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Work experience

Apr 2008Present

Writer

Triond

Paid writing for regular submissions.

Jun 2007Present

Volunteer

Brother Dan's Pantry

This was volunteer work where I and other members of my church would get together and give food to those in need.

Jan 2010Present

Fellow

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega is a service fraternity where people get together and do work around the community. I did activities like pick up trash on the highway, collect Christmas cards for troops overseas, and volunteered at the local library.

Jul 2009Apr 2011

Fellow

Center for Responsible Leadership

Developed understanding of leadership technique, style, and ethics through the LeaderShape Institute.

I was given the chance to make a documentary on the environmental problems in Ecuador through CRL's International Scholar program.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Library Technician

Patrick Henry Village Library

Learned how to use the Millennium Circulation system for libraries, spent time doing customer service, dealing with disputes between coworkers, and how to enter and process data.

Apr 2009Aug 2009

Car Detailer

Dave Kring Chevrolet

Responsibilities included cleaning used cars to the point that they look brand new. I initiated a new system to help sell cars. When potential customers would come in for appointments to test drive cars that had been sitting out in the parking lot for extended periods of time, I would clean the already detailed cars before the people would arrive.

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Volunteer/Contractor

Charlevoix Public Library

I worked for the library doing shelving, reorganizing certain sections of the collections, and some minor paid work installing some shelves. I also taught a class to elderly men and women around the community about how to use the internet and social networking sites.

Jan 2008May 2008

Journalist

The Informer (College Newspaper)

The local community college's newspaper went out once a month and a wrote a few articles while I was attending that school.

Jun 2001May 2007

Rental Car Agent

Avis Rental Car

I would prepare cars for tourists traveling into the area.

Education

Sep 2008Apr 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Alma College

Cumulative GPA 3.03. Coursework included ethics, metaphysics, and logic. I also took quite a few elective courses in writing like creative writing, humor writing, and scriptwriting.

Completed a senior thesis on what constitutes a "Just" health care system and discussed what currently is the best health care system in the world today.

Skills

Microsoft Office
Advanced proficiency in all major Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Spanish Speaker
Studied for three years and spent time in Ecuador to better my abilities speaking to others in foreign countries.

References

Misa Whiteford

Interest

Health Policy, Traveling, Music.

Custom

Presented my documentary at a conference:

“Crossing Borders Through Making Films: Documentary, Pedagogy and Community” Stephany Slaughter, Mike Vickery, Drew Bare, and Alma College Students: Emma Kornelis, Brandt Ayoub, Melissa Quasunella, Rene Willoughby, Lauren Scarjune, Casey Adams. 11th Conference on the Americas: Creative Agents of Change: Facing Challenges in our Communities. GVSU. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 5 Nov 2010.