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Makenzie Peterson

Objective: Present my education, volunteer experience, and work history.


Aug 2011May 2015

BA in Creative Writing

Warren Wilson College

with concentrations in the fine arts and gender studies.

Work History

Jun 2006Present


Self Employed
  • Providing short-term and long-term childcare for multiple families.
  • Working with children of all ages, including infants.
  • Performing light housekeeping.
Apr 2009Present

House and Pet Sitter

Self Employed

Providing thorough home and pet care for many families during various vacations, travel, and business trips.

Aug 2014May 2015

Menu Manager

Sage Café
  • Designed and implemented menu items, keeping them in rotation.
  • Coordinated with inventory managers to purchase ingredients from vendors. Coordinated with marketing manager about advertisement.
  • Coordinated with prep cook manager for prep work instructions and recipes.
  • Monitored and updated café prices.
  • Designed and updated menu boards and paper menus, including specialty menus for events.
May 2014Sep 2014

Chapel Maintenance Crew Member

Chapel at Warren Wilson College
  • Performed janitorial work.
  • Printed and folded service programs.
  • Performed set-up and cleanup for events.
May 2014Aug 2014

Material Collector and Sorter

Recycling Services at Warren Wilson College
  • Sorted a variety of recycled materials, such as plastics, glass, metals, wood, and electronics into proper containers.
  • Recorded information on materials received or prepared for shipment to processing companies.
  • Maintained by sweeping, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, and maneuvering barrels and bins into proper locations.
  • Directed customers and drivers to proper loading/unloading areas; assisted customers and drivers with unloading and loading recycling materials.
  • Operated collecting vehicles.
May 2014Jul 2014

Conference Staff

Conferences at Warren Wilson College
  • Greeted and registered guests for campus events.
  • Maintained the cleanliness and appearance of overnight guest rooms.
  • Maintained linens room, folding and preparing guest supplies and coordinating with dry-cleaning partner.
  • Signed keys in and out to guests.
  • Set up and took down chairs and tables for events.
Aug 2012May 2014

Bakery-Café Assoiciate

Sage Café
  • Handled customer interaction, taking orders, preparing and running food to tables, and providing barista services.
  • Managed the register, including end-of-shift paperwork.
  • Cleaned and baked during off hours.
Mar 2012Sep 2012

Accountancy Assistant

Accounting Office at Warren Wilson College
  • Organized and maintained financial records.
  • Documented financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Prepared payments by verifying documentation.
  • Facilitated reimbursements.
  • Protected operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Answered questions about customer accounts.
  • Facilitated locking and unlocking of the safe.
Jan 2012May 2012


Paint Crew at Warren Wilson College
  • Applied paint and other finishes to surfaces including walls, floors, and doors.
    Filled cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Erected scaffolding, movable and immovable staging and various rigging; moved furniture and equipment as necessary.
  • Removed fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps, and electric switch covers.
  • Hung drywall.
  • Selected and bought paint from vendors.
Aug 2011Dec 2011

Officer Assistant

Public Safety at Warren Wilson College
  • Performed clerical work.
  • Answered and transferred calls.
  • Held responsibility for locking campus buildings at night.
Oct 2010Aug 2010


Modesto Trattoria
  • Monitored the open dining sections of the restaurant for empty and cleaned tables.
  • Estimated wait times for guests, monitored the guest waiting list, and ensured that the needs of guests were met while they waited.
  • Answered the telephone and booked reservations.
  • Rolled silverware.
  • Coordinated with back of house and servers to serve customers.
Jun 2009Aug 2010

Crew Member

Philly Hoagie House & Ice Cream Parlor
  • Handled customer interaction, taking orders and running food to tables.
  • Prepared and served ice cream and other desserts.
  • Managed the register, including end-of-shift paperwork.
  • Kept the restaurant clean.