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Ben Nelson

A dependable, professional, who has worked with children for four years. An understanding individual to the youth who are abused and neglected. Motivated and passionate to help every youth individual find their place in life.

Relevant Work

The World Race|Christian Mission Trip

Jan 2017Feb 2017

World Racer

Gainesville, GA (India)

Spread the Gospel in foreign language and creating an atmosphere of trust, and healing

Adjusted and adapted to living situations 

Learned how life in India operates 

Engaged with local children in community; playing games, dining, and cleaning local villages

Royal Family Kids

Jun 2016Jun 2016

Camp Counselor

Occidental, CA

Shared the Gospel to the youth and created applicable lessons to real life situations

Understood the knowledge, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences  of the individual 

      Camp Mendocino        Boys & Girls Clubs of SF

Jun 2016Jun 2016

Assistant Lead Camp Counselor

Willits, CA

Responsible for supervising a group of up to 40 youth and supporting a small team of staff members

Foster camper growth in the areas of: life skills, self care, and interpersonal skills

Engaged campers with positivity, including participating in cheers talent shows, and other activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, archery, biking, hiking and environmental education

Facilitated campers understanding 

        Local Outreach;        Canyon Kids

Aug 2013Apr 2015

Canyon Kids Leader 

Phoenix, AZ (Grand Canyon University)

Planed activities weekly

Spread the Gospel to children ages 5-14 and created age appropriate lessons 

Engaged with children during games and activities with enthusiasm, positive attitude, and selflessness. 

Prescott Pines Christian Camp 

May 2014 Aug 2014

Camp Counselor

Prescott, AZ

Responsible for the protection, safety, emotions and minds of campers while at camp

Helped campers understand the lessons taught during chapel and sharing the Gospel and applying lesson to everyday life

Engaged campers with positivity and encouraged participation

Work History

A New Leaf

Nov 2017Present

Behavior Coach I

Phoenix, AZ

Serves as a positive role model/mentor for the client

Demonstrate and provide strong communications skills both verbally and in writing

Serves as a member of a Child and Family Team if requested b the family and attends all CFT meetings

Child and Family Support Services 

Apr 2017Aug 2017

Direct Support Services

Phoenix, AZ

Demonstrated an ability to relate to and build positive connections with children and adults, be comfortable working in a strength-based and family-centered way, and be able to work effectively within a team environment.

Provide in-home and community family preservation tailored to keeping children and families together

LA Fitness

Feb 2017Apr 2017

Membership Sales Representative

Phoenix, AZ

Provided customer service to members and guests  

Marketed LA Fitness product such as memberships, personal training, clothing and accessories to the local areas

Sold LAF Memberships each day 

Provided full detailed tour of gym facilities 

Korbel Champagne Cellars

Jul 2016Oct 2016

Harvest Cellar Worker

Guerneville, CA

Aided to receiving grapes, sorting, pressing, crushing, press set up and press cleaning

Assisted with bulk wine shipping when necessary

Performed tank dig outs, tank racking, yeasting additions, barrel prep

Worked efficiently in wet, cold, or potentially slippery environments 

WALKINTOUR|3D Real Estate Tours and Photography

Feb 2016Jun 2016

Photographer & 3D Technician

Sonoma County, CA

Photographed real estate houses, condos, and apartments; exterior and interior

Placed 3D camera in precise location throughout home to create an exact view of interior 

Photographed during day time and night time to give perspective of household in different lighting

Lifetime Tennis

Jan 2013Jun 2013

Front Desk & Advertisement

Sunnyvale, CA

Managed Front Desk Operations such as greeting guests, double check lesson bookings and schedule tennis matches 

Created advertising for Lifetime Tennis such as tournaments and promotions 

Organized bulletin boards throughout local Lifetime Tennis properties

Education

Grand Canyon University 

Aug 2013Apr 2016

Bachelor of Arts

Phoenix, AZ

Digital Design: Emphasis in Animation

Skills

Maya Software 

Final Cut Pro

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop 

Photographer