Winona Lake, IN
C r e a t i v e E v e n t a n d M a r k e t i n g S p e c i a l i s t EXPERIENCE
Ambitious, self-starter college student offering over 4 years' hands-on experience in Creative Event & Marketing Services. Successful in creating event timelines, coordinating vendors, and proactively resolving potential problems for seamless event execution. Excited to bring creativity, relationship-building skills, and strong time management skills to growing event and marketing roles. CORE QUALIFICATIONS
Mastery of Microsoft Office
Mastery of Canva, a graphic-design tool
Mastery of Wix, web development
Sports Information Experience
Strong Writing Skills & Communication
Photography & Graphic Design
Marketing and PR Campaigns
Business Management Classes
Social Media Proficiency
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:
FACILITY & EVENT
May of 2021
Winona Lake, IN
MASTERS OF SCIENCE:
Aug of 2021
Winona Lake, IN
Sport Information Department Aug 2018 - current
Manages the behind-the-scenes operations of Grace College sporting events during school year, such as general score-table functions, videography Assists in the operation of the NCCAA National Championship Tournament. Has earned reputation for good attendance and hard work. Center for Career Connections Assistant Sept 2020 - current Manages behind-the-scenes operations of career events, such as career fairs, mock- interviews and more
Front desk assistant during the day, assists with communications and social media, and Handshake
Alan E. Grossnickle, D.B.A.
800-***-****, ext. 6091
Dr. Stephen Grill
800-***-****, ext. 6511
Graduate Advisor, Professor
Mentor, Current Employer
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Golf Facilities Marketer Jan 2021 - Current
Freelance Marketer hired by Community Christian School to market a million-dollar golf facility in Minnesota
Daily tasks include social media marketing, website creation, budget and three year time-line
M EXPERIENCE CONTINUED
EVENT COORDINATOR INTERN
Avon Wedding and Event Barn May 2019 - Aug 2019
Designed and maintained spreadsheets documenting vendor, facility and guest information. Assessed events planning services and related costs. Managed catering services, audio-visual services and vendors. Hosted 200 attendees during every event.
Assisted with contracts, collected fees, and booking venue for events. Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service. Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions. Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems. Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work. OWNER, COMMISSIONED ARTIST
Olive Wood Signs May 2016 - Current
Launched a creative business that specializes in wood, chalk, and slate signs. All products are commissioned, hand-made, and customizable.
Experience includes creating over two hundred signs and commissioning by Kingsway Christian School for over sixty chalk signs.
Monitored market conditions to set accurate pricing structures and take advantage of emerging trends. Oversaw all aspects of project execution, including progress of each phase, quality of workmanship and team performance to drive on-time completion of deliverables. Set and administered annual operating budget, consistently maintaining controls and preventing overages. Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands. DATA ANALYST INTERN
Kingsway Christian Church June 2018 - Aug 2018, temporary summer position Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems. Managed data entry for 30,000 church attendees.
Organized and recreated data entry records for nursery through high school students, mission teams, volunteers, and employees.
Assisted in the creation of a new check-in system for Sunday services. Responsible for Sunday check-ins for Students.
Assisted in training and instructing eight employees for Sunday check-in. FACILITY SET-UP COORDINATOR
Warsaw Community Church Aug 2020 - Jan 2021
Manages each event through scheduling, set-up and tear-down Frequently meets with ministry leaders to figure out what they need for each event Manages facility maintenance such as storage, grounds-keeping and landscaping, tent set-up and tear-down, snow removal etc.
Visual Arts Event Manager Sept 2020 - Dec 2020
Tasked with researching and securing venues, planning and managing event’s calendar, negotiation quotes, and agreements with vendors, event marketing, monitoring timeframes, and budgets, networking, and delivering on event brief objectives, brainstorming and implementing event plans and concepts, handling budgeting and invoicing, liaising, handling logistics, and updating senior management, as well as managing branding and communication, and handling post- event reports.
As a business student, I have had considerable leadership experience serving on teams with multiple panels, small groups, and presenting to stakeholders. The current student sits on Grace College's Student Leadership and CEO Team for the School of Business
Artistic Director: Student Art Director for Covenant Christian High School's theatre program, overseeing all aspects of artistic production such as assessing and selecting materials, construction, and design. Lead Grace College's new ART EXPO Product Management: Creating an intercultural concept with a business plan for the design and production of the installation of art over the course of fifteen weeks at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Operations Management: Created an integrated project studying product service for Olive Wood Signs, highlighting metrics, objectives, and customer benefit packages.
Project Management: Competed against other groups designing spaces and presenting to stakeholders at a private university. Business Plan: Created and competed against other groups in creating a business plan for a start-up over the course of eight weeks, as well as presenting a business plan to business owners in Warsaw, Indiana.
Marketing Plan: Created a marketing plan for Aldi as an exercise for a course, where the team spent eight weeks creating a plan for Aldi’s LiveGFree Products. Event and Sport Management: Current crew member operates Grace College sporting events, highlight includes the annual NCCAA National Championship. Facility Management: Current student is facility coordinator for a nonprofit serving 4,000 community members
Public Relations: Created a public relations campaign for Silveus Crop Insurance, including social media posts, white papers, press releases, a 13-month calendar and a presentation to 212 Media Studios.