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Volunteer History

1. Executive Board Member for NAMI and AACT-NOW in Montclair, NJ

2. Crisis/Case Management (Case Worker)- Supporting relief efforts with FEMA/American Red Cross during Hurricane Irene in Paterson, NJ ( 1 year experience

3. 9-11-11 (National Day of Service)

4. 2011 Global Youth Service Day

5. Newark Hoopfest Volunteer for March Madness 2011

6. 2011 MLK Day/Beautification Project

6. 2013 Holiday (Thanksgiving) Food Drive

7. 2013 Gift wrapping for Christmas at NJCDC in Paterson

8. iMentor (Bronx, NY) 2010- Present

Work experience

Sep 2010Present

High School Mentor

iMentor (Volunteer Position)

-Aid in detailed oriented-educational curriculum

-Interacting and facilitating a mentee/mentor relationship with students in a classroom setting

-Coaching extracurricular activities for prospective collegiate athletes

-Assisting with SAT/ACT prep, homework, and lifestyle

-Planning appropriate methods to pursue college

-Working closely with NYC public schools

Feb 2011Present

Senior Account Manager/Marketing Specialist

New Jersey Lawyers Service

•Primary NJLS program leader, and responsible for driving the success of ‘customer satisfaction and sales’ through creating and managing multiple marketing programs through mass email campaigns that ultimately will generate an increase in business•Confer with new and existing customers by telephone, email, trade shows, exhibits or in-person site visits to provide IT support all while raising awareness of all NJLS products or services•Thoroughly explain to customers the appropriate internal and self-help (customer interfacing site) resources•Obtain and record all incoming detailed client information for various KPI reports. •Oversee and manage all functionality of online interactive customer tools,websites, social media, and IT resources in support of NJLS customer relations and new business initiatives. •Recommend improvements to help launch program products through partnered marketing companies•Train staff on new IT procedures and system integrated tools created to optimize company performance•Identify opportunities and solicit sales of new services or products for sales team.•Create various system tools and proprietary databases and manage them •Generate and manage quantifiable data and trends through predictive analytics and quantifiable metrics•Develop formulas, tables, and queries through partnering or sister companies•Salesforce Administrator•Work closely with and report to the President/Vice-President of NJLS•Keep in contact with IT to enhance website layout and functionality while focusing on the design of other marketing projects•Identify and track product flow management and trends in conjunction with partnering businesses and measure company progress through knowledgeable problem solving solutions•Evaluate project timelines and provide proposed feedback in terms of feasibility via company memos•Maintain optimum inventory levels and products to meet company and client requirements•Manage over 9000 accounts and generate various KPI reports

Nov 2011Present

Executive Board Member (Public Relations and Communications)

Jan 2012Present

Executive Board Member

Jan 2009Dec 2011

Assistant Event Planner

Montclair State University

- Coordinate internal and external client relations

-Familiarity with Conference Center start up operation

-Outside vendor relations (meet with vendors)

-Advanced customer service skills

-State-of-the-art AV training

-Management skills

-Perform all opening and closing procedures of contracts 

-Monitor staff

-Securing the facility after an event

-Conference Center lobby concierge 

-Set-up, operate, and breakdown events

-Assist with the writing of a manual, AV training handbook, and a customer service manual

-Assist the Director of the Conference Center

Sep 2010Oct 2011

State & National AmeriCorps Member

New Jersey Community Development Corporation

-Planing and carry out tutoring sessions for groups (adults, faculty, or children)

-Cooperating with faculty and administration 

-Keeping measurable and accurate up to date records of targeted students and parents

-Attend training sessions 

-Instructing language arts and social studies to 4th graders

-Leading an afterschool program (K-8th)

-Assistant soccer coach (grades 9-11)

-Leading as a fitness instructor for cardio, strength, and yoga

-Building and operating housing for people with disabilities, homelessness, and young people leaving the foster care system

-Constructing playgrounds, preserving gardens (historic districts), creating murals through partnering organizations and social services for various schools

-Operating several comprehensive school-based and community-based "Teen Centers" to promote healthy lifestyles

-Initiating cultivating leadership skills among youth

-Maintain an awareness with direct public policy innovation

May 2011Aug 2011

Senior Staff Evening Activity and Special Events Director

Camp Cayuga

-Attend all senior staff meetings

-Generate all evening activities and events

-Examine all activity manuals, guidelines, equipment, and safety procedures for familiarity

-Prepare weekly award, program site, and progress reports

-Assist and support with Division Director

-Assist and support with Camp Director

-Answer all directed calls

-Set-up all electronic systems

-Ensure that all events are operating at a high standard of quality

-Delegating responsibilities to other senior staff members

-Guide and supervise senior staff members, counselors, and campers (children)

-Conduct daily meetings

-Delineate responsibilities for supplies 

-Update and maintain files

-Maintain budgetary records for the operation of evening activities and events

- Properly advertise events and activities 

May 2009Jun 2010

Fitness Assistant

Campus Recreational Center

-Assists Director in planning, organizing, developing, scheduling, enforcing rules,

evaluating recreation, fitness, aquatics, child care, special events, facility rentals and

assist with overseeing day to day operations of the facility.

