The Basics


Easy-going, creative wild card with excellent oral and written communication skills. Thrives in think-tank environments. Discerning, transparent, and relationship-oriented. Passionate about learning and growth. Knows that there should be only one space after punctuation. Plays well with others.

Key Skills




Social Media






Public Relations


Director of Marketing, Pacific Press Publishing Association (2019–present)

Develop and implement digital marketing strategies and assets for email, social media, video, and other digital channels. Serve as community and brand manager for digital channels. Write back cover copy for new releases, promotional pieces, and product catalogs. Write and distribute press releases and story content for internal and external publications. Guide new and returning authors through marketing strategies. Participate on various committees, including adult acquisitions, children’s acquisitions, editorial, and title/cover.

Associate Editor: Trade Books, Pacific Press Publishing Association (2018–2019)

Edited faith-based publications, including adult and children’s books, inspirational and Bible study materials, and theological/scholarly works. Guided new and returning authors through the publishing process. Assisted with acquisitions, estimating, scheduling, design, marketing, and project management. Participated on various committees, including adult acquisitions, children’s acquisitions, editorial, and title/cover.

Associate Director, Communication & Community Engagement, Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (2002–2017)

Provided communication support and services for seven regional offices, three universities, and two health systems operated by the Adventist Church in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Managed, edited, and designed the monthly news magazine (circ. 76,000). Created and curated content for social media, e-newsletters, etc. Collaborated on content marketing strategy, contributed to script-writing and on-set directing for video productions, assisted with public relations and crisis management issues, designed miscellaneous newsletters and other graphics, taught communication seminars, and contributed to general communication strategy. Led development of a custom CMS that saved the organization $40,000 annually by designing in-house. Managed department budget of more than $1 million.

Graphic Designer, River City Copy & Graphics (2000–2002)

Developed design solutions for business and individual clients.

Managing Editor, Amazing Facts (1998–2000)

Edited and produced the organization’s monthly 32-page news magazine, Inside Report. Served as art director on commissioned photoshoots. Developed and designed catalogs, books, and other print materials. 


Master of Arts (December 2021) 
Integrated Marketing Communication
University of West Alabama

Master of Arts (1998) 
Religion | Christian Ministry
Andrews University

Bachelor of Arts (1997)
News Editorial Journalism | Minor, PR
Southern Adventist University

Bachelor of Arts (1997)
Religious Studies
Southern Adventist University

Continuing Ed

Google Project Management: Professional Certificate
Google via Coursera, in progress, 2022-2023

Google Analytics Certification
Google Analytics Academy, June 2021

Social Media Marketing Certification
Hubspot Academy, June 2021

Hootsuite Platform Training
Hootsuite Academy, June 2021

Nonprofit Management Foundations
Integrated Marketing Strategies

Event Planning Foundations
Strategic Human Resources
UX Foundations
Content Marketing ROI
SEO Foundations Learning