Director of Communications, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation - Washington, DC (2002 to 2005). Developed and implemented the organization’s marketing and communications efforts and the launch of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses. Outreach efforts were built with a cohesive message and imagery to raise visibility and name recognition with key constituents including members of Congress, state legislators, the outdoor media, conservation organizations and the outdoor industry. Managed special projects to highlight the importance of sportsmen and women as a constituency, including the economic impacts of hunters and anglers, hunter access to federal public lands, and the importance of sportsmen in the body politic.
Teaming with Wildlife Project Coordinator/Wildlife Resource Specialist, National Wildlife Federation - Washington, DC (1998 to 2002). Coordinated federal conservation funding legislative campaign centered on the Conservation and Reinvestment Act including policy activities, coalition building and relations, grassroots and media outreach and event planning for the campaign. Edited and produced agricultural policy report for 2002 Farm Bill reauthorization.
Communications Specialist, Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife - Boston, MA (1997). Managed communications and outreach needs for state fish and wildlife agency including events with state legislators, town hall meetings and press trips. Arranged media and outreach efforts around release of Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing Guide. Facilitated state Teaming with Wildlife coalition including partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations.
Grant Project Manager, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ (1996). Implemented Kellogg Foundation grant to increase collaboration between land grant universities.
Wildlife Policy Intern, The Wildlife Society - Bethesda, MD (June to December 1995). Analyzed wildlife resource policy actions, wrote regular policy updates for organization membership, participated in coalitions on conservation funding, Farm Bill and other relevant partner efforts.
Policy Intern, National Wildlife Refuge Association - Washington, DC (January to May 1995). Researched and wrote promotional brochure on protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reviewed Federal policy impacting National Wildlife Refuges, participated in coalition efforts to rebuild Refuge operations and maintenance funding.
Nature Education Counselor, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association (Summer 1994). Taught nature education to youth at the Association's summer camp including wildlife and plant identification, aquatic resource management, awareness of conservation and environmental issues, and more.
Policy Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx, NY (Summer 1993). Researched and reported on the implications of the Asian medicinal trade on wildlife species including rhinoceros, tigers and bears.