Digital Communications Manager, 2018-Present
Manager of digital assets, communications and platforms for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation and its programs: Mothers’ Milk Bank, the Best Start Program and The Stink Bug Project. Manages all digital communications and third-party contracts, including management of the foundation's nine social media profiles, creation of all digital and print design work, web design and website maintenance and relationship management among contractors, donors and staff.
Freelance Media Relations and PR Consultant, 2016-2017
Freelance writer and PR consultant for local events and organizations including Cork City's GLOW Christmas Celebration, IndieCork Film Festival, and Eimear O'Brien PR.
Contributor, Evening Echo, October 2016
Interviewed and wrote a feature piece for the Cork Jazz Festival featuring artist, Gemma Sugrue
Community Editor, The Arvada Press, Arvada, Colorado, September 2013 - September 2016
Reporter/photographer/editor covering Arvada, Colorado and the Jefferson County Education beats. Cultivated and built relationships with key sources in the various Front Range communities while writing articles for both an online and print newspaper. Managed Twitter and Facebook pages from ground up, building an avid following with timely and relevant content.
Lifestyle Contributor, 303 Magazine, Denver, Colorado, May 2013 - June 2014
Freelance writer/photographer who highlighted Denver’s hot spots and happening neighborhoods, along with other assignments for print and online magazine.
Freelance writer/researcher, greatretirementspots.com, Denver, Colorado, July, 2012 - November, 2012
Researcher and writer reviewing various towns and cities across the United States, reviewing their qualities for an aging audience.
Editorial Internship, Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado, January, 2012 - May, 2012
Reporter covering local news and feature pieces.
Entertainment Reporter, CU Independent, Boulder, Colorado, Fall 2011
Reporter covering entertainment and feature beats relevant to the CU-Boulder population. Highlights include coverage of Bill Nye's keynote speech at the Spacevision 2011 conference and a feature of an emerging workout trend, Pure Barre, located on the 29th Street Mall.
Ghost Writer, John Cruz, Boulder, Colorado January, 2011 - May, 2011
Researcher and Writer conducted interviews pertaining to the the banking industry and financial fraud to write an outline for a nonfiction book, “World Banking, World Fraud” by John Cruz.
Grand Views Staff Writer, The Grand Views, Des Moines Iowa, August, 2009 - April, 2010
Reporter covering local news and feature pieces relevant to the Grand View University audience. Highlights include coverage of the 2009 World Food Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, profile of Blues Artist, Bob Pace, and a feature about Breast Cancer Awareness month.
• Communication • Research • Reporting • Feature and News Writing • Photography
• Dreamer • Social Media Content Creation, Development and Management
• Innovative • Public Relations • Coachable
Cork Institute of Technology
Cork, Ireland September 2016 - October 2018
First Class Honors, Master's of Arts, Public Relations and New Media
University of Colorado — Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, August 2010 - May 2012
Bachelors of Science-Journalism, News-Editorial sequence, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Grand View University
Des Moines, Iowa, August 2008 - April 2010
Journalism Major, School of Communication