S.B. has corporate, small business and volunteer communications and project management experience spanning over 20 years. From 2005-2015, she was a freelance jewelry designer, which allowed her to successfully combine her passion for creativity and design with her marketing and communication skills. From 1992-2000, S.B. worked at Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation first as a Supervisor of Lending Support Services and then as a Policies & Procedures Development Specialist. As a Development Specialist she wrote and edited reference materials, policies, procedures and marketing products. In her supervisory role, she trained and managed a team that was responsible for maintaining relationships with over 50 companies that had partnerships with Merrill Lynch. She managed and hosted events and seminars with these companies, including monitoring budgets, booking accommodations, coordinating transportation, planning meals and ensuring that all meetings ran efficiently. She started her career as an Editor for the Jacksonville Business Journal. She has a BA from Randolph-Macon College.