Work Experience

July 2016 – present
RVAHub, Editor & Co-founder

Edit and publish content for RVAHub.com, a local news website focusing on the city’s arts, entertainment, lifestyle, and event scenes and featuring hyperlocal community reporting, unique viewpoints from a diverse group of emerging voices, and analysis of what makes our city tick.

June 2014 – present
Boulevard Creative, Owner

Boulevard Creative is a small business-minded creative services agency that provides businesses with a wide variety of digital creative services from WordPress-based web design, copywriting, and email marketing to small scale video production, graphic design, and social media.

January 2012 – June 2014
VANCE, Digital Media Specialist

Provide media relations and marketing support for a wide variety of both small and large businesses in Central Virginia and beyond, create custom WordPress websites and offer social media strategy on a variety of emerging platforms

January 2012 – November 2012
Loving Consulting, Director of New Media & Image Consultant

Edited and published DowntownShortPump.com after its sale to this entity as well as provided copywriting, graphic and web design services, social media management and support, and other consulting services to a wide variety of Richmond-area clients and companies

November 2009 – February 2012
By Invitation Only, Graphic Design & Print Manager

Designed and printed invitations, stationery and and a variety of other paper goods for everything from childrens’ birthday parties to weddings and assisted customers in the process from start to finish

November 2008 – January 2012
RVA MediaWorks, Co-owner

Designed, built, managed, and maintained custom websites for clients, providing big results for small budgets and specializing in small business branding and brand-awareness, as well as search engine optimization, traffic boosting, and e-commerce. Also run and manage DowntownShortPump.com, a web portal for the Short Pump area, and soon launching several more interactive local community and cultural sites, selling advertising space and developing unique community-driven promotions for each

May 2008 – June 2009
Attronica Computers, University of Richmond Office Head Technician

Diagnosed problems and repaired computer hardware at the University of Richmond Help Desk, performing Lenovo (IBM) & HP warranty service. Also an Apple-certified repair technician for both hardware and software

May 2007 – December 2008
Virginia Office of the Attorney General, IT Office Services Specialist

Assisted and supported 400+ office employees with various hardware and software support needs, as well as assisted with the deployment of new hardware

Education

Attended August 2007 – May 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

June 2007
Deep Run High School – Glen Allen, Virginia
Advanced Studies Diploma

Board Positions

February 2017 – present
Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association, Vice President

Technical Certifications

  • Apple Certified Repair Technician (Hardware)
  • Apple Certified Repair Technician (Software)

Awards

  • Henrico Historic Preservation Advisory Committee – Historic Preservation Award Recipient (2002)
  • Young Preservationist of the Year – Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (2008)
  • Best Local Up-and-Comer – Richmond Magazine reader survey (2010)
  • Second runner up, Best Neighborhood Blog (Downtown Short Pump) – Richmond Magazine reader survey (2010)
  • Best Community Blog (Downtown Short Pump) – RVANews reader survey (2011)
  • Best Up-and-Coming Influencer – Richmond Magazine reader survey (2015)
  • Best Local Twitter Personality (nominated) – Richmond Times-Dispatch reader survey (2015)

Publications

Please reference my press page for a listing of the publications I’ve been featured in and have written for.

References available upon request.