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

Marketing Specialist, Icon Solar Power, LLC

November 2017 – present

Leading residential solar array installer in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky

Creating and implementing a company Big Picture Strategy, aligning sales and marketing, coordinating CRM, updating social media accounts, designing marketing materials and trade show setups, conducting market research, updating and creating web content

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