Work Samples

Additional samples available by request.

 
 
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Writing - Blog

Kristen is a contributing writer for MilitaryBenefits.info. This blog covers whether or not using a veterans service organization is beneficial to veterans when filing a claim at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

This blog, written for the military community, explores the benefits of marriage counseling and resources available to military and their spouses. 

Active military, veterans, and their spouses are offered several tax breaks in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. This blog lists those tax credits. 

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Social media marketing & administration

Kristen currently manages social media for the American Legion Auxiliary. Their Facebook account has grown to 18,000 likes – a quarter of which were obtained in the two years since she has been the administrator, and followers and engagement steadily increases each week on all ALA social platforms. Samples available upon request. 

public relations

Press release about the inaugural National Poppy Day, which The American Legion Family helped get passed through Congress. Through the use of this press release and other media pitches, this story was picked up by several news outlets. All photos and content copyright of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Writing - copywriting

The American Legion Auxiliary needed copy written for its magazine submission page inviting members to share content and outlining submission guidelines. 

Writing - Blog 

As "Goodwill Gail," Kristen uses an informal and conversational tone to help ALA members resolve conflict.

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Writing - copywriting

Rise 'N' Grind Fitness needed a website copy overhaul to better advertise its services to clients and build a brand voice. 

Email campaign

Email campaign for Rise 'N' Grind Fitness promoting upcoming Fitness Retreat.

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When Political Bank, LLC was contracted by an Indiana candidate for State Representative, Political Bank hired Kristen as communications director. Responsibilities included public relations, media relations, event photography, email campaign management, and social media management. 

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Event Photography

Kristen often attends events as a staff photographer for the American Legion Auxiliary. This series of photos were taken at the White House during a visit with President Trump where he hosted ALA Girls Nation senators. Photos are copyright of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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Writing - feature article

This article was written for the February 2017 issue of the quarterly magazine, Auxiliary. The story covers the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, an annual event held for veterans utilizing creative art therapy in VA Medical Facilities around the nation. Kristen attended the event and took some, not all, of the photos featured in the article. All photos and content copyright of the American Legion Auxiliary.