Professional Experience

Freelance Consultant
January 2012 - Present
Washington, D.C.

  • Develop and build social media channels, websites, newsletters, and publications for nonprofits, small businesses and political clients.

National Council of Urban Indian Health
March 2019 - Present
Sr. Manager of Communications and Events
Washington, D.C.

  • Oversee all public facing communication, build online toolkits to support Congressional legislation, advocate to federal elected officials, and produce all events.

Congressional Campaigns: Margaret for Congress (MN-05), Radinovich for Congress (MN-08), Scholten for Iowa (IA-04)
Campaign Staffer
June 2018 - November 2018
Minnesota and Iowa

  • Head of press operations including coordination of press conferences and earned media events.

  • Planned and executed the campaign plan including press, fundraising and field operations.

  • Oversaw digital presence including online fundraising, advertising, texting, social media, and building website.

  • Completed questionnaires, prepared for screenings and strategized on endorsements.

  • Event coordination including fundraisers, public events, meet and greets, and forums.

  • Hiring and training all campaign staff on ActBlue, SmartVAN, NGP and Hustle software.

epiphany productions, inc.
Communications Director
April 2017 - June 2018
Washington, D.C.

  • Led all online and communications on the nonprofit team for this political and nonprofit consulting firm.

  • Managed digital fundraising campaigns and online presence of over 20 clients.

  • Spokesperson and head of press operations for the Congressional Baseball Game which included coordination of over 400 news outlets and on the record experience.

  • Raised $1.1 million for a nonprofit in one year.

  • Full management of over 50 fundraising events.

National Endowment for the Arts
Director in the Office of the Chairman
September 2016 - April 2017
Washington, D.C.

  • Oversee political strategy on over 50 site visits with elected officials to promote the NEA’s work.

  • Contribute to the social media accounts when staffing the Chairman.

  • Staff the Chairman at site visits, events, and domestic travel.

  • Represent the Chairman with the White House, Congress, important members of the arts community and the general public.

  • Author a variety of memoranda and correspondence involving a wide range of matters.

  • Serve in a liaison capacity between the Chairman and other Agency staff.

  • Supervise the Staff Assistant in the Office of the Chairman.

  • Serve as a team member on ad hoc teams convened to work on special projects and studies.

U.S. House of Representatives
Special Assistant (Jan. 2013 - Sept. 2016)
Legislative Aide / Press Assistant (Nov. 2010 - Dec. 2012)
Staff Assistant / Legislative Correspondent (Nov. 2009 - Nov. 2010)
November 2009 - September 2016
Washington, D.C. 

  • Anticipate and analyze issues impacting a ranking member of the Appropriations Committee.

  • Counsel the congresswoman in crisis management, public decisions, courses of action and communications.

  • Organize press conferences, interviews, events, and meetings.

  • Develop advance materials including remarks, talking points, statements, and correspondence on behalf of the congresswoman.

  • Proofread and edit briefing memos for junior staff.

  • Serve as a liaison for the congresswoman with members of Congress, Capitol Hill staff, Administration officials, the White House and the public.

  • Act as a representative at meetings and events.

  • Transformed the legacy scheduling system to an online platform, which has significantly decreased turnaround time and improved record-keeping.

  • Supervise, recruit and train interns and junior staff.

  • Built the congresswoman’s web presence by launching and developing the social media pages for Facebook and Twitter.

  • Introduced legislation and partnered with stakeholders to generate media coverage and public support.

  • Successfully increased open rates for all outgoing correspondence by creating engaging graphics, highlighting the message and analyzing trends.

  • Directed the correspondence operation and led a project that cleared backlog by 1000 percent in six months with an improved rate of letter production and quality.

  • Acted as systems administrator and staff trainer for the customer relationship management (CRM) system.

  • Drafted press releases, media advisories, and e-newsletters distributed to 50,000+ individuals and targeted interest groups.

  • Pitched local press, bloggers, and online journalists on the congresswoman’s work and activities.

  • Legislative portfolio included: Agriculture, Animal Rights, Campaign Reform, Civil Rights, Energy, Legislative Branch and Telecommunications.

  • Assisted senior staff with legislation, letters, meetings, reports and research for Appropriations issues of Health, Human Services, Education, Labor, and Interior & Environment.

  • Advanced public understanding of the congresswoman’s legislative priorities by increasing use of e-newsletters and digital communications.

  • Collaborated with senior staff to ensure consistent messaging across all public interaction.

  • Launched a new system for e-newsletters to allow for integration with the website and improve tracking abilities.

  • Developed content, videos and graphics published to website and social media platforms.

  • Coordinated and disseminated over 450 outgoing communications responses on behalf of the congresswoman.

  • Created a procedure for personalized responses to targeted individuals.

  • Maintained press contact lists and compiled daily news clips of relevance.

  • Planned and led over 800 tours for constituents.

PR by MR
Public Relations Consultant
January 2012 – Present
Washington D.C. Metro Area

  • Clients include nonprofits, media professionals, and small businesses.

  • Passionate about storytelling-focused news presentation especially regarding politics and policy.

  • Perfectionist in content creation, which includes graphics and video design, with an innately astute sense of creativity.

  • Build and create long-term strategic communications plans for clients.

  • Develop content, improve design and revamp websites using constituent management software.

  • Knowledgeable in a diversity of digital platforms with mastery of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

  • Analyze data and generate reports using Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, and other web integration software.

  • Successfully craft campaigns producing measurable results including winning contests and increasing following substantially.

Tutor and Assistant Director
George Washington University Writing Center
September 2005 – June 2009 (3 years 10 months)
Washington, D.C.

  • Tutored students on writing papers, essays, theses.

  • Trained new tutors to effectively work with students on their writing.

  • Researched writing resources for students.

  • Presented at national conferences.

  • Coordinated writing workshops for on‐campus organizations.

  • Successfully learned and implemented an online scheduling system.

Volunteer Experience

Deputy Communications Director and Member of the Board of Directors
Minnesota State Society
March 2016 - June 2018
Washington, D.C. 

  • Member of two working groups: The Forum (Corporate Sponsorship) Group and the Website Improvement Group

Pro-Bono Consultant for Animal Rescues
Rural Dog Rescue, DC Paws, Capitol Canines and more
August 2015 - Present
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

  • Coordinated dozens of successful fundraisers online and at local establishments raising thousands of dollars for animal rescue.

  • Provide guidance on social media platforms and analyze existing infrastructure.

  • Created an online community for hound owners to promote adoption and awareness for this neglected breed. 

  • Partner with local and national individuals and organizations on fundraising projects. 

Communications Director and Member of the Board of Directors
City Dogs Rescue
February 2012 – August 2015
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

  • Served as one of three voting Board Members for the Washington City Paper's 2015 Readers' Poll Winner for Best Non-Profit.

  • Story placement includes the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Good Morning America and dozens of local publications.

  • Built a successful communications brand for fundraising, event planning, and community engagement through the creation of high-quality social media accounts (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), an outstanding website, and engaging e-newsletters.

  • Increased City Dogs Rescue’s Facebook following by 34,500 “likes” since taking over the responsibility in 2012.


The George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Public Affairs
2005 - 2009
Washington, D.C.