In 1998, April started her career in the tech and video game sector, working for author Tom Clancy and companies like Sony Entertainment and Electronic Arts. She was responsible for all aspects of media and public relations including press release writing, media tours, social media planning and execution, event creation and management, customer conflict resolution, crisis PR, corporate messaging, media training for executives, and served as a company spokesperson through interviews on radio, TV, and print publications. April also spent time in the cable TV business crafting social media campaigns for the company and individual TV shows. She has worked for a company that owned strip malls, a small environmental consulting firm, and a nationwide non-profit for government accountants.
During the recession of 2009, April shifted gears and went back to school to become a Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator to supplement her PR consulting. She has been working in the health sector for the past 6 years and is now well versed in those related industries. Since moving to Cody, she has worked at the Cody Chamber of Commerce in Visitor Services which included revamping the organization’s social media presence and also served on the Cody Culture Club’s planning committee for two years.
In her spare time, April loves to be creative and has been deeply involved as a volunteer in the arts. Her professional background has led her to be responsible for communications and fundraising of large art projects including The Temple of Promise in 2015 for which she helped generate more than $350,000 in donations. She has facilitated several successful online crowdfunding campaigns, created swag, and produced events to bring in mid range and high-dollar donors. For three years, April was also part of the Communications Team for Black Rock City, LLC, the organization that creates the annual event known as Burning Man. In Cody, April has volunteered with the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale for the past three years and has founded the Yellowstone Burners, a nonprofit collaborative public art group.