I am Hootsuite certified in social media management.

I have done extensive pro-bono consulting work with local nonprofits for event planning and marketing.

We should work together. Shoot me a message today!

Warren Communications News
Senior Editor 
  • Edited newsletters and reference books marketed to telecommunications executives and government regulators.  
  • Monitored developments at federal and local levels and tracked impact on new entrants and service deployments. 


May 1997 - Feburary 2014
Social Media Manager & blogger
  •  Audit, develop and implement social media strategy for clients with an emphasis on audience discovery and engagement. 
  • Create messaging and editorial calendars in addition to logos and custom headers. 

Professional Experience

​​Content Creator | Digital Strategist

August 2014 - Present

Content Creation

Social Media 

Professional Skills

Marla D.Shepard

About Me


I'm a former reporter with experience writing spot & investigative articles. 

I have been fascinated with the written word since I was a little girl and have pursued that passion working in journalism covering telecommunications business and regulation.

I have transitioned into mainstream areas with an integrated social media strategy launched through my own blog and in my work with Dress for Success Triangle and North Raleigh Ministries.

I'm building my digital brand through my editorial content as well as the behind the scenes work involved in web site production and marketing. Volunteerism is very important to me because it keeps me connected to my community and allows me to share what I've learned through the years.