Experience






Decatur, GA
 (828) 424-9533        lmlavoie@gmail.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/lmlavoie

Freelance writer with 8+ years’ experience creating content for small businesses and marketing companies including one client who has a 33% open rate on their email newsletter and over 1,700 views per month on their website and blog. 

EXPERIENCE

1/2012 – Present: Laura M. LaVoie: Writer                                                                        Asheville, NC

                 Freelance Writer
  • Blog writing for marketing companies and small businesses like Haley Marketing, HomeActions, GoPrime Mortgage Lending of West Asheville, Excelovation, Tiny House Magazine and more.
  • Guest blogging for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, International Childfree Day, Mind,Body,Green, and more.
  • WordPress skills, including metadata and SEO.
  • Ghost blogging for business owners to establish them as subject matter experts.
  • 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.com and 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.
  • Blogging and other writing projects.


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 DIY Tiny, Tiny House Asheville, Ergo Designs, and The Asheville Small Home Center.


STAFFING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

5/2004 – 5/2012: Discover Staffing                                                                  Alpharetta, GA
·                                         Operations and Recruiting Specialist

07/1999 – 6/2003: Various Staffing Agencies                                                  Detroit, MI
·                                         Temporary Staffing Recruiter


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
  • ·         BA in Anthropology and History 

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