Kristen B.

  • Payable
  • Joined February 2017

I'm fascinated with marketing, especially social media. I love to use Twitter notifications to keep up to date on social media news.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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Kristen B.
Chicago, IL, United States

Worked with



Social Media Public Relations Marketing Content Copywriting



I am a digital marketing professional with over 11 years of experience in creating social media strategies; creation and distribution of press releases; and presentations about marketing | social media | building relationships online.

Work history

If you are looking for someone who keeps the finger on the pulse of the evolving world of social media, you need someone who is notified of all things social media.
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Social Media Manager
* Increased overall engagement through social media channels by 55% two years in a row * Increased Instagram followers from over 700% in 2015 and by 175% in 2016 * Wrote over 150 Wordpress blog posts within 2015 and 2016 with over 17,000 page views
Good Shepherd Center
Director of Development
* Increased grant funds more than $3,000 than previous fiscal year * Created persuasive appeal letters increasing year-end donations and event sponsorships by 15% * Designed and wrote for the Good Shepherd Center Newsletter with Adobe InDesign
Park Lawn
Marketing Manager
* Increased Park Lawn online social media presence with more conversational and resourceful posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube * Presented Park Lawn’s financial success in writing 3 annual reports * Built a relationship with the media



Southern Illinois University of Carbondale
Bachelor of Science in Communication




Native or bilingual proficiency


communications content creation content marketing customer outreach customer retention digital marketing digital media editing media relations


Buffer Canva Constant Contact Facebook Facebook Advertising Hootsuite Instagram LinkedIn Photoshop Pinterest PRWeb Sprout Social Twitter Wordpress YouTube


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 35hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Events Food Kids & Parenting PR & Communications Travel

What I read

Blogs, online magazines and books

Side projects

I volunteer in the kids area at my local church