Since graduating from college at the California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor in Mass Media, I’ve been interested in all forms of marketing. My ethics professor made a lasting impact on my outlook by asking: “how will you use your skills to improve our society?” In that instant, I realized the reach and impact I wanted to have on my community.
My eagerness to apply my hunger for knowledge and experience in various industries led me to start my career at a local newspaper back in southern California, where I grew up. I had the opportunity to be a part of their digital marketing department launch, and since I’ve continued to pursue avenues to help others through marketing. After leaving the newspaper, I found myself working towards the greater good of helping at-risk and special needs youth at Oak Grove Center through marketing and fundraising. This turning point in my career has made a permanent difference in how I view marketing. Being able to help raise awareness and resources for California’s at-risk youth shaped my determination to grow my career in lengths to help others.
After visiting Austin, Texas, I realized that there was more to be seen and done outside of my comfort zone. I made the leap to move to Austin, Texas, with no friends, no family, and no secure job, but there is not one moment I regret my decision. Once settling into life in Austin, I began working at a start-up company, providing real estate investors and brokers funding for affordable housing in the single-family rental market across the nation. There, I was able to apply my experience working with board members and business owners to help investors of all sizes find the resources needed to continue their projects of obtaining rental properties. Today, as the Marketing Manager at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, I can reach families all across Texas, with the intention they find the resources and guidance they need to help them through challenging times. This law firm embodies all things that fuel my passion, hard yet efficient work, coupled with compassion and authenticity. You won’t find another team like ours.
• Marketing Manager, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2020–Present
• Marketing Engagement Specialist, Visio Lending, 2018-2020
• Marketing and Events Coordinator, Oak Grove Center, 2017-2018
• Digital Marketing Strategist, Reeder Media, 2016-2017
• Office Manager, Pro-Am Martial Arts Academy, 2015-2016
• Communications Intern, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, 2015
• California State University, San Marcos, B.A., 2012–2015
• Marketing Chair, Valley Young Professionals, 2018-2019
• Hometown: Temecula, CA
• Proud dog mom to Penny, a hyper beagle/chihuahua