Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014

Current Owner/Sole Proprietor 

Summerville Hypnosis Center
  • Established and built a private hypnotherapy practice from the ground up.
  • Marketed and established brand through blogging, social media and referrals.
  • Hundreds of clients have successfully quit smoking and lost weight.
  • Effectively integrated Microsoft Office 2013 for effective business management.
Oct 2000 - Jul 2011

Store Manager

Matthews Medical & Scientific Books, Inc.
  • Built, established and managed contract medical book, equipment and supply store at Medical University of South Carolina from the ground up.
  • Successfully provided the campus with all of its medical book and supply needs.
  • Consistently performed at an exceptional level, always meeting or exceeding established company and campus sales and performance goals.
  • Maintained a standard of excellence for highly technical medical book and equipment sales, as well as traditional college apparel and product lines.
  • Recruited, trained and supervised 15+ employees.
Jan 1993 - Sep 2000

Store Manager

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • Hired as a bookseller - through passion and hard work promoted through the ranks to assistant store manager, and then store manager.
  • Assisted in building, setting up and opening 3 "big box superstore" locations in So. Cal. and Georgia.
  • Excelled in sales, customer service, merchandising, accounting, and human resource development. 
  • Recruited, trained and supervised dozens of successful employees.


Sep 2014 - May 2016

Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Oregon State University

In Progress Online...

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Indiana University East

One semester of psych before transfer to OSU...perfect 4.0 GPA.

2014 - 2014

Associate of Arts (AA)

Trident Technical College

Returned to school after many years to prepare for a Bachelor's Degree.  Twice named to Dean's List, perfect 4.0 GPA.

2010 - 2011

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Motivation Institute

Vocational training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, further development of communication and listening skills, honing of interpersonal problem solving and personal development strategies.