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Work experience

(Self-employed)

April 2018Current

Business Consultant

I am currently a consultant with some business with the focus on Project Management, Growth Management, and Operations Management.

Save Point LLC

Jul 2014Current

General Manager / Events Coordinator / Community Coordinator/Owner

My duties at Save Point include the execution of amazing and successful Magic the Gathering tournaments ranging from 10  to 100 participants. I headlined the consumer facing operations on-site to manage the tournament and lead planner for conventions and traveling.

My other duties at Save Point include day to day operations, hiring, accounting, developing pricing strategies and trends, managing inventory procurement,  set up and maintaining retail software, social media engagement and marketing, local community outreach and guerrilla marketing.

I've successful run over 500 competitive events and Vended 20 conventions during my employment.

Collaborative Social Work of Pennsylvannia

Aug 2011Current

Co-Founder/Board Member/Youth Mentor/Lecturer

I am one of the founders of a youth mentor group which specializes in providing support for children with autism spectrum disorder. The organization started as an autism socialization group for youth who would not otherwise receive peer focused care. Our scope has grown to include educational seminars for local social and mental health services on how to give appropriate treatment  for youth within the autistic spectrum. 

(Self-employed)

Oct 2013Jul 2014

Independent Magic the Gathering Vendor

I was involved the with procurement, trade, resale, and market trends research. I traveled to tournaments to network, as well as sell and trade cards.

Tap N' Atk Games

Sep 2012Oct 2013

General Manager / Events Coordinator

I was a critical member of day to day operations, hiring, accounting, developing pricing strategies and trends, managing inventory procurement, setting up and maintaining retail software, planning coordination and execution of ~100 person magic tournaments.

Successful ran over 100 events and 6 conventions during my employment.

Skills

Entrepreneurial Spirit

I've  been at the forefront of two businesses and a personal venture now; I know what it takes to push forward and how to engage with my teams to minimize  personal weakness and leverage their strengths. I have pushed through adoption of software and research tools to increase worker efficiency, time per sale,  and implemented new policies and procedures to increase overall profit margin.

Dedication to the 40HR Weekend

If running magic pre-release has taught me anything its stay hydrated and eat good food. I experience running events or conventions at least once a month. Sprinting through these is a challenge in itself, I assert that I am not only able to handle long hours but to excel in these situations.

Problem Solving 

Creating solutions to arising problems and preventing new ones before they emerge is my forte. I achieve this through my considerable attention to detail, effective team communication, and a strong understanding of what is intended to happen. 

 

Social Media Management

I have had extensive experience managing Save Points social media pages gaining reach to an average of 15k views a week to a high end of 25k. I have been involved in keyword research for targeting different customers and developing ad sets with multiple demographics in mind. 

Communications 

I have a proven track record in almost all of the competencies you're seeking. Here are a few highlights: Handled a wide range of creative gaming services, collaborating with peers and vendors to produce marketing and other advertising communications, as well as online communications and video projects.

I am also familiar with using several cloud based whiteboard/collaborative apps such as Slack, Trello, Google Docs and Drop Box.

Hardware Installation/ Troubleshooting 

I have experience in set up and installation of computer and audio equipment. Familiar with recabling and stripping wires. I can solve  most hardware troubleshooting issues.

Agile Management 

We've used the basics principles of agile in my workplaces focusing on constant communication and remaining always adaptable to the environment.

Analytics

Determining Price and Meta trends have been a core focus in my career up to this point. Minor experience in Tableau

Networking - 

Experience setting up LAN's and imaging computers using Symantec Ghost.

Education

Pennsylvania State University

Sep 2010May 2012

Psychology Major

The pursuit of engaging in social welfare! 'till I ran out of money. Degree coming soon...

References

Theresa Gaffney , Editor in Chief Collegiate Star League

(917)-698-3749 , [email protected]

Richard Stokes , Social Worker

Co-Founder of Collaborative Social Work of Pennsylvania
(717)580-7364 [email protected]m