My media and communications experience over more than a decade spans both the corporate and non-profit sectors. As an early adopter of the digital revolution and new media channels, I managed major multimedia internet outreach campaigns while stationed in Washington, DC, between 2004-2010 and championed the integration of effective story-telling on these diverse platforms into my organizations’s communications plans.
More recently, as a freelancer, I have focused on developing and expanding online media strategies for new and established brands through dynamic content websites and online social networks. I specialize in developing and integrating online communications plans with social media platforms such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. I have worked on a number of projects with News Strategies, including the newsroom site for the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board. I have facilitated countless workshops and trainings on digital media, and I am a guest lecturer at the University of Ulster for its Digital Media Communication course.
As a television news and documentary producer, I combine my natural familiarity and extensive contacts in the capitals of Europe and North America to bring efficiency to any production. Check out Media Liaison for more information.
I am a self-confessed geek and long-time Apple fanatic who loves to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines. Over the past 5 years, I have set up and managed a number of WordPress sites and I blog about using wordpress and social media channels. I tend to Tweet and Facebook many pictures of my destinations and the food I eat there, especially since purchasing my FujiFilm X10 which I just adore. You will see my food photos on www.zomppa.com, and my travel photos on www.offgridimages.com.
I am a co-founder and communications director for Zomppa ® an innovative, 501(c) 3 nonprofit that aims to transform the relationship between food and people through awareness, dialogue, and education.
Zomppa ® is an integrated food advocacy platform that brings food back to the central role of our lives by: 1) influencing public opinion with an interactive, online café, and international food magazine; and 2) empowering children through Zomppabus, a mobile food atlas and online classroom.
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