I am a spirited, energetic person who puts one thousand percent into everything I do! Creativity, strong writing, beautiful graphics, and polished work are my hallmarks. I also am a one-stop shop. By that I mean I have many skills to offer. Why go to several shops and professionals, spending time and money, while also risking a mishmash of marketing materials that don't match? With me, for example, you could get a beautifully designed website and matching brochure, invoice/worksheet/other, business card, flyer, and other documents that will all portray the same expert design at a reasonable price.
I also can help you refresh your brand: new look, logo, and tagline -- all designed to fill your particular niche in the marketplace. Quite often, businesses exist for years with outdated web sites and branding. Perhaps yours is in need of an upgrade? So, review samples of my work on the Services page and then call me for a consultation. You will be pleased you did! I look forward to your project!
Created a marketing business that provides clients with local, creative, and professionally produced marketing and other materials at an affordable price. WordGirl Marketing provides website design, writing, graphic design of various documents and Power points, research, resume and cover letter creation, copy editing, proofreading, and photography.
Book author of To Teach and Reach for Classroom Miracles! Lessons on Teaching With Love published by CSS Publishing; magazine writer for On The Town Magazine; guest contributor to MEA Voice and Lapeer County Press; reporter for Capitol News Service; freelance writer for The Flint Journal.
College Professor, Mott College, Flint, MI, and High School English and History Teacher, North Branch High School, North Branch, MI. Over the years, many of my students have won writing awards, including the state-wide LAND contest, for work created in my classes.
Master of Arts Degree, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Michigan State Teacher Certification 7-12, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Michigan State University, 1986; majored in journalism and minored in history and political science. Completed a journalism program at the University of London that required reporting and publishing. Reporter/writer/editorial board member/copy editor/staff representative for The State News.
Advertising Account Executive, Group 243 Advertising, Ann Arbor, MI
· Developed advertising and marketing materials - TV, radio, print, direct mail, and promotions
· Presented marketing plans and materials to clients
Advertising Account Executive, Grey Advertising, Chicago, IL
Coordinated projects, produced research, and assisted in the development of advertising and marketing materials
Served seven years as a trustee on the Lapeer, MI, Community Schools Board of Education; chaired the Teaching, Learning, and Technology committee; served on the Student Advocacy Committee; served on the Healthy Choices Committee; member of Lapeer Community Scholarship and Student Loan Fund Committee.; member of Lapeer West Athletic Boosters.
Gave Lapeer West High School, Lapeer High School, Lapeer Alternate High School, and Lapeer Intermediate School District graduation speeches for Lapeer School Board; gave keynote address at Genesee Area Counseling Association Annual Meeting; spoke at Saginaw Valley State University SMEA and “Teachers as Writers” program at Genesee Intermediate School District; appeared on WCBL Radio program “Talk for Women Worth Talking About” and “Crime Scene”; presented at Mott College CTL; speaker at United Way, National Prayer Day, chamber of commerce, and book signings; provided church sermon and talks.
Ordained deacon and former moderator of deacons at First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer; creator and leader of the youth group The Way Club," Big Sister in Big Sisters of America; trustee on Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education; Lapeer West High School Athletic Boosters