Chris Brooks

Freelance Blog Writer & Book Writer

Location:El Paso, Texas, United States
2 Skills

Summer 2011
El Paso Community College
El Paso, TX
General Studies

Aug 2008 to January 2010
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Education/English Major

Aug 2004 to Jun 2008
Forest Hills Central High School
Grand Rapids, MI


February 2011 to April 2011
Personal Care Staff
Canyon Lakes Residential Treatment Center
Lubbock, TX

At Canyon Lakes I did a lot of paperwork during graveyard shifts while the patients slept and worked with the patients when they were awake. My duties were mainly to supervise the patients throughout their day and write up reports on their behavior throughout the day. I am Restraint Trained and would have to restrain some patients if they began to endanger themselves, other patients or the staff.

Jul 2009 to Oct 2009
Library Data Collection Staff
Texas Tech Library
Lubbock, TX

My responsibilities were to collect books off shelves, put books onto shelves, scan books into our system, perform various quality control and touch-up operations on a computer, and submit the scanned files to my supervisor.

May 2008 to August 2008
Ranch Maintenance/Animal Caretaker
Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co.

My responsibilities were to feed the animals, mainly horses, give them medicine, clean the stalls regularly, perform simple ranch maintenance such as: repairing broken gates, maintaining my tools and equipment, and replacing broken glass. I also exercised the horses.

Sep 2006 to Feb 2008
Cart Attendant/Cashier
Grand Rapids, MI

My job responsibilities were to keep the parking lot clear of carts, refill the cart alleys, keep entrance ways clear of carts, clean the bathrooms, help customers with heavy items, and working as a cashier during busy times in the electronics section and the main store section.

May 2001 to Aug 2001
Party Staff
Sharky's On The Pier
Venice, FL

I worked as a staff member for party's over the summer. My responsibilities were taking out the trash, working at activity booths, refilling water stations.

Additional Experience

April 2011 - June 2011
Worked with a missions organization in Mazatlan, Mexico for 6 weeks. Worked with orphanages, a skate ministry, and helped build homes in the slums.

May 2009 - June 2009
Teaching English in Rwanda, Africa
Working independently with missions organizations

January 2010 - June 2010
Attended Youth With A Mission training school
This involved three months of lectures followed by two months in China working with orphanages and teaching English in villages.

July 2009 and July 2010
Camp Counselor at One-Way Ceta Canyon
Happy, TX

Additional Skills/Training

Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Photoshop CS 4
Typing WPM: 85
Restraint Trained for Patient Care Facilities
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Book Writing