Rebecca Swanson

Freelance Photo Editor & Event Photographer

Location:Davenport, Iowa, United States
2 Skills

Professional Statement
A creative hard worker, with a morally and ethically sound personality. Independent but able to work well with others. Excels in time management and organization. Is reliable and dependable.

Illinois Great Rivers Conference • Springfield, Illinois 62704• May 2011- August 2011
Company Description – The Illinois Great Rivers Conference is the department that organizes and runs programs for the Illinois Methodist churches. They plan, organize and employ every Methodist retreat, camp, reunion, etc.
Position Held: Camp Counselor
Position Description – This summer from the end of May till the beginning of August I lived on site in Hudson, Illinois at East Bay camp as a residential counselor. I was one of eight employees of the summer. Our duties included the care of 5-8 children each week, insuring their safety, planning activities, and watch for their general well-being.
? First year counselor
? Requested to return next season
? Worked both residential and day staff

Dragonfly Studios Photography • Geneseo, Illinois 61254 • June 2006- present
Company Description – Photography Studio founded in Geneseo Illinois by Danish Miller. The studio takes photos within a 100 mile radius of the Quad City area. The studio takes wedding photos, senior portraits, family photos and the occasional pet sessions.
Position Held: Photo Editor/Photographer
Position Description – I was hired on as an intern learning the ropes of the business. I went from intern to secretary working the front desk to photo editor. After months of training and learning the basics of setting up photos I was given a camera. I still take photos and edit them when available to do so.

? Intern
? Photo editor
? Assistant photographer
? Photographer

Figge Art Museum * Davenport, Iowa 52801* November 2011-present
Company Description- An art museum in downtown Davenport, Iowa. They offer tours and the facility for events and gatherings. Local colleges and Universities house art work there. Lectures from artiest and experts are given periodically throughout the year.
Position Held: Marketing and Education Inter
Position Description: Right now I update online calendars.

Bachelors, writing, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
- Degree is in process. Expected graduation date December 2012. Majoring in writing with minors in journalism, English and art history.
• Member of Phi Eta Sigma (National Honor Society)
• President of English Pros(e)
• Selected for Deans list every semester
• Girl Scout (adult leader)
• Circle K. International
• Theater backstage hand
• University Choral
• Newsletter writer
Skills (2) Rating
Photo Editing
Event Photography