Hi, my name is Katelyn Sides, and this website is my online resume and ePortfolio. I was born and raised in the small town of Cullman, Ala. I want to eventually end up in a large, fast-paced city. Some of my personal interests are theatre, community involvement and development, and keeping up with the latest trends in the PR world. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, going for a run, watching old movies, or checking out the new local restaurant in town.
I am an Auburn University graduate, spring 2014, and I graduated with magna cum laude honors. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and a minor in business. I decided to major in public relations because of my love for people. I accepted the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the United Way of Cullman County in April 2014 and started the job two weeks after graduation. With that position, I helped people every day. That was a side of public relations that I loved the most, helping, educating and informing the public.
In the fall of 2014, I started to visit Huntsville, Ala. frequently, and I fell in love with Rocket City. In Dec 2014, I applied for a position with Downtown Huntsville Inc. My role in this organization was truly amazing; I love being a part of the revitalization process for Downtown Huntsville. Huntsville is Home. This is job where I also found my passions. I loved event planning; I loved working with people in the community to make downtown the "place to be"; I loved being apart of something bigger than myself.
In the fall of 2015, I was approached by Radiance Technologies, Inc., a government contractor in Huntsville who was searching for their first-ever corporate communications manager. I began the position in January 2016. I love that I can see the difference I am making with Radiance employees by planning corporate events, sending out press releases, composing internal newsletters and so much more.
Feel free to take a look around on my website and reach out to me with any questions!