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Dedicated, discreet and skilled executive / personal assistant with 16 years of office experience and 7 years experience in household and home office management. Well organized, flexible and resourceful problem solver who is expert in juggling multiple projects and meeting deadlines. A clear and logical communicator with excellent research and writing skills; able to establish rapport with both clients and colleagues at all organizational levels.


Boutique Sake ~ Los Angeles, CA                                            September 2007 ~ Present

Assist with translations for sake labels. Write, edit and proofread educational materials for training classes and seminars. Acts as liaison between company and government agencies. Increasing product sales by researching and implementing new marketing strategies using such variables as competition, product pricing and profitability, specialty market niche and customer analysis. Expanding customer base by intensified networking and upgrading web visibility. Coordinate and assist with customer promotions at sake tastings and trade shows.

Personal Assistant
Cheryl Hoyles ~ Realtor ~ Fairfax VA                                          January 1999 ~ June 2000

Expertly managed home office and household for busy real estate executive. Tracked home/office expenses, prepared invoices, Accounts Receivable / Payable, banking. Composed and edited classified advertisements. Collaborated in planning a major relocation: Scouted site locations, worked with architects / interior designers, finalized details regarding move.
Executive Personal Assistant
Fowlkes Enterprises ~ Washington DC                            March 1994 ~ September 1997

Provided continuous, high quality support  to Lobbyist / Author. Coordinated schedule,  appointments, travel arrangements and executed extensive itineraries. Proofed and edited manuscripts and press releases, wrote correspondence. Arranged conferences and acted as liaison with caterers and designers for business and social functions.  Interview and hired help as needed. Prepared financial statements, recorded and monitored accounts payable and receivable, prepared employee payroll and related tax forms and reconciled bank statements.


Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Quicken, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, HTML, Email, Internet; Mac OS and Windows operating systems; type 65 wpm accurately


Canandaigua Academy                                                                                            Regents Diploma
North Seattle Community College                                                             Developmental Psychology



Adobe Illustrator