-Assists with hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating part-time and

seasonal personnel; assigns work schedules.

-Assist with scheduling the community center facilities and supervises conditions of the facilities such

as set-ups and breakdowns of facility equipment and resources.

-Attends a variety of training seminars, staff meetings, community and

recreation meetings as needed.

-Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; distributes supplies and equipment,

assists with ordering supplies and equipment for community center and its programs.

-Assists with public relations duties such as preparing and distributing flyers, press

releases, and brochures.

-Educates and enforces all fitness policies to members 

-Provides customers with information on proper guidelines and functions of machines 

-Performs assigned cleaning duties based on customer needs & cleaning priorities 

-Inspects and documents fitness equipment and second floor areas for safety and risk management 

-Responsible for checking cycling passes 

-Monitors member/guest entrance to the facility  -Sells memberships, locker rentals & program registration; conducts facility tours  -Answers phones using proper phone etiquette  -Has strong working knowledge of our facility, policies & procedures, & program offerings  -Enforces Center policies & procedures
Jan 2009May 2009

Marketing Assistant (Intern)

Montclair State University Marketing Department

-Assistant to Director of Marketing of MSU

-Designing online material for promotion 

-Designing and posting up flyers and posters for campus events

-Assisting the marketing manager and supporting the marketing team with marketing activities.

-Assisting with the production of marketing materials and literature.

-Coordinating the production of a wide range of marketing communications

-Providing support for marketing events and exhibitions as required

-Assist with the collation of information for promotional literature.

-Writing articles and promotional material for the company.

-Preparing interesting written copy for the website.

-Uploading marketing material to online libraries, internet groups and social media sites.

-Updating and maintaining the marketing department's documentation and databases.

-Managing events, booking venues and ordering marketing materials.

May 2006Aug 2008

Gen-Set Line Engineer

Caterpillar Inc. (Cat)

-Constructed 17,460 kW of power potential, diesel-fueled generator sets.

-Built to world-class standard for high efficiency, low fuel consumption and global emissions compliance

-Crane operator

-Created power systems, exhaust systems, fuel trains and electrical switch gears

-Managed "Zone 2" as team leader

-Trained Zone 2, Zone 3, and Zone 4 engineers/workers

-Assembly line controller

-Certified training in generator systems and torque tools

Jan 2002Dec 2006

Lead Projectionist Manager

Carmike & Georgia Theatre Company

-Responsible for ensuring that films (and any associated advertisements or trailers) are projected at the correct time, and without any technical problems.  A great deal of care and attention is required, in order to achieve smooth running operation, resulting in standards of presentation that are acceptable to modern audiences. 

-Solve technical problems quickly and efficiently.  Cinema Projectionists may have to undertake shift work, involving late finishes, and must cope with heavy workloads, especially in multi-screen cinemas.

-Responsible for receiving films, and for inspecting them for any technical problems. 

-Repairing any faults, they may have to make the necessary repairs, working to deadlines.

-Maintenance of film records. 

-Responsible for all aspects of the cinema's technical operations outside of the projection room, including lighting, heating, ventilation, fire alarms and equipment, electrical, water and gas supplies.

-Comply with the relevant Health and Safety legislation and requirements. 

-Awareness of all statutory and local authority measures related to the projection suite, and ensure that they are adhered to.

-Ability to work under pressure, sometimes in relative silence.

-Self-motivated, as I may work alone, often during anti-social hours all while maintaining effective communicative skills for the audience and staff.

-Posting up all pictures, posters, signs, lettering on billboards, and 3D figures in association with correct cinema and timing of each film.

-Able to multitask in down time to serve patrons with knowledge of sales/merchandise

-Transaction experience in relation to concessions and ticketing booth.


Kaitlin Kurdyla

Ronald Cope

Barry Ford

Paul Cell


Writing Samples


-2006 Drama II Student of the Year -2006 2nd Place Regional Play (Georgia) -2007 1st Place Literacy Award for written and spoken word (poetry) -2008 Barbizon School of Modeling and Acting (Barbizon, Best Actor Award) -2011, Featured in Men in Black 3 as a Black Panther (Party Scene) -2012 Extra in Amazing Spider Man 2 -2013 Featured in PS4 and Xbox One video game, Watch Dogs -2013 & 2014 Underwear Model (Guard) for Nico & Adrian NYFW (Haute Couture) 
Additional Skills
General Office Administration, Case/Project/Digital Data Management, Event/Program Planning and Set Up, Coaching, Counseling/Advising, Data Interpretation, Editing, Establishing Procedures/Rules, Managing, Media Skills, Mentoring, Negotiating, Marketing, Strategizing, Advertising, Immaculate Communication Skills
Operating Systems and Networking - Windows 7, XP, Millennium, Mac, Vista Specialized Skills –Strong Writing/Editing, Mail Chimp/Prezi/Photoshop/iMovie Programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office, SPSS, Adobe, Bookkeeping, Data Entry, Creating/Posting/Maintaining Social Media Content, Clerical, Payroll, Customer Service, Merchandiser, Sales, Stock, General Warehouse, Inventory, Maintenance, Data files ,Google Documents, Design (Web), Java Languages/Tools, Software Packages/Firewalls, Network Administration


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