I am very diversified with expertise in sales, marketing, management and driving skills (I hold a class A CDL). I have been very successful in white color positions and enjoy many blue color jobs as well. If I am not wearing a shirt and tie I can be found using my hands in all areas of construction and equipment operating, driving a truck or bus. I am knowledgeable in all areas of maintenance, including electrical, plumbing and mechanicals. I can fix just about anything and enjoy challenges of all shapes and sizes. I pride myself in always having a professional appearance.
I desire to work for a company that has high ethics, is a leader in there field and has a team approach. I want to join my enthusiasm and abilities, whereby I can be an asset and together we can achieve exciting levels of success. I am dedicated and responsive and have achieved outstanding results from building quality relationships.
The Great Outdoors. Anything to do with Sailing. Love racquet sports and golf. Of course my grandkids who delight me with renewed enthusiasm.
Apr 2010 - Present
Director of Marketing & Sales
The Village Market
The Village Market (VM) is a subsidiary of Southern Adventists University in Collegedale Tennessee. The VM is a hybrid store selling grocery items and a full array of natural and vegetarian items. While employed at the VM, I have managed the Deli and Bakery as well as spearheaded a full marketing plan. In addition I have served on the remodel committee.
Apr 2004 - Mar 2010
CEO of Paragon Real Estate Services
Joined Coldwell Banker and got my Real Estate License in March 2004. I was recruited by the Number One agent in the County and Number Three agent in the region for the past 5 years. Won the 'Rookie' award after my first year and have ranked among the top agents in Washington County since. Formed Paragon Real Estate Services and have done over $50,000,000 in sales.
Feb 1988 - Apr 2004
Sold Life, Health and Disability Insurance along with investment products such as IRA's and Mutual Funds. Graduated from the American College as a Chartered Financial Consultant. Won awards for salesmanship every year and was the state's leading salesperson 4 years in a row. Job entailed acquiring new accounts (personal and business) and doing a full financial analysis and recommending and selling products as needed. By the time I left I had over 1,000 clients.
Jan 1991 - Dec 1996
Accepted the position of District Manager for AXA Advisors and oversaw a sales force of 10 to 15 agents and 2 support staff. Duties included recruiting and training new sales associates and managing an office with Gross Annual Sales over $2,000,000.
Jan 1985 - Dec 1987
Review & Herald Publishing Assoc.
Joined a major publisher for the purpose of getting off the ground a print advertising division. Wrote Rate Cards and traveled the country selling print advertising. Took four (4) publications which had no advertising revenue when I arrived to over $1,000,000 annually when I left. Built a core of advertisers through personal and consistant service that are still clients today. In addition to ad sales I also served as the Marketing Representative for the Health Journal "Vibrant Life."
Mar 1981 - Dec 1984
Assistant Director for Sales
Home Health Education Services
Won numerous awards for the selling of Health related and Bible Story books in Northern Indiana. Duties involved recruiting and training of new sales associates. Was responsible for overseeing a sales team and leading our district to many awards.
Feb 1976 - Mar 1981
Loma Linda Foods
Was involved with a start up Infant Formula that had less then 10% of the Atlanta Market when I arrived and over 90% when I left. Innovotated a new system to accomodate Doctors in the transition of samples to patients that reduced office staff time to a minimum. My innovation became a standard in the industry for new sample products. Called on every Supermarket and Drug Store company for placement of our product on their shelves. Had great success and achieved shelf space in all (100%) of the large Supermarkets and Drug Stores in Northern Georgia and East Tennessee.
Took Accounting I & II
Feb 1988 - Apr 1990
Chartered Financial Consultant
The American College
Took courses relative to Financial Planning including investment studies and insurance planning.
1984 - 1990
Took numerous courses in Marketing and Advertising.
1974 - 1975
Took one year of college work before heading into the work force.