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We’re excited to announce that Allison McClure has joined the Milestone team as content and communications manager. Allison has worked with Milestone as a copy writer and marketing consultant for more than four years before joining us as a full-time team member. We asked her a few questions about her life and background. Here’s what she had to say. 

Where did you attend school, and what did you study? 

I received a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in editing and publishing from Rowan University in New Jersey. After graduating from Rowan, I moved to California and earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and professional writing from San Diego State University. After two years in sunny San Diego, I moved back to the East Coast and earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from American Public University.  

What led you to Milestone? 

After working in the marketing department of a law firm for four years, I opened my own consulting business, and Milestone was one of my first clients! In that role, I assisted the team with blogging and other web content, social media outreach, and other marketing efforts. I became a full-time team member in 2021. I have always felt like a part of the Milestone family, and now it feels great to make it official. 

How would you describe your job? 

As content and communications manager, I manage Milestone’s online resources and creative content on our website, blogs, and social media. These efforts are meant to provide helpful information for Milestone’s clients and help more individuals connect with the firm. 

Share something unique about your life. 

Strengthening wildlife and environmental protections is a passion of mine; in my spare time I volunteer with the nonprofit Wild Virginia and design their marketing collateral. When I lived in New Jersey, I volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitator and got to work with all sorts of animals – birds of prey, beavers, waterfowl, rabbits, songbirds, and lots and lots of baby squirrels. At home I make wine, cider, and mead, and I think I’m pretty good at it. I’m also a novice woodworker – and I’m not that good at it. 😊  

What is it like to start a new job amid a global pandemic? 

There are millions of people who lost their jobs and continue to struggle financially because of the pandemic, so I’m especially grateful for the opportunity. Having worked remotely with Milestone for more than four years made for a smooth transition to this new role.