Résumé

ParsnipEducation
Boston University Metropolitan College Boston, MA  December 2012
Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy

  • Julia Child Award for Academic Excellence in Gastronomy Fall 2012
  • Certificate in Cheese Studies
  • Level 1 Wine Certification
  • Culinary and Baking Arts Certificate

Massachusetts College of Art + Design           Boston, MA      May 2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film and Video

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer & Editor
May 2016-current                Self-employed

  • Write efficient, intelligent copy for event and business marketing and social media.
  • Author heavily researched articles on food and beverage history and culture; diet-based health; the human side of business.

Owner & Operator
March 2015-current                Nomad & Local

  • Create and source art and products for small business with an eclectic selection of unique illustrations on paper products, including notecards, wrapping paper, and prints.
  • Build and manage online shop.
  • Promote business on social media.
  • Manage products, display, and customer service in temporary and brick and mortar retail locations.

Communications Project Manager and Writer
September 2013-April 2016                Young Presidents’ Org., Inc.         Irving, TX (telecommute)

  • Successfully managed a portfolio of marketing and communications projects (including yearly membership renewal campaign resulting in an average 97% renewal rate) working with an internal team of writers, designers, and key stakeholders to create communications for print, online, video, and email.
  • Provide strategic advice and project management for yearly membership renewal communications and marketing campaign.
  • Project manage and provide strategic direction and planning for a multi-departmental project that highlights the global impact of members’ socially conscious endeavors.
  • Write and edit for member-facing and external online and print publications.
  • Create and oversee special project budgets, including managing contractors and vendors and applying for internal funds as needed.
  • Maintain relationships with multiple departments, members, and contractors for successful fulfillment of various marketing and communications projects.
  • Provide onsite support at organization’s annual flagship global event for more than 2,000 attendees.
  • Provide support and expertise in marketing research and data analytics for email marketing, social media and web.

Editorial Assistant and Contributing Writer with Editor Ken Albala
June 2012- current                     SAGE Publications, Inc.:Food Issues: An Encyclopedia
An ambitious, three-volume, one million-word encyclopedia on Food Issues expected to be the standard reference work on food policy; to include topics ranging from agricultural subsidies to GMOs, food deserts to nutrition guidelines, home cooking to fine dining and everything in between.

  • Research and contact potential contributors for list of 450 entry topics
  • Review and edit entry submissions
  • Contributing entry writer

January 2008- September 2013                 Young Presidents’ Org., Inc.                   Irving, TX (telecommute)
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

  • Manage company intranet staff news section; write, edit and post staff-related news stories
  • Contributing writer to member-facing online and print publications
  • Manage new projects, like organizational history exhibit and website – writing, editing, art directing
  • Provide professional, administrative and technical support to the marketing and communications department
  • Support website, social media and mobile marketing projects
  • Plan and coordinate department meetings and retreats for team of 16
  • Maintain schedule and travel details for chief marketing officer
  • Prepare expense reports for chief marketing officer
  • Build and send HTML email marketing blasts using Dreamweaver and Lyris software
  • Create and analyze marketing email metrics reports

Development & Events Coordinator
June 2005- December 2007                    Community Art Center, Inc.                    Cambridge, MA
After school youth arts education non-profit

  • Wrote all grant proposals, website copy and agency newsletter
  • Planned and produced agency’s signature annual event, the “Do It Your Damn Self!!” National Youth Video and Film Festival, for an audience of over 900 youth and adults
  • Maintained communications with donors, artists, members of the local business community, academics and the media
  • Presided over all marketing and promotions
  • Designed marketing and promotional materials and web content

Server/Bartender
April 2005- October 2007                       Tremont 647/ Rouge       South End, Boston, MA
Casual fine dining, Special events; Chef Andy Husbands

Server/Bartender
September 2004- April 2005                        Bertucci’s                        Boston, MA
Casual dining

Server/Bartender
May 2004- August 2005                        KSM Staffing            Boston, MA
Special events/banquets

Server/Bartender
September 2002- April 2004                        TGI Friday’s            Boston, MA
Casual dining