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An independent creative talent and critical thinker with ten years of writing and business experience. Versatile n coordinating projects and completing them in a timely manner. Experienced in writing content for print and online mediums. A creative thinker who demonstrates the ability to drive business growth through effective writing and sales skills.

Work experience


Sales Manager & Partner

Yummi Foods

Responsible for sales and promotion of of Yummi Foods Brand, a company dedicated in making gluten free and low sugar baked goods. Used sales skills to expand product line throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Created copy for print and online mediums increase brand awareness and sales.

  • Wrote business plans and pitch decks for investor pitches and marketing purposes.
  • Conducted investor pitches to raise capital in order to grow business.
  • Designed engaging content to acquire new customers through social media and print advertising.
  • Secured seven vendors in Tampa Bay including Abby's Health & Nutrition and Inside The Box.
  • Increased sales by 42% within a six month span.
  • Pitched at USF Fintech Pitch Competition.
  • Pitched at Social Entrepreneurship pitch competition at Synapses Innovation Summit in Tampa.
  • Assisted in creating videos for Kickstarter campaign and social media marketing.
  • Wrote and presented content cogently; to and/or for all levels of audiences;

Writing Tutor

Hillsborough Community College

Mentors students and adult learners in developing their skills while adhering to academic standards. Instruct students on developing content, staying abreast of writing trends while maintaining relationships with students and faculty. Use current technology and teaching methods to improve student engagement.

  • Suggest improvements in grammatical and writing style.
  • Facilitate formal and informal workshops for small and large groups.
  • Utilizing command of grammar, punctuation, publishing and editing skills.
  • Proofread content for style, context originality
  • Evaluate student papers to determine if it meets MLA format standards.
  • Teach workshops on grammar, prose, and MLA format.
  • Help students break down complex material, developing clear and concise writing.
  • Work closely with faculty in developing new teaching methods.
  • Read and interpret written information.
Jul 2013Jul 2014

Financial Service Specialist

Regions Bank

Managed and sold financial products while evaluating customer needs and meeting sales deadlines. Reviewed financial information with customers in a clear and direct manner. Developed a working knowledge of financial products and programs to maintain accuracy and ensure quality customer service.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Clearly and confidently worked with clients to determine financial needs.
  • Reviewed customer accounts to ensure accuracy and financial suitability.
  • Worked collaboratively with management in implementing marketing campaigns.
  • Handled sensitive client and bank information.
  • Communicated highly technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Responded promptly to customer needs, respond to requests for service and assistance and meet commitments.
  • Dealt with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Sep 2015April 2016


My Reviewers

Responsible for creating content for blogs, websites and other platforms as needed. Develop ideas and contribute to the development of marketing campaigns by working collaboratively with team on content for blogs, social media, email, and website pages.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Developed and polish marketing documents and website content.
  • Interpreted and incorporated marketing objectives into written materials.
  • Brainstormed and conceptualized original ideas for development of various types of marketing campaigns.
  • Writer for various projects including grant proposals and research reports on competitors
  • Collaborated closely with team to create, revise and format content for various media.
Apr 2009Jun 2012


Charles Rutenberg

Used social media to generate and convert leads. Instructed other realtors on web design and summarized the importance of blogging and social media marketing. Wrote strong, motivating content, including social media, print, e-mails, blogs, newsletters, and other content, within my brand’s style and tone.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Checked content for spelling, grammar, and accuracy.
  • Worked with managers to determine client needs. 
  • Designed websites and blogging platforms for marketing purposes.
  • Researched subject matter using the Internet, interviews with subject matter experts), financial publications and other sources
  • Responsible for researching, writing, and editing content for social media and web pages.




Aug 2004Dec 2007

B.S. Finance

University of South Florida
Sep 2015April 2017

B.A. English/Creative Writing

University of South Florida

Conducted a presentation on developing writing and creativity skills for the USF Department of English. Presented research on the psychology of creativity a research symposiums for USF and FIU. Was invited to the USF small business incubator.

Aug 2001May 2004

AA Business Administration

Hillsborough Community College



Ability to present ideas, concepts, and copy to managers and customers.


Proficient in Microsoft Word.


Experience working with students, entrepreneurs, and business clients in high stress situations.

Public Speaking

Conducted presentations for USF, UF, and Florida Polytechnic on creativity research.

Product Development

Developed products currently being sold at seven locations for Yummi Foods, LLC.


Conducted market research on viable spaces Yummi Foods could enter.

Notable Achievements

  • Finalist at the USF Fintech Investor pitch competition.
  • Worked as a hitting instructor at the Hitting Academy in Tampa. Worked with athletes up to the college level in developing their athletic and mental prowess.
  • Finalist at the Social Entrepreneurship pitch competition at the 2018 Synapses Innovation Summit.
  • Self published over seven eBooks which are all available on Amazon. You can view my portfolio at
  • My story, Wild Pitch, was accepted into the USF Thread Literary Magazine.
  • Through outbound sales, Wild Pitch is now being sold in several Barnes & Nobel locations in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Was invited to present my research on creativity at the USF  and FIU research colloquiums.
  • Selected to participate in the Writers in Paradise workshop held at Eckerd College.
  • Was accepted to the Small Business Incubation Lab for the School of Entrepreneurship at USF
  • Conducted presentation on creativity for the School of Entrepreneurship and International Research at USF.
  • Conducted presentation on writing strategies for the USF College of English.
  • Presented my latest creativity research for the Innovation Lab at The University of Florida.
  • Taught class on creativity at Florida Polytechnic University.