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May 2008Dec 2008

Marketing Manager

Stratege Digital

Prospected and qualified customers, Planned and managed strategic client meetings, Proposed marketing projects to customers, Communicated clients needs and expectations to the creative team, proposed solutions and revisions to clients, Worked with creative director to design promotions used to expand our customer base. Employed outside sales techniques to expand our client base and name recognition.


Sales Representitive

Watermans Carpet One

Worked full-time while attending full-time classes.Qualified Customers, Measured clients homes and made scale drawings of their floor plans, Proposed product solutions to clients, presented products on the show room floor and in client’s homes, wrote sales proposals, and prospected new clientele. Built rapport using tried and tested techniques, worked directly with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure workmanship quality and customer satisfaction. Personally trained under a sales consultant and business owner with over 55 years of experience. Closed many sales to clients purchasing over $5,000 in products and services.

Achievements During This Employment Period: sales leader

This Position Ended Because: Mr Waterman retired and closed the business

May 2006Sep 2006

Marketing Intern

Watermans Carpet One

Paid internship at retail establishment that I was already employed as a salesman. Wrote a strategic and tactical marketing plan, Built a point of purchase website, developed promotional materials designed to strict national branding standards and trained staff to sell using them. One month after implementation, sales growth had increased by more than 13%.


Administrative Assistant

Clark College- Basic Education and ESL department

Worked part-time while attending full-time classes.Supported largely diverse clientele, many with language barriers, maintained functional support to educators and staff working alone with little or no supervision and support.Performed many duties beyond the normal scope of my job description, developed and implemented organizational procedures still in place today.


Executive Assistant

Oregon Outreach Incorporated/ Gladys McCoy academy

Worked part-time while attending full-time classes.Provided office support to directors and staff.Worked with at-risk youth often in a substitute teacher, mentor, or tutoring role.I also performed basic maintenance and physical tasks.


Mar 2009Jan 2011

Chemeketta Community College

Finding my self at wits end in the current job market I have decided to take my career in a whole new direction, In March 2009 I began training to to become a Certified Drug Addiction Counselor. Having overcome and surpassed many obstacles in my own life; I find this change to be as refreshing as it is rewarding. 


  • Self motivated team player

  • Dependable, reliable, always does the job right the first time.

  • Eloquent and well organized presenter

  • Compassionate customer advocate

  • Sales leader


Notable Coursework

IBC Given By: University Of IdahoCourse Description: IBC or Integrated Business Curriculum is an MBA style undergraduate program required of all business majors at the University of Idaho. Instead of the traditional structure: a separate class in finance, management operations ,human resources development, information systems and marketing material was split into topics like Team Building and Group Dynamics, Planning and Decision making in the Organization and Product and Process Planning. We formed cross functional (among all business majors) teams that we worked closely with for the 1 year IBC program Assignments and projects were done in our teams and were generally much to large to accomplish individually. Projects included 30-45 page deliverables that outlined results of research and analysis and proposed solutions, 60-90 minute oral presentations using powerpoint slides of our research analysis and solutions, and development and managment of a tradeshow booth at a majior convention.

Market Research Given By: University Of IdahoCourse Description: Market Research and Statistical Analysis. Major project: A complete market research project including moderated focus groups,development of a web based satisfaction survey and a complete statistical analysis of our findings in SPSS. My team and I then presented our findings to the client in a 30 page written document and 45 minute presentation 

Marketing Promotions Given By: University Of IdahoCourse Description: First class taken From Mike Ahlstrom, retired senior vp of marketing at Proctor and Gamble wrote many strategic marketing plans learned about promotion and brand management from a leading authority on the subject

Marketing Managment Given By: University Of IdahoCourse Description: another class with instructor Mike Ahlstrom, we learned how to write tactical marketing plans using strategic plans we had previously writen. wrote a 45 page tactical marketing plan and prefomed many situational analysis of textbook cases. 


  • Sales leader at Waterman’s Carpet One
  • Business Strategy Game local champion and 5th place global winner.
  • Clark College certificate of achievement for exceptional support to instructors and staff.


Adobe Creative Suite 3
Adobe CS3 applications including InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash
Microsoft Office
Microsoft office 2010 applications including Word, Power Point, Excell, Acess, Front page/Share point designer and One note.