August 2015 - 2017 Public Affairs Director and Radio Journalist for WMMT FM 88.7
Designed, organized, and implemented public affairs programming for WMMT
Served in capacity as a reporter, producer, show host, director of content, and media liaison.
Created original content through recording, writing, and production stages.
Wrote proposals/grants and effectively utilized funds with grant reporting.
Maintained and wrote original content for the WMMT.org website.
February 2010 – 2014 – Founder of Birth True Childbirth Education Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Sacred Birth Counselor and Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Founded Birth True Childbirth Education March 2010
Built internet and social media advertising campaign for Birth True Childbirth Education
Designs a Lamaze Childbirth Preparation curriculum and various workshop classes for use with Birth True
Conducts Lamaze classes and workshops in private homes, area hospitals, and various community organizations such as Appalachian Regional Hospitals, Letcher Co. Breastfeeding Support Group, and HANDS.
Attends births in the region as a birth doula (trained labor support professional).
Counsels cesarean and VBAC mothers and developed the Sacred Birth Workshop for VBAC Mothers with Stephanie Dawn, ALSP.
December 2010 – March 2012 – Eastern Kentucky Organizer with Kentucky Health Justice Network for the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project Organizing, Research, Social Networking, Facilitator, and Writer
Organizing for the public dissemination of materials and media created in conjunction with the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project through facilitated media viewings and discussions, informational handouts, and social networking/internet campaign including website content management, blogs, and maintenance of social media sites such as Facebook.
Organizer and facilitator of discussion of media created through the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project.
Researching and compiling available reproductive health resources within the east Kentucky region for distribution and easy public access.
Researching and listing the latest area and national new concerning reproductive health issues, resources, and concerns via online outlets such as EKRHP website/blog and Facebook page.
August 2001 – June 2005 – Henry County Middle School - New Castle, Kentucky Teacher 7th and 8th grades Language Arts and Social Studies
Created and carried out lessons appropriate for Kentucky State requirements for Language Arts and Social Studies 7th and 8th grade classrooms, including the gifted program and special needs education.
Assisted with organizing and conducting writing workshops for students and teachers surrounding the Kentucky State Portfolio Assessment.
2016 – Southern Appalachian Writer’s Cooperative and Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Needs Based Scholarship for the SAWC Annual Gathering
2015 - Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant
2011 – Scholarship for Sacred Birth Mentorship Program with Stephanie Dawn, ALSP
2010 - Carolyn Rose Horrar Educational Scholarship from Birth Care Network of Kentuckiana
2009 - Kentucky Arts Council Professional Development Grant