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Education

Aug 2010May 2014

Bachelor of Arts

Ashland University

Double Major in Political Science and Public Relations.

Work experience

Jun 2007Aug 2014

Lifeguard

City of Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation

Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and 

responding to emergencies. 

Certifications include (All obtained through the American Redcross):

Lifeguarding

First Aid for the Professional Rescuer

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Administering Emergency Oxygen

Lifeguard Instructor

Mar 2012Aug 2014

Aquatics Manager

City of Cuyahoga Falls

Responsibilities include those of a lifeguard, with the addition of supervisory and instructive roles, including the training of new lifeguards. As an Aquatics Manager, I oversee the summer facility which sees approximately 80,000 patrons from June to August, and manage a staff of 90+ Lifeguards.

Aug 2013Jan 2014

Public Relations Intern

Ashland University

As the Public Relations Intern I am responsible for:

Writing news releases for the University.

Communications with University students and faculty in regards to releases and events.

Assisting the director in coordinating and carrying out media interviews.

Checking and updating social media.

Assisting with any other tasks that the Director of PR may need.

Skills

Aquatics Management
Very proficient in supervising capabilities in an aquatic setting. Currently in use at the Water Works Family Aquatic Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. A facility which employs approximately 80 lifeguards and sees approximately 80,000 patrons during the summer operating season.
Lifeguarding
Advanced certifications in Lifeguarding, including certification as an instructor.
Public Relations
Proficient in social media, new releases, and other aspects of public relations.
Microsoft Office
Proficient skill in the Microsoft Office software. 
Mac Operating System
Proficient skill in the Apple developed operating systems. 
Public Speaking
Very familiar and comfortable speaking in front of large audiences. Very comfortable instructing. 
CPR / First Aid
Advanced certifications in both CPR and First Aid skills. Have been faced with the task of preforming practical applications in the professional world.

References

Steve Hannan

Director of Public Relations for Ashland University. Internship Advisor.

Kathleen Burt

Aquatics Coordinator for the City of Cuyahoga Falls

Theodore Avtgis

Professor and Department Chair at Ashland University. Mentor.

Kimberly Wood

Aquatic Supervisor for the City of Cuyahoga Falls

Chris Burkett

Professor and Academic Advisor at Ashland University. 

Portfolio

Leadership Experience

Phi Kappa Psi Chapter President

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Educator

Ashland University Interfraternity Council President

Ashland University Club Swim Team President

City of Cuyahoga Falls Competitive Lifeguarding Coach

Summary

As an undergraduate student at Ashland University, majoring in Political Science and Public Relations, I hope to find a career in communication or public relations. I have had many leadership and life experiences and hope to be able to use those in the future, for the benefit of others.