Social Media and Community

TEDxAustin 2011 -Steering Committee

South By South West Interactive, Austin, TX – 2010  Core Conversation Panelist – The Yelp Effect, When Everyone’s a Restaurant Critic

Relationships and Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE Austin) – 2010  Presenter – Hacking Online Cultures with Offline Behaviors: How to Turn Negative Feedback into Cheerleaders

Ignite Austin 1 – Jan 2010  Presenter:  Oxytocin, Building Relationships with Hormones

Parents Rise, Austin, TX 2009 – 2010Social Media Consultant on Online community creation and event planning

Food and Wine Foundation of Texas, Austin, TXEvent planning, fund raising, and online marketing advising

MisoHungry, Austin, TX – Food Writing and Social Media Publicity

  • Producer of Cupcake Smackdown
  • Organized public events and fund raisers
  • Content writer and editor
  • Marketing and management of social media
  • Serve as liaison between other media outlets and organizations

Austin Drive Clean, Austin, TX – Hybrid vehicle and Hypermiler group 2008- present

  • Organized meets and public education events
  • Served as liaison between other local Green organizations, media, and energy services
  • Competed in various competitions including the 48-Contiguous State World Record Attempt

Keep Austin Dog Friendly, Austin, TX – Public Education and Canine Advocacy Group 2002-present

  • Marketing and management of social media
  • Event management and organization
  • Developed awareness items and programs
  • Served as a liaison for local businesses and the canine community

Gold Ribbon Rescue, Austin, TX – Golden Retriever Rescue Organization 2001-2008

  • rehabilitated abused and neglected clients using behavior modification techniques
  • investigated and monitored potential homes environments

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Austin, TX March 20,2000 – 2007

  • mentored a child in the community weekly.

Counseling Consultant, UT Austin, TX 2001

  • monitored in-class counseling sessions.

Honors and Activities

2010                                       Austin American Statesman Texas Social Media Awards Winner 

2009                                       Austin’s Under 40 Nominee

2009                                       Austin Chronicle’s Best of Critic’s Pick for Most Diversified Portfolio

2009 – present                     Principal of, founder of Cupcake Smackdown

2008 – present                   Principal of

2002 – present                    Principal of Keep Austin Dog Friendly Campaign (

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