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Experienced restaurant manager with excellent people skills, computer savvy, and vast knowledge of trends and customer service needs.  Seeking employment in customer service, food industry, or retail.  Great references and solid, consistent work history.

Work experience


Hostess, Busser

Grill on the Green

•  Started as hostess

•  Learned to buss tables

•  Helped expedite food service


Line Cook, Waitress, Hostess, Bar-Back

Solaris Resturant

In a short time, I moved from Hostess to Assistant Manager, often handling several tasks at once.  


•  Started as hostess

•  Learned to buss tables

•  Delegated responsibilities amongst wait staff

•  Developed excellent customer service skills

•  Learned bar-back duties, assisted bartenders regularly

•  Self-taught kitchen skills, became line cook

•  Helped manage kitchen staff



Canoa Ranch Resort

•  Managed new business opprtunites

•  Maintained integrity of show models and model condos

•  Data entry and phones



LifeTouch Photography

•  Official photographer for several schools in a large portion of the state, including Tucson, Phoenix, &

  outlying areas

•  Worked well with youth groups and high school kids, developing trust and connections - producing better

  photographs, representing the communities to their fullest, and getting more work


Building Safety Administrator

Town of Sahuarita

Internship, assisting the building inspectors who ensured code compliance for each residence/building.  Took control of the out-of-date archival system and created a new, and organized database for files dating back 6 years

•  Assisted with physical Inspections

•  Filing

•  Data entry

•  Managed accounts

•  Generated house permits



Longhorn Grill

Hostess duties and cash register responsibilities

•  Started at 15 years old

•  Learned excellent customer service, prompting many compliments to the manager


George Bass

Karissa was one of the hardest working employees I ever had the pleasure of knowing.  She worked long hours, harder than most of my other staff, and became a close friend along the way.

I trusted Karissa with many elements of my business and she never let me down, but instead exceeded my expectations.

We miss having her around.

Marcos Murando

Karissa and I knew each other in high school first, then worked together at Solaris.  She always brought a smile to my face and we worked really well together, working side by side. I gave her tough hours and she always took on the challenge.  She was a good listener and did her job really well.  

Derek Marshall

Karissa has a keen eye and is great with her subjects.  She understands how to make a regular moment turn into a special one in both photography and life.  I am proud of the work she did in my class, she is a rare student.

Joyce Sierra

Karissa took time out of her busy schedule to help the folks here at Silver Spring and they were so grateful.  She made such a difference, just by showing up.  Some of the ladies still ask about her and wonder when she'll be making them hats again.


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