I have worked in marketing communications for more than 20 years, been a nonprofit manager for over a decade, and spent 15 years managing teams producing magazines, books, and other publications. My skills include writing, editing, research, graphic design, project management, grant writing, and fundraising. As a lifelong volunteer, I have served on multiple nonprofit boards and mentored hundreds of students, planted acres of trees, and secured homes for dozens of deserving dogs.

Career
 

2015–present
Communications & Fundraising Consultant
Clients include Texas Monthly, National Park Service, Atlanta Magazine Custom Media (AMCM), Belmont Citizens Forum, Steps for Success, Winchester Community Music School, and Multicultural Refugee Coalition.

As associate at K. Weill Consulting Group, clients have included MassArt, Tenants Development Corp., MissionSAFE, and Boston University School of Public Health.

2014–2015

Director of Development & Communications

Winchester Community Music School

Winchester, MA

 

2012–2014

Nonprofit Consultant
Clients included K. Weill Consulting Group and Riverside Community Care.

 

2009–2012

Director of External Relations ('10-'12)
Grant Manager ('09-'10)

College Forward

Austin, TX

 

2000–2009

Director of Custom Publishing

Texas Monthly

Austin, TX

Clients included Hilton Hotels, H-E-B Grocery, BNSF Railway, The University of Texas, and Georgia Department of Economic Development/Tourism.

1994–2000

Director of Publications and Editor, BATS Magazine

Bat Conservation International

Austin, TX

 

1992–1994

Freelance Copywriter & Editor
Clients included Smith & Hawken, Hall Kinion & Associates, First American Home Warranty

 

1990–1992

Corporate Communications Writer

Bimillennium Corp.

Los Gatos, CA

 

1989–1990

Marketing Assistant

3Com Corporation

Santa Clara, CA

 

1987–1988

Sales Support Specialist

Micro Focus, Inc.

Palo Alto, CA

Education
 

2009

M.S., Organizational Leadership & Ethics
summa cum laude

St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas

 

1988–1990

Graphic Design & Visual Communication

University of California, Santa Cruz, Extension

Santa Clara, California

 

1987

B.S.C., Marketing

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

 

1985–1986

Junior Year Abroad

Sophia University

Tokyo, Japan

1983
Ursuline Academy, honors graduate
Dallas, Texas

Technical 
 

Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

Quark XPress
Apple Pages

Canva.com

Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Publisher
 

Multiple web design and content management systems (Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace, Weebly, etc.), as well as email marketing systems (Constant Contact, MailChimp, Emma Mail, etc.)
 

Salesforce, GiftWorks, and Abila Fundraising50 databases

Chicago, AP, and GPO style manuals
 

Extensive experience in commercial printing 

Other Interests 

I have worked at floral shops at various times since high school and regularly make flower arrangements for my own home, friends, and good causes, mostly using materials from my husband's garden, as seen below. 

I play keyboards, bass guitar, steel pan, and various percussion instruments and have performed with many bands. I enjoy band management and promotion as well, such as my current project, Surfhenge.
 

I have traveled to more than 40 states and 45 countries and particularly enjoy wildlife conservation travel.

I speak conversational French and Japanese.

 

Community Service

2020
Arlington Eats

Food pantry volunteer

2019–present

MissionSAFE 

Advisory Board member

2017–present

Arlington Libraries Foundation

Communications Committee member

2012–present
Girls Rock Campaign Boston

Band coach, keys instructor, support crew

2017–2019

Winchester Community Music School
Advisory Committee member

2016–2018
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England
Foster parent

2009–2012

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin, TX

Adoption consultant, foster parent

 

2009–2012

Central Texas Grant Professionals Association          
Board member, program chair

 

2007–2010

TreeFolks, Austin, TX                     
Vice president of the board, membership chair  

 

2001–2004

Travis County Search & Rescue
Secretary of the board, SARTech III

 

1999–2007

Austin Children’s Shelter

Direct care volunteer and trainer          

2006 Volunteer of the Year

Other:

Arlington Feast of the East committee, 2017
Winchester Town Day committee, 2014-2015
Open water kayak support paddler, 2005-present
Deep Eddy Mural mosaic assistant, 2011

Humane Society pet therapy volunteer, 1992-94

NCCJ conflict resolution leader, 1992-94  

Beyond War College Project committee, 1987-89

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, 1985-86