Experience






1133 Commerce Dr. #433
Decatur, GA 30030
 (828) 424-9533        lmlavoie@gmail.com
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EXPERIENCE


1/2012 – Present      Self-Employed                                                Asheville, NC
                 Freelance Writer
  • Blog writing for Haley Marketing, HomeActions, The NotMom, New Earth Asheville, Prime Mortgage Lending of West Asheville, Core Exteriors, Tiny House Magazine and more.
  • Guest blogging for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, Chicks That Dig Beer, International Childfree Day, Mind,Body,Green, and more.
  • WordPress skills, including Yoast SEO management.
  • Ghost blogging and social media management for small business owners and marketing companies.
  • Speaking engagements about Tiny Houses for multiple events around the country on topics such as the philosophy of tiny living and affordable housing initiatives.


10/2014 – Present    The NotMom Summit                                       Cleveland, OH
                   Co-Administrator
  •  Established the first ever conference for women without children in the nation. 
  • Speaker outreach, coordination, and communication.
  • Organizing the schedule and events for the day.
  • Continued work on future Summit events.


6/2014 – Present      Asheville Small Home Advocacy Committee         Asheville, NC
                   Co-Founder
  • Asheville SHAC is a group of dedicated volunteers working together and with the city and Buncombe County to make micro homes a viable solution for affordable housing, urban density, and walkability of the city and surrounding areas.
  • Partner with multiple tiny house organization in the area including Wishbone Tiny Homes, Tiny House Asheville, Ergo Designs, and The Asheville Small Home Center.




5/2004 – 5/2012      Discover Staffing                                           Alpharetta, GA
                    Operations and Recruiting Specialist
  • Specialized in the recruiting and placement of Administrative professionals of all levels.
  • Managed the company’s Internet presence including
  • Processed all pre-employment screening with LexisNexis, Kroll and Sterling Testing, eScreen Drug Screens and ProveIt On-Line testing.
  • Submitted all unemployment claims and participated in hearings as needed.  Never lost a company initiated appeal. 
  • Rewarded with a raise in salary and commission percentage during the recession between 2008-2010.

PUBLICATIONS


  • 120 Ideas for Tiny Living (2013)
  • How to Drink Craft Beer: A Beginner’s Guide (2014)
  • Your Job Search: Resumes, Interviews, and More (2015)
  • Life in 120 Square Feet: The Essays (2017)
All available on Amazon.com

EDUCATION


Western Michigan University                                                          Kalamazoo, MI
              Bachelor’s Degree
  • Anthropology courses in Theory and Applied Ethnography as well as field work in Cultural Studies.
  • Developed strong writing skills and a working knowledge of the Historical Method.

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