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EDUCATION 

    University of Colorado at Boulder 

        Bachelor of Arts - Communication, August 2002 


CREDENTIALS 

 BLUE SKY FARM                                                                        1997-Current

    International equestrian coach and athlete

    Manage competition budget; purchases and sales

    Organize competition schedules and deadlines

    Coaching: beginners to international talent

    Design marketing, promotion, social media projects (website, adverts)

    Competitors spokesperson and representative

    12+ year experience with managing farms, training facilities


DEPICTION                                                                                    2011-2012
    VP Marketing and Sales

MAPQUEST                                                                                  2010- 2011

     Program Manager- Open Initiative

    Community liaison 

    $1M fund manager

    Work across/with UI, dev, marketing, sales and OS to build kick-ass tools and products

    Organize mapping events, presentations and training

    Social evangelist: presentations, conferences, webinars, training sessions and more
    Design team on education, business, social and engineer map programs

    Develop and complete 'metrics of success'
    Create workflow for projects
    Deliver webinars, meet-ups and events (15-80 people) emphasis on OSM.
    Develop new & existing relationships focused on gaining mappers
    Evangelizing the benefits of OSM for business, personal use.
    R & D
    Organize and maintain and play 'point of contact' with media list.
    Manage dev.mapquest.com

TÜFUN Clothing Company                                                            2000- 2013

    Owner/Designer                www.tufun.us

    Because there's no such thing as too much fun!

    Apres Sport and Loungewear

    

CLOUDMADE                                                                                2008- 2009

     Community Ambassador 

     Develop and refine corporate messaging and positioning of products/services 

     Manage and create news pipeline, using traditional, social and on-line tools 

     Create press releases, press kit documents and corporate presentations 

     ‘Think tank’ for new and unusual ways to capture attention 

     Regional liaison with reporters across consumer, business, trade & vertical press 

     Coordinate speaking engagements at key conferences 

     Manage events (multi-day, +20 people) 

     Support other communications and marketing programs as necessary 


WOMEN’S QUEST                                                                               2008-2009 

     Trip co-leader, client point of contact 

     Media point of contact: develop publicity in print and presentations 

     Conduct research for new ventures, organize and care for gear 

     Decisive problem solving and flexibility with solutions 

 

BACKROADS TRIP LEADER  

     France, Holland, Czech Republic, Austria                                                 2007 

     Design, implement and manage new trips in foreign countries

     Liaison between high profile clients and vendors 

     Conflict management, supervise trip leaders 

     Prepare agendas and maintain budget 

     Translate English/German, world class multi-tasking 


CODA: INC.                                                                                         2000-2004 

    Public Relations Manager and Account Coordinator 

    Project management, promotional presentations and trade shows   

    Developing media relationships, networking nationally and internationally 

    Website maintenance, press releases, on-air promotion and marketing 

     

SKILLS 

    Second Language: German 

    Travel writing, blogging, podcasts, social media outlets, wiki markup, start-up experience, Mac and PC savvy 

    Wilderness First Responder

    Travel guide in rafting, horse riding, fly-fishing, wine tasting and coffee sipping


TRAVELS

    United States (49)

    Western Europe 

    Central Europe

    Turkey
    Japan
    Belize
 
 

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