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Work experience

Jun 1996Present


American Haul Away

As Co-Owner/Operator of American Haul Away, my number one goal is customer satisfaction. 

Daily operations include scheduling appointments, managing 18 employees and answering a

multi line phone system. Proactively managing accounts and meeting unique needs of the company. I manage and dispatch three crews and monitor performance, project completion and customer service. I track and analyze advertising strategies to determine effectiveness and formulate future plans.

Aug 1998Feb 2003

Make Up Artist

Saks Fifth Avenue

Working as a Make Up Artist for Trish Mc Evoy was a very rewarding experience.

The training I received was invaluable. Trish is a creative, organized and compassionate individual. She developed a very unique style of makeup application known as the half-face technique. Teaching the customer to apply their makeup is the most important part of the experience. Keeping things simple and organized is key.   

Coordinating in-store events, designing product displays, and monitored inventory was a daily function.

While providing instruction and developing customized plans,  I built loyal and trusting customer relationships and generated referrals. I worked with up to 20 and 30 clients per day. 

Our installation surpassed a $250,000 sales goal to secure an in-store appearance with Trish McEvoy.

Sep 1995Aug 1998

Sales Associate/Make Up Artist


Working for Nordstrom felt like working for family. Their open door policy is a standard that counts. Nordstrom provided every tool possible to achieve success. The Customer Service skills I acquired during my employment are priceless. During my employment, I was a instrumental part of launching one of the first Make Up Forever counters in San Diego. I worked hard at cultivated business and building relationships.

I took on a side project for the hair care line Phyto maintaining stock, selling products and booking events.

I was promoted to Make Up Artist for Trish Mc Evoy cosmetics, a higher volume counter and very rewarding experience. 

Jun 1994Aug 1995

Beauty Advisor

The Broadway

Estee Lauder is one of the largest cosmetic companies and it was a great pleasure to work fo them. My counter was high volume. My roll was managing focus products, monitoring daily stock and setting up displays. Learning demonstrative skills and aspects of store operations, I quickly became an important member of the counter.

Sep 1990Jun 1994

Cosmetic Stock Control/ Sales Associate

Harris Company/Gottschalk's

As cosmetic stock control manager,  I was in charge of shipping. receiving, tracking all cosmetic merchandise, including handling damages and processing transfers. I was the primary contact to vendors, buyers and staff. The work that is involved in bringing the merchandise to the floor is very involved. Learning the aspects of buying was very rewarding.

I was promoted to the sales floor, I had a great opportunity to work for many upscale lines as a makeup artist, skincare specialist and brand representative for Clarins, Christian Dior, Elizabeth Ardin, and Germaine Monteil. 

Jul 1986Nov 1989

Photo processing/Event assistant

Edward's Photography

Edwards Photography specialized in school photography, high school reunions, conferences and large corporate events. The film was processed in a dark room on large processors. Editing, processing, printing film, events assistant, and collections was my roll in the company.

As events assistant to the photographers I was responsible for planning travel, securing lodging,  all meals, equipment rentals, replenishment of photographic supply's, greeting and checking in all guests.  

While at Edwards I developed a passion for photography. I take pictures for family and friends. Some have used my work to promote websites and CD's. 


Saddleback College

Passionate about photography.


Event Planning
Event planning is very rewarding. I have planned and assisted in many social and corporate events. I've been a central member of art committees that provide art work for events. I evaluate the success right after the event while the details are fresh. I strive in making the next event even better than the first one.
Make Up Artistry
I've been painting faces and teaching the art of Make Up for over 15 years. I've freelanced on fashion shows, charity events, TV, Bridal,  photo shoots and for  hairstylist. I really enjoy helping people feel their best.  
I was born in Bogata, Colombia and my mother and father are from Cuba. I speak fluent Spanish and I can easily take on the translator roll in many situations. 


Sheridan Sands

William Brownell

Nancy Wheeler



I believe clients should be treated like friends and family. I place myself in their shoes to make sure that I first understand their needs and desires. I then strive to meet those needs, solve any issues they may have and make them feel wonderful. I strongly believe in keeping things simple, I want my client's experience to be pleasant, refreshing and new. I like to ask questions and re-evaluate, rather than robotically doing things the same old way. I never stop striving to make things better because helping people, quality, design, art, and beauty matter. 


Photography, gardening, history, music, poetry, art,  jewelry design, swimming, travel.


"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."


Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.Mark Twain-