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Rutgers University (Journalism)
Syracuse University (Master's)
Aside from graduate and undergraduate degrees in the communications field, I am a public relations professional who writes for a living. As a PR executive, I've had the opportunity to mentor and teach many young communications professionals on the finer points of writing -- both creatively and in a news-oriented style. I'm also a former newspaper reporter and editor who understands the difference between writing on the academic level and in the real world.
I also teach on business issues, in general.
My teaching experience includes positions in adult education institutions as well as "long-term" substitute positions at a local high school.
I work with students and their parents to craft individualized lesson plans geared toward helping students reach a stated goal. As a youth coach (football, baseball, basketball) for six years, I've know that there's not just one right way to reach a student. Aside from graduate and undergraduate degrees in the communications field, I am a public relations professional who writes for a living. As a PR executive, I've had the opportunity to mentor and teach many young communications professionals on the finer points of writing -- both creatively
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I played competitive baseball from age 7 through the club level at a major college. I coached on five different levels over the course of six years in Dumont, N.J. I studied batting and pitching with high-level coaches in northern NJ.
I played competitive basketball throughout grammar, middle school and high school, and on a club level in college. I have coached basketball for six years in Dumont, N.J., 3rd graders through 8th graders. I have been attending a variety of coaching clinics during that time frame.
I have a graduate degree in public relations and have provided public relations and business consulting services to companies in the business to business environment as well as in the business to consumer environment. I have operated my own business over the last 11 years. Well versed in a variety of business models and industries.
As a public relations professional who has managed staffs of up to 10 individuals, I have a good sense of how to guide people on their career paths. I have mentored colleagues and subordinates on career paths, changing industries, and career advancement strategies. As an executive at several firms, I have a good understanding of what positions have advancement opportunities and which ones don't.
As a public relations professional, I speak to a wide range of audiences -- in group and individual settings -- just about every day. I counsel executives on how to give presentations. I draft presentations for senior executives and for myself. I've given more than 200 presentations over the last 15 years.
I've played and coached competitive baseball for more than 20 years. My baseball skills lend themselves to softball -- except for pitching. I've coached boys and girls in the past (in the leagues I've coached, girls were allowed to play baseball). I've attended a variety of clinics on batting, fielding and throwing.