I manage the RMHC Austin website, email marketing and communications, social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) traditional media, PR and general marketing. This includes print, web, email and video communications.
When children are in the hospital, their families stay at the Ronald McDonald House or spend time at the Ronald McDonald Family Room. Part of my job is to tell family stories through many channels in order to help our supporters understand why their financial or volunteer support is so essential.
Undergrad degree: English (Minor in Spanish)
Favorite class in college: I both hated and loved editing my college newspaper. It was a massive challenge, but it stretched me and grew me, and I loved managing the staff.
College to career: After graduating with an English degree, I taught High School English for 2 years and did not like it. After teaching, I did volunteer work for years while raising my two kids. I decided to go back to work when my youngest was in high school and worked as an Administrative Assistant for 18 months then was hired as the Administrative Specialist at the Ronald McDonald House. This position transitioned into the Communications Manager position which I now hold, and I've been here four years.
My college major was English, and I'm the grammar and editing police around here! I enjoy working with words.
My life experiences led me to love nonprofit work. I love knowing we're making such an impact on families in challenging times.
Find out where your great passion meets the world's great need. The passion part is important, and you also have to figure out how to make a living in the process. There's a tension between following your heart and following the money. I do believe it can be both/and.
RMHC Austin ( Website )
Our website helps you get a vision for how we help children and families.
RMHC Austin Blog ( Website )
Visit the "Meet the Cast" page of our blog to capture the personality of our staff.
Please Understand Me, by Kiersey & Bates ( Book )
This is a great guide to the MBTI, one of the best personality profiles around. This will help you find your way.