Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2002 - Present

Founder, Chief Inspirational Officer

Amethyst Rising

Executive Management:

·Company creation to include entity creation,branding, mission & scope of operation

·Product research, development/manufacturing & implementation of product line

·Creation of company packaging, product labeling & company branding

·Hiring, training & scheduling& payroll for part-time & seasonal employees

·Attend local & national conventions, fairs & other venues to promote company & products

Sales & Marketing:

·Website creation and maintenance

·Developed advertising/marketing campaigns, public relations & press materials

·Publish monthly newsletter to 300+ subscriber base

 Customer Relations:

·Fill/ship wholesale & retail orders generated via telephone, mail and Internet

·Implementation of special customer and distributor programs

·Verbal and written communications with customers, suppliers/distributors

·Offer product & treatment suggestions to customers based on inquiries

Administrative & Other:

·Develop advertising/marketing campaigns & public relations materials

·Perform accounts payable and other administrative functions

·Prepare necessary documentation for quarterly and annual tax reporting

·Order supplies, inventory tracking/monitoring

·Maintain customer and distributor databases

·Process customer payments (cash, checks, credit/debit cards)

Aug 2008 - Oct 2009

Co-Founder / Operations Manager

Girlfriends EnTourAge Travel Club

Creation of company concept and operational structure: setting operating procedures, travel and payment policies, created membership levels and member benefits, planned domestic and international travel.

Developed marketing campaigns, newsletter, membership drives and contributed to website content.  Developed tracking system for member payments and trip/event information, organized and attended local meetup groups in Atlanta and Baltimore.

Written and phone communications with vendors, travel agents, event managers, sponsors, assistant organizers and members.