I help you make your event special.
My love for coordinating events began as a child where I would corral the neighborhood kids into a group event, activity, or game. College allowed me to expand into social programming for the dorm residents. Working as a Programming Advisor for the University of South Alabama pushed me to make a tiny budget do big things. Creative partnering with local restaurants and businesses helped me provide more to the 900+ students in my area.I continued to expand my skills while interning at the MWR Department of NAS Cecil Field in Orange Park, Florida. Working within the budgetary regulations of a government agency took my monetary appreciations to a whole new level.
The last two decades have pushed my programming and event coordinating skills in new directions. Homeschooling three boys, working with local organizations, and always trying to find ways to do more for/with less has challenged me to develop a habit of “thinking outside the box.”
Special Events Coordinator:
WordCamp Birmingham 2018
Special Events Wrangler
Secured sponsorship to allow for the expansion of benefits for conference attendees; located and negotiated unique venues for the speaker dinner and after party.
Mountain Valley Writers Re-Conference 2017
Lead Organizer and Conference Chairman
Negotiated venue for activities; secured sponsorship to bolster the budget – allowing for lower attendee expense; located and secured presenters; developed programming for the full conference.
Special Events Coordinator Rocket City Bloggers
Developing quarterly teaching events for members and the public at large. Arranging and implementing the yearly Rocket City Meet and Greet event.
Communications Director, WordCamp Birmingham 2017
Responsible for creating content for website and social media platforms to promote the WordCamp Birmingham event.
Executive Director of the SouthEastern Literary Tourism Initiative
2013 – present
Working with communities, organizations, and authors to cross-promote tourism and literature. Working to create interactive literary experiences to highlight tourism features.
Chairman, the Arts Factory, Guntersville Alabama
Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
Developed monthly programs for working artists to create opportunities for developing business incomes. Coordinate events, meetings, and special activities to encourage and support artists across genres.