September 2012- Present BOBALKY & GNOCCHI, Chicago, IL
Write copy for website and mailings, blog posts, creating and maintaining client websites.
Freelance food and beverage writing for publications such as Tasting Table, Chicagoist and Time Out Chicago.
Beverage consulting, including managing client marketing, PR and social media campaigns for companies such as Vanberg & DeWulf.
Event planning, including running all marketing, sales and management of event from start to finish.
September 2012- Present POUTINE FEST & DONUT FEST, Chicago, IL
Responsibilities: Experience planning, researching and organizing food-based charity events for over 400 people. Recruiting and coordinating all details with participating restaurants and obtaining sponsorships. Creating and maintaining website for event. Arranging for proceeds from ticket sales to be donated to charity. Managing all event social media accounts and answering all media inquiries. Ordering and maintaining merchandise for event. Managing all PR for event. Directly responsible for entire event, resulting in over $22,000 raised for charity to date.
February 2013- May 2014 VANBERG & DEWULF, Chicago, IL
Senior Portfolio Consultant:
Writing and designing newsletters. Skilled in working with Photoshop, InDesign and photography.
Designing sell-sheets, PDFs for highlighted beers, and beer format lists. Managing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Hootsuite of all accounts.
Keeping current on new beer news and relevant industry articles to promote community discussion.
Skilled with working with Adobe Dreamweaver, familiarity with CMS systems such as Drupal, Wordpress as well as basic HTML and JAVA coding and SEO skills. Writing blog posts, press releases and descriptions for new beers.
Finding and curating lists of important new restaurants and specialty lists from national publications and monitoring food and beverage trends nationally, as well as keeping track of notable restaurant and bar openings and festivals across the country.
November 2012- March 2013 TASTING TABLE, Chicago, IL
Responsibilities: Verifying and auditing/ fact-checking restaurant, bar and recipe articles. Researching food, cooking and restaurant trends appearing in publications across a variety of platforms. Helping research and produce editorial projects. Managing and writing weekend event articles on a weekly basis. Researching and writing articles independently.
September 2007-May 2013 SWEATVAC PERFORMANCE HEADWEAR, Chicago, IL
Director of Operations:
Oversee and manage company staff and all company operations.
Research projects as assigned by the CEO for development of new products and marketing strategies.
Maintain and manage all social media strategies and oversee accounts for the company.
Write copy for website and mailings, design and write copy for all advertisements emphasizing products as a boutique luxury brand.
Directly manage, negotiate, and place all purchase orders for products brought in from overseas and managing all related paperwork, wire transfers and customs issues.
Manage marketing and communication projects as assigned by the CEO to support strategic goals. Manage public relations, employee communications, web communications advancement and brand marketing. Periodically represent company at relevant trade shows.
Direct and oversee all company’s non-manufacturing operational policies, objectives and initiatives.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Psychology: Social Science
GPA of 3.6 out of a possible 4.0
Minor in Psychology of Crime and Justice
Graduated Cum laude