My recent successes in grants development include winning the CalGrip Grant for $468,000 per year for the City of Rialto, RSVP grants from the Corporation for National & Community Service for 2 client organizations, a $750K grant from Covered California, and federal funding awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling over $4 Million in the last 18 months. I have more than 15 years of executive level experience in marketing, communications and public relations for non-profits, established businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises. My insatiable interest in technology has kept me on the cutting edge of advancements in social media, business communications via smart phones and iPads, the latest innovations in software applications, and multi-media development. I am a passionate advocate of educational content marketing, and have designed a variety of very successful campaigns and strategies. It all started with educating people about how to prepare for emergencies through seminars, articles in newspapers, magazines, and catalogs, and then videos teaching customers how to purify water, prepare and store food, and create 72 hour kits. My career has included directing and collaborating with a large variety of creative authors and publishers producing content for interior design publications, automotive magazines, university websites, podcasts and multimedia apps for handheld devices. I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Administration to further enhance my skills and expertise. Specialties: Grant Development, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Educational Technology, Organizational Leadership, Product Research and Design, and Entrepreneurial Strategic Development.