Bio: News junkie, political wonk, avid reader, mother of three, grad student and Executive Director of Communications & Marketing for Tennessee Tech University. Education: B.S. English Journalism, Tennessee Tech University, 2004; B.S. Political Science, Tennessee Tech University; 2004, M.A. Journalism, University of Memphis, on track for 2015 Work Experience: independent contractor for Ryan & Associates, an editorial consulting firm that produces the Saudi-U.S. Relations Information Service (www.susris.com); senior staff writer at MMA Creative (www.mmacreative.com), an advertising agency; lead reporter for the Cumberland Business Journal (www.ucbjournal.com); Marketing Director for Tennessee Tech University; now Executive Director of Communications & Marketing for Tennessee Tech University (www.tntech.edu). Married to my high school sweetheart Josh Maynard, who has 2 full-time jobs (Daddy's Daycare Mon-Thur for our 3 daughters and top-notch RN for NHC Healthcare Fri-Sun, 12 hour shifts 🙂 Together we have 3 daughters: Abbie and Emma -- our soon-to-be 4-year-old twins -- and Claire Noelle, our sweet baby cakes who turned 1-year-old in December. Hobbies: love to read (huge fan of Stephen King, Bentley Little, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole); industrial hard rock fan (fulfilled bucket-list item last summer by seeing Marilyn Manson live :); political news junkie - watch MSNBC Morning Joe every morning and read Washington Post and Slate everyday. Career Goals: I've worked in higher ed marketing going on 6 years at my alma mater Tennessee Tech University; just got promoted to Executive Director; would like to start my own online writing business someday.