Burton Ring

  • San Francisco US-CA

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Nov 2013

Produce Clerk

Commodities Market

Stock and maintain produce displays in a small organic produce department. Interact directly with customers answering their questions and providing information about the fruits and vegetables.

Dec 2006 - Dec 2011

Co-owner (produce)

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

Assisted in the daily operations of a large, high volume, organic produce department. Primary duties consisted of stocking product, maintaining displays, rotating and culling and night closing activities. Customer service is what i consider a very important aspect of my work. Also, participation in the democratic process of worker managed coop is a daily part of the job which includes attending meetings, participating in dialogue and voting on important issues.

Apr 2006 - Nov 2006

Assistant Farm Manager

Green Oaks Creek

Assisted in all aspects of operating a small organic farm. Job duties included preparing plots for planting, operation of irrigation systems, operation of field machinery, planting and harvesting. This job also included packing and delivery of 20+ person CSA and transport to and operation of weekly farmer's market stand.

Nov 2004 - Mar 2006

Produce Manager

Boulder Cooperative Market

Managed all aspects of the organic produce department in a medium sized vegetarian cooperative grocery. My role included display set up, ordering of product, pricing, inventory, receiving, signage, establishing sale items, margin control, utilizing POS software and overseeing the work of 4-5 employees.  A major aspect of the job included maintaining distributor and farmer relationships. As a manager, I also had the responsibility of occasionally being in charge of the front end including running the register and handling customer service.

May 2001 - Aug 2003

Produce Clerk

Vitamin Cottage

Prepped, stocked, and maintained organic produce for display in small, high volume department. Also ordered produce on weekends. This involved distributor contact, price setting, sign making, and margin control utilizing POS software. Aside from my main duties, i also participated with stocking grocery items and cashiering.

1988 - 2001

Available upon request.

Previous Work History

I have included the most relevant work history which covers the last 8 years. These years have been exclusively involved with organic produce. I have a rich and varied work experience including the U.S. Navy, forest fire fighting and massage table construction. I would be happy to share any and all of this history if requested.

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - May 2005

Did not graduate

Black Hills State University
Jul 1989 - Feb 1990

Certificate of Completion

U.S. Navy
Sep 1984 - May 1988

Diploma

White River Public High School

References

References

Madeline Born

Steph Pfluke

Matthew La Fountain

Andy Kuncl