Current and Past Experience

Director of Youth ministries at pine ridge presbyterian church

June 2018 - Present

Managing a roster of 100 students, I plan and maintain an active youth calendar including events such as: retreats, mission trips, conferences, lock ins, youth group, Sunday School and more. Working alongside Pine Ridge staff to provide Confirmation to high school students and coordinating volunteers for events. 

Skills developed: weekly communication skills, retreat and conference planning, writing curriculum

Youth INTeRN at grace covenant presbyterian church

May 2018 - August 2018

Working alongside Miles McDonald, Director of Youth Ministries, I helped develop, plan and lead youth events for the summer of 2018. These included their annual Music & Mission Trip to Colorado Springs, CO as well as their Middle School trip to Massanetta Springs Conference Center in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Skills developed: interpersonal youth relationships, budgeting, communication maintenance, worship service planning

Owner | Photographer | designer | Developer at Amlin Digital Studio

February 2011 - Present

Finding a passion and eye for photography, I started my own business, providing professional photography for clients. Moving beyond photography, I have begun website development, graphic design and consulting. 
Skills developed: communication with customers, Photoshop, finances, scheduling, communication, planning, editing, handling payments, invoicing/billing, publicity, and website management.

Account executive at robert half technology

June 2017 - February 2018

Averaging 50 calls a day to clients, references and candidates, I worked to build and maintain relationships with clients in and around the Kansas City area. Specifically working in Contract and Contract-to-Hire positions to match quality candidates with the right companies. My team specializes in web development, network and system administrators, project managers and creative prospects. 

Skills developed: account management, sales, recruiting, cold calling, sourcing, CRM and leadership

Interim Director of Youth Ministries at First Presbyterian Church

November 2016 - June 2017

The tasks of the Interim Youth Minister include preparation for and leadership of weekly youth group meetings and youth Sunday school classes, recruitment of adult volunteers to assist the youth minister, coordination with church staff, and communication with youth and parents. 
Skills developed: planning, leadership, communication and office management.

Student Ambassador at MU Student Success Center

July 2016 - June 2017

Answering questions, responding to emails and understanding the building’s resources and directing students to them. Creation and management of the Facebook Page and website. Working with University employees at multiple levels. 
Skills developed: customer service, communication, office management.

Marketing Internship at SuretyBonds.com

May 2014 - September 2014

Worked with the Director of Educational Outreach and Marketing to modify their existing website that helps end-users better navigate information. 
Skills developed: coding, website modification, data entry, Excel proficiency, and research.