department of defense experience:
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January 2016 - Present | New Jersey
Summer Concert Series
Entertainment Specialist & Assistant to the Producer / Show Runner
The 87FSS Summer Concert Series is a series of five events that are free for our 40,000+ military members and families to give thanks and appreciation for all that they do. Our Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community consists of the former McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix Army Installation, and Lakehurst Navy Engineering Station. With these concerts, we were looking to better reach all demographics within our diverse community and touch on many different genres of music.
* All events have had a turn out between 2,000 - 4,000 people; meeting and exceeding our goal.
Marketing & Publicity
87th Force Support Squadron, Marketing
Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst
2015 – Present | New Jersey
*Social Media Director
The 87th Force Support Squadron (87FSS) is a key component in creating an exceptional quality of life on JB MDL through outstanding customer service, excellent programming, and just plain fun for the 40,000+ people who reside and work throughout the military mega-base that encompasses the former McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix Army Installation, and Lakehurst Navy Engineering Station.
*Can supply stats of work and progress if needed.
*SMS Marketing System
Launched the base's first SMS Marketing System in October of 2015.
*Coined by the 87th Force Support Squadron Commander
Presented by Commander Lt. Colonel Randolph of the 87th Force Support Squadron for recognition of special achievement.
*VIP/Hospitality Coordinator & Photographer
June 2015 Summer Concert Series
Marshall Tucker Band Concert
*VIP Hospitality Coordinator & Photographer
July 2015 Summer Concert Series
Kevin Bacon and The Bacon Brothers Band
*Supporting Staff at the 2016 Open House and Air Show
Provided assistance in the Heritage Hangar for two days that was designated for non-profits and out-reach groups. Also acted as one of the official photographers. Over 400,000 people were in attendance each day over two days.
*Coined by the 87th Air Base Wing Commander
Presented by Colonel Thaden of the 87th Air Base Wing for recognition of special achievement by the 87FSS Marketing team... for being awesome.
*Supporting Staff at the “Magnificent Seven” Screening
Providing assistance during the “Magnificent Seven” screening with the USO and Sony Pictures. Assisted with green rooms for Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, and Antoine Fuqua. Also acted as an usher and mediator during the Q & A.
18th Force Support Squadron, Marketing
Kadena Air Force Base
May 2013 – November 2013 | Okinawa, Japan
Special Projects: Created a new campaign for the Air Force Club card (Save while you Play) and designed the ads, brochures, and posters. Ad for the Sea Side Café was accepted for the entire back page of Venture Magazine. Wrote and recorded radio commercials for Kadena’s Outdoor Recreation and the Route 66 café.
Social Media Coordinator
Philly PR Girl
May 2017 - August 1, 2017 | Greater Philadelphia Area
Specializing in social media, events, and public relations.
Philly PR Girl
June 2015 - June 2016 | Greater Philadelphia Area
"Philly PR Girl is a full-time public relations firm for event planning, social media management, marketing, and promotions. Our company was built on the foundation of networking and relationship-building. Owner Kate Marlys has planned, facilitated and attended hundreds of networking events, resulting in a strong and dynamic network of contacts in digital, print, TV, and radio throughout the United States. With an emphasis on organic branding and powerful online communications, our team brings winning strategies, forward-thinking implementation, and endless energy to non-profits and businesses of all sizes on both a local and national scale." via www.phillyprgirl.com
*For writing samples, click here.
Blogger & Artist
January 2011 - Present (3 years 6 months) • Okinawa, Japan
Social Media Coordinator & Writer (Intern)
Philly PR Girl
April 2015 – September 2015 | Greater Philadelphia Area
*Clients included beauty & non-profits.
*VIP/Social Media Coordinator
Sons of Ben Movie Premier - June 2015
Graham High School
Class of 2009
University of Alaska
University of Maryland University College - Asia
Rowan College at Burlington County
* I also learn a lot on my own outside of a school setting...