I started my business in July 2003, a few months after my daughter Paige was born. My dad, Dallas, came up with the name Paige One Promotions. The name seemed to dually fit because of my journalism background to strive for page one results and because this business is a result of my effort to put my family first.
I started Paige One in Torrington, but my husband, Chad, Paige and I moved to Scottsbluff in 2005, so Chad could manage Irrigation Specialties (which is now 21st Century Water Technologies) in Gering, Neb. In 2007, our second daughter, Aria, was born. Chad and I are both from the Scottsbluff area and are thrilled to have the opportunity to raise our children here.
My goal for Paige One Promotions is to help local businesses and ag-based businesses to better promote their operations through more professional publications, advertising and web presence. I have worked for several small companies as a one-person marketing department and have been blessed with a broad range of experience in this field.
Following is a complete listing of my work experience.
Bachelor of Arts in News-Editorial Journalism, 1995
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Kappa Tau Alpha, Journalism Honor Society
07/03 to Present -- Owner, Paige One Promotions, Scottsbluff, NE
Own and operate a business focused on marketing and communications through the development of web sites, advertising and collateral publications, in addition to consulting. Continue to serve as Director of Communications for NLPA under a contract basis. One of the previous duties for NLPA was to handle all publicity for its beef checkoff-funded Beefmobile program.
10/99 to Present-- Communications Director, National Livestock Producers Assn., Colorado Springs, CO
Responsible for writing, editing, and designing NLPA publications including: The National Producer (bimonthly newsletter), annual reports, surveys, brochures, legislative white papers and weekly news briefs. Write, edit, design, publish and maintain web sites for NLPA, NLPA Sheep & Goat Fund and Tennessee Livestock Producers (NLPA member). Maintain advertising and other promotional campaigns for the NLPA Sheep & Goat Fund. Coordinate special projects and work with NLPA’s CEO in strategic planning. Attend meetings and tradeshows representing NLPA.
09/97 to 01/02 -- Copy Editor/Proofreader, The Sociological Forum, Albany, NY
Copy edited and proofread academic papers for The Sociological Forum, for the State University of New York, using the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press Style.
03/97 - 02/99 -- Writer/Editor, Policy Research Associates (PRA) , Albany, NY
Coordinated publication production at PRA, including writing, editing, proofreading, designing and producing brochures, papers, annual reports, news articles and newsletters. Edited, formatted and designed publications for PRA clients, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Coordinated designers, printers, copy centers and mail houses in the completion of publications. Maintained PRA’s four web sites.
11/95 - 12/97 -- Communications Coordinator, Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH
Served as a liaison for media representatives at Lakes Region General Hospital. Created brochures, posters, press releases and fliers to increase employee participation in hospital activities and to promote hospital programs to the Lakes Region Community. Wrote, edited, photographed and designed Update, a bimonthly hospital employee newsletter. Developed the theme and design of Lakes Region General Hospital’s annual report.
9/93 - 5/95 -- News Writer -- Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE
Worked with Extension Educators at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to generate, research and develop story ideas into articles for statewide distribution.
* In addition, during college I held summer internships as a reporter at both the Lincoln Journal-Star in Lincoln, Neb., and the Business Farmer in Scottsbluff, Neb.