I'm proud to say I was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and will forever be a "Hattiesburger" no matter where life takes me. I was one of the lucky people in the world to be given two amazing (and sane) parents that raised me and are still married to this day, after over 35 years. I am the youngest of three, with my brother Aaron (oldest) and sister, Mallory. My entire family still resides in Mississippi and I make it a point to see them as much as possible.
I attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received my Bachelor's in 2008 in Communication with a minor in Spanish. SMTTT! I went on to receive my Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Florida State University in 2010. Go Noles! During my college years I had moved to Destin, Florida, several times to make some money (and get a tan) so I pursued an internship through some of my contacts there and the rest is history! Destin has truly become a second home to me.
Professional: I served as Vice President for Proffitt PR from March 2013 through the end of 2015. The boutique agency serviced over 25 local, regional and nationwide clients in varying industries. Previously, I was Director of Marketing at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, spearheading all Marketing, Public Relations, and Social Media efforts for the resort, as well as Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood and Serenity by the Sea Spa. I started my career as the Events & Marketing Manager at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, assisting in all marketing and social media for the resort and spa, as well as planning over 100 events a year in the waterfront shopping and events center, HarborWalk Village.
I served as President of the Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association for the 2015-2016 year. What a ride! I have served on the Board of Directors since 2012 and was named Communicator of the Year in 2014. I am also a member of Young Professionals at the Beach and Walton Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, I served on the Executive Committee of the Destin Seafood Festival, establishing and overseeing the Festival’s social media presence.
Now, for the fun stuff!
THINGS I LOVE
Sushi • Spin Class • Cooking • Traveling • Europe • Good Wine • Late Nights • Early Mornings • Fall • Football • Crawfish • My Golden Retriever Ivy • My Beagle Josie • Family • Margaritas • Cheese Dip • Down Blankets • Ponytails • Sweatpants • Fluffy Socks • New Underwear • Sex and the City • Beach Time (not in the summer) • Tailgating • Anything Sparkly • Pure Barre • Shark Tank • Theme Parks • High Heels • Getting Dressed Up • Throwing Parties • Surprises • 30A • Long Hair • Big Earrings • Card Games • Game Shows • Organizing • Schedules • Shopping (Duh) • SHOES • Purses • Deep Tissue Massages • New Orleans Saints • New Orleans (the entire city) • The Atlanta Braves • New Year's Eve • Roller Coasters • Black & Gold • All Things Mac • Thank You Notes • Getting Packages in the Mail • Road Trips • My Grandmother's Cooking • Makeup • Did I Say Sushi? • Water Bottles • Adding More Stuff To This List Every Time I Come To This Page • Southern Miss • Pedicures • Hattiesburg • Asian Food •