I first entered the world of social media and online communications in 2010 when I began blogging for one of the top fansites dedicated to The Twilight Saga. At the time, I was brand-new to blogging and social media and the experience opened my eyes to that industry. About a year later, I launched Divergent Nation (which has since merged with Divergent Lexicon), one of the first fansites for the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. My experience at Divergent Nation afforded me the opportunity to work directly with Harper Collins, publisher for the series, and assist with their marketing campaign for Insurgent.
More recently, I ran Shelf to Screen, an entertainment news website that shares news and updates on novels as they are adapted for film or television. During Shelf to Screen’s tenure, I was fortunate enough to receive invites to the Chicago film set and the Los Angeles premiere for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent, as well as the official press junket for film adaptation of the bestselling and award-winning novel, The Giver, all as a member of the press.
Currently, I am blogging at Messy Milestones, a faith-based lifestyle blog and working as a special needs Pre-K teacher in North Carolina.
Over the course of the last four years, I have gained vital knowledge and experience in fan engagement, marketing, and social media communications, which I have brought to my graduate studies at the University of Florida’s online Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a specialization in Social Media program.
Areas of Expertise:
WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tweetdeck, Hoot Suite, Buffer App, Google Drive.
Customer service, communication skills, fan engagement, social media management, marketing, and blog management.
Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development Birth-Kindergarten – Appalachian State University, May 2013
Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a Specialization in Social Media – University of Florida, In Progress
Refer to my Contact page for how to reach me.