While in college at the University of Maine at Farmington, I interned for two different non-profit organizations managing their websites and Facebook pages, and really liked it. After graduating I moved from Maine to California and began working at Advocacy & Management Group, Inc. (AMG) in Sacramento. I started in membership services, processing client members’ dues payments and helping with event coordination. I soon realized that we could manage our clients’ social media profiles more effectively if one person focused solely on them, and delegated other administrative tasks to other employees. With the support of my boss I became that person, learning as I went about what worked for each client. Eventually I was promoted to Digital & Social Media Manager, and was tasked with managing client websites as well as social media accounts.
I loved my time in Sacramento, I learned a lot about myself and about digital and social media management. While working at AMG, there was always this thought in the back of my mind that I would someday like to be my own boss. Then, seemingly right on cue (funny how life works this way), my husband was accepted to Harvard Law School, so the opportunity arose to move back across the country and create a career for myself.
I was fortunate enough to have the support of AMG to continue working with them as a consultant from Cambridge. Now it’s the best of both worlds: Working with my AMG clients I love handling their websites and social media & email marketing campaigns; and working for myself, I get to delve into designing websites for a wide variety of clients.