I’m a content producer, project manager, and marketing nerd who loves big ideas, ambitious challenges, and “Aha!” moments.
Who moved my cheese?
In December 2015, I went through one of Oregon’s largest layoffs in recent history. It was a pivotal moment in my life and I was moved to write about the experience in my first-ever blog post. After 15 years moving up, around, and through the complex world of banking and credit cards, I enrolled at Portland State University to pursue my passions and level-up my education.
Back to school
In the Spring of 2016, I went back to school at 40 years old. I took advantage of this amazing opportunity and soaked up the education; exploring key business concepts, tackling a variety of business problems, and even launching a marketing podcast. I studied the nuts and bolts of business from an academic perspective while catching up on the latest marketing trends, SaaS tools, and CRMs. By December 2017, I had earned a BA in marketing, finished two marketing internships, and completed three certification programs.
To stand out and spread awareness about my job search, I developed a creative plan that combined traditional job search tactics like volunteering and networking with something fresh and creative—a video marketing campaign. Using Final Cut Pro X, Ableton Live 9, a Canon t3i, and a green screen, I produced an original “music video resumé” called I Got Skills. Released on January 3, 2018, it has been viewed over 10,000 times and shared over 80 times across social media. Overall, the plan was a success and landed me a great job at the heart of Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The video led to an amazing job at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and my story was published by Mac’s List in a blog post called Capitalizing on Creativity to Stand Out: Miles Shattuck’s Job Search Story. Not only did I get some great marketing experience, I learned about the startup environment in Oregon and discovered an exciting community of entrepreneurs and founders. 💪#startuplife. Now, OEN is has gone through some major changes so I’m looking for my next adventure.
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In a Few Words
I’m a digital marketer and content producer who loves collaborating on bold ideas.
Quality > Quantity. EQ > IQ. People call me creative, passionate, and resourceful. A seasoned trainer and a teacher by nature, I create work environments that allow teams to shine.
Learner, Input, Maximizer, Winning Others Over (WOO), and Responsibility, in that order.
ENFJ (The Protagonist). ENFJs are often politicians, teachers, and artists. ENFJs you may know: John Cusack, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Business Books
- The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
- Originals by Adam Grant
- Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
- They Ask You Answer by Marcus Sheridan
Favorite Business Podcasts
- Work Life with Adam Grant
- Business Wars
- How I Built This
Skills & Expertise
Social Strategy & Community Management
Conferences, Events & Sponsorships
Leadership & Team building
Graphic DesignCheck out my LinkedIn
Marketing Writing Bootcamp
by Marketing Profs, 2019
Google Analytics Certification
by Google, 2018
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Marketing
at Portland State University, 2017
Digital Marketing Certification
at Portland State University (CEPE), 2017
Project Management Certification
at Portland State University (CEPE), 2016
Scrum Master Certification
by The Scrum Alliance, 2015
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish
at University of Oregon, 2000
Marketing & Communications Manager
at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, 2018-2020
at Downtown Oregon City Association (Contract Work), 2018
Content Designer Intern
at The Public Interest Network, 2018
Content Developer Intern
at Plural Additive Manufacturing, 2017
at KPSU, 2017
Sales/Service Manager & Trainer (Bilingual Spanish)
at Capital One and HSBC, 2000-2015
When I’m not working
I play music.
Back in school, I was in the concert band, jazz band, marching band, pep band, and the choir. 🤓#bandnerd
I love live music, karaoke, open mics, and ’80s movie soundtracks. MoPop in Seattle and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland are two of my favorite places.
First concert: David Lee Roth on May 22, 1988, at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
I’m an avid tennis player.
Playing it. Teaching it. Watching it. Reading about it. Singles. Doubles. Table tennis. Badminton. I’m in. I own several Wimbledon Finals on dvd and I’ve read Open by Andre Agassi, Winning Ugly by Dan Gilbert, and A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras.
I like the mix of power, grace, and problem solving tennis requires. It’s a good workout, too.
Favorite tennis players: Rafael Nadal & Kim Clijsters.
I occasionally write about marketing trends, job search strategies, and teamwork, with music, technology, and other topics added for variety. Read a few of my most popular posts below.
Write Your Own Positioning Statement: Three Things I Learned From My Career Coach #2
This is a job you’ve wanted for a while. It’s perfect for you; a natural step up in your career with more responsibility, better pay, and an opportunity to make … CONTINUE READING
Are Networking Events Really Worth It?
Networking events can be awkward and uncomfortable. Your anxieties are on high alert. You don’t know anyone there. You’re afraid you’ll want to leave right away. “Why isn’t anyone talking …
Real iDeal Radio Podcast S1E4: SalesFirst Recruiting Co-Founder Adam Morris
Hear my chat with Co-founder of Oregon’s SalesFirst Recruiting, Adam Morris, as he shares how being stranded at a bus stop led to founding and running a successful business. Adam …
Joyfear (3 Ways to Focus When You Face Job Elimination)
Each year, I used a week of vacation time in late July to celebrate my sister’s birthday, work on creative projects and enjoy the summer, and 2015 was no exception. The …
Real iDeal Radio Podcast S1E6: Cover Letters, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Buddha Bar, Don’t You Forget About Gen-X
We’re up to episode 6! This episode goes from healthy breakfast, to iconic apparel, to cover letters and more. I introduce you to one of my favorite bands, Bran Van …