Erika Van Wingerden

Freelance Event Photographer & Nature Photographer

Location:Goleta, California, United States
2 Skills
Erika Van Wingerden

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Graduation Date: 06/2012
Major: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Certificates: UCSC Crown College Leadership Development Certificate, CPR certified
United States Postal Service Santa Barbara, CA 02/ 2014 - 03/2014
City Carrier Assistant
• Deliver and collect mail under varying road and weather conditions
• Maintain professional and effective public relations with customers
• Maintain the sanctity of the mail
Santa Barbara YMCA Santa Barbara, CA 01/ 2014 - 02/2014
Membership Services Representative
• Register individuals for memberships and programs
• Handle program payments
• Maintain a safe and comfortable environment for members
Santa Barbara Adventure Company Santa Barbara, CA 04/ 2013 - 10/2013
Administrative Assistant/Reservationist
• Express complete knowledge of all excursions, policies and customer expectations
• Demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to handle guests in a patient manner
• Work courteously with fellow employees to coordinate and confirm all excursions
Valley Flowers Incorporated Santa Barbara, CA 06/ 2002 - Present
Sales Associate at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market
• Allocate certain percentage of profits to the market managers
• Demonstrate strong customer service and people skills
• Respond to and solve various issues regarding customer satisfaction
• Load and unload the company truck and set up the flower stand
Medallion Mortgage Santa Barbara, CA 09/ 2012- 11/2012
• Completed office tasks such as filing, copying, receiving calls, recording messages, ordering supplies, and scanning and emailing accounts payable
• Provided administrative support for the company and relayed professional information
Do It Best Hardware Carpinteria, CA 07/2011- 01/2012
Sales Associate
• Operated front register and interacted with clients to ensure customer satisfaction
• Stocked merchandise, checked inventory levels, and ordered necessary items
• Experienced and capable of working in a diverse work force
Leadership and Involvement
Intern, UCSC Women’s Center 09/2011- 04/2012
• Promoted public awareness of injustice towards women
• Empowered women to be strong, independent, and financially stable
• Encouraged women’s social and economic stability
Volunteer, Siena Maternity House 01/2011-03/2011
• Prepared meals, cleaned laundry, and counseled underprivileged expecting mothers

Computer: Proficient with Zaui Software and Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word;
Familiar with Excel
Languages: Familiar with the French language