Highly accomplished, visionary web designer and web developer driving website initiatives to communicate company branding while capturing the vision and mission of the company. Increase customer and employee loyalty and produce quality websites in budget. Expertise in the faith-based, culinary, and entertainment industries with specialized skills in technology, internet, intranet, and the web. Decisive and motivated leader committed to creating an experience with website designs.
Aug 2010 - Present
Instructional Design Associate (contract)
Contract position assisting the Instructional Design team at the Wooddale, IL office.
Edited graphics and images using CS4 Photoshop.
Edited and formatted instructional web pages using CS5 Dreamweaver.
Updated and maintained online course masters to comply with existing design standards.
Performed ad hoc assignment helping with an Inventory process for the development team.
Feb 2007 - May 2010
Web Site Specialist/Web Site Manager
Responsibilities:Complete inception, maintenance, debugging and updating of three websites. Responsible for purchasing all software needed. Updating and manipulation of associated databases. Communicate with all departments of Converge Worldwide to effectively capture their needs in regards to their section of the website and to implement their needs. Make sure all video and audio media are working properly. Communicate with all field missionaries and Regional Directors out in the field (India, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States). Responsible for the safety of all field missionaries and Regional Directors with concern to the security issues of the type and details of information that is displayed on the three websites.
Accomplishments:Started working here with only the knowledge supplied by DeVry College. When I leave here I will have all the knowledge of: registering and maintaining domain names, creating websites from scratch using Dreamweaver and Joomla software, created two out of three of the current websites for Converge Worldwide. I went from working in the restaurant environment as a cook and chef and successfully transitioned to an office environment working with different departments with completely different agendas and personalities. Have effectively developed the ability to work both together with others in projects and also maintained the ability to focus on the details of the projects and individual web sites. I have turned what was a college education into something that I not only enjoy but delight in doing. I have found my job as a website manager/designer to be of extreme satisfaction. I am extremely happy to have chosen this career and plan to continue in this field.
Mar 2004 - Jan 2007
Clerical, Data Entry, Administrative Assistant
Responsibilities, duties, and accomplishments at this position:
Various to meet the needs of the client. Working with excel, word, powerpoint, visio, project management, and access.
Jun 2001 - Jun 2003
Food Service Professionals
Responsibilities, duties, and accomplishments at this position:Help managers with computer skills, inventory, and filling in for sick managers or employees. Filled in for terminated managers and employees. Ran complete operations for high school and middle school cafeterias within the Archdiocese of Chicago schools. Ordered food and supplies. Did accounts receivables and payables for all billings. Hired, fired, and trained employees as needed. Completed state and federal paperwork in accordance for supplemental food subsidies.
Jun 1990 - Mar 2001
Prep Chef & Receiver
Walt Disney World
Responsibilities, duties, and accomplishments at this position:Started there as a culinary apprentice. Went to culinary school at Disney. Then worked as a Prep Chef. Responsibilities included ordering all food and supplies. Submitting all bills to the accounting department. Managing lover level kitchen employees, dishwashers, custodians in my immediate department. Responsible for cooking and the direction of others in cooking food for several different restaurants within the Walt Disney theme parks and the Disney Shopping Village. Later changed over to ordering and supplying food and supplies to the different restaurants in the Magic Kingdom. Started taking basic classes to learn Microsoft applications.
Jun 2002 - Oct 2005
Bachelor of Science
College DevelopmentWeb Designing classes using HTML, ASP.NET, Visual Basic, and C# • Programming classes including C++, Java, SQL, and Oracle • Programming Analysis and Design • Architecture • Project Management