SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING
Starting a business or trying to create a better system for running and growing? Consultations include an hour of conversation to answer your questions and dive into your business offerings, marketing plans, branding and communications.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies and have worked with over 100 businesses as well as started multiple small businesses of my own including brick and mortar retail, online services, crafts, and home based food operations.
I was a founding member of alder|creative, an Aberdeen based marketing and web design business, which I operated for 7 years and sold the business in 2020.
I’m available for a limited number of hours per week for consulting but discussing the trials and tribulations of running a small business is one of my favorite things! Please contact me to learn more about how I can help you find resolutions in your business.
Have a new venture, event or special project on your mind and need some help getting organized?
I offer Project Management services with a specialty in Event Planning, Communications, and Creative Project Management.
Please contact me to learn more! I work remotely but can make accomodations for on-site organization in Grays Harbor county. Let’s make your project efficient and help you achieve your goals!
Consulting and Project Management is an hourly rate of $75/hour with a minimum of 2 hours to initiate a new client. Please contact me to learn more and reserve your time!
Alder Creative, Creative Direction and Strategy
Built a reputable graphic/web design and marketing company from the ground up, gaining over 100 clients in the past five years and running a lean organization. Sold company in March 2020.
Thurston Economic Development Council, Marketing & Event Manager
Planning and executing the marketing efforts for the Thurston EDC, Washington Center for Women in Business and other organizations under the EDC umbrella. Planning, promoting and managing large scale events and conferences as well as smaller educational experiences.
Involved in all aspects of the creation of Photojojo, working with the product marketing team to find and test new products, writing and editing product descriptions for e-commerce website and weekly email newsletter, writing simple HTML, and editing photography.
Grays Harbor College Events and Student Life, Program Manager
Engaging college students in planning and executing events programming for the general college community, working in a student government structure. Planning and promoting all events for student life program and managing student staff.
FIX Studios, Event Manager and Marketing Manager
Managing a bi-annual furniture design showcase event and assisting with the general marketing and project management duties for an interior and branding design studio in Portland, Oregon.
Archdiocese of Seattle, Coordinator of Events & Service Programming
Planned a variety of annual events, trainings and retreats for youth and young adults ranging from small group class settings to 2,000+ attendee conventions. Prior to employment, served as a volunteer since 2003.
Microsoft, Administrative Assistant
Coordinating office operations, hospitality for new employees or guests, mastering the ins and outs of Microsoft’s internal programs, managing budgets and planning events for a marketing team of 80+ employees.
Aberdeen High School Art Department, Advisory Board Member
Harbor Young Professionals, Content Creator & Consulting
Seabrook Community Foundation, Board Member
Fall Gala Art Exhibit 2016, Grays Harbor College, Event Chair
Hoquiam Business Association, Board Member 2013-2015
St. Mary’s Catholic School, Oktoberfest Beer Garden Event Planner 2013-2015
SCRAP Portland 2011, Rebel Craft Rumble Event Planning Team
South Everett/Mukilteo Rotary 2008, Annual Auction Coordinator and Manager
Archdiocese of Seattle 2004-2009, Convention Design & Event Coordinator
King County Jaguars Football, Marketing Coordinator
Woodland Park Zoo, Event Production Intern 2006
Retreat and Special Event Coordinator, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry WWU
Aberdeen Parks & Recreation, Office/Marketing Intern 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Business, Entrepreneurial Studies
(a program in partnership with the Small Business Development Center)
Minor in Sociology
Western Washington University 2006
School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
Courses in Design, Adobe, Drawing, and Copywriting for Advertising
Additional Skills & Interests
WordPress Web Design, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, MailChimp, Microsoft Office, Windows and Apple Platforms, Google Drive, Project Management software (Hive, Asana, Robohead), dSLR Photography and Video, Social Media Management, goal setting strategies, homesteading, karaoke, and trying to figure out how to get my two kids to eat vegetables.