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A position in an organization seeking efficient operations, thorough training of its volunteers, proper case management in the accordance with law, excellent communication within the organization and with all involved, a professional appearance of the organization, and a smooth transition as the organization continues to grow.

Work experience

May 2014Present

CASA Volunteer

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Jefferson County, Missouri

What I Gleaned - Knowledge of the foster care system; interview skills; 

Duties - Advocating for the best interest of children placed in the foster care system; appointed by the court. Conducting research by means of obtaining/reviewing documents and interviewing all who are pertinent to the case. Working with the case worker and the Deputy Juvenile Officer assigned to the case towards an ultimate goal of permanency. Keeping in close contact with the child so as to properly determine his or her best interests. Creating court reports to submit findings and recommendations to the judge. Attending all court hearings and meetings regarding the case. Creating and maintaining CASA Facebook Page.

Jan 2012Jun 2012

Bank Teller

Bank of America - Festus, MO

What I Gleaned - The ability to work fast but accurately; a higher level of friendliness with customers than required in previous positions

Duties - Accurately and promptly address the individual needs, processing monetary transactions for both personal and commercial account holders; perfect detail and accuracy is required 

Apr 1999Oct 2001

Background Investigator

Pre-Employment Screening, Inc. - St. Louis, MO

What I Gleaned - Research methods; effective communication with corporations and government entities; a better knowledge of laws; the ability to work around obstacles

Duties - Criminal background checks, SSN verifications, motor vehicle reports, verification of professional licenses, credit checks, DFS reports - all obtained for corporate clients and reported in a timely and professional manner as part of their new hire process.  Also the "office geek", assisting with computer-related issues.

Nov 1990Apr 1998


OfficeMax, Inc. - Various Locations

What I Gleaned - Leadership skills, even to motivate the most difficult employees; the ability to work independently, logically solving problems as they arise; professional, polite, but also effective communication; the ability to take over a failing department and, within a short span of time, correct all of the issues so it is running smoothly; thorough training methods; received bonuses for excellent inventory scores

Duties - General store operations, HR for respective department, customer service, supervising employees, inventory and loss prevention, assisted in leading monthly store meetings


Nov 2013Oct 2017

Bachelors of Science, Legal Studies

Kaplan University

President's List Honors every term - top 1% of class, while working independently (entirely online)


Medical Administrative/Billing and Coding

New Horizons

Administrative procedures, medical office software, billing and coding, Microsoft Office Certification, Windows 7 Certification


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Golden Key International Honour Society

Kaplan Law Society

Missouri Paralegal Association


Social Networking
Public Speaking
Windows 8
Microsoft Office


Highly motivated professional with over seven years of management experience and a perfect track record of efficient operations, organization, communication, cooperation in a team setting and leadership.  Skilled in office software as well as website development and maintenance.  Works equally well independently and in a group setting.  Extensive knowledge of the legal system and an extremely fast learner while also retaining the information.


References are available upon request