About Andrea

Wife. Mom. Writer. Designer. 

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I had the passion to be a writer at a young age, dreaming of writing a novel by the time I was in high school. By college, my journalism passion had twisted and turned into more of a business path and three colleges later, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from West Virginia University.

But throughout my twenty years of experience in design, fundraising, and marketing, from a newspaper advertising manager, to higher-education fundraiser and non-profit executive, one thing has been consistent - I understand the value of making a first impression. 

"One Nine Design was created for the small shop."

Too often, I see non-profits and small businesses compromising on what's really important because of limited resources - either time, money or both. One Nine Design was created to help "the small shop" find the balance between professional branding and breaking the budget. 

Before dedicating myself to One Nine Design full-time, I served as the Events & Marketing Coordinator for Downtown PKB. I have also had the honor of holding various leadership and fundraising roles with United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Baylor University, Florida Baptist Children's Homes, University of Florida, and the West Virginia University Foundation. One of my proudest accomplishments was receiving the 2015 Young Business Leader of the Year from the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce. I've recently joined the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley

I am happily married to my husband Scott , mom of two awesome boys, and a puppy mom to our chocolate Labradoodle, Kai. I have an incurable case of wanderlust and a list a mile long of places I dream to visit. However, here at home in the Mid-Ohio Valley I enjoy watching movies, reading books, and getting outside for long walks with my dog! You can find me sharing some of my personal life over on my Instagram page! 

 

Recent speaking credits

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  • Non-profit leadership

  • Non-profit fundraising

  • Volunteer Management

  • Grant Writing

  • Website design

  • Board leadership

  • Marketing your non-profit

  • Stewarding your donors

You can find me over on Instagram sharing all kinds of photos....well, mostly photos of my labradoodle puppy, Kai :)