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Summary:

Award-winning, nationally recognized web developer. Internationally published writer and editor. Internationally published videographer and photographer (including Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes, ELLE UK, and more). Eighteen years of professional experience in communications. Former editor and writer for several publications including The Prague Post, Texas Music Magazine, Experience Austin, Austin American-Statesman, and Citysearch.

Skills:

  • Front- and back-end web development and design
  • HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, WordPress, SQL Server databases, ColdFusion, Photoshop, Premiere, and MS Office
  • Video production and editing
  • E-mail and social media marketing
  • Project management

Experience:

Owner at Nostalgia Film, Pharis Productions LLC
2010-Present

  • Freelance videography, Super 8mm filmmaking, video production and editing
  • Freelance Web design and development for small businesses
  • Responsible for operations, marketing, sales, and accounting, blogging, public relations and publicity

Freelance videographer at George Street Photo & Video
2014-Present

  • Freelance wedding videography

Office Manager, Administrative, & Marketing Contractor
2016 – 2017

  • Oversee websites, social media
  • E-mail marketing
  • Operational services including accounting, travel, events
  • CRM and Sharepoint maintenance and management

Office Manager at CLINK
2016

  • Event production office management and support
  • Managed pool of up to sixty contractors and multiple interns; managed HR for company
  • Contributed marketing strategies, graphic design, and procedure guide
  • Oversaw database and server management
  • Selected and contracted vendors such as CRM software, IT, VOIP, and real estate

Web and Social Media Manager at State Bar of Texas
2013

  • Web design and development, blogging, social media management, and development of mobile template, social media channels and platform
  • Video production and editing for Texas Bar TV; acquiring production equipment for department
  • Managed two staff members on web team

Webmaster at Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE)
Educational research organization, College of Education, The University of Texas; Austin, Texas; www.cccse.org
2007-2012

  • Developed new web sites, web pages, applications, web forms, survey tools, logos, and social media presence
  • Created SQL databases and tables, updated and maintained complex databases
  • Administered an online faculty survey to more than 40,000 college faculty members annually, increasing responses every year
  • Created regular e-mail campaigns and provided oversight and technical support to center staff
  • Troubleshot and resolved issues for web application users including online faculty survey technical support
  • Proposed and developed an Intranet to link internal applications and tools for staff
  • Edited and assisted with quality assurance of content and publications
  • Served as liaison to a dozen community colleges annually, receiving acclaim for guidance and support
  • Conducted cognitive interviews with community college students for development of Survey of Entering Student Engagement
  • Supported Center Workshop including website development, technical support, coordination, day-of support, and presentations
  • Managed and oversaw multiple simultaneous projects, ensuring timely completion and exceeding expectations

Program Specialist III (Lead Internet Developer) at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
State environmental agency, General Law Division, Office of Legal Services; Austin, Texas; www.tceq.texas.gov/rules/
2004-2007

  • Winner of the annual Deputy’s Choice Award; employee recognition award recipient; twice nominated for Exceptional Customer Service
  • Served as Lead Internet Developer for the Office of Legal Services
  • Developed applications, including an electronic comments application, which garnered attention statewide and nationally
  • Posted environmental rules onto Rules & Rulemaking website and maintained external and internal sites
  • Converted 20 web pages into a CMS three months before deadline
  • Responsible for Oracle database maintenance, upkeep, and SQL queries
  • Responded to questions and comments from the public in a timely manner
  • Set up and promoted a weekly list serve for internal and external customers
  • Edited and processed documents for publication in the Texas Register
  • Provided training classes to employees on the rules database and produced training coursework

Contractual Data Analyst/Technical Writer at Dell Inc. (Spherion)
Major direct-sale computer vendor; Austin, Texas; www.dell.com
2003­­­

  • Developed extensive process efficiency and procedures for Worldwide Regulatory Investigations for international use
  • Authored, revised, edited, and formatted web-based support documentation, database entries, and decision trees
  • Reduced costs and time more than 30% by completing more than 100 documents ahead of schedule

Proofreader at Texas Legislative Council/Aus-Tex Printing and Mailing (now Southwest Design Group)
State agency for legislative services/private printing company; Austin, Texas; www.tlc.state.tx.us/www.austex.com
2002- 2003

  • Proofread pending legislation and pre-press documents and recommended changes; worked with designers, editors, lawyers
  • Lead designer of in-house ads; composed all press releases and official collateral for Aus-Tex Printing and Mailing

Marketing Publications Coordinator at Austin American-Statesman
Daily newspaper; Austin, Texas; www.statesman.com
2001- 2002

  • Writer for marketing publications and special sections
  • Oversaw all editorial, scheduling, production, and pre-press duties of the quarterly Experience Austin magazine
  • Performed essential writing, editing, design, and photography duties for weekly Homes and Residences sections, including a complete redesign of the front page of Homes section

Online Editor at Globopolis.com
Network of guides to Central/Eastern Europe, in native languages, English, and German; Prague, Czech Republic
2000-2001

  • Translated (from Czech and Slovak), edited, and revised writing and posted it online
  • Worked with non-native English writers to correct common grammatical errors and improve writing
  • Wrote for sites and contributed photography
  • Supervised sites for quality and updated database information in FileMaker Pro

Associate Managing Editor at Texas Music Magazine
Quarterly glossy, four-color music magazine; Austin, Texas; www.txmusic.com
1999-2000

  • Joined staff as an editorial intern and was promoted to associate managing editor
  • Contributed to the editorial mission of a start-up magazine
  • Helped to select covers and feature stories
  • Participated in research, fact-checking, copy editing, and proofreading
  • Wrote feature pieces and sidebars
  • Regularly updated and wrote for the website

Editorial Contributor at Citysearch
Network of online city guides; Austin, Texas; www.citysearch.com;
1999-2000

  • Joined staff as an editorial intern for college credit and was promoted to an editorial contributor
  • Wrote and edited feature stories, reviews, profiles, and weekly newsletters
  • Maintained and updated band directory and updated events database in Citysearch CMS
  • Assisted editor-in-chief with site maintenance and writer submissions

Education:

The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX 2000, Bachelor of Arts (Czech): 3.4 G.P.A. 1999, Bachelor of Journalism: 3.5 G.P.A. Dean’s List, University Honors
St. Edward’s University; Austin, TX 2003-2004, partial Master of Arts (Counseling): 4.0 G.P.A.
Professional Development Center, The University of Texas at Austin 2008–2009, Managing Projects, Speaking in Front of People
The University of Texas at Austin 2008, Introduction to Flash
Microassist, Austin, TX 2004–2007, various computer software and programming courses including ColdFusion, SQL, CSS