Munhall, PA 15120


Project Manager
Cornershop Creative
November 2015 – present

  • Serve as project manager for multiple simultaneous WordPress web design projects from discovery through design, development, testing/QA, and launch
  • Work with clients, designers, and developers to provide thoughtful, creative solutions that meet time and budget requirements
  • Organize and track project tasks and hours using Smartsheet and Beebole
  • Manage incoming maintenance tasks and additional projects for most ongoing support clients, including clients on monthly retainer
  • Create, test, and implement e-blasts, donation pages, and bounce pages in Salsa and Luminate for multiple fundraising implementation projects

Director of Training and Implementation
April 2013 – November 2015

  • Managed a team of three Training & Implementation Consultants
  • Served as client’s project manager for implementation of NeonCRM, including management of timeline and communication with developers and other departments
  • Reviewed new client data from previous systems, defined import rules, and communicated rules and changes to development team
  • Conducted consults to help new clients configure their NeonCRM system to specifications
  • Implemented JIRA for department, including creation of issue types, workflows, and Kanban boards
  • Successfully implemented clients including the Barack Obama Foundation, James Beard Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, and Staples Share Fund

Manager, Foundation and Government Grants
Christopher House
June 2010 – November 2012

  • Managed and stewarded the agency’s private grants program, including corporate, foundation, and community and religious funding
  • Increased the agency’s corporate/foundation support by 25% in a single fiscal year through identification and cultivation of new, lapsed, and current donors
  • Served as project manager and grant writer for responses to federal, state, and city government RFPs, including Illinois Early Childhood Construction Grants, which resulted in a $5 million grant for the agency’s new Belmont Cragin Family Resource Center
  • Worked with executive, administrative, and program staff to fulfill funder application and reporting requirements, including budgets and evaluation goals, objectives, and results
  • Conducted peer and prospect research on new and lapsed funders
  • Assisted Chief Development Officer and CEO with board solicitation and other tasks as needed
  • Served as database administrator for The Raiser’s Edge and manager of the agency’s website using NetCommunity
  • Managed development interns and supervised Executive Assistant and Development Associate’s work on Raiser’s Edge and gift processing tasks
  • Assisted with development and implementation of department and agency-wide three-year strategic plans

Grants Coordinator
Chicago Children’s Museum
July 2008 – June 2010

  • Promoted to Grants Coordinator from Development Associate in June 2009
  • Managed and stewarded a portfolio of over 50 private and corporate foundations and government agencies, securing over $150,000 in funding
  • Maintained hard, electronic, and Raiser’s Edge files for portfolio donors, inputting research and action steps
  • Expanded and managed in-kind donation program to include strategic partnerships with local and national businesses
  • Developed and managed system to organize and catalog interdepartmental information and supporting research for proposals
  • Assisted with strategic planning and implementation of department-wide stewardship plan, including creating updated annual fund and acknowledgment letters and revamping donor benefits and recognition levels
  • Liaised with finance department to coordinate financial reporting for the Illinois Cultural Data Project
  • Served on the interdepartmental team for Play For All, the museum initiative for welcoming children with disabilities

Additional Experience


  • Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support Intern, Lyric Opera of Chicago, fall 2007
  • Program Intern, Chicago Humanities Festival, summer 2007
  • Development Intern, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, summer 2006


University of Illinois at Chicago
Master’s of Public Administration (MPA)
May 2013

  • Part-time coursework while working full-time
  • Concentration in Public Management

The Theatre School at DePaul University
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre Management
June 2008

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Minor in Philosophy

Thomas Jefferson High School
June 2004