Hello; and thank you for your consideration. Below, you will find an eclectic mix of work experiences & skills that I have obtained throughout the years. I describe myself as bright & eloquent; I love to learn, and can excel at any task I am given (with proper training & appropriate guidance for said task - or not!). I am a traveler, a singer, an artist, and a passionate writer & speaker. Allow me to introduce myself, and thank you for considering me as a part of your team.
Creative & Clerical: 10 solid years of customer service training & direct experience, as well as a skilled typist (approximately 80 wpm). I am familiar with different operating systems, and have experience with customized data entry platforms, and both Microsoft & Apple products/programs, alike (word processors, spreadsheets, etc).
Fine Arts: Skilled in photography & digital media (graphic design/advertising & promotional work), wax sculptures & candle-making by hand, glassblowing assistance, costume design/styling/repairs/construction.
Child Care: I have worked with children in some facet for over 15 years; from infants to young adults, and very much enjoy doing so. I have a strong knowledge and understanding of high-risk individuals, such as children/individuals in poverty, homeless persons, victims of domestic/emotional/physical/mental/sexual abuse, and have direct personal experience in some of these areas, as well, which has made me a successful advocate for those who feel misunderstood or alone in their life challenges.
Equine: Over the last few years, I have learned basic to intermediate knowledge of horse care, and have spent months at a time riding & working with them/around them, and grooming them (and their living spaces) on a daily basis.
Construction/Tools/Equipment: I can perform basic to intermediate construction tasks, and have several years of experience with hand-held tools/power tools, ladders, and can safely use small tractors, mowers, golf carts & other vehicles with ease. Many years of renovation/restoration experience as well.
Music: Classically trained vocalist & musician, with over 20 years of performance experience in many fields and genres. Winner of 1st Place at the OCMEA Scholarship Competition in NY, in 2007 as a vocalist. Was a member of vocal classes & audition-based choirs at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. Trained in Opera, Contemporary, Theater, & more. Studied Vocal Skills & Performance with Veronica Shaver, and David Pittman-Jennings.
Below, you will find highlights of my work experience; but if you don't see what you're looking for, please ask! Chances are, I have done it at some point. Enjoy!