Woodard & Curran
September 2018 – present
Content marketing specialist at a national integrated engineering, science, and consulting firm. Produces written content for web, social media, trade publications, conferences, and traditional media.
Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC
June 2016 – September 2018
Administrative assistant for defense litigation attorneys. Processed communication. Produced drafts, provided copy editing, and finalized various legal documents. Conducted analytical research. Maintained organization of highly confidential file materials, in digital and hard copy format. Managed complex schedules, planned meetings, prioritized tasks, and tracked deadlines.
May 2008 – present
Author of A Brief History of Biddeford published June 12, 2017, by The History Press. Additional works published in Maine Women Magazine, UNE Magazine, Portland Press Herald, weekly and monthly newspapers of the Journal Tribune and Current Publishing, business magazines of Trueline Publishing and Islandport Press publications.
Maine Limousine Service
June 2013 – September 2014 & June 2015 – May 2016
Communications specialist/administrative assistant for owners. Primary point of contact for clientele. Scheduled transportation and managed chauffeur assignments. Oversaw website upgrade and produced all content for new site. Established and maintained social media presence.
September 2014 – June 2015
Communications specialist/administrative assistant to CEO/designer Roxi Suger. Primary point of contact for wholesale and retail clientele. Maintained social media presence. Developed brand voice. Staffed regional tradeshows and storefront.
Southern Maine Community College
Fall Semesters of 2012, 2013 & 2014
Adjunct faculty contracted for up to three sections of English Composition per semester. Exclusively responsible for lesson plans, assignment creation, grading and student management.
September 2009 – October 2011
York County staff writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Produced daily content for publications.
May 2008 – July 2009
Kennebunk Kennebunkport Post staff writer responsible for a minimum of six assignments weekly.
Fluid Yoga School
RYT-200; November 2017-April 2018
Completed a200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified curriculum designed with the fluidity of yoga in mind and led by yogis Kevan Gale, Jamie Villanueva, and Sarah Spiegel Dunn at Samudra Studio in Saco, Maine.
University of Southern Maine – Stonecoast
MFA; July 2010 – July 2012
Studied creative nonfiction writing under the mentorship of authors Cait Johnson, Suzanne Strempek Shea and Jaed Coffin. Satisfied graduation requirements with a presentation on truth in memoir, a public reading of an excerpt of writing and a bound thesis of personal essays. Invited back as guest presenter January 2013.
University of New England
BFA; January 2005 – May 2008
Studied English literature, history and fine art as a student of the university’s liberal arts college. Awarded “Sophomore of the Year” for academic excellence, editor of the university’s literary journal, blog writer for admissions office and member of Habitat for Humanity Spring Break. Graduated summa cum laude.
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Certificate; September – December 2007
Semester-long program under the mentorship of professional writers Michaela Cavallaro and Scott Sutherland spent writing two in-depth documentaries about the work of an autism service dog and mustang horse rescue in Biddeford, Maine. The former documentary was published November 2008 in Port City Life magazine.