Social Marketing Specialist, Speaker, Teacher,Geeker, Enslaved by a Jack Russell Terrier & two pitbulls. Founder of Social Media Tulsa, Self published children's book author.
I do event marketing, pr, and I help people create social marketing strategies. I created an app for event planners back in 2009. I like to share my process and I often share my thoughts on event technology, and social marketing.
Is a community I started when I moved back to my home town. (Tulsa) We grew from a meetup group to full blown conference. I am honored to have met so many great people, and I love the connections we make. We put the social back in social media.
SMTulsa Conference is the areas only Conference & Expo for Bloggers, content creators, business innovators, tech, and social media enthusiasts. smtulsa.com
I'm always looking for speakers, sponsors, and other people who want to help our community grow and become comfortable using the tools of the social web to grow our businesses and follow our passions.
My Books: The Adventures of Precious the Dog
While traveling with my dog between CA and OK, my mom made the comment, "That dog should write a book!"
A few months later, Precious had the funniest encounter with a lizard in the park and I heard their voices in my head. (the good kind of voices).
I took people through the journey of having the book illustrated, finding a printer, getting copyright, and more. The first book sold to one of her Twitter followers in New Zealand.
In 2010, Precious and I were invited to share our story at the very first social media conference for pet related businesses. There we launched "her" second book. Precious and the Rabbits Run and Hop.
It's probably no surprise that Precious currently has more Twitter followers than I do.
I am now the proud mom of a pitbull named Rocky. He was a stray and now he's 55lb lap dog No Twitter for Rocky, but you can find pics of him on Instagram. http://instagram.com/imapitbull
I teach social media marketing, market research, and event marketing courses for UCRiverside Extension center. #UCREXT.
When the economy started to tank a few years ago, I put my corporate America experience and my MBA to use and began teaching as an adjunct professor.
I found that I have a talent for educating (thank my parents) and a particular passion for helping people understand. I love to witness light bulbs moments.
My ability to educate a group while entertaining can first be attributed to my experience as a group exercise instructor in the early 90's. Later in that decade, I became a product trainer for the world's largest RV manufacturer.
There, I was tasked with making product training exciting and informative to sales people. As marketing manager and event professional in the new millennium, I often had to step from behind the stage to make announcements and moderate discussions.
I now speak at conferences with skills and expertise that could have only come with the above experiences. I have recently spoken at the Vocus Users Conference in Baltimore, MD, Geekend Conference in Savannah, Barkworld Expo in Atlanta, and my very own SMTULSA Conference.
Tech, Social Marketing, History channel, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Frisky Dingo, Family Guy, Seinfeld, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Matrix, The Incredibles, Rebecca, All About Eve, and NFL football.
My family, Animals (not just my own), Making connections, Hearing good news, Love, Life.