Meeting of the Presidents

I attended a dinner meeting including many of the Charlotte area Alumni Club Presidents. This meeting involved a discussion of how other Alumni Clubs in the Charlotte area ran their board, club, official game watch, help from their college or university Alumni Associations, etc.

Those in attendance were:

Notre Dame Alumni ClubJames Mannix
Florida State Seminole ClubBryan Neil
Michigan State University Spartans
 – Kristen Miller
Ohio State University BuckeyesHeather Dean and Robin Graves
University of Texas – Scott Shafranek
University of Florida Gators Brett Rampal
University of MichiganTom DeVries
University of South Carolina
– James Wolf

SkillPop: Adobe Illustrator Basics Course

I attended SkillPop’s Adobe Illustrator Basics Course on August 8th 2016 by Ashley Morgan, of New Media Campaigns, featured at Hygge Coworking in Charlotte. After taking this course, I was able to follow along with the Adobe Illustrator tutorials online.

BIG10 Charlotte Knights Game Watch 2016

I collaborated with the Presidents of the BIG10 Alumni Charlotte to organize a Knight’s Baseball game outing as a social mixer. I created the graphics, social media posts & pages, and ran registration and funding for this event.

Event Description:

Save The Date!

$33/ticket – Limited tickets available (paypal option coming soon)

Ticket Includes:
-1st base line party terrace
-Food is included
-Alcohol & beverages will be a cash bar

Buy Tickets Here:


I threw my mother a Surprise 60th Birthday Party titled 60-Love, with a theme of Tennis! I made all the decorations, graphics and arrangements.

Event Description:

*Please DON’T share on Facebook, we wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise!!* Thank you!

Save the date!

(more information coming soon)

*If you don’t see someone on the guest list below, please feel free to email me their name and email address so we can get them an invite! Thank you!!


What: The Grand Slam 60-Love! A surprise 60th Birthday party for my mother, Karen Miller!

Theme: Tennis!! In case you somehow escaped my mother’s tales of tennis – which I highly doubt – this is her favorite sport and a great way for me to cover up this big surprise! I will be telling her that we are headed to go play tennis and instead drive to Salt Brewery in Saline for the “big game.”

Thus, please jump in and dress up in tennis or athletic gear for “The Grand Slam 60-Love” party. No game gear? No problem, dress as comfortably and as casually as you’d like.

When: Friday, July 8th 2016

Time: 6pm-9pm

Arrive before  6:30pm for Karen’s arrival & the big surprise!
I will be taking her on a mother-daughter tennis photoshoot to keep her distracted and get her in her clothes, while dressing up before arriving at Salt for the party.

Where: Salt Springs Brewery on the Patio
(117 South Ann Arbor Street, Saline MI 48176)
There will be games, appetizers and cake provided. Feel free to order yourself additional food or drinks from your server.

RSVP: Serve Up a Response below by selecting either of the FREE “tickets” – this is simply so we can get a head count for attendance! Thank you!

Bring: In lieu of a card or gift please bring a single can of tennis balls. There is no particular kind, color or brand needed, just a single tube. Please write your own Happy Birthday message on the can and be sure to include who it’s from! We will have markers upon your arrival.


WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) 
WHERE: Salt Springs Brewery – 117 South Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI 48176 – View Map

Alphabet Bash 2016

As the Events-Elect Chair, my last event I organized and hosted before moving up to the Events Chair for the Charlotte American Marketing Association, was called the Alphabet Bash. This event brought together the 8 different local marketing, public relations and communications organizations. I created and led the committee that involved the following organizations to come together and throw this wonderful networking and charity event.

AAF – Charlotte American Advertising Foundation
BMA – Business Marketing Association Carolinas
CAMA – Charlotte American Marketing Association
CDMA – Charlotte Direct Marketing Association
CIABC – Charlotte International Association of Business Communications
CIMA – Charlotte Interactive Marketing Association
PRSA – Public Relations Society of America
SMCLT – Social Media Charlotte



Where can you network with 8 different Charlotte marketing groups and support a great cause?

The Alphabet Bash…of course!

Don’t miss your chance to mix it up with local marketing, PR, and communications groups including AAF, BMA, CAMA, CDMA, CIABC, CIMA, PRSA and SMCLT.

Join us at The Oak Room on Tuesday 6/21 from 6p-9p to network while enjoying happy hour, games, and raffles.

Tickets include 1 drink ticket currently and proceeds go to helping support the Community School of the Art’s Levine Children’s Hospital Arts Day.

*This event is +18 years old, please bring your ID.

Sponsored By: PSD Center