Glad You're Here
Welcome to the CrusePR website, and the home of the Let's Get Real blog! I'm so happy to have you here.
You can read all about my resume below, but the most important thing to know is I'm a wife, and a working mom to two wonderful babies, who aren't really babies anymore. I love to write, brainstorm, and run. As a matter of fact, most of the posts you'll read here will come as a result of a nice, long run.
I hope you'll be inspired and encouraged, and if you're just here for PR help, you'll find that too. Story telling is my passion - both my story and yours.
Now, the work stuff ...
I am a proud graduate of Bellarmine University where I graduated with honors and degrees in communications and English. I began my career as an intern at Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations and instantly realized I loved the variety and relationships that came with an agency environment.
However, in an effort to broaden my skills, I went on to learn everything I ever wanted to know about cows and tractors during my PR role with the Kentucky State Fair Board, before moving on to the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, where I had the pleasure of walking with them through a rebranding and renovation. I eventually made my way back to agency life at Bandy Carroll Hellige, where I stayed until the birth of my first child. The people there were instrumental in helping me launch CrusePR in 2007, and I will be forever grateful. In addition to CrusePR, I also served as the executive director of a small nonprofit from 2014 - 2019.
So basically what I'm saying - stores, food, healthcare, cows, tractors, airplanes, board members ... I've done it all.
My experience far surpasses that of a traditional public relations practitioner. A unique balance of public, private, and nonprofit clients has equipped me with a wide range of skills and experiences, allowing my clients to move forward with confidence. But for me, it's about more than the client or the brand, it's all about the relationship.
"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou