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I am a capable worker looking for the best way to support my wife and child. Although I did not join the military, my test scores qualify me for any of their jobs, including that of a linguist.  I adapt quickly, work efficiently, enjoy learning, and always seek to better myself and others. Thank you for your consideration.

Work experience

Feb 2015Present

Sales Associate

Star Furniture, Fairmont, WV

Ensure a positive customer experience from start to finish, including matching the interpretation of their needs to current products. Disclose financing terms and discuss payment options. Operate antiquated database software to manage stock and delivery schedules. Charm.

Have made improvements in numerous areas, increasing productivity of all salespersons.

Sep 2012Feb 2015

Personal Banker, Small Business Specialist

JPMorgan Chase Bank, Bridgeport, WV

Analyzed clients' needs, created budgets, matched services and personnel to needs. Answered clients' questions concerning financial plans and strategies. Contacted clients periodically to determine any changes in financial status.

Highest-ranked Personal Banker in marketing district for 2013.

Apr 2009Jun 2012

Road Manager, Guitarist, Booking Agent

Worship Expressions Ministries, Clarksburg, WV

Managed business and financial affairs for entire ministry and individual members. Arranged travel and lodging, filed quarterly taxes, and directed marketing efforts. Developed contacts and relationships with individuals and organizations in touring route. Scheduled promotional engagements and performances nationwide. Traveled and performed in front of live audiences 4-7 days/nights weekly. Set up, maintained, operated and trained others to operate sound systems. Created and enforced touring ryders/contracts, collected commissions/offerings per contractual details, maintained an interactive map of venues.

Successfully toured the United States for three years as a musician and manager of the band.

Jun 2001Current

Youth Worship Leader

Horizons Church, Lost Creek, WV

Performed twice a week for church youth services. Managed a team of teen volunteers. Trained all areas of music as the teens developed their skills. Kept inventory of audio/visual gear and made budget recommendations based on growth and needs. Planned services and teaching series.



Credit towards B.A. in English Literature

Fairmont State University

118 semester hours completed. 2 classes shy of graduation. Left for an opportunity to travel.


High School Diploma

Robert C. Byrd High School


Microsoft Office

Word is easy-to-use and fun to work with, although less intuitive since the introduction of the "ribbon." Excel is a blast; while I tend to forget formulas from time to time, I look them up and make spreadsheets work for me. Autocalculation is a silent joy, and I am fascinated by its capabilities to simplify workflows. 
Powerpoint is finally becoming as useful as Apple's Pages, although alternatives like Prezi still outstrip it.
Access has simply always been a nightmare, but a necessary one. Like horseback riding, it takes time to do well, but once learned, it is an admirable trait. I only need to re-learn it; I am out of practice.


I used to travel and play music for a living. Suffice to say I am not an entirely unfunny person, and each job I have held has enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere I bring to the workplace. Entertainers are not pessimists; I take terrible news and focus on actionable data, typically while smiling. I am moderately pleasant to be around, recommending books, music, and recent articles based on your tastes.