RESUME

 
Summary

Product-driven communications professional specializing in
nonprofit marketing and development.

 

Proven results built on strategy, creativity and analytics, with a focus on relationship cultivation and connection. Exemplary skills in social media, project management, event planning, fundraising, public relations, volunteer coordination, and digital strategy.

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Professional 
experience​
Classic Wines Auction
Marketing & Communications Director
July 2017 - present

 

Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Wines Auction, Inc. (CWA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local nonprofits benefiting children and families. Recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine, CWA has raised nearly $50 million for local nonprofits since its inception in 1982. 

Legacy Health, Office of Philanthropy
Communications Specialist

​July 2016 - July 2017

Wrote, designed and implemented print and digital communications to inspire philanthropic support for Legacy Health's eight hospitals in the Portland, Oregon region. Provided communications and marketing support for wide variety of fundraising events, programs, campaigns and donor appeals.

 

Do It For the Love Foundation
Outreach Director

​July 2014 - July 2016

 

This nonprofit wish-granting organization was founded by musician Michael Franti to bring people living with life-threatening illnesses to live concerts and musical events. As the third employee, I helped grow the charity from a small start-up to a sustainable national organization by: tripling wish grant fulfillment, increasing social media followers by 100% and expanding volunteer corps to 500+ individuals nationwide.

 

Napa Chamber of Commerce
Director of Communications and Marketing
July 2013 - July 2014

 

I was asked by the CEO of the Napa Chamber of Commerce to join the team to help launch the organization's new brand and website and spur member engagement. The main goal was to enhance the Chamber’s visibility, influence and membership through the creation and delivery of compelling media, marketing and communications programs across multiple platforms. 

Napa Valley Opera House
Director of Marketing
March 2009 – June 2013

 

Created and implemented integrated marketing plan to promote 100+ performances and events annually by world-class performers and artists. 

Diablo Regional Arts Association
Director of Marketing
July 2006 – March 2009

 

Planned and implemented marketing and public relations initiatives aimed at fostering audience and donor base.

Skills

Adobe Design Suite (Creative Cloud) including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

HTML

Google Analytics

Various CRM and donor database systems 

E-marketing platforms including MailChimp and Constant Contact

Website content management systems including Wordpress, Shopify and Wix

Volunteer Work

Pittock Mansion
Portland, OR

Docent / tour guide
Feb 2016 – present

American Cancer Society Portland, OR

Hope Ball marketing and event committees

2015 - 2017

Architectural Heritage Center

Portland, OR

Marketing support

2016 - 2018

Peacock Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

Marketing and design support

Jan 2015 - Jan 2019

 

Napa County Historical Society

Napa, CA

Board Member and Past President
2009 – 2015

From Napa to Iwanuma Fundraiser co-chair
March 2011

 

Diablo Valley Young Executives 
Walnut Creek, CA

Board Member and Marketing Committee Chair
2008 – 2010

Education
St. Mary's College of California

​2016 - 2019

 

Master of Arts in liberal studies

Thesis: "The Living Fringe": Promoting and Preserving Literary Legacies

 

 

University of California, Davis

1994-1998

 

Bachelor of Arts in English and history

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