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Summary

Over my career, I have worn many hats: Project manager, career development professional, instructor, writer, etc. My wide array of experience has allowed me to work in numerous industries and environment that allowed me to to have a good working knowledge on a number of subjects.

Also, I have tried to expand my own foundation of learning, as I call it, to include numerous desktop and Web-based applications. I've recently put that good knowledge to use, speaking at the Software Freedom Day Cleveland event in October 2008 on OpenOffice.org and its features. I currently offer training in both Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice, and have taught computer courses at Stautzenberger College and Lorain County Community College as well.

One of my greatest accomplishments was the establishment of a career services program at the Cleveland campus of a national post-secondary technical school that entailed the development of career workshops, establishment of an externship program and devising a process to guide students into job placement. During my two years, I also headed up the collaborative efforts of all Directors of Career Services in sharing best practices by presiding over the monthly conference call and moderating the Career Services e-mail list.Any people interested in connecting with me for the purposes of learning more of what I have to offer are free to contact me.

Writing Experience

Below is a list of sites that I have contributed articles to over the past five years.

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Work experience

2003Present

Owner

TOG Solutions

Entrepreneurial venture originally launched to provide creative services, such as desktop publishing and Web design, then expanded to include career services, such as resume writing, virtual assistance and transcription.

  • Serve as primary contact for resume writing and other career services, training and desktop publishing.
  • Developed and currently maintain Web site, including the installation and maintenance of company blog and e-mail marketing software.
  • Launched several Internet marketing efforts that include pay-per-click campaign design and management and utilizing social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
20102011

Manager, Career Services

Chancellor University
  • Re-launched initiatives, such as the revision of the internship program and the coordination of Federal Work Study student employment, to bolster Career Services goals.
  • Developed and executed career development workshops and utilized delivery methods such as conference calls and other technology to extend participation to both ground and online students.
  • Spearheaded initiative to re-establish Chancellor University Alumni Association, including re-connecting alumni from the institution's previous incarnations to the current campus.
20092010

Web Consultant

Synergy Restaurant Consultants

  • Provided updates to Synergy Consultants Web site and recommendations for search engine and Internet marketing improvements.
  • Compiled data from Google Analytics and e-mail marketing campaigns to determine traffic demographics and made recommendations to improve user experience.
  • Developed and launched Synergy Innovation site and currently provides feedback for Dean & Danny’s custom spice blends site design project.
20082009

Quality Rater

Workforce Logic
  • Provided feedback in an effort to improve search engine results.
2008

Project Manager

Mango Bay Internet
  • Oversaw the design and development of all current Web site projects.
  • Provided copywriting, search engine optimization and Internet marketing services.
20062008

Director of Career Services

TechSkills
  • Developed and maintained job and externship opportunities for vocational students.
  • Provided one-on-one career counseling that included resume writing and mock interviews.
  • Developed and presented career development workshops in resume writing, interviewing, networking, job search strategy and dress for success.
  • Served as the moderator for the company's Career Service e-mail list and moderator for monthly conference call.
  • Contributed and edited components of the company’s standard operating procedure.
  • Implemented training program and documentation for incoming Career Services professionals.
  • Developed and delivered monthly campus newsletter, along with e-mail and local Internet marketing campaigns.
  • Created the TechSkills Speakers Series, a regularly-scheduled event featuring presentations from members of the IT, career development and health services community.
20052006

Land Specialist

Sullivan Realty LLC
  • Designed and launched company Web site and created all company marketing material.
  • Developed Smart-E Brochure, a Flash-based marketing piece.
2005

Graduate Intern, Career Services

  • Created and co-presented a career transition workshop for alumni.
  • Standardized departmental workshop Powerpoint presentations.
  • Performed resume revisions and mock interviews.

Member Since 2007

Education

Certifications

CIW Professional

Certified Internet Webmaster

Skills

Flash
Fireworks
OpenOffice
Conducted an OpenOffice presentation at Software Freedom Day Cleveland event on October 27, 2008. Also write regular features about OOo on the TOG Solutions blog.
Adobe Pagemaker/InDesign
Experience in pagination, marketing material design and book editing.
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Microsoft Office
Expert knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Portfolio

Interest

Writing, networking, speaking, college basketball, crossword puzzles, Trivial Pursuit, all things Cleveland.