Biographical Info

Our family has chosen to live on the central coast of California. In our opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

As the owner and creative force behind Iron Dog Media, I work with a passion for helping companies build corporate strength and inspire customer loyalty. I founded Iron Dog Media in 2009 with a relentless dedication to quality and creative approaches to branding businesses and products. Iron Dog Media can be an invaluable partner as you grow into new areas or expand your share of an existing market.

Proficiencies

  • Web Development and Design
    • PHP – object oriented programming
    • Javascript/JQuery – accessible, data-verified forms and animated page elements
    • Cross-browser compliant CSS
    • HTML 4 & HTML 5 – pixel perfect, cross-browser compatible applications
    • eCommerce – Prestashop, Magento, WordPress eCommerce
  • Graphic Design
    • Illustrator – vector graphics that scale for smartphones or billboards
    • Photoshop – image retouching and graphics creation
    • InDesign – editorial magazine and newspaper layout, catalogs, brochures, etc.

Prior employment experiences

Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State

June 2006 to November 2011
Title: Election Information Specialist

Duties: Three years as project manager for the Washington State Online Voter Registration and MyVote personalized voter information programs. Coordinated efforts to streamline the voter registration for new voters and increase voter confidence in the online systems. Also focused on reducing duplicate voter registrations.

Wrote and maintained an online help manual for system users that reduced phone calls to help desk staff by more than 50 percent. Conducted in-person training sessions for users and made public presentations of the system.

Two years on the statewide voter pamphlet production team proofreading and preparing files for a print run of 3 million pamphlets in 42 editions distributed to every household in Washington state. Participated in voter education and outreach events across the state, coordinating public appearances for Secretary of State Sam Reed and speaking to public groups about the importance of voter registration and being an educated voter.

City of University Place

January 2004 to March 2006
Title: Public Information Officer

Duties: Launched government television channel UPTV with 24-hour broadcast schedule. Wrote, produced, edited and hosted between three and four original television shows per month for the channel. Acquired and scheduled other programming to appear on the channel for the remainder of the 24-hour schedule.Prepared news releases, photographed city events, edited and produced the city’s monthly newsletter and annual report.

General Aviation News

January 2000 to January 2004
Title: Editorial Layout Director

Duties: Completed layout and design of 48-100 pages every other week for nationally distributed General Aviation News magazine using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Obtained photographs from freelancers or corporations as needed to create multi-page feature layouts within the magazine.