Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2009 - Present

Student Worker

Ave Maria Office of Student Affairs

  • Directing student and parent inquiries, maintaining knowledge all current student events

  • Functioned as the Editor, photographer, and writer for the 2011-2012 Yearbook; Co-editor for 2010-2011

  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with a staff made up of peers and professionals
  • Creating vibrant and interesting advertisements for campus events, designing club logos and apparel
  • Trained to efficiently draft e-mails to be sent to faculty, staff, or the entire student body

  • Trained and certified to drive 15-passenger vans for school events

2008 - Present

Customer Service Manager


  • Temporary/Seasonal on-site expo registration manager

  • Monitoring event activities to ensure compliance with regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems

  • Reviewing registration bills for accuracy and approving payment

  • Providing accurate updates to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates as well as representing the organization to customers, the public, and government.

  • Provided opportunities to become proficient in using computer systems to program, set up functions, enter data or process raw information

Jun 2012 - Present

Associate / Photographer

Lifetouch - JCPenny Portrait Studio
2007 - 2008

Seasonal Designer and Retail


  • Arranged bouquets, wreaths and other arrangements with wires, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials

  • Answered phones and received special orders, informing customers about the price, care, and maintenance of merchandise

  • Became an experienced floral assistant, following instructions for mass production as well as arranging one-of-a-kind pieces

  • Gained retail service knowledge; keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment

2006 - 2008

Laborer and CAD Designer


Job-site laborer, completing various jobs from concrete work to framing to minor electrical work as well as landscaping and roofing.

  • Cleaned and prepared job-sites, drafted budgets, and designed projects on CAD software to assist in large-scale remodels

  • Successfully created a ‘picture perfect’ garage remodel design that exactly matched the final product
  • Familiar with heavy duty equipment as well as experienced in building structural components and all other job-site requirements
  • Knowledgeable of Building and Construction procedures, Mathematics, Mechanical Skills, Public Safety and Security, Engineering and Technology


Aug 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

Ave Maria University



Power Tools

Blow Torches, Laser Measuring Systems, Levels, Power Drills, Power Grinders, Disc Sanders, Band Saws, Hand Saws, Chain Saws, Vacuum Cleaners, Concrete Buggies, Clamps, Trowels, Vises, Wrenches, Impact Drivers, Nail Guns, Cement Mixers, Computers, CAD Design Software and many others

Youth Ministry Outreach

Working with the local youth group for the last 3-4 years as well as helping to host Ave Maria University's Annual Youth Conference.  

Graphic Design

Can create varying concepts as well as concrete ideas, with the knowledge of photoshop and natural creativity to create unique, original, and applicable designs for advertisements, logos, and more. 

Ungerboeck Event Management Software

Used at Expo Shows managed by MC²; GSA and GovEnergy.  

CAD Design Software

Self-Taught; designs used for remodeling and additions between 2006-2008.

The Gimp

(A freeware photoshop program, self-taught)

Adobe Photoshop


Microsoft Office Suite


  • Photography (self studied and taught for the past 6+ years.  Reading a vast array of how-to and advanced books on lighting, composition and context.)
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Illustration
  • Advertising
  • Outreach
  • Ministry - especially Youth Ministry
  • Psychology Research - especially Human Developmental studies


A recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Psychology with 3 years experience in Youth Ministry and campus leadership. College involvement includes Student Government, intramural sports, and (club) while maintaining a 3.6 major GPA. Singlehandedly organized and executed the Yearbook for the University as editor, photographer, and writer. Drawn to jobs and projects that require innovation, creativity, and alternative thinking. Significant teamwork and cooperation experience that require attention to detail as well fluency of ideas.

Skills and Trainings include:

 ѳ Strong Customer Service Skills   ѳ Sales and Marketing Experience ѳ Active Listening

ѳ Articulate Speaking Skills, Perceptiveness and Monitoring ѳ Problem Solving

ѳ Self-Determined Initiative, Imagination and Resourcefulness