Resume

Work Experience

(06/2006 – Present) RPGSite.com

  • Social Media Manager and Editor
    • Took over Social Media Manager in early 2012 and helped gather thousands of new Twitter followers, held contests and giveaways, engaged users on a daily basis, and generally helped facilitate a large amount of site growth.
    • For the site, conducted several podcasts, interviews, posted feature articles and news stories, and much more with the site reaching hundreds of thousands of readers on an annual basis.

(10/2016 – Present)  eGumball, West Covina, CA

  • Content Writer
    • Creating web content for a variety of companies to help their Google traffic with work that includes:
      – Heavy writing workload
      – Meeting tight deadlines
      – Managing multiple projects
      – Researching and brainstorming innovative ideas for content and/or blogs
      – Editing works for grammatical, typographical, and compositional errors
      – Taking as-needed tasks to help the team

(4/2012 – 3/2016)  Avadyne Health, Des Moines, IA

  • Customer Service Representative
    • I perform inbound and outbound calls to patients who receive care at any of the different hospitals that the companies is contracted with to help them with their medical bills and answer any questions that they may have.

(5/2011 – 12/2011)  Iowa Farm Bureau, Clive, IA

  • Underwriter
    • In charge of life insurance-related documents, which required a heavy focus on an attention to detail and the ability to work under heavy workloads.

(6/2010 – 11/2010)  Angela Maiers Educational Services, Clive, IA

  • Marketing Coordinator
    • Served as marketing coordinator and project organizer in order to help build an educational consultant into a lucrative position. I also helped to build company awareness in the social networking stratosphere.

(1/2010 – 5/2010)  Virtual Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

  • Marketing Intern
    • Creating and distributing marketing messages using a variety of in-world methods using the Second Life software.
    • Sponsored by the UNI College of Business Administration

(5/2009 – 7/2009)  Data Input Services, West Des Moines, IA

  • Data Entry
    • Entered confidential information into a computer database using customer’s tax records, which usually required going through thousands of these pages a week.

(6/2007 – 9/2007)  Spherion / Dell, West Des Moines, IA

  • Dell Sales Representative
    • Was responsible for selling Dell products and services in a mall kiosk, with a big focus on customer service, meeting monthly sales goals, and working effectively in a team environment.
    • Involved in customer greetings, customer relations, customer satisfaction, record keeping, administrative tasks, and sales meetings.

(7/2005 – 8/2006)  Best Buy, Des Moines, IA

  • Media Sales Associate
    • Provided customer service whether through confrontation or over the phone.
    • Tasked on pairing products with purchases to increase sales and customer retention.
    • Put in charge of reorganizing the media department to make it more logically and visually appealing to the customers.

Education

(8/2006 – 5/2010)  University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in May 2010.
    • Have participated in numerous projects related to my major, including working closely with a local small business in the community and creating a marketing strategy with both direct and online focuses, developing mini-marketing plans for a business, a study of consumer behavior, and a closer examination of successful companies and their marketing strategies.

Affiliations and Leadership Positions

(3/2007 – Present)  Sigma Phi Epsilon

  • Fraternity Member
    • Controlled $1500 budget, focusing on advertising the event around campus with the use of fliers, table tents, and TV advertisements, among other methods.
    • Also a part of the Feed the Need committee that asks the students of UNI to donate one of their meals at the dining centers to hungry children across the world.
    • Participated in a large amount of volunteer work, including cleaning up roads, planting trees, and helping to feed and care for the needy.

(8/2008 – 5/2010) Gamer Brigade

  • President
    • Organized the University of Northern Iowa’s first all-around video game club. Our numbers continued to grow every month, and we had developed an advertising campaign with chalk on the sidewalks around campus and posters in different popular venues.

(8/2007 – 5/2008) Northern Iowa Anime Association (NIAA)

  • President
    • Pushed a strong marketing campaign early on in the school year that helped triple the club’s attendance. I also helped organize various fundraisers and started the club’s first funding account through the local credit union.

(8/2009 – 5/2010) American Marketing Association (AMA)

  • Member
    • Served on both the Email and Judging committees for the Marketing Plan Competition, a brand new project by the AMA that lets high school students from across Iowa compete against each other by coming up with marketing plans for different businesses and to reward the winners in the form of a scholarship.

(1/2007 – 5/2010) Professional Skills Initiative (PSI)

  • Member
    • Program that focuses on important business skills that are not taught in the classroom such as leadership, integrity, communication, and assertiveness.
    • Was a member of the advanced program.

(8/2009 – 5/2010) Panther Pacers

  • Member
    • Served on the Advertising and Marketing Committee, whose purpose was to promote the different events the organization organized for the rest of the university and the Cedar Valley community.

(8/2005 – 11/2005) Cross Country

  • Team Captain
    • Served as the team captain on my Cross Country team in high school while participating on the team for four years.

Skills

  • Computer Proficiency (14 Years of Experience — okay, my dad bought one when I was a kid and I was hooked)
    • Highly literate in a wide variety of software, including Microsoft Office
  • Retail Experience (3 Years of Experience)
  • Customer Service  (6 Years of Experience)
  • Media / Journalism  (8 Years of Experience)
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