Outstanding skills in customer service, marketing, hospitality, tourism, motivation, and organization. Excellent track record of developing, planning and implementing all aspects involved in the execution of profitable and successful events. Excel in creative problem solving. Efficient, diplomatic, and professional leadership skills.
? Restructured, systematized, and developed policies to assist in the process of managing events
? Produced innovative and revenue producing activities
? Secured sponsor, suppliers and vendor contracts resulting in decreased expenses and increased revenues
? Created and designed a variety of marketing materials
? Observe, receive, and obtain information from all relative sources to produce profitable and well attended events
? Present radio and television marketing campaigns and performances
? Managed web site development
? Responsible for presenting the Annual Seafood Festival that draws approximately 150,000 people from all over the country
? Contract and oversee 60 food vendors for the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival: vendor communication, administration,
accounting, contracts, insurance, budget, booth set up, compliance, satisfaction, and site management
Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce - Hampton, New Hampshire
Director of Special Events ? Seafood Festival Vice-Chairman ? Seafood Festival Food Vendor Manager (April 2002 to Present)
Manage complete process of planning Chamber festivals, ceremonies, competitions, parties, Other responsibilities include hiring, training, and supervision of personnel and committees. Prepare a variety of oral and written communications. Design and create all advertising materials such as tri-folds, posters, flyers, program, web site, social media, and all marketing concerts, and conventions, including budgeting, selecting/reserving event site, acquiring permits (state/local/insurance/licenses, etc.), coordinating transportation/ parking. Developing a theme/ motif for the event, arranging for speakers/entertainers, arranging decor, tables, chairs, tents, event support and security, catering, police, fire, portable toilets, parking, signage, emergency plans, health care professionals/aid stations, and cleanup. venues. Events include: Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, Awards Dinner, Toast to the Coast (wine/ beer/ food tasting event), Culinary Competition, Holiday Auction, Hampton Christmas Parade Chairman, Cadillac Classic, Summer Kick-off Party, Job Fair, and Golf Tournament.
Ben Franklin Craft Store, North Hampton, NH
Arts and Crafts Coordinator/Instructor 1997-2001
• Designed in-store arts and craft decorations (window dressing, end caps, sale cases, and all store displays
• Marketed and incorporated new products into instructional classes
• Hired and scheduled art and craft instructors
• Developed, planned, and marketed store events and a variety of art & craft classes
• Created lesson plans and taught art classes (In-store and out)
• Devised and conducted seminars (In-store and out)
• Responsible for customer service, special orders, and custom parties
Recreation Art Instructor (Adults and Children of all ages) 1991- 2011
New Hampshire Seacoast Recreation/Education Centers: Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook, Rye, FUN After School Program, WHS Adult Education, Exeter High School Adult Education, and Goodwin’s Nursing Home.
Working as an independently contractor for seacoasts recreation departments, summer camps, schools, and private facilities.
Create, plan and instructed a wide range of programs for every age group. Designed and implemented recreational classes, activities, and special events for children in pre-school, grade school, and middle school, as well as conducted adult classes for all age groups including senior centers/nursing homes.
COMMUNITY and STATE ACHIEVEMENTS and VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
WBIN Radio Community Broadcasting, Newburyport MA
Granite State Ambassador, State of New Hampshire
Hampton New Hampshire School System: Winnacunnet High School Career Counseling/Marston School/Center School/ Hampton Academy, Hampton Parks & Recreation Department, and Goodwin’s Nursing Home, Exeter, New Hampshire.
EDUCATION: Fisher College, Associates Degree (Business)
References furnished upon request