A lot of people reach out to me to help them with their organization's marketing. Most of them become my friends because of my awesome food + travel recommendations.

I am a cause-driven professional with over 7 years of experience in Marketing and Programming over a wide range of issue areas including LGBTQ equality, civic engagement, arts and culture, and environmental advocacy at the local and national levels.

A native Houstonian with a passion for discovering the best of my city, I've leveraged my love of the arts to work on the
PR committee for the Houston Museum District,  and serve as a marketing consultant for 14 Pews art house, Hurston Wright Foundation for Black Writers, Mid America Arts Alliance, and Jack Hadley Black History Museum. When I'm not working, I'm roaming local bookstores, walking my dog Riley, and enjoying Houston's culinary scene with my husband Brandon, in search of the perfect taco.

Skills

You can hire me to oversee the following...

Currently welcoming full-time opportunities and consulting inquiries

Content Strategy  Writing     Campaign Management    Branding 
Social Media 
  Event Planning    Fundraising    Creative Initiatives

Work Experience

Currently, I'm a...

Marketing and Engagement Strategist

Consultant charged with executing traditional and digital brand strategy and strategic marketing for socially conscious brands and nonprofits.  I support social good and cultural clients by developing and leading the implementation of effective strategy and ensure that messaging and activations draw Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z audiences toward their events or programs and push audiences to action. My passion is working with organizations that center arts and culture or focus on advocacy in the BIPOC communities.

Clients include: Pantsuit Nation-National, Harris County Youth Civic Engagement Initiative, One Breath Partnership, 1,000 Days Mid America Arts Alliance, Hurston/Wright Foundation for Black Writers, Houston’s Freedmen’s Town Conservancy, The Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Communications  and Development Director- Women's Resource of Houston

In my role as the Director Of Communications and Development, I led the department in promoting the activities, events, classes, and program offerings of The Women's Resource, Houston's leading free financial educational organization for women and girls, made up of 35 partner locations across 38 zip codes. The job required aggressive, creative, and proactive story development, messaging, and pitching to secure as much brand awareness as possible.

Director of Communications-March for Science

In this role, I was responsible for the direction of the digital engagement program of the largest science advocacy platform in the world, reaching a peak audience of 2.1 million members online.

Marketing and Programming Director - Houston Museum of African American Culture

As the Houston Museum of African American Culture’s Marketing and Programming Director, I was responsible for developing and facilitating over 30 socially relevant museum public events. In addition, I developed the organization's first comprehensive digital strategy, increasing the museum’s attendance and visibility garnering new patronage. While I was in this role,  the museum actively re-imagined the social landscape for Black Americans and mobilized communities of color through event activation, social media, and art education. During my tenure at the museum, I was awarded the 2017 Burroughs-Wright Fellowship from the Association of African American Museums.

Education

Stephen F Austin State University

B.A. Mass Communications-Radio/TV Production

Digital Project Management Certificate (in progress)

Interests

Like most millennials, a large part of my identity is rooted in my Hogwarts house (it's Hufflepuff for anyone asking), my monthly wine box subscription, and my love for tacos. I also enjoy listening to true crime podcasts, learning how to new cook dishes, hosting large parties and kickbacks with my husband (we're both only children), and developing a newfound love for gardening and taking care of plants.  And of course, I love traveling and museums.

As a kid, I went to school exactly 7 blocks from our Museum District, back when Houston was a completely different city and 3rd ward was balancing between affluence and dilapidation, depending on the street. Our almost bi-weekly field trips to various museums in the area cemented my love for museums and the arts, so much so that at 16, I started working at the Children's Museum of Houston. 

Since then, much like museums, I've married community and storytelling to activate the audiences I market to, both in the advocacy sector and the arts and culture sector. 

My favorite museum in Houston: The Science Museum

My favorite art piece in Houston: The Yellow Scale by František Kupka (MFAH permanent collection)

My favorite arts organization: Does Miller Outdoor count? What's better than free art in the Spring?

I Sometimes Send Newsletters

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