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Jody offers her clients more than 20 years of experience as a Daily Newspaper Reporter & Photographer; PR Agency Senior Writer to Account Executive; Senior Sales Director; Local Event Representative; Freelance Writer and Photographer; and Public Speaker in the following areas:  


From row crops to livestock production, Jody’s agribusiness writing experience began as a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Raised in western Nebraska, she grew up around horses, cattle, sheep, and lots of corn, alfalfa, and beans. Jody honed her writing and photography skills locally as a regional correspondent for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald nearly out of high school. After moving east and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNL, Jody served as a staff columnist and the agricultural reporter and photographer. Living in southeast Nebraska and working in the department of Ag Communications, provided Jody with an even greater arsenal of specialty crops and animal husbandry topics to write about.

When a call came from the Badger State, Jody moved to Wisconsin to join the public relations staff at Bader Rutter & Associates. There, she became acutely aware of the many farm practices, along with the many challenges growers face daily. She learned the decisions growers make to protect their investments and environment, and yet enhance yield potential for optimum growth. She worked closely with her clients to provide viable information to producers, distributors, retailers and the agricultural media community.

As an account executive, Jody helped coordinate the product launch for AGROTAIN® the first commercially-available nitrogen volatility inhibitor. The new product’s public relations program consisted of writing content for and organizing media and influencer information kits, personal media editorial visits. Jody obtained numerous producer and dealer product-testimonials by traveling throughout the Corn Belt and the southern U.S.  The AGROTAIN® account allowed Jody the opportunity to attend trade shows and personally provide growers and dealers with product information and answers to their crop nutrient questions. She was part of the team to help the owners of AGROTAIN® become the first-fertilizer company on the Internet.

Jody also supervised and wrote copy for the production of a 12-page bi-annual soil management publication for southern fertilizer sales representatives and their growers.  She helped coordinate the press conference for the world’s leader in tracked tractors. In addition, she wrote the content provided to the editors in the information kits and supervised client follow-up activities.

After three years at Bader Rutter, Jody became the first staff member to represent the Wisconsin-based company in Montana. During the next seven years, she traveled the California countryside, North Dakota beet fields and Montana ranches to conduct interviews and capture photographs to accompany product testimonials for a variety of agricultural-bases companies.


From Crops to Cosmetics
Always striving to look and be her best, Jody became a self-employed business owner with Mary Kay Cosmetics. For more than 10 years, Jody developed and sharpened her sales skills, while being responsible for all aspects of her direct-sales business. In addition, Jody relied on her public relations and marketing skills to give her an edge for generating leads and building relationships to increase productivity. Jody trained and lead a team of 60+ consultants to earn three company cars and obtain the titles of senior consultant, star recruiter, team leader, future director, director-in-qualification, sales director and senior sales director.

Jody consistently earned the company sales prizes for 37 consecutive quarters and became the top recruiter for her senior director’s unit of 100+ consultants. She also was awarded the title of “Ms. Go-Give” as a consultant and director by her National Sales Director for the ability to inspire other women.


Special Event Promotion and Publicity
Jody had the unique opportunity to rolex replica serve as the 2009 Billings, Mont., local event representative for Women of Faith, the nations’ largest faith-based women’s organization. It was the first time the Texas-based company had ever selected individuals in each of its chosen 28 event cities to represent it at the local level.

Jody was responsible for working and building relationships with church leaders, ministry organizations, professional groups, and previous group leaders. She helped gather individuals and organize groups from across Montana and Wyoming to attend the event, resulting in ticket sales.

Once again, Jody capitalized on her public relations and marketing skills to develop local and regional news releases and secured local television appearances at all the major Billings news and radio stations to highlight and promote the event talent and information. In addition, Jody traveled Montana and Wyoming working with local chambers of commerce directors to promote the event in their towns. She established and reached weekly and monthly sales goals and worked closely with the company’s ticketing and customer service departments.

Jody assisted with other various tasks, including ticket registrations, product sales and networking at a variety of different replica watches uk events to promote the conference. While serving as the local event representative, Jody was in daily communication with the Women of Faith management to bring in signed-ticket contracts leading up to the event.


With a minor in history and love for travel, Jody understands the vastness of destination marketing. Jody seasonally contracts as a local and state tour director for a group destination planning company. She has traveled Montana and Wyoming providing the variety of tour groups with an informative, yet entertaining approach to remember their trip.


Freelance Writer/Photographer
Keeping her writing and photography skills sharp, Jody works with the local news media and publications to present story ideas and offer assistance. Jody’s recent local columns, guest editorials and feature articles can be seen in Magic City Billings and Lifewise magazines and the Yellowstone County News.


Other Interests and Community Involvement
Jody occasionally has the opportunity to take her writing skills and translate them verbally. She serves weekly as the worship leader at her church and “fills-in” when needed for her pastor to provide the weekly spiritual message. Jody is currently the presiding church board chairperson and a certified lay speaker.

Jody volunteers and serves as Secretary for the Chase Hawks Memorial Association (CHMA), a Montana non-profit corporation raising money in Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas to disburse to families in crisis. She serves as chairperson for the CHMA annual report and helped developed the “Friends of Chase Hawks” program.

Lamp Public Relations and Marketing offices are located at Billings LiveStock Commission Co. Inc., where Jody works weekly and monthly with the cattle and horse sales, respectively, to stay connected to and help those in the industries she loves.