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I'm a successful, diversified, self-motivated professional with 12+ years experience in Communications and Nonprofit and For-Profit Management, as well as grassroots activism, recruitment, outreach, training, and development.
Currently, I'm a Political Public Relations and Digital Media Consultant for numerous clients through my own small business, BurnWire Strategies, as well as a professor of Communications at Concorde Career College, in addition to being a digital activist, unapologetic travel junkie, social media native, coffee addict, grassroots organizer, advocate of the Oxford comma, and a proud Memphian.
Formerly the Director of Digital Development, Outreach, and PR for the Tennessee Firearms Association, a Field Rep for the Leadership Institute, and a Senior Campaign Advisor for Stooksberry for Congress, i've created over 25 student groups across the states of Tennessee and Mississippi, trained hundreds of activists, directed over 400 volunteers in door-to-door campaigning, voter ID, registration, phone banking, and fund-raising, raised over 60,000 dollars for a first time candidate, produced a 1st Annual Statewide Event, and was named the Overall Top Field Representative in LI history.
I've also volunteered my time and skills to the 2012 Presidential Campaign in New Hampshire, led an Official Presidential Campaign in Shelby County, Tennessee, and most recently, excelled as a first-time candidate for Memphis City Council, earning a variety of important endorsements from organizations, news outlets, and individuals. Receiving 25 per cent of the vote against a highly entrenched incumbent, I hope to have proven to digital naysayers that social media has permanently changed the face of political participation, as well as political campaigns, making it a very important aspect of all campaign planning and one that a candidate cannot do without.
When i'm not rolling through the Tennessee backroads, advocating for liberty and training activists, you can find me at home in Memphis, TN, playing with my dog, Morgan, reading the latest mystery novel or researching anything from health to how to distress furniture, learning to play the guitar or out listening to music by some of Memphis' mighty awesome musicians, fighting for justice in local government, binge watching the latest TV phenomenon, catching a few rare Pokémon, or working as Vice-President of the Humes Heights Neighborhood Association.
I graduated from the University of Memphis with Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Journalism, emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations, and Political Public Relations and Digital Media, respectively.