Where is your hometown?
What school did you go to and your major?
I am a proud graduate of Ohio University (OU-OH YEAH). I received a B.S. in Journalism, specializing in news writing and editing.
What relevant experience do you have related to your job?
I'm a self-described social media addict, so as soon as someone told me I could make that my job I was 100% on board. When I worked at my local newspaper, I used social media to promote content, engage with readers and build my personal brand. I was very honored to win a first-place award from the Ohio AP for "Best Use of Social Media" for my work. I first came to RevLocal as a member of the Social Content Team, creating blog content for our clients and promoting it via social media campaigns. Now I'm working to do the same for the RevLocal brand and it's been a blast!
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I love to go hiking! Getting a little lost in the woods is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I recently decided to give backpacking a try and lived to tell the tale, so hopefully there are some new adventures on my horizon. I'm also an avid reader and amateur baker.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I adopted my first dog, Jordy, from the animal shelter while on assignment for the newspaper I worked for. I was there to interview the volunteers, and while I was waiting I thought I'd stroll through the kennel. His kennel was being cleaned and he ran right up to me and started licking my face. I just couldn't leave without him! My friends at the paper still like to tease me for this, but it was so worth it because he's the best dog. I ended up going back to the same shelter a year later and adopting my pup Luna.
What made you choose RevLocal?
I am so passionate about the work here we do here. My dad started his small business when I was in high school, and I've watched over the years how he has poured his heart and soul into it. So being able to work with a company that understands the value small businesses play in our communities and whose mission is to help succeed was such a big deal to me.