Heather Bumbalough

Heather Bumbalough


Aug 2009 - Present

Bachelor of Science

Ashland University

I am enrolled in Ashland University's Didactic Program in Dietetics, which is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Current Cumulative GPA:  3.994

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2011 - Present

Peer Tutor

Ashland University: Academic Success Center

I tutor other students in Human Nutrition and Anatomy and Physiology.  These are courses that I have previously completed, and the professors of these courses recommended me for the tutoring position.  After the tutoring sessions, I submit session reports to communicate with the professors the progress that the students are making.  In the Fall 2012 semester, I completed a 2-hour veteran tutor training session, which involved learning modules and discussions to further develop tutoring methods.  Tutoring has helped me acquire proficient communication skills, teaching techniques, knowledge, and time management.

Mar 2012 - Present

Independent Consultant

Thirty-One Gifts

As an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts, I create my own business schedule, recruit my own customers, take orders for products, place orders, and distribute orders.  I schedule parties for my customers, which can either be online catalog parties or parties in their home.  For the parties held in the hostess's home, I provide materials for the hostess to invite her friends, and I coach her in methods that will make her party successful.  On the day of the party, I arrive early to set up a display of the products and greet the guests as they arrive.  I make the party interactive with the guests as I implement games and show the versatility and benefits of the products.  When I see customers who love Thirty-One products or have an interest in starting their own business, I encourage these women to begin on their own journey with Thirty-One.  In addition, I have had fundraisers for people, in which I donate my profit from their party for their cause.  In order to stay up to date on the current trends and new products, I go to team meetings once every three months.   I’m also responsible for communicating to my team leader on a weekly basis.  I have various company deadlines to meet.  As a means for advertising, I maintain my own personal website and Facebook page for my customers.  My website is also used as an office to submit orders and manage my finances.  This job requires self-motivation, time management, creativity, organization, and communication skills.

Oct 2012 - Present

Nutrition Educator

Whitaker-Myers Insurance Group

I was involved in implementing a nutrition education program to approximately 40 employees at two companies.  I created handouts and spoke to employees about BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, nutrition, and SMART goals for chronic disease prevention.  This program is being conducted by members of the Ashland University Dietetics program.  The purpose is to educate employees at the insurance company and the companies they provide insurance.  Potentially, this program will help employees make healthier decisions and improve their health status.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Dietary Staff

Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Camp Hamwi

Camp Hamwi is a residential summer camp for children living with diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes.  I served on the dietary staff with about nine other dietetics students during Junior Week of Camp Hamwi, which was for campers ages 7 to 12 years old.  I learned how to work alongside other dietetic students, dietitians, nurses, physicians, and medical students.  I prepared and served food to approximately 75 campers and staff members.  One afternoon I helped with an educational nutrition program for the campers.  I participated on night rounds with the doctors and nurses on two different nights.  At about midnight, we went from cabin to cabin checking blood sugars.  If someone was too low, I gave them the proper food or beverage to treat their low.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

Prep Cook

Gull Lake Ministries

I worked for six weeks as a prep cook during Family Camp at Gull Lake Ministries, a conference center in south-western Michigan.  A typical day consisted of working for 14 hours straight, preparing and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I served approximately 300 people daily.  I learned how to take direction from the superior chefs and work with other kitchen staff.  I learned how to follow recipes and prepare food in bulk.  By doing this, I gained experience using the grill, tilt skillet, stove, ovens, mixer, and food processor.  My knife skills improved greatly because I cut vegetables, fruit, bread, and/or meat daily.  I set up buffets for breakfast and lunch and served dinners by the plate.  I helped take inventory and organize the stock room, refrigerators, and freezers when shipments arrived.  I was able to apply my food safety knowledge as I prepared,served, and stored food.  We cleaned the kitchen every night and deep cleaned the whole kitchen once a week. 

I also worked four days of Ladies' Days, which are conferences with a Christian focus for women.  For these days, I prepared gallons of chicken salad and helped on an assembly line to make 600-800 box lunches daily.  From this experience, I became better at working under stress, working efficiently, and meeting deadlines.

Besides working in the kitchen, my other duty was to be a look-out on the beach during swim time once a week.  For this position, I interacted with the families as I helped them get fitted with life jackets and sent them out in paddle boats and canoes.  I also was an extra set of eyes for the lifeguards as I monitored the water as the children swam and played on the inflatable water toys.

May 2012 - May 2012

Office Assistant

MB Images

I helped the lead photographer at multiple summer baseball team photo shoots.  This involved filling out paperwork and communicating with customers about the photo packages they could order. I also edited and ordered students' school pictures and baseball pictures using a special photography software program.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011

Camp Counselor

North Western Ohio Christian Youth Camp

I was a camp counselor for five 9-year old girls for one week.  I led cabin devotionals and participated in group activities involving all the campers and counselors.  This was a volunteer position.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Dietary Aide

Vancrest Health Care Center

I prepared the dining room to seat approximately 35 residents by lining the table with tablecloths and setting the necessary utensils at each place setting. I also prepared a drink cart ahead of time, which contained all the beverage options.  As the residents arrived in the dining room, I greeted them and served them their drinks.  I learned the residents' health conditions that required dietary modifications.  I made thickened beverages for those who had swallowing problems.  It was also important for me to learn their dietary restrictions so I could serve them the proper meals and give them the necessary utensils.  In the kitchen, I also assisted in plating meals to be sent out to residents' rooms by following their meal tickets.  I often had to transport meal carts to the other units in the nursing home.  After meals, I cleaned the dining room and kitchen and did dishes.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Office Assistant

Page Engineering, Inc.

I used the program AutoCAD (computer-aided design) to document properties of past surveying jobs in multiple counties.  I also organized files, cleaned the office, ran errands to other local businesses, and typed business letters, memos, and surveys.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Office Assistant

Page Engineering

I used the program AutoCAD (computer-aided design) to document properties of past surveying jobs in multiple counties.  I also organized files, cleaned the office, ran errands to other local businesses, and typed business letters, memos, and surveys.

Cook at Gull Lake Ministries

Dietary Staff at Diabetes Camp

Conferences Attended


Nov 2011 - Present

Certified Peer Educator

The BACCHUS Network
Apr 2012 - Apr 2017

Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager

National Restaurant Association