largest providers of solar power in the Midwest. As proven experts in renewable energy since 2009, we deliver innovative, practical solutions for residential and commercial customers.

Seeking new avenues for growth; designing and writing print and digital media; creating and organizing events; developing and implementing marketing strategy; maintaining CRM; app and company website; providing leads for sales team; maximizing web presence; analyzing competitive environment and trends; blogging and building social media content.

  • Developed a company app
  • Launched new event series “Solar ‘n’ Suds”, “Solar Party at the Park” and the upcoming “Icon Solar’s Green Expo”
  • After strategy implementation, decreasing cost per lead while increasing sales per lead

Quality & DHR Technician, Hill-Rom, Inc.

(Contracted through Yoh Services, LLC)

March 2013 – December 2015

Leading global manufacturer of medical devices

Quality Technician: Coordinated quality audits and change implementations, inspected and approved products, audited document history records (“DHRs”), trained quality technicians and documented and investigated defect sources

  • Product audited 3 production lines while other auditors were tasked with only 1
  • Led change in distributing work fairly among production lines
  • Assisted in training 2 inspectors on the Affinity birthing bed
  • Trained new quality technicians

DHR Technician: Documented defect sources and audited DHRs

  • Audited DHRs for 4 production lines in 2 buildings with urgent attention
  • Trained new DHR technicians

Proposal Writer & Coordinator, Sterling Medical Corporation

September 2011 – February 2013

Worldwide leading healthcare staffing agency for U.S. military bases

Proposal Coordinator: Produced and delivered complete government proposals, coordinated proposal efforts among departments according to RFP guidelines, reviewed and previewed new business opportunities with CEO/President on a daily basis, communicated internally and externally, archived past performance and proposals

  • Produced, on average, 3 proposals per day, ranging from 2 pages to 200 hundred pages
  • Created company flyer for 2012 Arab Health Exhibition & Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates—the second largest healthcare exhibition in the world and the largest in the Middle East

Proposal Writer: Conducted market research; wrote marketing copy; edited, proofread and wrote government proposals

  • Led VA Vets for Success proposal team of eight recruiters, three travel specialists, the salary surveyor and the new business administrator less than one month after hiring
  • Served as sole technical writer for Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas-Oklahoma and Chicago VA Vets for Success proposals
  • Wrote 4 and co-wrote 6 market research blog posts for company website

Adjunct Professor, Ivy Tech Community College

January 2011 – September 2011

Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually

Instructed total of 10 classes, 4 in each spring and fall and 2 in summer

  • Created my own curriculum for both introductory reading and writing courses
  • Led curriculum development team of introductory reading and writing courses, modeled off my created curriculum
  • Engaged students in creative lessons, teaching the first book a 45-year-old student has read completely

Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Greensburg Community Schools

September 2010 – May 2011

One of Greensburg’s public school systems, dedicated to an individual’s best education, involving the community as much as possible

Instructed middle school English, Language Arts and yearbook classes

  • Taught yearbook students journalism design, which was not in course curriculum
  • Co-founded middle school creative writing club

Long-Term Substitute & Summer School English Teacher Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

June 2008 – September 2010

SDCSC has earned a reputation as one of southeastern Indiana’s finest school systems with a challenging curriculum marked by an outstanding record of innovation

Long-Term Substitute Teacher: Instructed all 4 high school grades at various academic levels in English and Journalism, History and Special Education

  • Taught my own curriculum unit on persuasion through media and advertising to tenth grade
  • Successfully taught twelfth grade British Renaissance poetry unit, using non-canon literature that provided multiple perspectives

Summer School English Teacher: Instructed 10 students in summer school English

  • Created student-oriented curriculum to maximize learning with little student work outside class
  • Successfully reached all students, who showed effort in learning at individualized levels, effectively passing them