Wendy Means

Freelance Proofreader & Event Planner

Location:Laurel, Montana, United States
2 Skills
Wendy Means

904 10th Avenue, Laurel, Mont. 59044 (406) 850-1879


Northern Plains Resource Council (June 2009 – June 2010) Clerical and Event Coordinator – Process all incoming payments and donations by receipting, coding and data entry into online database. Send hand-written and form letter thank you’s to donors. Manage filing systems, answer multi-lined phones for the purpose of screening calls, transferring calls, responding to inquiries, and/or taking messages.

* Coordinated and executed the most successful Annual Meeting in 2009.

BayView Event Center and Charter Cruises (May 2005 – April 2009)

Wedding/Event Coordinator – Coordinated and planned weddings/events booked at the BayView Event Center and Charter Cruises. Help clients with vendor recommendations, décor choices, meal choices, timeline for event, as well as day of management, which includes: management of staff, décor details, vendor set-up, troubleshooting, and execution of event timeline. Write monthly articles for the BayView newsletter concerning upcoming trends, wedding tips and stress management.


* Coordinated and executed over 300 weddings/events, ranging from 50 to 300 people and from $5,000 to $50,000.

* Implemented and created many different up selling items to increase profits.

* Increased sales in weddings by $15,000 in 2008

Girl Scouts – Land of Lake Council (February 2003-May 2005)

Volunteer Intern- Organized the River Bats/ Girl Scouts Night event, wrote news releases, created an information booklet for Swing into Spring event and the 2003 Recognition Celebration, designed newspaper ads for the St. Cloud Times, designed annual report, helped with grant writing and fundraising. Wrote and designed billboards, magazine ads, brochures and newsletters.

Minnesota Choral Theater

Developed a public relations campaign

University Chronicle, St. Cloud State University

Contributing Writer – Researched and wrote an article for the May 1, 2003 edition

Customer Service

Wells Fargo (Banker Connection) – Customer Service Representative III (June 2009 – Present) Strokers Tavern – Bartender, server (August 2009-May 2010) Axel’s Steakhouse – Server (June 2006-June 2008)

Astound Broadband - Administrative assistant

REM Corporation – Live-in coordinator

Stearns County – Administrative Technician II

Quizno’s – Assistant manager

Billings Club – Bartender, waitress, cocktail

Toys R Us – Floor attendant


Skilled on Macintosh and IBM computers

Experienced with, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe PageMaker,

QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access,

Front Page, ACT, Caterease, Macromedia Fireworks, Microsoft Outlook, Sales Force.

Extensive Internet skills used for research.


Bachelor of Science, Spring 2005

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.

Mass Communications* - Public Relations and Advertising emphases

Minor: Geography - Emphasis: Travel and Tourism

* Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Professional Convention Management

Association (PCMA)

Professional Affiliations

Twin West Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council (MERSC)

Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI)

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors' Association (GMCVA)

Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce (LMCC)

National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)

Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce (EPCC) International Special Events Society (ISES)

South Lake Excelsior Chamber of Commerce (SLECC)

Volunteer Experience

Robbin Gallery (Robbinsdale Art Gallery)

2005 Excelsior Fireworks

SCSU Student Disabilities Services

Campus advocacy group

Honors and Awards

Deans List

Nominated for Excellence and Leadership Award (twice)

International Studies

Russia and Czech Republic


Tauna Quimby

Internship Supervisor

Land of Lakes Girl Scout Council

Waite Park, Minn. 56387

(320) 252-2952

Chrissy Peterson

Sales Manager

BayView Event Center

Excelsior, Minn. 55331

(952) 767-3115

Clementine Lindley

Program Coordinator

Northern Plains Resources Council

Billings, Mont. 59101

(406) 248-1154
Skills (2) Rating
Event Planning