Experience

  • Charlotte 49ers Media Relations Assistant (August 2016 - May 2017)
    • Write and release digital content regarding 17 NCAA Division 1 athletic programs
    • Manage social media accounts with over 30,000 followers
    • Broadcast live stream play-by-play coverage on ESPN3, Charlotte49ers.com and CUSA.tv
    • Gather content and assist in creation of annual media guides
    • Coordinate player/staff interviews
  • Volume Magazine Co-Creator, Managing Editor, Photographer (June 2016 - Present)
    • Create and publish original content and news covering the southeast‘s major music scene  
    • Coordinate press and magazine distribution
    • Assist in creating website/platform, publicity concepts, copyediting and managed growth on weekly basis
    • Manage and organize 10-person staff of both writers and photographers 
    • Photograph subject material to illustrate a live event
    • Make daily decisions that affect the entire editorial department
    • Cultivate and manage the production and distribution of monthly print magazine
  • Charlotte49ers.tv Play-by-Play Commentator (February 2016 - Present)
    • Broadcasted play-by-play coverage for Charlotte 49ers Softball, Men's & Women's Soccer and Women's Basketball on the Charlotte Athletic Department's official stream, ESPN3, Charlotte49ers.tv and CUSA.tv
    • Provided analysis and breakdown of games
    • Created and broadcasted pre-game show for events
    • Orchestrated pre and post game interviews with both players and coaches
    • Traveled with Women's Basketball for yearly road trips while managing game-day radio
  • Freelance Writer - Lake Norman Citizen, SB Nation, iSportsWeb (December 2015 - Present)
    • Write weekly stories and pitch story/article ideas to editors of print and online media
    • Wrote weekly stories covering Real Madrid for SB Nation's Managing Madrid
    • Utilized multiple social media platforms to share and spread information
    • Researched and broke down topics involving Real Madrid to create an engaging product
    • Wrote and published five sports stories weekly
    • Covered Chelsea FC, New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets
  • Radio Free Charlotte Play-by-Play Commentator (August 2015 - May 2016)
    • Provided play-by-play and color commentary for Charlotte 49ers athletics on UNC Charlotte's student radio station
    • Covered Charlotte men's and women's soccer as well as men's and women's basketball
    • Provided analysis and breakdown of matches
    • Interviewed coaches and athletes postgame
  • Niner Times Sports Editor (May 2015 - May 2016)
    • Sports Editor of UNC Charlotte's student-run weekly newspaper
    • Uploaded new content daily to the Niner Times website
    • Wrote captivating previews, recaps and profile stories daily
    • Managed an assistant editor and a staff of eight writers
    • Conversed and planned assignments with three photographers
    • Managed the Niner Times Sports' social media account and helped raise article viewership by 33 percent during my supervision
    • Interviewed players and coaches weekly
    • Acquired credentials to cover Charlotte 49ers athletics, Charlotte Hornets home games and NASCAR across the United States
    • Maintained calendar and attended and participated in twice-weekly staff meetings

2016 Niner Media Employee of the Year

2016 Niner Times Desk Editor of the Year

Shameka Smith-Hamilton Memorial Award

  • The 91st Minute Radio Show (September 2014 - May 2016)
    • Hosted and managed hour-long radio show discussing hot topics in world soccer twice weekly
    • Broadcasted live on radiofreecharlotte.com
    • Provided analysis and on professional soccer leagues and teams worldwide
    • Prepared and delivered timely soccer news
    • Scheduled interviews and discussions with high-profile media members and supporters across the globe
    • Broke down upcoming games and tournaments in mostly ad lib/conversational format
    • Managed a team of five to arrange off-scheduled recordings

Radio Free Charlotte “Show of the Year” (2015, 2016)

  • Carolina Panthers Ticket Operations (July 2014 - February 2016)
    • Oversee and assist ticket takers at the gates, answer questions for ticket takers and direct patrons if needed as an extension of the Main Ticket Office
    • Assisted in managing gates on game-day
    • Distribute will call effectively and properly as well as ensure high quality customer service
    • Answer telephones guiding customers through phone support
    • Performed any extra customer service function

Accolades

Radio Free Charlotte “Show of the Year” (2015, 2016)

2016 Niner Media Employee of the Year

2016 Niner Times Desk Editor of the Year

Shameka Smith-Hamilton Memorial Award

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Graduated: May 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Mass Media

Minor in Journalism and Spanish

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Proficiencies

Adobe Creative Suite

MAC/OSX

Garageband

Microsoft Office

Social Media Platforms

AP Style

Broadcasting