Work experience

Work experience

Coordinator and Translator

The Smithsonian Institute

Key coordinator for 250 visiting non-English speaking cultural representatives on summer Folklife Festival. Many Participants had never traveled to the USA before, and I used my language skills and cultural understanding to create a successful team environment.

Mar 2009 - Present

Founder & CEO

Career Enlightenment

I founded Career Enlightenment with the mission of helping job seekers get back to work through the strategic use of social media. I found that there was a lot of confusion about these tools and that by helping people improve their online presence just a little bit,they were able to stand out from the crowd.

Since inception, my blog has become internationally syndicated, I've been a resource for the Wall Street Journal and I have trained thousands of job seekers.

My upcoming book, "The New Connected Career" take the job seeker through a step-by-step process of developing a personal brand, polishing off their online presence and using tools to find hiring managers.

I am available for trainings and webinars for Career Service organizations around the country.

Mar 2009 - Present

Founder & CEO

Cinta Media Group

I work with fast growing companies who want to reduce their direct marketing costs while improving the returns they get on their marketing dollar. By getting people to talk about their business and driving leads into their sales funnel, clients have told me that I've had direct impact on their bottom line.

I simplify social media.

I create winning strategies around online marketing.

I go above and beyond for my clients.

Contact me to learn how I can help your business succeed in the digital age.

Oct 2008 - Mar 2009

Account Executive

for the Higher Education and Local Government markets. Lead a team of engineers in a sales effort that brought Cisco's products back into consideration by upper management at OHSU by researching new and innovative applications in the Hospital Environment.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

Account Manager

Cisco Systems

for both Phoenix based and Las Vegas based large enterprises carrying annual goal of $4.5m, top three for quota retirement on a team of eight. Number two in the team for selling Unified Communications based on successful strategic planning and market segmentation.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Associate Sales Representetive

Cisco Systems

Finished top five in my team of 25 other college graduates for a full year of intense technology, product and communication skills training in industry leading leadership development program. Took leadership in leading several classes. Leveraged business research, market analysis and strategic business planning to secure the enterprise level job upon graduation.

Feb 2004 - Jun 2005

Inside Sales Account Manager

Ovid Technologies

Covering university and government subscription renewals. Met 103% of renewals goal in 2004 by analyzing the customer’s business process and aligning our internal resources. Leveraged internal business analytics to prioritize customer base and streamlined sales effectiveness.  

2002 - 2004

Key Account Manager and Marketing Professional

Lotus Energy Inc.

Helped transform business from simple transactions into solution selling paradigm. Wrote and designed new branding material and collateral. Designed and rolled out marketing campaigns targeting specific vertical markets which grew accounts by 82% in one year with key customers including GTZ, Chittwan National Reserve and the US Government. Became the top performing sales professional for solution-selling in urban markets for Nepal’s largest renewable energy company including photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind and mini-hydro technologies. 

2001 - 2002


Nilo Akash

Consultedfor Japanese import company, recommended new product mix to target shifts in market demand, increasing revenues by 10%.

2000 - 2001

Assistent Kindergarten Teacher

St. Michael's Intl. School

Kindergarten Teacher, Computer instructor and Soccer Coach



Cisco Training University
  • Making the Executive Connection (Cisco Training)
  • Communicatingwith Confidence (Cisco Training)
  • Business Acumen (Cisco Training)
  • Advanced Communications Skills Workshop (Cisco Training)
  • Situational Sales Negotiation (Cisco Training)
2005 - 2006


Boston University School of Managment

MBA with High Honors (3.8 GPA): International Management, Graduate School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA; Shanghai, China; Kobe, Japan

1996 - 2000


Brown University

BA, Religious Studies (3.7 GPA), Brown University, Providence, RI



Microsoft Office Suite

Mandarin Chinese

Tibetan Language

Public Speaking and Presentations

Social Media

No one is ever a Social Media Expert. Every week the rules change. However, I am an enthusiast dedicated to life-long learning. I attend weekly webinars and stay voraciously up to date for my clients.


Jan 2007 - Present

Certified Professional Hypnotherapist

State of Arizona
Jan 2007 - Present

Neuro Linguistic Programing Practitioner

Wesland Institute of Hypnotherapy