Who Am I?
I've spent the past 9 years learning the diverse skills necessary to create strong stable online communities that put your brand's services at their center.
I started my own YouTube channel in 2010, and RESCQU.NET in 2013. I worked for Constant Contact, and returned to college for a specialization in online community management. Then I attained all 12 certifications from DigitalMarketer and helped dozens of communities.
Spend fewer resources advertising to cold contacts or buying paid media and get back to focusing on what you love by growing a community that is financially and socially rewarding for you.
I graduated from Cheyenne East High in 2010 after four years in AP and IB courses. I took every elective I could in fine art with the intent of being a classical artist.
I went to Laramie County Community College (LCCC) for an associates in art and was forced to advocate for myself as a trans woman. I joined an LGBT+ club, began studying, and doing public speeches. I fell in love with communication & LGBT+ communities.
In the spring of 2012 I moved on from my associates in art at LCCC, founded Trans Youth Channel (TYC), and moved to Colorado to further my education at CSU.
Alongside my education and nonprofit I worked several telecommunication jobs, but ultimately became the Executive Director to RESCQU.NET catering privately to queer people with no access to resources or support.
Among the early jobs I held was Customer Engagement Specialist at Constant Contact - an email, event, and social marketing platform. I helped nonprofits, businesses, and other clients create conducive online marketing campaigns.
With Constant Contact I grew experienced in marketing, but disliked the campaign strategies that yielded only short term results, relied on outdated theory, and didn't teach clients why social campaigns worked. They just offered "tips".
My experience with RESCQU.NET and my vast network of open-source software geek friends showed me a better way to create online presence: Online Community Management.
So in winter 2017, I graduated from CSU with a bachelors in communication, a minor in anthropology, and a specialization in Online Community Management so that I can bring the values of open communities to everyone.
That was only one part of the equation however, so I went to DigitalMarketer as their Marketer-in-Residence where I learned under the best of the best in each of 12 different disciplines of digital marketing. I was then certified.
As a Full stack marketer I joined open source communities like the CHAOSS project and tested my newfound skills at Keystone Symposia, an academic conferencing organization with a global community of Scientists.
Although I have 5 siblings I was raised alone in Cheyenne. My father struggled to make ends meet with me so I largely raised myself to be very independent.
Highschool was particularly rough due to my mental health and gender Identity. I transitioned in 2010 after graduating and moved into the world on my own at the age of 18. To survive I had to be inquisitive and driven.
I continued forward with school despite my meager wages and blogged about my life on YouTube. I went to queer support groups and met my partner.
I moved to Colorado after my associates degree, climbed up the social ranks in beautiful Fort Collins, and now live in a wonderful town home complete with a Steampunk design!
My heart is tied between Wellington New Zealand, a country I've fallen in love with over two study abroad opportunities, and the majesty of Fort Collins. My dream job is online though so it's never been an issue.
I LOVE to travel and I have a beautiful Duke 390 motorcycle affectionately named Fawn. I have a great love for science, communication, anthropology, and Sci-Fi. I have an unhealthy obsession with the RoosterTeeth show RWBY and run a virtual role-playing group based on the world. Steampunk worlds are my jam, and any time I get the chance to dress up fancy, I'll take it!