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Work experience

Apr 2011Present

Owner

Scentography, LLC
Star Consultant/Direct Seller for Scentsy, which is a Meridian, Idaho-based candle warmer company. In addition to candle warmers and scented wax, Scentsy also sells bath products, laundry items, and similar products. To continue to advance and increase the sales of Scentography, sales are accomplished through home or basket parties, as well as through Facebook advertising. The website and monthly newsletters forwarded to the existing managed customer database continually showcases the ever changing product line. In addition to the retail end, fundraising for non-profit organizations is also an integral part of the business. Co-workers of the business would be the team members who are sponsored and encouraged to be as productive and successful as they choose to be. As an independent consultant, incentive travel to Punta Cana, DR was rewarded for reaching pre-defined levels of sales success.
Oct 1999Aug 2013

Sr. Legal Assistant

Florida Power & Light
Performed all elements of litigation case management, including file management, case calendaring, pleading preparation, discovery requests, acquisition of medical records through subpoenas, and trial management. Electronic submission of all documents/emails. Interacted between case team attorneys, claim agents, experts, vendors and support staff as needed. Demonstrated research skills through the use of the internet, Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw for the purposes of expert testimony and subsequent acquisition of said experts for litigation purposes. Created Powerpoint presentations for purposes of both Claims & Law Department annual conferences and meetings as well as The Florida Bar sub-committees. Continuously refined, developed, and expanded skills in anticipation of changes in the work environment or profession. Assisted as a panel participant in the sourcing of replacement case management software. Responsibilities also included bookkeeping, time and expense reporting, as well as training and implementation of SAP modules affiliated with General Counsel.
Dec 1996Sep 1999

Sr. Legal Assistant

Lane Trohn
Prepared and processed legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, motions, and pretrial/trial pleadings. In addition, assisted attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records in pending matters. Organized and maintained documents, and case files. Attended legal meetings, such as client interviews and/or expert witnesses.
Mar 1990Dec 1996

Owner

All American Engraving
All American Engraving offered high quality deep engraved products for the awards and advertising specialty industry as well as retail products. As a recognized supplier with the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), the largest organization serving the advertising specialty industry, All American Engraving's products were supplied on a national basis through it's catalog. Additionally, several accounts were established with Walt Disney World (Florida) and Disney World (California) offering custom engraved crystal paperweights, featuring Walt Disney's well-known sayings and his signature as well as for the grand opening of Universal Studios (Orlando) and SeaWorld. As the owner and principal marketing executive, I achieved many contacts and subsequent accounts through in-depth demographic research and through numerous networking events inclusive of both memberships in the civic organization, Rotary and the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.

Education

AS

SUNY Farmingdale

Barry University
Continuing legal education courses

Skills

Computer Graphics
Online Marketing
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Account Management
Legal Research
Social Media Communications
Social Media Marketing
Team Building
Event Planning
Fundraising
Customer Service
Customer Acquisition
Medical Malpractice
Trial Management
Direct Client Interaction
Electronic Filing
Civil Litigation
Legal Assistance
Microsoft Office