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Business Development and Community Manager
Rare blend of business, legal and technology expertise. I founded Marin Power Yoga and am a specialist in use of social media platforms to drive communication, sales, visibility and traffic in established and start-up companies. I create content for social media – writing blog posts, capturing and editing photographs, video and audio.
Specialties: Business Development, Social Media Marketing, Community Management, Blogging, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Business Development, Video Production, Sound Engineering, Web Development, Tax Law, Federal and State Business and Tax Filings, Project Management, Technical Support, Apple Mobile Applications.
Marin Power Yoga
May 2013 – December 2018
Started and grew local yoga and fitness center with a focus on community and health. Built team to support all aspects of the organization, implementing technology in traditionally non-technical environments to improve communication and efficiency. Built WordPress based website, used social platforms, blogging and google business for search engine optimization to drive growth in brick and mortar business. Taught power, gentle, kid and yin yoga along with TRX and strength classes.
May 2010 – May 2013
Develop, shoot, edit and produce video and photography for social content. Implement and develop content management systems, primarily focused on WordPress based websites, develop content driven social media strategies, train teams and support the implementation of the marketing strategy. Responsible for business development and client contact.
Van West Media
Social Media Strategist
November 2011 – 2012
Consultant to clients of Van West Media developing innovative strategies to grow web traffic using social media, train marketing professionals in new technology.
Director of Business Development
August 2007 – February 2009
Initiate contacts with potential clients, demo software and support evaluations of our products. Manage all aspects of customer support. Test software products and document features and bugs. Review contracts, non-disclosure agreements and internal policies for web publishing. Managed social media analysis and implementation, blogger relations. Team Leader for iPhone Application.
Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan
August 2006 – August 2007
General legal practice, estate planning, charitable planning, tax planning for family owned and operated businesses, specialization in tax-exempt organizations. Managed client contact from start to finish. Assist clients in funding trusts and implementing asset protection plans.
Walter & Haverfield
March 2005 – August 2006
Draft wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, promissory notes, deeds, corporate minutes, bylaws, federal and state tax exemption applications, organize entities in Ohio, Delaware and Wyoming, research tax laws and consequences for transactions.
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
Information Technology Manager
January 2001 – June 2002
Manage all desktops, servers, cisco router, implement software intrusion detection system, train employees on software, create intranet site, responsible for all technology purchasing.
January 2000 – January 2001
Managed Desktop Support as company grew from 40 employees to over 100 in 1 year. Managed virus protection and security standards for all workstations. Trained new staff on internal systems. Documented all processes.
Julia Morgan Theater
Director of Operations
August 1999 – December 1999
Director of operations, main client contact from confirmation of booking through production run. Developed publicity plan, wrote press releases, placed advertisements in media.
Ten Speed Press
Apple Support Specialist
September 1997 – July 1999
Apple maintenance and repair for creative department. Created Power Point and Director multimedia presentations for marketing and sales.
Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law J.D, Tax · (2002 – 2004)
University of Michigan
BA, Communications · (1990 – 1994)
Bronx Science · (1986 – 1990)