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Adobe Creative Suite & Cloud


Social Media Marketing




Written & Verbal Communication


Content Marketing


Search Engine Optimization

Microsoft Office Suite


Google Analytics


AP Style


Editing & Proofreading


Project Management & Organization


Strategic Planning

Website Design & Development




Research & Analysis


Photography & Videography


Interpersonal Communication


Time Management


I'm a media professional with more than 5 years of experience in the marketing and communications industries.  As such, I've developed the skills and perceptions required to fulfill all aspects of the position as listed by your company.


May 2014 - Present

Media Promotions Manager, Jae Sinnett / J-Nett Music, Hampton Roads, VA

Working with the artist to plan, develop and promote comprehensive media campaigns for Subject to Change, Zero to 60 and The Americana Groove Project, as well as numerous events related to his music career.

  • Developed multiple email marketing campaigns to promote his events and accomplishments using MailChimp, resulting in an average open rate of 37.3% and an average click rate of 6.9%
  • Created and updated 3 new WordPress websites tailored to the album releases and Jae's personal brand, resulting in a 94.7% increase in website traffic and a 60% increase in album sales
  • Regularly updating the artist's digital media presence to stay current with changing trends
  • Implemented successful marketing strategies resulting in number one rankings for Zero to 60 and The Americana Groove Project on the national JazzWeek Radio Chart and Veer Magazine, respectively
  • Rebranded his Zero to 60 Quartet by developing a successful marketing strategy resulting in near capacity audiences at their performances from 2016-2018
  • Created 4 electronic press kits to promote Zero to 60, Jae's Zero to 60 Quartet's performances, his personal brand, and The Americana Groove Project to the press, performing arts presenters and educational institutions using InDesign


May 2014 - June 2014

Computer Intern - Three Oaks Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA

Trained on troubleshooting procedures for use during SOL test delivery.  Checked all printers to see if reams of paper needed to be added daily.

  • Reviewed and analyzed approximately 1000 teacher webpages of all 56 Virginia Beach elementary schools
  • Managed the technical requirements of an elementary school of approximately 800 students, 500 desktops and laptops and 150 iPads
  • Organized 100% of workstations in the computer lab and library daily


February 2017 - Present

Communications Director, Young AFCEAN Hampton Roads Chapter, Hampton Roads, VA


Graduation Year: 2014

ECPI University, Virginia Beach, VA

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences

Concentration in Web Development

Awards and Honors: Dean's List (July 2012 - March 2013 Terms)


Graduation Year: 2010

Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

Master of Arts in Journalism

Awards and Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2010)


Graduation Year: 2007

Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Interdivisional Studies

Awards and Honors: Dean's List (Fall 2006 Semester), Honorable Mention List (Spring 2007 Semester), First Place Award for Picture Story or Essay from the Virginia Press Association (2006)




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