Resumé

Known for presenting new ideas, seeking out innovative solutions to problems, and always questioning what can be done better. Quick learner who enjoys the challenges of coding. Extremely competitive and motivated, dedicated to goal-setting and determined to follow through.

EDUCATION

Wheaton Graduate School: 2007
Master of Arts: Religion in American Life

Taylor University College, Edmonton Alberta, Canada: 2003
Bachelor of Arts: Religion and Theology

KEY STRENGTHS

• Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Communicate effectively and persuasively
• Self-sufficient for individual tasks
• Apply direct marketing principles
• Organization and implementation of projects
• Excellent with multiple computer programs and platforms
• Versed in importance of brand visibility & reputation
• Use Social Media tools with proficiency

SKILLS
HTML, CSS
• Windows XP, Mac OS X, Word, Outlook
• Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Access and Excel
• Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn
• 55+ WPM
• 10 Key Data Entry

WORK HISTORY

HOME ECONOMIST: April 2013-Present
Dallas, Texas

• Being a mom to my two young sons
• Running the household, with an emphasis on the economics of the house aiming for frugality and saving money

JR. WEB DEVELOPER: October 2011-April 2013
KerstenDirect, Richardson, Texas

• Using clients’ various CMS, build out and sent emails
• Kept detailed account of all moving parts for fundraising campaign emails
• Managed and updated content in various platforms including Drupal, Convio, WordPress, and Blackbaud NetCommunities
• Worked with the team to produce websites and manage new content for several clients including the National Parks Foundation and American Bible Society

WEB SPECIALIST: April 2011-September 2011
Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas

• Analyzing old content, condensing and transferring relevant information to new site
• Proficient with ActiveCampus CMS
• Successfully working from home as a remote worker, but through online collaboration, maintaining a strong sense of teamwork

WEB DEVELOPER: September 2010 – March 2011
Pursuant, Dallas, Texas

Created web pages for clients – starting with flat jpg designs, to live, interactive sites
• Managed client data lists of over 50K
• Used Access and Excel to provide data analysis for large-scale data lists
• Worked in a team environment
• Kept Production Mangers up-to-date on project status
• Took initiative, checking on project status, change requests, and timelines
• Proficient in Dreamweaver and Fireworks
• Possess a strong understanding HTML
• Learned beginners level PHP for backend development of secure pages
• Received the ‘Commitment to Excellence’ award for Feb 2011

PROJECT MANAGER: November 2008 – August 2010
Pursuant, Dallas, Texas

• Learned the key principles of Direct Marketing in a technology driven, non-profit fundraising agency
• Immersed myself in the practical, as well as theoretical, uses of social media as it relates to marketing
• Promoted from Quality Control within a few months of hire to become the leader of a newly formed Online Newsletter team – the Key “Cultivation” branch of the agency
Analyzed old online newsletter process and presented several ideas intended to improve both the process and the overall product
Implemented key changes that resulted in increased efficiency and quality of the product
• Streamlined communication between client and project manager
Cross trained in html product fulfillment and final internal testing of products

QUALITY CONTROL: June 2008 – October 2008
Pursuant, Dallas, Texas

• Examined all products for errors in copy, visual components, and strategy fulfillment
• Reviewed the entire company website, noting broken links, inconsistencies, and other mistakes
• Organized and edited audio content
Edited and wrote summaries for a collection of over sixty transcripts

STUDENT SUPERVISOR/ASSISTANT: 2006-2007
Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

• Supervised and trained other student workers in the Financial Aid Department
Tracked, recorded, and organized news items related to Wheaton College for the Marketing and Communications Department

ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER: November 2003 – June 2006
Zetterberg Quality Homes, Puyallup, Washington

Created and managed the company data base
• Worked with realtors, title agents, homeowners and project managers throughout the construction process
• Maintained the filing system for all construction projects and organized the archive files
• Cross trained on data entry, accounts payable, and invoicing

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: July 1994 – October 2003
Eye Care of South Hill, Puyallup, Washington

• Hired as a part-time summer worker in Jr. High and remained as an employee throughout college, working full-time in the summers when home from school
• Responsibilities consisted of cleaning, filing, covering the front desk, scheduling appointments, and checking insurance benefits, dispensing prescription orders, repairing broken glasses, managing inventory

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Valedictorian, Taylor University College, 2003
Student Body Vice President, Taylor University College, 2003

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Created and campaigned for the “Shamrock Shake Revolution!” Using Twitter and Facebook, catching the attention of local news radio, drummed up community support to successfully bring the Shamrock Shake to North Texas McDonalds www.facebook.com/shamrockshake
Created and successfully marketed “Pennies for Debra,” a fund dedicated to collecting unused pennies, using social media and in person- direct asks. www.penniesfordebra.com

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