Present•••••Self-employed freelance writer, editor and researcher.
Mar. ••••• Mar. ••••• Community Education Director
•••••Abilities Plus, ••••• North East Street, Kewanee, IL •••••
Responsible for all marketing, public relations and community education for a ••••• (3) (c) agency which serves the developmentally disabled throughout Henry, Stark and western Bureau counties: Donor database management, press releases and news articles, newsletters and annual report, media outlets and public presentations.
Mar. •••••Mar. ••••• Marketing & Community Relations Manager
•••••Gallatin River Communications, ••••• North Cherry Street, Galesburg, IL •••••
Responsible for all corporate advertising for Illinois Telecommunications Company: Print and electronic media; maintained two websites (consumer and technical support); spokesperson for company. Coordinated all company community relations- gifts and charitable donations in support of ••••• towns and ••••• schools throughout Illinois. Responsible for the design, content and production of 6 area wide telephone directories.
Dec•••••Mar. ••••••••••General Manager/Co-Owner
•••••EW Houghton Lumber Company, Inc, ••••• Front Street, Galva, IL •••••
Responsible for daily management of family-owned independent lumberyard: inventory and costing, contractor estimator, purchasing, and daily operations. Member, IL Lumber Dealers Board of Directors, IL Lumber Dealers Insurance Board
June•••••Dec••••••••••Specification Sales Manager
•••••Unisource, Inc, ••••• Industrial Park Drive, Morton, IL •••••
Responsible for all specification sales with Fortune ••••• companies and universities in Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Sample clients: State Farm, Country Companies, John Deere, Caterpillar, Hon Industries, Augustana College, University of Illinois and State of Illinois agencies. Hosted paper mill tours throughout the United States for customers. ••••• Adam Award- First Place, Self-Promotion
June •••••June ••••••••••Freelance Graphic Designer/Writer
Self-employed through early motherhood and corporate moves: newsletters, cookbooks, logo design and print advertising.
Apr•••••June ••••••••••Marketing Manager
Sheridan Village Shopping Center, ••••• West Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL •••••
Nov. •••••Dec. ••••••••••Regional Marketing Manager, AJ Mesirow Corporation
•••••••••• North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL •••••
••••• ••••••••••Womens Editor / Features Editor, The Galva News
Awards: 2nd Place- Features, 3rd Place- Womens Page- Illinois Press Association.
Microsoft Office Professional: Access, Power Point, Outlook, Excel, Word (all versions). Microsoft Publisher, Quark,
Adobe, Photo Programs, Scanning, Faxing.
Galva High School, Galva, IL •••••••••••••••Diploma
University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo •••••••••••••••English/Journalism
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL •••••••••• •••••Technical Writing Certification