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A highly creative and results-driven director of development with entrepreneurial passion, drive and vision. Experience and expertise generating revenue and increasing support bases for expanding national and local non-profits and ministries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Donor Development
  • Grant  Proposal Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Direct Mail Campaigns
  • Special Event Management 
  • Major Gift Solicitation
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Leadership & Development
  • Entrepreneurial Experience

Work History


Director of Development, Co-Founder

The Culture Project International

I performed all fundraising efforts for this non-profit. I succeeded in securing initial funds and building a development team to support a start-up organization with thirty one employees in less than six months.

  • Solicited major gifts from individual donors totaling over $450,000 in less than five months of incorporation
  • Developed and solicited major gifts ranging form $10,000-150,000
  • Researched and successfully wrote grant proposals
  • Began annual fundraising events, increased event revenue by 100% in one year
  • Managed development strategy and leveraged technologies to optimize efficiency
  • Wrote copy for and launched the direct mail campaign 
  • Grew and managed the development team: expansion officer and grant writer
  • Managed volunteers and created development committee
  • Built monthly donor base 

Director of Development

Generation Life

I was responsible for building and executing a cohesive development program for a rapidly growing non-profit as the first full-time director of development.

  • Secured largest gift to date the organization has ever received ($165,000)
  • Helped develop organizational budgets
  • Grew annual banquet revenue by 50% 
  • Launched and successfully completed organizations first annual appeal
  • Researched, coordinated and secured grants for the first time in organization history
  • Re-designed and wrote copy for online fundraising 
  • Managed volunteers and a summer intern

International Business Program Assistant

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Gaming Campus
  • Assisted in research and development of the International Business Program at Franciscan University in Gaming, Austria for Professor Dr. Tilman Rusch
  • Traveled around the European Union on International Business Observations with students

Traveling Student Recruiter

Admissions Office, Franciscan University of Steubenville

I was the first student chosen to represent the university and recruit prospective students at conferences in over 15 locations across the country by myself.

  • Spoke on stage to auditoriums of 4,000 high school students
  • Managed marketing table and engaged students, parents and youth ministers
  • Spring 2009, Awarded "Student Worker of the Year" out of the entire university 

Honduras Mission Leader

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Missions of Peace

Planned and coordinated the Honduras Mission Team of 20 students and 4 priests for a week-long mission trip. 

  • Interviewed, screened and hired the team
  • Lead team formation
  • Coordinated trip logistics in Spanish
  • Lead team in fundraising efforts for raising $72,000 necessary for the mission trip

Education & Ongoing Professional Development


Continuing Education Courses in Fundraising, Development & Board Structure

The Non-Profit Center at La Salle University

Continuing education courses in strategic corporate partnerships, grant writing, board creation and planned giving


Completion of Two Core Courses

Theology of the Body Institute

Completed graduate-level academic classes; Theology of the Body I: Head & Heart Immersion and Theology of the Body II: Into the Deep


Development & Fundraising Certification

Villanova University

12-week intensive course in non-profit fundraising


Bachelor of Arts, Spanish & International Business

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Graduated Cum Laude


Spanish Summer Immersion

Universidad de Guanajuato

Completed International Business and History & Literature of Mexico courses in Spanish

Professional Affiliations

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Philadelphia Chapter