I've had the privilege of being involved in some really cool projects during my career, from working with my fellow Veterans to building Communications offices from scratch.


Check out a summary below, and feel free to download a full version of my CV here.

My Resume

Professional Experience

Director of Communications
City of Amarillo, Texas
2019 - Present

Proactively communicate the City of Amarillo’s mission, message, goals and activities to its citizens, visitors, and employees

Chief Operating Officer
Footprints Floors
2017 - 2019

Responsible for the design, implementation, management and success of the company’s nationwide business development and franchising program

Director of Public Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2012 - 2016

Provided direct leadership and guidance for the public affairs programs for multiple nationally and internationally attended sports competitions and clinics for disabled Veterans

Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2009 - 2012

Served as a member of the Executive Team, directing the public affairs activities for this multi-state regional healthcare system

Director of Development
Paralyzed Veterans of America
2007 - 2009

Created and managed the organization's first communication campaigns to increase regional income-producing efforts


Master of Arts, Strategic Communication
University of Iowa
Bachelor of Science, Public Relations
Illinois State University
Associate of Arts, Communication
Heartland Community College


Advanced Public Information Officer
FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness
Advanced Google Analytics Certification
Awards and Recognition
Certificate of Special Congression Recognition
U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter, CO-7
Outstanding Service Award
United Veterans Committee of Colorado
VA Certificate of Special Recognition
John Hale, Chief Communications Officer, VA
VA Certificate of Commendation
Lynette Roff, Director, VA ECHCS
Numerous Military Citations and Awards
Including for participation in combat operations

Military Experience

Senior Airman (E-4)
United States Air Force
1998 - 2002

I'm an Honorably Discharged Veteran with multiple deployments in support of combat operations in the Middle East. I was honored for my service with numerous commendations and awards including five Air Force Achievement Medals - the most awarded to any four-year Airman in USAF history.