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Work experience

Aug 2011Dec 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 2000Jul 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 1993Sep 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.

Education

Sep 2014May 2016

Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Oregon State University

In Progress Online...

Aug 2014Dec 2014

Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Indiana University East

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

20142014

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.

20102011

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.