Dana Scoles

Recent World Adventures

After working in the private sales field for 7 years, I decided to tour the southern hemisphere by tent backpacking through Fiji and Australia from 11/2014 until 3/2015. Upon leaving the United States, I sold all personal belongings in Portland, OR. After finishing up an indescribable adventure, I chose to make Oahu home and start a new chapter of my life, leaving the professional sales life behind. Currently I am self employed in Waialua as both an Airbnb Host and Furniture Refurbisher. As a lover of all things coffee, I would be delighted to join your team at Coffee Gallery. 

Work History

Work History
May 2015 - Present

Furniture Refurbisher and Private Seller

Collect furniture from both bulky item pickup zones and through private sellers. Repair, sand, primer, and paint/stain furniture back to like new or restored condition. Use multiple digital marketplaces to advertise for sale custom products and deliver furniture to clients.

May 2015 - Present

AirBnB Host

Manager of a personal online host account on Airbnb. Daily duties include managing variable pricing, responding to inquiries, and communicating welcome instructions to incoming guests. Upon arrival, I greet and host guests in the unit, responding to needs of the guests as they arrive, and also acting as a guide to the North Shore, recommending activities and locations based on their vacation preference. Upon departure, I am responsible for preparing space for next party after guests leave to maintain a professional level of cleanliness for each guest's experience. Current Occupancy rate is 96% and 59 five star reviews.

See reviews and more online: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6228592

May 2015 - Nov 2015

Hip Hop Instructor and Keikei Substitute Hip Hop Instructor

Noelani Studios

Taught hip hop dance to both adults and children at Noelani Studios until November when the instructional space was converted into additional retail space.

Nov 2013 - Nov 2014

Client Advisor

BMW Portland

Advised clients through the BMW car purchasing process in both the new and used car segments. Responsible for hybrid incoming leads coming from internet, phone, in store, and referral from other departments. Set up appointments to go over the needs of the client, educate the client on the vast details of BMW products, build trust with the client and act as an agent for both the client and BMW Portland to come to an agreement on all terms of the deal. Managed a CRM system with over 50 active short term leads, 150 medium term leads, and 300 long term leads. Acquired a closing rate of 20% (Industry average in Oregon is 8%) and positive customer score index from clients.

Dec 2012 - Oct 2014

Dance Instructor Choreographer

Vega Dance+Lab

Taught students, dancers, and other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement. Designed dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theater, special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals. Assess students' dancing abilities to determine where improvement or change is needed. Recorded dance movements and their technical aspects, used a technical understanding of the patterns and formations of choreography to create unique and modern combinations designed to educate and improve students regardless of their dance education level.

Aug 2007 - Nov 2013

Inside Sales

Verizon Wireless

Generated over 5,200,000 in sales revenue for FY 2012. Presidents Cabinet winner (Highest sales award available in the company) 2010, 2011 trending award for 2013. Experienced in retail and inside sales process; listened to clients needs; knowledgeable of products offered; provided an educational and complete solution to the client. Set follow ups and appointments for prospective returning clients. Responsible for a monthly quota and regularly attained over 200% to quota as well as responsible for 19 performance (or quality) metrics. Continuously exceeded metric expectations while producing top 1% of sales volume stacked against other west area employees in the same job title and company.                                                                                                                   




Interest

New personal goals on the island as a runner are to participate in 2016 in the H.U.R.T Ultra Running team and to also run all the way around the Island in 2.5 Days.

Spartan Race Elite Heat competitor. (www.spartanrace.com) Ranked top 2% for current races completed. Registered Spartan Trifecta 2012/2013/2014 (completer of all 3 styles of race.) Competed in the Inferno Biathlon.

Theatrical Lighting Designer for multiple theatrical and dance shows including in the Winningstad Theater, Elsinore Theater, Bodyvox Theater, Headwaters Theater, Rice Auditorium at Western Oregon University, and Smith Auditorium at Wilamatte University.

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Portland State University

Gained education in the field of Business and Technical Theater.

Sep 2005 - Mar 2008

Western Oregon University