Shellane Demarest

Not Your Average Journalist.

 I'm a US Army veteran with life experience and a voice who's not afraid to use it. While my background is extensive, it's not traditional. My passion for storytelling, coupled with social media, helps me tell the big story with engaging content. I'm not afraid to ideate, plan, edit and lead to give the audience what they want.

Transitioning from the fitness industry to journalism is a dream come true and look forward to sharing my talent with the world.

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Professional History

Past Positions

Capstone Freelance Multimedia Writer

Jan 2019 - December 2019

  • Shot and edited stories using iMovie and Adobe Spark programs

  • Cultivated and maintained credible news sources

  • Presented live video and audio interviews

  • Evaluate/fact-checked leads and tips to develop story ideas

  • Met daily deadlines which produced two stories a week

  • Corresponded with community leaders for interviews

Social Media Manager/Event Coordinator

Jan 2016 - Present

  • Planned, developed, created media

  • Coordinated several featured guest spots at large conventions, producing videos, marketing pieces and graphics

  • SEO for Instagram, Facebook Twitter

  • Facebook followers 17k+ Instagram follower 55K+

Guest Correspondent

Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

  • Provided two on-air commentaries for at Full Sail University

  • Introduced shows on air and announced station breaks, commercials and public service information

 

Other Cool Stuff

Wait, you did what?

March 1999 - August 2016

Fitness Instructor and CrossFit Coach

Provided training and instruction of fitness programs to individuals and groups. Engaged with clients in exercise routines and weight loss programs, and helps them to reach their individual goals.

November 2017 - present

Model and Actor

In between gigs, I can be seen on shows such as The Walking Dead, The Resident, and the upcoming Arthea Franklin movie, Respect.

April 2016 - present

Professional Cosplayer

What started as a hobby actually turned out to be a great way to fundraise money for a non-profit organization called Pets for Vets. They help rescue animals and pair them with veterans with PTSD.

March 1988-Feb 1992

US Army Veteran

I served during Desert Storm as a Military Police person. It was one of the best moments of my life. It was an honor and I'd do it again.

 

"Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own"

Michelle Obama

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Wanna Hire Me?

407-227-1003

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