With more than 25 years of experience both in front of and behind the camera, Allison began her career as a television news reporter and anchor, before moving into advertising and public relations. She has media trained CEOs, scientists, law enforcement officers, medical professionals, small business owners and leaders of non-profit organizations. Her background includes crisis communications and government relations. Allison's former clients include McDonald's, Walmart, Armor Holdings, Jacksonville Transportation LLC, First Student, Florida 511, Shands Hospital and the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Currently Allison works as a Public Affairs Officer for NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. She handles media requests, social media, and strategic and crisis communications.
Allison is from Richmond, Virginia and has degrees in journalism and public relations.
*In this picture Allison is holding the rare, very tiny, recently discovered pocket shark.