Professional Broadcaster, Journalist & Consultant
Hi, my name is Yolo (yep- like "You Only Live Once") and I am the Founder of Yolo Vox. I have a B.A in broadcasting and a minor in youth development from Goshen College, a small but award-winning school. In my broadcasting career, I've worked in the fast-paced life as a journalist for Fox 28 News and as the News Director for WFRN Radio in Elkhart. Although I love working in the newsroom, I also love helping businesses and underserved communities thrive. This second passion took me to relocate in the beautiful country of Costa Rica where I worked as a multimedia producer and translator for 119 Ministries. In 2015, I moved back to my hometown in Mexico to assist in the launch of Repacci Publicaciones, an online academic and educational database. As if that traveling wasn't enough, one year later I freelanced in Panama as a bilingual marketing coordinator and translator for a US-based nonprofit. That was by far one of the most challenging jobs yet extremely rewarding because I realized I did it all-- from website development to marketing in English and Spanish and managing donations.
Most recently I worked as a Development Director for a non-profit medical center from 2016 to 2020 where I successfully formulated and implemented all aspects of fundraising such as annual giving, events, grants and year-end campaigns. I tripled the fundraising income and created a unique statewide business expo for Latino-owned businesses, raising over $25k in its second year.
Today, I am committed to assisting my clients locally, nationally and internationally with high quality voiceovers and translation services to give their customers the best experience. Contact me to find out how I can generate the results you're looking for.
Awards & Recognitions
Business Diversity Initiative Award
Presented by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce in recognition of building bridges that connect minorities to Elkhart's diverse business community.
Certificate of Developing Major Gifts
Presented by the Lilly School of Philanthropy
Indiana Spectrum Awards Finalist: Best Radio Newscast
Presented by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters. Piece entered: newscast with best local and state variety and newsworthy stories
Indiana Spectrum Awards Finalist: Best Radio Breaking News
Presented by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters. Piece entered: WFRN 104.7 radio breaking news
Indiana Spectrum Awards 1st Place: Best News Package
Presented by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters. Best news package, "Number One Burrito" SOT
Indiana Spectrum Awards 2nd Place: In-Depth Story, "Wall of News"
Presented by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters. Piece entered was in collaboration with videographer, Daniel Penner