Ongoing learning


BlogathonATX, an all-day, hands-on blogging workshop (4/28/2012)

Finding Your Blogging Voice and Leveraging it in Social Media (Stephanie Bogus of Speak Social at Austin Content Marketing Meetup 4/2012)

Intellectual Property Rights and Your Business (James N. Willi, attorney, Freelance Austin presentation 4/2012)

Pinterest for Nonprofits workshop  (Emily Lyons, Austin Marketing Syndicate 4/2012)

WebSmarts for Small Business, 3-part series  (Brent Buford,, BiGAUSTIN 4/2012)

Video Marketing 101 with Jeremy Vest, Video Marketing Guild (Internet Marketing Meetup 4/2012)

Iphoneography – Apps for shooting and editing photos on the Iphone (Cassandra Weyandt, AMOA 3/2012)

Strategic Messaging (Alix Morrow, Alix Company LLC/ BiGAUSTIN 3/2012)

The Power of Event Marketing, Best Practices and Strategy (Julie Niehoff/Constant Contact 2/2012)

Neuromarketing Tips to Boost Traffic and Conversion (Roger Dooley, author and marketing consultant 2/2012)

The Power of E-mail Marketing (Tamara Bell, Ph.D./BiGAUSTIN 2/2012)

Crisis Communications Planning/ Disaster Recovery Response (Small Business Administration Webinar 2/2012)

Texas Business Basics (Scott Kearns,Senior Legal Counsel at Dell Inc./ BiGAUSTIN/ 2/2012)

All About Mobile: How to be on Demand (Webinar, 10/2011)

Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill (Webinar, 9/2011)

WordPress – I built a personal website and blog using WP tutorials


Thriving in a Diverse Environment  for Managers, Cox Enterprises, 2010

Service Plus: Keys and Steps ,  Development Dimensions International, 2008

Creating a Service Culture: The Leader’s Role,  Development Dimensions International, 2007

Engaging Young and Diverse Readers, American Society of Newspaper Editors, 2005

Civil Treatment for Managers Program, Employment Learning Innovations, 2005

Leadership Fundamentals, Cox Enterprises, 2003

Managing Up, Down and Sideways, American Press Institute Management Skills workshop, 2001


Trinity University,  San Antonio, TX
Journalism BA, May 1977

  • Public relations intern at Edgewood School District, San Antonio, 1977