Freelance Writer, Photographer
4/2013 – Present
Research and pitch story ideas, conduct interviews, report and write articles on food, art, culture, local businesses and music, as well as photography assignments for written pieces.
Sacramento News & Review
Freelance Copyeditor, Writer, Photographer
10/2009 – Present
Edit articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style, research and pitch story ideas, conduct interviews, report and write articles on food, art, culture, local businesses, book and theater reviews, as well as photography assignments for written pieces.
Sacramento Alternative Magazine
6/2013 – 12/2014
Management of editorial staff, content and themes, article assignments, collaborate with editorial board on strategic direction, edit articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style, conduct interviews, report and write articles on food, art, culture, local businesses and music.
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Donor Relations Specialist
2/2000 – 7/2013
Management of donor stewardship program; including the coordination of gift processing, curation and inventory management of donor thank-you gifts, communication with donors regarding the clarification of gift intent and gift histories as needed, compilation of donor recognition pieces, both online and on the physical plant, preparation of annual reports for donors of named endowment funds and end of the year giving summaries for donor tax purposes, as well as development of marketing pieces for donor relations collateral, including preparation of donor giving summary reports, production of fundraising financial reports and special analysis of gift record database to serve fund development programs utilizing manual and computerized methods. Administration of social media and online alumni community, including development and implementation of strategies to enhance traffic on social networking sites, as well as management of web content for the development pages within the Advancement unit. Management of database administration, including data mining in support of the law school community, development of database protocols, security and training on said protocols and functions. Analytical report creation and deployment.
Sacramento City College
Proficient in WordPress, Wix, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, on both PC and Mac computers, Ingeniux Content Management Systems, Ellucian (formerly Oracle) Database (Banner) and Reporting Tools (Argos, Discoverer), Blackbaud Enterprise Business System (Raiser’s Edge), Reeher Fundraising Analytics Platform, Prezi Presentation Software, Digital Photography.
Awards & Honors:
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor’s Society
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