Personal I am a 48 year old, single female that recently relocated to the Florence, Al. area. I presently own and operate my own businesses (Web Desing and Beyond and BDR Barter). Having been self employed for over 10 years, I am at present looking for a steady position with possibilities of advancement to call a career. I am dependable, courteous, and an asset to any team as well as able to take care of the job solo, if necessary.
Objective I am looking for a career opportunity that will allow me to utilize my skills with people, customer service, computers, graphics, drafting, and design, as well as present me with a challenge to further my work skills and life experiences.
Education 1981 Bensalem High School Bensalem, Pa.
? Majored in Continuing Education, Theater Arts, Graphic Design, Drafting
1981 Ringling Bros. & Barnum &Bailey Clown College Venice, Fla.
? Apprentice Clown, Skills include stilts, unicycle.
1992 NASVTS Nashville, Tn.
Degree General Drafting
? Majored in Architectural Drafting, Also studied general, and mechanical, Helped develop the Auto-Cad 12 lesson program used by school, Completed 2 year course in 14 months.
Interests and activities During the past 10 years, I lived in Canada for 5 years, during which time I taught myself how to build web pages, which lead to me opening my own business; Web Design & Beyond. I now manage several sights and have created a thriving business based on service.
After returning stateside, I have also continued my education of computer hardware and software, through rebuilding several computers. My skills with computers include servicing, building, and networking systems and computer updates . I also spend part of my time as graphic designer for Soul-R Music (Canada) , Simon Sayz Music (Canada), as well as many independent artist. These accounts have afforded me experience in both web and printed design that includes printed material such as business cards, portfolios and graphic design for tee shirt and promotional items, as well as album covers.
And alas, I also opened a National Barter exchange and presently maintain my own exchange as well as help broker members for other exchanges across the country as the only independent broker ever in the do-barter software platform. In addition to maintaining a customer service help line for the software provider.
When I’m not working; I am an avid reader and still enjoy riding unicycles!
2010-Presenty Do-Barter Software Homosassa, FL
Help Line and Customer Service
? I provide customer service and I am Responsible for answering and maintaining a software support line for the Do Barter software platform. This platform is provided to over 150 exchanges and 50,000 business owners. I have also recorded help files available on line thru the system, and developed the FAQ sites for the software.
2007-Presenty BDR Barter Florence, Al
Owner Barter Done Right - Barter Exchange
? I operate a barter exchange consisting of business owners nation wide that trade goods and services utilizing a web based software program, and a agreed upon currency called barter dollars (IBA dollars) BDR acts as a third party record keeper for the account thru use of the software platform. I provide customer service to my members, as well as accounting, monthly billing, and all record keeping as it pertains to the transaction. I also work as a consultant and broker for other exchanges in the network on a part-time basis
2000-Presenty Web Design & Beyond Florence, Al
Owner Web Graphics Development and Design Company
? I am Responsible for all aspects of web development including design, maintenance, set-up, and service of same, as well as graphic design for print and promotional use. I also maintain a home office, which includes bookkeeping, customer service, and sales as well as all jobs pertaining to office administration.
2003-2005 Q-barter Windsor, Ontario
Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Owner
? Duties Included receptionist, data entry for a data base barter operation, sales and marketing, item procurement, public relations, and accounting.
2004-2005 Shoreline Bus-line Windsor, Ontario
? Duties Included daily pickup and delivery of children ranging in age from Kindergarten to High-school levels. I ran both morning and afternoon runs from November to the end of the school year (July 29th , 2005 )
2000-2002 Marina Maids Windsor, Ontario
? Duties included boat detailing both on and off the water. Including cleaning, prepping for shows, repair cleaning, buffing and all related aspects of professional detailing.
References Paul Dragon 727-489-2634 Owner - Do Barter Software Platform
Mark Alabano 802-770-0372 Owner – Transmedia Trade
Laurie Sossa 678-491-9367 Owner – Southern Barter Club
Summary of Programs Known
Computer Programs Known
? Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
? Basic Dos
? Acrobat, WinZip
? Corel Print Office, Photo Suite
? Print Perfect Suite
? Quark for Mac
? Microsoft Office, Works, Outlook & Express
? Norton Antivirus, Utilities
? Simply Accounting, Quicken
? WS-FTP pro
? Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Photo Deluxe
? Gerber Edge
? Adaware, Spybot S&D, and similar
Also several specialty programs such as Burg, barter-all and Fast-Trak; As well as extremely adaptable to learning new software.