About

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Hill Country Parenting – Austin, TX, November 2019 – Present

Administrative Assistant

Provides administrative support as needed for mental health practitioner (LPC), which consists primarily of filing and verification of client insurance benefits. Requires organizational skills, confidentiality, and general HIPAA compliance.

C3 Presents – Austin, TX, September 2017 – December 2018

Production Coordinator

Responsible for on-site administrative support to production manager and stage managers. Required heavy accounts payable, organization, management and purchasing of resources, and the ability to prepare for possible problems in advance. Communicated effectively with vendors, team members, crew, and all department contacts, including those at the executive level. 

Miscellaneous Rentals – Austin, TX, April 2015 – December 2018

Sales/Client Support

Responsible for event rental, administrative support, and coordination with clients, ranging from individual private parties to professional event planners and film productions. Required accounting, multi-tasking, problem solving, and effective communication with customers, production crew, and vendors.

Electric Company Live – Austin, TX, February – March 2013

Site/Production Manager (SXSW)

Managed production and coordinated with venue staff on SXSW interactive and music events in conjunction with high profile corporate clients, requiring integrated marketing, complex scheduling and execution of various types of events such as sponsor-featured brunches and grills, product demonstrations, panels, and live music. Coordinated all vendors and managed all operational aspects, including setup and teardown of various ongoing events.

Yarbrough CompanIes – Birmingham, AL, July – November 2012

Assistant Operations Manager (Contract position)

Responsible for coordinating production timeline, conducting internet research, and purchasing supplies within budget and time frame. Requested bids, confirmed vendors, provided administrative support, managed staff, coordinated special effects artists, and contributed to overall design and production. 

  • Cut costs by over $16,000.00 on budgeted operational and production expenses. 

Memphis In May International Festival – Memphis, TN, 2009 – 2012

Production Coordinator

Coordinated festival production and managed on-site operations office and staff for this month-long, multi-festival, international event. Liaison for all departments and coordinator of all operational needs for Beale Street Music Festival, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and Sunset Symphony.

About.com, A New York Times Company, November 2009 – 2011

Contributing Writer and Photographer 

Reported and made recommendations on Memphis music scene, events, and nightlife.  Skilled at web writing, SEO, and social media. 

Freelance Journalism, 2004 – 2011

Interviews, photography, and copy by deadline for several popular Memphis publications, such as Downtowner Magazine, Commercial Appeal, and Memphis Flyer.

EDUCATION:

MA in Counseling student at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor/LPC Track, GPA 4.0

B.A. – English – University of Memphis, Memphis, TN