Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

REALTOR®

MelFoster Co.
Mar 2014 - Present

Artist

Vino VanGogh

As an artist for Vino, I instruct paintings to students in various public settings (bars, restaurants and other venues for private parties). Using the Vino van Gogh techniques for instruction, I make it simple for even someone with no background in art to create their own work-of-art in just one sitting.  Our aim is to have fun, create and have everyone walk away with a piece of art.

Oct 2014 - Present

REALTOR®

Keller Williams GQC
Apr 2011 - Present

Building Manager

Midcoast Fine Arts

Building Manager for Bucktown Center for the Arts.  Overseeing day to day tenant activities, general management of property: assist vendors, maintenance, janitorial services and on-call during hours of non-operation; serves as a concierge to tenants and public.  Event coordination, facilitator & planner, on a monthly, annual and at will basis.  Gallery owner/operator, curator and manager within the facilities containing over 20 artists.

What is Bucktown? Bucktown Center for the Arts is made up of over a dozen unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative, affordable, unusual and useable works of art by the hands who made them.  http://www.bucktownarts.com/Visit us at our historic building in Downtown Davenport, Iowa where you’ll find artists creating everything from their next great piece to workshops for both kids and adults.

Hours:Wed – Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PMDuring Final Fridays Open Until 9:00 PM

Oct 2007 - Nov 2013

Freelance Print/Production Designer & Fine Artist, Substitute Teacher

Self Employed

Current work includes: marketing manager for klarkphoto.com, creating graphic layouts for advertising and post production for various personal clientele as well as other design services. Photo retouching services available.  Some clients include: Lins Graphics, uWink, Truxton’s and Home Sweet Home, Framm & Company

Currently subsitute teaching for Moline School District #40.

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Art Instructor

Blackhawk College

Art instructor for at risk high school students attending an alternative school setting.  Students in this setting have either been expelled from regular school or dropped out and are trying to obtain their diploma through Blackhawk.  It is challenging and rewarding to work with these students as I see their potential and hope that this alternative can steer them towards higher education upon obtaining their diploma by attending Blackhawk College.  As of right now, I'm re-hirable but they haven't had a budget dispersed to have me return to work.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Resident Manager

Apartment Management Company

Resident Manager of 16 unit building in West Los Angeles.  Duties include, but not limited to: daily cleaning of property grounds and laundry facilities, leasing vacant units, holding open house viewings of vacancies, marketing vacancies, tenant screening, rent roll and monthly paperwork, assisting vendors such as maintenance and gardeners, and handling general tenant and building issues

Aug 2006 - Apr 2008

Personal Assistant, Designer & Marketing Coordinator

Bradford Stewart Contemporary Art

Bradford Stewart is a Contemporary painter and gallery owner. It was my job to produce marketing materials, compile mailing lists, and photograph art work. I made sure the office and gallery were organized, neat, clean & hung in a eye catching manner. I also assisted in sales by helping Brad deliver art to clientele for in-home presentations.

Aug 2006 - Oct 2007

Key Holder

The Right Start

Open & closing duties, shipping and receiving, inventory control, bank deposit, maintain sales floor, merchandising and product placement to enhance sales & productivity, customer service, product demonstration

2004 - 2006

Graphic Designer/Production Artist

Cap-It-All Tees

Head designer/production artist for screen printing company. Job duties included layout & design for garments such as bags, shirts, pants, hats, etc.; prepress preparation-film output, color separations; customer service/office management

2002 - 2004

Graphic Designer

Sir Speedy Printing

Design & layout of printed materials such as advertisements for newspapers, business cards, photo greeting cards, hospital forms, souvenier booklets, signage, menus, flyers, cd covers, programs, and any printed item a customer needs to fit their specifications

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Customer Service

I have over 15 years of customer service experience in retail, design and food service industries.  I am known for going the extra mile to make sure clients and customers have complete satisfaction with their product or service.

Objective

Seeking a part time opportunity with an organization where my demonstrated skills in personnel management, store operations, and creating marketing materials, can be translated into improvement, growth and profitability.  My goal is to utilize my experiences in property management, employment in the arts and customer service environments for the benefit of my next employer. 

Interest

Painting, Drawing, Music, Event Coordinating, Coffee, Cooking, Traveling, Hiking

Board member of Davenport's East Bluff Neighborhood Assn. 

Certifications

Certifications
2015 - Present

Certified Negotiation Expert

Iowa Assn. of Realtors
Jan 2014 - Present

Illinois Real Estate License

QCARA
Sep 2013 - Present

Iowa Real Estate License

QCARA
2009 - 2010

Resident Manager

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA)