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Summary of Qualifications

    • Extensive background in marketing and community outreach
    • Comprehensive brand development and stewardship
    • Copywriting, art direction, and publication management
    • Broad involvement with direct mail and electronic marketing

    • Extensive background in publications development
    • Effective writer and editor, numerous publications
    • Strong research and analytical skills
    • Public presentations to varied audiences

    • Involvement with diverse academic constituencies and organizations
    • Stewardship of faculty, student, community, and public relationships
    • Extensive service on varied academic committees
    • Activism with range of social justice causes

    • Executive director for nonprofit advocacy organization
    • Service on nonprofit board of directors
    • Extensive community outreach and organizing experience
    • Leadership of grassroots election campaign


Director of Marketing and Communications
Stanford Jazz Workshop
San Francisco, CA • February 2005-present
    • Oversight of organization's integrated marketing efforts
    • Manage media relations efforts, including news releases, story placement, and stewardship of media contacts
    • Development of budgets, marketing plans, and market analysis
    • Supervise staff, consultants, and contractors

Executive Director
California Bicycle Coalition
Sacramento, CA • January 2004 - February 2005
    • Directed statewide nonprofit advocacy organization
    • Developed strategic goals; led board of directors in implementation
    • Oversight of organizational marketing activities
    • Developed budgets, fundraising plans, and financial administration
    • Supervised staff, volunteers, consultants, and contractors

Marketing Manager
Mondavi Center, University of California, Davis
Davis, CA • December 2000 - January 2004
    • Developed and implemented marketing plans for specific events and season campaigns
    • Analyzed patron data, recommend budget outlays to reach underserved audiences
    • Wrote press releases, advertising copy and other media materials
    • Generated copy for publications and collateral
    • Cultivated relationships with media, community, governmental and campus organizations
    • Participated as part of six-member marketing team to achieve department objectives
    • Supervised writer, freelance writers and proofreader, and student assistants

Communications Director (Public Affairs Assistant II)
College of Creative Arts, San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA • December 1995 - December 2000
    • Oversight of comprehensive communications strategy
    • Extensive media relations work
    • Presentations to classes on basic public relations skills
    • Service on several university and college committees
    • Supervised freelance writers, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers, and student assistants and interns
    • Selected Web Pages Designed:
        Chang Dai-chien in California Exhibition
        Stillwell Student Exhibition
        2000 Faculty Exhibition
        2000 MFA Exhibition

Assistant Director of Communications
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA • September 1992 - November 1995
    • Copywriting, proofreading, editing and design direction of various publications
    • Extensive media relations work
    • Writing, design and production of weekly student newsletter
    • Presentations to students on public relations skills for artists

Other Experience
    • Art Critic: Davis Enterprise; contribute weekly column to daily newspaper
    • Freelance web designer: Keith Morrison; design and maintain site for professional artist and educator
    • Pro bono web designer: Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE); site design, initial implementation and consultation
    • Other experience: freelance writer/photographer, editorial intern


San Francisco State University
    • Integrated Marketing Certificate
    • Graduate studies in English literature
    • Workshops in computer software, internet applications

San Francisco Art Institute • San Francisco, CA
    • Undergraduate coursework in art history/criticism and photography, 1992-95; GPA 3.9

The University of Massachusetts at Boston • Boston, MA
    • BA in English, June 1990, summa cum laude
    • GPA 4.0; Dean's List student
    • Extensive creative writing work
    • Financed 100% of tuition through employment

Bentley College • Waltham, MA
    • BS in Business Administration, May 1983
    • GPA 3.1; Dean's List student
    • Coursework in marketing, accounting, economics, computer science
    • Financed 100% of tuition through loans and employment

UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA
    • Writing and editing workshops

Media Alliance, San Francisco, CA
    • Macintosh workshops

Harvard University Extension, Cambridge, MA
    • Liberal studies coursework

Proficient with Microsoft Office, Filemaker, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, , Adobe Photoshop, QuarkExpress, Fetch, others

Training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Community Service

Advocates for a Safe Golden Gate Park
    • Member, Campaign Steering Committee, 2000
    • Drafted language for grass-roots petition-qualified ballot measure, Proposition F
    • Presentations to community groups, media, civic and political leaders
    • Voter analysis and strategizing, volunteer recruitment and direction
    • Fundraising, outreach, media relations, campaign oversight
    • Supervision of two part-time paid staff, pro bono consulting firm

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1998-99
    • Chair, SFBC Golden Gate Park Taskforce, 1997-98
    • SFBC liaison to Free the Park! Coalition, 1997-98
    • Contributing writer to monthly newsletter the tubular times, 1996 -present
    • Editor of monthly newsletter the tubular times, 1996-97
    • SFBC representative to Citizen Ambassador's Conference in Osaka, Japan, May 1997

Local 3, Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO
    • Shop steward for 90-member San Francisco Art Institute bargaining unit, 1993-95

Bentley College Football Club, member/player

Bentley College Radio Club(WBTY), member/announcer

    • Osaka and Kyoto, Japan, May 1997
    • Holland and France, September-October 1983
    • Extensive travel in the US, several visits to Canada, one visit to Mexico
    • Born in Freeport, Illinois. Attended elementary school in Stockton and Mt. Morris, Illinois
    • Graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Massachusetts.

Public Presentations
Numerous speaking appearances and public presentations at diverse venues including the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Davis; the University of California, Santa Cruz; San Francisco State University; New College, San Francisco; the San Francisco Art Institute; the Womens Building, San Francisco; Harvard University; Middlebury College; and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Presentation topics include "Bike Commuting for Beginners" (presentation for Berkeley Bike to Work event, 5/02); "Making Transportation Work: Unlocking Tomorrow's Gridlock" (presentation to Leadership San Francisco, a program of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 3/98); Golden Gate Park Garage Debate (sponsored by Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, 3/98); "The Proposed Measures for the de Young Museum and the Concourse Parking Garage" (debate sponsored by the Planning Association for the Richmond, 2/98); "Stop the Backlash Against Bicyclists" (moderated SF Bicycle Coalition press conference, 7/97); "Cycling in Japan" (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition general membership meeting, 6/97); "Driving Cars OUT of Golden Gate Park" (guided park tour, 3/97); "Park, Not Parking" (on Golden Gate Park, 1/97); "C.L.R. James and the Caribbean"; "Karl Marx and the American Civil War", "China Since Tiannanmon"; "The Crisis in Haiti"; "The Politics of Crime"; "The State of the Class Struggle in the US Today"; "Why Half the World Goes Hungry"; "The Revolutionary Road to Socialism"; "Gramsci's Marxism"; "Historical Materialism"; and "What Do We Mean by Revolution?"


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