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I’m motivated by moving the needle- seeing measurable change in a sometimes troubling world.

Employment Highlights

Independent Communications & Technology Consulting

Los Angeles, California & Washington, District of Columbia | August 2012 - Present Day
  • Digital strategy and web presence management.
  • Front-end development, design, and content management.
  • CRM implementation and administration.
  • Message development, strategy, copywriting and editing.

Digital Communications & Web Manager

Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles, California | June 2014 - October 2015
  • Built or managed the development of several special project and event websites, a team fundraising site, and an online magazine.
  • Coordinated migration from subscription to open-source CMS and CRM products.
  • Collaborated with in-house designers to translate static print imagery into responsive on-screen content, and managed 3rd party vendors’ digital projects
  • Collaborated with print designers to translate static imagery into responsive on-screen content.
  • Directed email targeting, development, and distribution, managed marketing lists, analytics and reporting.
  • Modeled a t-shirt for the website

Political Organizing Expert

PollVault
(Remote) San Francisco, California | December 2013 - December 2014
  • Provided advice and user experience feedback from the perspective of campaign stakeholders.
  • Conducted organizing and outreach to progressive political and nonprofit organizations.

Communications & Media Director

Ferguson for School Board 2013
Burbank, California | November 2012 - April 2013
  • Directed press, direct-mail, email and social media.
  • Assisted with message development, including media and debate preparation.
  • Managed CMS/CRM implementation and administration, as well as staff training.

Employment History

Independent Communications & Technology Consulting

Los Angeles, California & Washington, District of Columbia | August 2012 - Present Day
  • Digital strategy and web presence management.
  • Front-end development, design, and content management.
  • CRM implementation and administration.
  • Message development, strategy, copywriting and editing.

Digital Communications & Web Manager

Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles, California | June 2014 - October 2015
  • Built or managed the development of several special project and event websites, a team fundraising site, and an online magazine.
  • Coordinated migration from subscription to open-source CMS and CRM products.
  • Collaborated with in-house designers to translate static print imagery into responsive on-screen content, and managed 3rd party vendors’ digital projects
  • Collaborated with print designers to translate static imagery into responsive on-screen content.
  • Directed email targeting, development, and distribution, managed marketing lists, analytics and reporting.
  • Modeled a t-shirt for the website

Political Organizing Expert

PollVault
(Remote) San Francisco, California | December 2013 - December 2014
  • Provided advice and user experience feedback from the perspective of campaign stakeholders.
  • Conducted organizing and outreach to progressive political and nonprofit organizations.

Organizing Assistant

NationBuilder
Los Angeles, California | October 2013 - December 2013
  • Researched market competitor products, offerings, and services.
  • Analyzed and compiled leads for international political and nonprofit market opportunities.
  • Targeted individual organizations and entities for outbound sales.

Filibuster Reform Organizer

Common Cause
Los Angeles, California | July 2013 - August 2013
  • Acted as statewide lead for Filibuster Reform efforts targeting Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
  • Partnered with Sierra Club and Rodriguez Strategies to build a state-wide coalition including California Common Cause, Courage Campaign, Alliance for Justice, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO), as well as several grass-tops leaders and members of the academic community.
  • Coordinated statewide membership activation via social networks, direct phone calls, and email.
  • Conducted press outreach and composed editorial content targeted for print publication.

Rapid-Response Organizer

California Common Cause
Los Angeles, California | May 2013
  • Served as statewide lead for activities related to the Save Our News coalition and the movement to prevent a sale of Tribune Newspapers to Charles & David Koch.
  • Recruited Courage Campaign, SEIU, L.A. County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO), Code Pink, and Greenpeace into a Los Angeles specific coalition.
  • Coordinated three on-the-ground action events totaling over 600 participants, including acting as media contact as well as participating in on-air and print interviews.

Communications & Media Director

Ferguson for School Board 2013
Burbank, California | November 2012 - April 2013
  • Directed press, direct-mail, email and social media.
  • Assisted with message development, including media and debate preparation.
  • Managed CMS/CRM implementation and administration, as well as staff training.

GOTV Organizing Trainer

Yes on Measure ES (The Campaign for Excellent Schools)
Santa Monica, California | October 2012 - November 2012
  • Trained field volunteers on direct voter contact.
  • Participated in phone bank and canvass operations targeting youth voters.

Digital Technology Manager

Torie Osborn, Assembly 2012
West Hollywood, California | December 2011 - June 2012
  • Dubbed “the Twitter Master” by Campaign Manager.
  • Trained field staff of 20 and volunteer corps of over 100 on messaging and miniVAN mobile listing application, as well as producing instructional videos on campaign software use.
  • Managed local phone bank with over 30 callers.
  • Built and managed the “Office of Campaign Technology” entirely with individual and club donations of computers and networking equipment, as well as cell phones, facilitating instant canvass data collection.
  • Additional responsibilities included logistics planning, candidate staffing, and serving as the general repository for answers to obscure questions from voters.

Recount Logistics Staff

Minnesota DFL Party/Al Franken for US Senate
Saint Paul, Minnesota | November 2008 - December 2008
  • Aided logistical preparation for statewide hand-count including volunteer training, packet assembly, statewide materials distribution, and driving exceedingly fast on ice to deliver computer equipment.
  • Reverse-targeted rejected VBM/absentee ballots and triaged records for scrutiny by legal counsel.

Field Director

Democratic Party of New Mexico (Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico State Senate)
Albuquerque, New Mexico | August 2008 - November 2008
  • Managed all field operations, including volunteer recruitment and coordination, as well as voter targeting.
  • Candidate knocked every door in the district, including up to 3 knocks in targeted precincts.
  • Beat a lack of volunteers (due to presidential, U.S. Senate, and congressional campaigns) by recruiting 2 State Senators, a State Representative, and a State Senator-Elect to walk and call daily.
  • Partnered with Labor United 2008 (AFL-CIO) and Democratic Party of New Mexico Coordinated Campaign to increase phone calls in-district.
  • Won with 56% of the vote in a traditionally solid red district, opposing a 3 term incumbent.

Let's get in touch

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