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I am a creative, entrepreneurial professional experienced in a variety of business environments with the ability to find efficient solutions and methods for implementing new tasks and systems. I work well with many different personality types and good at consensus building because of experience with many people and their different communication styles. 

Work experience

I tutor privately in a variety of subjects, including English and Mathematics up through Algebra I and II and Elementary Calculus.  I have experience working with children and adults.

Oct 2010Present

Tutor (English/Mathematics)

Oct 2008Apr 2011


Big Lots

I worked for Big Lots in a variety of positions, including stocking, unloading trucks, cashier and service desk. 

Mar 2007Mar 2008

Choir Director/Pianist

Henson's Chapel United Methodist Church

Selected music and taught a small choir in the mechanics and style of singing, led choir practice, accompanied the choir on Sunday mornings and special services, and volunteered to coordinate and design a special Christmas program, the Madrigal Feast using period costumes, medieval music and food and customs from that era.

Jun 2003Nov 2004

Client Services/Volunteer Coordinator

The Hunger and Health Coalition

Provided vouchers for food and clothing for indigent clients, took messages for staff on multi-line phone, received donations, supervised and recruited volunteers and coordinated special projects in the community. Serves as liaison with other agencies, including Social Services to assist clients in navigating the network of community services.

May 2001Feb 2004


Apparel Technology Inc.

Duties included preparing and packing jeans for shipment. Volunteered to learn other tasks as new procedures were implemented, such as using dremel tool to give faded look to jeans.

Aug 1998Dec 1999


Self-Employed Pianist

During this time I accompanied several voice and instrumental students for lessons and recitals at Appalachian State University. Volunteered to make cassette tapes for my clients to practice with at home and travelled to vocal competitions and workshops with them.

Mar 1988Jun 1999


University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Responsible for circulation of library materials, general secretarial duties, filling in for recpetionist on multi-line phone system when needed. Volunteered to assist a faculty member prepare articles for nursing journals and curriculum vitae.

Sep 1993May 1999

Graphic Designer

Self-Employed Graphic Designer

My clients included job seekers needing resumes created or updated, students at Baylor University needing papers typed, and others who needed computer designed pre-print jobs: invitations, flyers, greeting cards, etc.

Oct 1992Aug 1993

Purchasing Assistant

Vanderbilt University Hospital

Scheduled budget meetings for purchasing personnel and doctors, prepared budget reports using Excel, and ordered, received and delivered hospital equipment.

Mar 1991May 1992

Customer Service

Kinko's Copies

Operated the cash register, met with customers to determine what procedures and services would best meet their copying needs, and volunteered to set up a computer network for customer use.

Jun 1989Dec 1990

Associate Editor

Publication and Communications, Inc.

Edited and laid out three tabloid-sized computer journals with Adobe PageMaker. Conducted interviews, wrote articles, edited reader submissions while adhering to deadlines. Moved into the position of graphic designer responsible for working with advertisers to design ads and software catalogs.


Aug 2010Present


University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Aug 1984May 1987

Appalachian State University