Hello There!

 

I started out my working life as a barista and a gazillion years later still volunteer at a local coffee shop once a week. My first job out of college and for the next twelve years was as an event planner. I actually began planning, organizing, and managing events when I managed the Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea shop in downtown Roanoke when I was in college. I had 40 employees, a bustling coffee shop, and a monthly art show that I curated. I began planning political events as an intern and volunteer and graduated from Roanoke College with a degree in Political Science with a concentration in Written Communication.

 

I learned a great deal as the New River Valley Director and then as the Colonial Area Director for the American Heart Association about fundraising and event management. I was a member of the National Society of Fundraising Executives and took advantage of their education opportunities along with the RNC Campaign School. I then moved to Florida and became a political consultant, planning many fundraising and campaign events. 

In 2003, I had the wonderful opportunity to become the Associate Director of the Florida Student Association. There, I was able to travel the state of Florida planning conferences, golf tournaments, and other events. As a member of the Association of the United States Army in Tallahassee, I created the Annual AUSA Golf Tournament and planned and managed this event for six years. Through all my event planning experience, I learned how to create websites. 

After the birth of my daughter, I became the Financial Director for Speer Operational Technologies for five years. Over the last eight years, I created the 1000 Hills Art Project at Land of a Thousand Hills coffee shop that was in Daleville, Virginia and I began a website design business which specializes in author sites. I am also a member of the Roanoke Valley Christian Writers.

Professional History

Editor & Writer for the Heart to Heart Newsletter world-wide ministry

Created the 1000 Hills Art Project for Land of a Thousand Hills with bimonthly art shows in Daleville, VA

Financial Director for Speer Operational Technologies

Team Recruiter for 1st Annual Arthritis Foundation in Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator

Tallahassee Habitat for Humanity City-wide Garage Sale

Florida Student Association Associate Director

2005 Florida Student Association Planning Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

4th Annual FSA Golf Invitational sponsored by Anheuser Busch at the PGA National Resort 

8th Annual FSA Distinguished Service Awards & Legislative Reception at the Governor's Club in Tallahassee, FL

5th Annual Big Bend Association of the US Army Golf Classic

Created the FSA Florida National Guard Book Stipend

3rd Annual FSA Golf Invitational sponsored by Anheuser Busch in Orlando, FL

7th Annual FSA Distinguished Service Awards Legislative Reception

Executive Committee Member, Celebrate America featuring Mark Wills concert

4th Annual Big Bend Association of the United States Army Golf Classic at Summerbrooke Golf Club

2004 Florida Student Association Planning Conference at the Sandestin Hilton

3rd Annual Big Bend Association of the United States Army Golf Classic in Tallahassee, FL

2003 Florida Student Association Planning Conference on Hutchinson Island, FL

2nd Annual FSA Golf Invitational at Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee, FL

Dan Winchester for County Commission Fish Fry at Lake Jackson

fund raising events for John Paul Bailey for Mayor campaign in Tallahassee, FL

campaign manager for Dan Winchester for County Commission campaign in Tallahassee, FL

2nd Annual Big Bend Association of the United States Army Golf Classic in Tallahassee, FL

1st Annual Big Bend Association of the United States Army Golf Classic in Tallahassee, FL

fund raising events for John Paul Bailey for City Commission campaign in Tallahassee, FL

Team Coordinator for The Real Nitty Gritty Beach Party & World-wide Sand Sculpting Competition

6th Annual Virginia Women's Charity Golf Classic for St. Joseph's Villa in Richmond, VA

Colonial Area Director of the American Heart Association

1st Annual Williamsburg American Heart Association Heart Gala at the Kingsmill Resort

New River Area Director of the American Heart Association

New River Valley American Heart Walk in Radford, VA

Bristol/Washington County American Heart Walk

Pulaski County American Heart Association Golf Classic

Botetourt County American Heart Association Golf Classic

Art for Heart at the Virginia Equestrian Center in Lexington, VA

AHA Boards of Directors creation & management (Gloucester, Williamsburg, Botetourt, Pulaski, Radford, Alleghany, Rockbridge counties)

design work for American Red Cross "Reception on the Lawn" with Elizabeth Dole in Roanoke, VA

Putt-Putt Golf Classic for Morgan Griffith for Virginia House of Representatives

Dole, Warner, & Goodlatte Roanoke Campaign Headquarter's Grand Opening

Assistant 6th District Coordinator for John Warner for Senate

Falkinburg for Delegate Reception with Governor George Allen at the Jefferson Club

Falkinburg for Delegate Cabin Party with the Singing Doctors on Craig's Creek

Wine Rep for Stonewall Vineyard & Winery from Concord, VA

Manager for Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea - Monthly Art Show Coordination in Roanoke, VA

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