Resume

WHO I AM

Accomplished motorsports events, logistics, and facility specialist who thrives while working under pressure. Wide range of skills in the motorsports industry including track logistics, event management and operations, and staff/volunteer relations. Lifetime of experience in auto racing environment having grown up in a Sports Car Club of America racing family. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Parella Motorsports Holdings- Vice President of Event Operations: December 2021- Present

  • Oversee the planning and execution of all SpeedTour events across the United States

  • Streamline overall operations of Parella Motorsports Holdings: Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, Trans Am Series, and commercial rights of Formula 4 United States (F4 U.S.) and Formula Regional (FR) Americas Championships

  • Championship manager of the F4 U.S. and FR Americas Championships

 

SCCA Pro Racing- General Manager & Senior Manager of Race Operations: April 2018- December 2021

  • Championship and event management of the F4 U.S. and FR Americas Championships

  • Managed insurance coverage for SCCA Pro Racing sanctioned series and events

  • Streamlined and documented processes for ease of execution in future years

  • Assisted with execution of SCCA Pro Racing sanctioned Special Events (FIA Formula E, Pure McLaren GT Series, and Creventic 24Hour Series)

  • Worked with the President and Finance Director on providing a balanced budget each year

  • Website overhaul for SCCAProRacing.com

 

Circuit of the Americas- Event Logistics and Operations Management Specialist: August 2015-November 2019

  • Provide logistical and leadership support for professional and club racing events

  • Coordinate recruitment, registration and transportation for marshals and support staff, provide general logistical support to operations team, and serve as Race Control Coordinator for all attended events

  • Major Event Experience: 2015-2019 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix; 2015-2017 World Endurance Championship Lone Star Le Mans; 2016-2019 MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas; 2017-2019 Creventic 24Hour Series; 2017 & 2018 Pirelli World Challenge; 2018 World Rallycross Championship

 

MSR Houston- Events & Driving Schools Manager: August 2007-April 2018

  • Develop and write curriculums for all schools and corporate events

  • Instruct and manage team-building corporate events, Performance Driving Schools, SCCA Competition License School, and various driving safety schools, including Teen, Law Enforcement, and Corporate

  • Recruit, maintain, and coordinate instructor team for private lessons, events, and schools

  • Oversee the member and public relations plus marketing of MSR Houston

  • Represent MSR Houston at various chamber and community functions throughout the greater Houston area

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS)- Inclusivity & Diversity Advisory Panel Member: February 2021- Present

  • Sit on advisory panel to discuss and advise on inclusivity and diversity in motorsports within the United States

 

Sports Car Club of America- SCCA Women on Track Liaison and Executive Committee Member: January 2021- Present

  • Continue to act as an independent consultant staff liaison for the initiative that strives to expand involvement of women in all facets of SCCA programs through participation, volunteering and leadership

Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild: January 2020- Present | Board Member

  • Assist with planning and execution of membership programming for local quilting organization

  • Generate monthly email newsletter and assist with photography needs

  • Coordinate workshops and retreats as well as charity group projects


MSR Houston Charities: December 2009- Present | Founding Officer & Event Coordinator

  • Helped establish the non-profit organization to raise awareness and support for charities giving back the local community that do not receive national funding

  • Plan and coordinate all events, including our biannual Race 4 Charity races

  • Manage marketing, website, and online registration

 

Houston Region SCCA: August 2007- April 2018 | Regional Executive

  • Director of Houston Region Board of Directors leading the group to make decisions for the betterment of the club

  • Previously served as race chairman for 10 years handling the paperwork, budgets, preparation, and execution for all club racing events

  • Previously acted as the editor of the printed monthly newsletter generating content and managing distribution

  • Race chairman for Grand Prix of Houston (2013 & 2014) and INDY Grand Prix of Louisiana (2015) coordinating corner officials, firefighters and safety staff, logistical support and membership marketing with planning committees and on-site specialty teams. Worked with organizers during the events to solve evolving issues in an efficient manner


Houston Modern Quilt Guild: January 2015- December 2017 | VP of Communications

  • Manage communications to the guild, document meetings and events through photos, sharing images and written in emails, social media, and websites

  • Previously organized the annual gathering during the International Quilt Festival and reached out to industry partners for donations


EDUCATION

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Journalism | Photojournalism Major and a Studio Art Minor in Photography
Summa Cum Laude Honors | Cumulative GPA: 3.853
Related studies: photography, photojournalism, news and feature writing, layout and design, advertising, public relations, and web design

FIA International Training Workshops

Race Director: 2020-2022

Stewards: 2020 & 2022

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop, In Design, Acrobat, Illustrator, and Bridge

  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Intuit QuickBooks


Social Media

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Twitter

  • Snapchat

  • Pinterest

  • LinkedIn


Other Technical Skills

  • MotorsportsReg.com

  • MailChimp

  • WordPress, Wix, and ACME/Connect web platforms

  • Survey Monkey

  • Zoom

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Celebrated 30 years of membership with the SCCA

Held a full 2020 Championship season for F4 U.S. & FR Americas in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic

Set the record for the largest F4 Championship grid in the world at the 2019 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

First female and youngest General Manager in the history of SCCA Pro Racing

Named the 2016 SCCA Member of Excellence for outstanding leadership

Named the 2014 SCCA National Worker of the Year for Race Administration

Awarded the 2013 Houston Region SCCA Paul Cranston Award for outstanding service as a race worker

Named the 2012 Angleton Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year

Awarded the 2011 Houston Region SCCA Jack Parker Memorial Award for long-term outstanding service to the Region

Recognized Who’s Who Among College & University Students in 2007