I strive to be the best in everything that I do, whether it’s working with customers to ensure they get what they need or by continuously learning new things, to better the quality of life for my family and me. I am currently employed by Hallock Figure Skating Club as their Basic Skills Coach. I teach both children (ages 3+) up to adults. I coordinate skating lessons, testing, choreography, music selections and show preparation.
I believe my strong background in sales and my ability to be a self-starter that has helped me achieve the goals that I have set for myself. I enjoy working with others but I can accomplish just as much, if not more, when I am left unsupervised. I can be trusted to go above and beyond the call of duty to get things done. I am a fast learner and I am unafraid to ask questions when I do not understand a concept or a task that has been given to me.
2006-2009 High Desert Riding Gear Sierra Vista, AZ
Owner · For the past two years I have run High Desert Riding Gear. I have managed, marketed and promoted this business from the ground up. I completed all the background research into the motorcycle industry, compiled data and analyzed it for reports for loan documents. I also completed market research for the area as to whether or not a motorcycle accessory business would be profitable. In two years, I took a no name business, made it well known and managed to sell over 170 thousand dollars in product.· Helped those less fortunate and other struggling businesses to thrive by creating High Desert Bike Nite, a once a month charity motorcycle event.· I was responsible for all product procurement, payment and merchandising. I built relationships with all of my wholesalers to get the best possible prices.· I did all accounts payable and receivable.· I managed 4 employees at 2 different locations.
2004-2007 Cherry Creek Radio Sierra Vista, AZ News Director
As news director for 3 radio stations in the greater Sierra Vista area, I was responsible for gathering information and disseminating said information into an easy listening format to the public. · I gave live broadcasts at 6 a.m. with information from the local newspaper in which we built a collaborative relationship with. I also used news from local, state and federal law enforcement which pertained to the Cochise County area. As well as maintained good relationships with local, state and international contacts. · I used internet, wire services, telephone, television and newspaper resources to gather information and complete follow up on stories that affected our local listening area. · I reported on severe weather conditions, late breaking news and also helped with programming, hosted a talk show, did sound engineering, and was a production assistant. I wrote copy for commercials, produced commercials and transcribed commercials for clients. · Helped the radio station increase revenue by creating interesting and pertinent news for Cochise County. Because of my broadcasting skills, they were able to sell time to clients where they had not been able to before.
2003-2004 Primerica Financial Services Sierra Vista, AZ Financial Analyst ·
As a financial analyst with Primerica my primary duties included establishing a personal client base, work through referrals and to show people how to become debt free and financially independent. · Showed families how to control their finances by teaching basic money management ideas in the areas of debt and expense management, asset allocation and income protection. · Had a team of 4 women who I taught the principles of our business, how to expand and grow in a positive learning environment.
2003-2003 Knight Air 2000 Sierra Vista, AZ Direst Sales
Manager · I was responsible for going to preset appointments and showing clients an air filtration machine and how it worked. · 25% closing ratio · Trainer for the company and successfully trained over 10 people in the operation, maintenance and sales of the air filtration system.
2002-2002 SunGlass Hut Sierra Vista, AZ Senior Sales
Associate · Extensive product knowledge of over 200 items including watches, sunglasses, heart monitors and other sundry items. · Made the store more efficient by creating an inventory control system which helped reduced product loss by 95%. · Organized the store to increase store flow which enabled other sales associates to learn faster and increase their sales. · Regularly exceeded sales targets and received company bonuses.
2000-2000 PC Water Company San Diego, CA Account Manager ·
Account manager for over 7 apartment complexes and set up a “utility” company for Progress Management. · Performed market research, drafted letters of intent, spoke with firm lawyers regarding the legality of such an endeavor, analyzed all contracts, responsible for all accounts payable and receivable, as well as pulling meter readings and dealing with disgruntled clients. · Learned YARDI property management software and set up all new accounts including the over 1000+ renters already in a different system. · Proficient in Word, Word Perfect and Excel.
1998-1999 Nike, Inc. Alpine, CA Apparel
Merchandiser · Extensive knowledge of Nike products including apparel, footwear, eyewear, headgear and time pieces. · Set up displays for customer perusals. · Responsible for floor flow, which included product stocking, re-stocking and reclaiming, shipping and receiving. · Trained old and new sales associates in proper product knowledge.
2000-2001 PCDI-Paralegal Certification Sierra Vista, AZ · Paralegal Certification · Real Estate Law specialty
1998-1999 Cuyamaca Community College El Cajon, CA · Some college course work completed. · Made deans list twice. Several classes away from getting associates degree in history.
1993-1997 Monte Vista High School Spring Valley, CA · Graduated with honors and a 4.1 GPA while maintaining a full time job at Taco Bell and as an Explorer with the United States Border Patrol, Imperial Beach Station. Completed over 100 hours of community service with the Explorer program. · AP Student
I am excellent at meeting new people and getting people to like and trust me. I am awesome at sales proposals and closing deals. Knowledge-able about computers and can use word processing programs, data spreadsheet programs and other programs with ease. I am a fast learner and can handle stressful situations and deadlines. I know Adobe Audition, Audio Vault, WordPress, FaceBook, Twitter, MicroSoft Word, Xcel, Power Point, YARDI property management software, and email programs.