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About Cole

Coming from a small town in Southern Indiana, Cole grew up in a close-knit, farming and coal mining community. He learned the values of family, generosity, honesty and respect and became a well-rounded individual.

His interests in writing, digital marketing, social media, communications and project management fuel his dreams of working in a fast-paced environment while bettering the lives of others.


Cole is currently the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist at Denver Health in Denver, CO. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from Indiana University. He also has a minor in management. Obsessed with all things communications, he hopes to grow in his career and become a communications master.

Cole believes communication is the key to getting what you desire professionally and personally, whether it be connecting with consumers or fellow employees. His goal is to use communication to create invaluable relationships through genuine connections. 


Building genuine connections, servicing the community, seeking and distributing knowledge, and living a life full of laughter and openness


Running, hiking, trying new restaurants, hula-hooping, karaoke-ing (badly) and telling bad puns

bucket list items

Sky-diving, bungee-jumping, sailing, traveling to 50+ different countries and eating an enormous amount of food in said 50+ countries

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James

A quote to live by. Cole has always felt a strong connection with this quote. No matter how small the action or how trivial you think something is, it can mean a world of a difference to someone else. What you do matters. What you do does make a difference.


Quotes from previous employers

“Cole is truly dedicated to his work. As a savvy communicator with great social media skills, Cole is excellent at staying informed on the latest changes in the field. He is very dependable. He knows how to prioritize his work and is superb at networking and developing valuable connections. He also is able to take a project (with little information or background) and make it his own, solving problems and in return showing solid results for his effort. There is nothing better for a manager to have than to have someone you can depend on and not worry on how things will turn out.” - Todd Harper, Director of of Public Affairs and Communications, Eskenazi Health

“Cole was an enthusiastic, witty, social media expert who helped usbuild our platform into a high-performing and integral part of our corporate communications strategy. He is smart, energetic and wasan important member of our team. I would not hesitate to engage Cole in any communications project. He is a gem!” - Michelle O’Keefe, VP of Public Affairs and Communications, Eskenazi Health

“I managed Cole during his entire time at Echo Engineering. We worked together to bring a revamped content strategy for our manufacturing capabilities to life. During Cole's time with us, he proved to be very skilled with all Adobe products out the gate. Cole followed instructions very well and did a great job on hitting any and all deadlines. His content has become some of the most popular/highest traffic producing posts we've had since the start of our new content marketing strategy. I highly recommend Cole for any content marketing related position. He took on a tough role here at Echo of producing content for a very industrial and technical audience and made it his own. If he can produce high-quality materials for a company like ours, no telling what he can do for any other business or industry.” - Lee Lechner, Marketing Manager, Echo Engineering

"Cole is a passionate, hard-working individual who provided Little Red Door with excellent communication and social media skills resulting in success in a number of areas." - Fred Duncan, CEO, Little Red Door Cancer Agency

"Cole brings his best to the team and brings out the best in the team." -Tanya Anderson, Princess Cruises



Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Arts, May 2016

Major: Journalism; Minor: Management

GPA: 3.86/4.0


Marketing Strategist I, Jan 2019-Present
Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, Jan-Dec 2018
Denver Health, Denver, CO
  • Establish & implement SEO strategy & manage web work requests, using Sitecore CMS to update content for multiple pages, to increase site visits, backlinks & ROI
  • Develop strategies for service lines’ marketing campaigns with internal & external audiences to drive awareness & ROI
  • Create marketing strategies for paid & organic social media to drive brand awareness & improve patient acquisition & retention
  • Spearhead reputation management strategies & manage outside departments to improve patient retention & consideration
  • Project manage campaigns & communicate with executives to ensure successful completion of initiatives, making recommendations along the way
  • Oversee & manage budget for marketing initiatives & service line projects
  • Edit photos & documents using Adobe Creative Suite for website use
  • Research new technologies & methods to ensure best practices are met
Social Media & Public Affairs Coordinator, Feb-Dec 2017
Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • Planned & implemented employee giving campaign with employee gifts resulting in 34% increase of funds & the best campaign throughout company history
  • Manage & create strategic content for blog & social media channels
  • Collaborate with multiple service lines from the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center to the Eskenazi Health Foundation & more to promote initiatives
  • Prepare, take & organize photos used for digital & print marketing materials
  • Maintain relationships with media & outside organizations to enhance marketing efforts
  • Write & develop physician columns, documents on behalf of executives & award nominations (currently receiving 100% of awards applied)
Marketing Content Writer, May 2016-Jan 2017
Echo Engineering & Production Supplies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Monitored & created content for blog & social media channels using content calendar
  • Designed marketing materials such as mailers, sales sheets & trade advertisements
  • Researched, developed & measured marketing strategies using Google Analytics & AdWords
Marketing & Communications Intern, February-September 2016
Johnson Center for Innovation & Translational Research, Bloomington, IN
  • Edited website using IU standards to inform users of new events & information
  • Developed branding strategy & marketed center & events to increase awareness
Talent Acquisition Intern, June-August 2015
Princess Cruises, Valencia, CA
  • Created social media content to further connect with potential candidates
  • Organized 108 interviews in five weeks resulting in multiple new hires
  • Implemented & trained on video interviewing, decreasing interview process time by 50 percent
Marketing Intern, May-July 2014
Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Indianapolis, IN
  • Created content for social media, increasing Facebook likes by 57 percent & Twitter followers by 16 percent
  • Communicated with consumers in person & online using brand voice
  • Increased attendance & media coverage at events by staffing booths & distributing marketing materials to more than 130 establishments
Account Coordinator, August 2015-Present
Katari Skincare, Bloomington, IN
  • Designed brand book to show essence of brand & attract business
  • Developed integrated marketing communications plan to build brand image & personality


Freelance Writer, October 2014-Present, Bloomington, IN
  • Pitch & write articles based on trends to increase overall website views
  • Collaborate with social media influencers to engage follower bases of over 20 million
  • Communicate remotely with editors to revise final article edits
Editor, February-May 2015
Spoon University- Indiana University Chapter, Bloomington, IN
  • Edited & wrote articles & local restaurant reviews to increase website readership
  • Managed a group of 4 writers to create articles appealing to students across the country


Treasurer, August 2014-May 2016
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Assocation, Bloomington, IN
  • Created events to educate students about LGBTQ issues & provided a safe zone for discussions
  • Managed the organization’s finances to ensure correct spending without going over budget
Director of Public Relations, August 2014-May 2015
School of Public & Environmental Affairs Student Undergraduate Organization, Bloomington, IN
  • Designed flyers to advertise events resulting in larger attendance
  • Initiated revamping of current website to become more user-friendly & increase traffic
Director of Respect, August 2013-May 2014
Indiana University Culture of Care, Bloomington, IN
  • Planned & implemented a week-long, anti-hazing event to educate students dangers of hazing
  • Directed group of approximately 30 students to distribute anti-hazing materials
  • Developed phrase & shirt design that appealed to & educated the student body which resulted in 400 shirts distributed
Assistant Director, August 2012-May 2013
Indiana University Union Board, Bloomington, IN
  • Managed group of 8 students to create & initiate campus events to improve student involvement
  • Marketed events through flyers, word of mouth, Facebook & Twitter resulting in increased attendance from previous year
Intern for Director of Communications, August 2012-May 2013
Indiana University Student Association, Bloomington, IN
  • Provided the student body with Indiana University policy & news updates through Facebook & Twitter
  • Consulted various student organizations & administrators about improving Indiana University policy & student life
Member, August 2013-May 2016
Public Relations Student Society of America, Bloomington, IN

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