Sara Betterton

Summary

Currently looking for a part-time, long-term position in Denton, TX (20 hours or less a week). 

Interest

I am a freelance portrait and special events photographer- mostly I do it for the fun of it and not the money, though that definitely helps pay the school bills.  In addition to photography I practice sketching and watercolor.

In June 2010 I decided to take up Muy Thai kickboxing and it has become an important part of who I am and I hope to continue to practice and perfect my technique for as long as I am physically capable.

Dogs are definitely a way to turn me from a stone-faced fighter to the girl I used to be when I was little- the first gift of my life was Dixie, a West-Highland White Terrier who was about as old as I was, that is to say, only a few months.  I've had dogs ever since and couldn't possibly live my life without them.

My ultimate career goal is to be a published and contracted screenwriter and/or director of independent films and documentaries. Needless to say, I have an intense love and need for cinematic artistic expression.

Objective

To save up money for school and future emergency expenses.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Assistant Photographer

Tyson Pough Photography

Take supplementary photos for weddings and bridal shoots.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

Web Fulfillment Team

Nordstrom

Fulfilling online merchandise orders by pulling product from floor and stockroom.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011

Rotating Sales and Support

Nordstrom

Temporary position for the Anniversary Sale; classified as a "Rover", I assisted all salespersons with floor management, merchandising, and, of course, providing the highest quality of customer service.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Sales Associate

Old Navy

 Assist customers to find and purchase merchandise, keep store clean and organized.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Media Team Volunteer

Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church

Assist in all aspects of media technology for Sunday services including audio, video, and graphics.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Veterinary Technician (Training)

Ark Veterinary Hospital

Assist in the care and treatment of animals as directed by Joel Bennett, D.V.M.

Education

Education
Jan 2011 - Present

In Progress

University of North Texas

Studying Film while double-minoring in English (Creative Writing) and Theology.  Transferred from Baylor University because it is a more artistically oriented institution geared towards hard work and hands-on experience.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

N/A

Baylor University

Transferred to UNT for financial reasons and a shift in academic/artistic interests.

Aug 2005 - May 2009

Diploma

Allen High School

Graduated in the top 20% with a 3.8 GPA.  Participated in Choir and Photography.  Majority of classes were AP or IB courses.  

Skills

Skills

Learning Quickly and Well

I learn things well in a short amount of time, mostly by just doing it- it's how I've become so good at so many things in my currently still-young existence.

Cash Register

Experience operating a cash register for sales, returns, exchanges, price checks, merchandise searches (in and out of store), cash/credit/debit sales and returns, and setting up store card accounts.

References

References

Val Duben

Personal Stylist for Nordstrom- I have helped her assist customers and organize the sales floor.

Jeanne Rogers

Jeanne Rogers is all there is to being an American woman.  An upstanding citizen of high moral quality and impeccable taste in food.  Oh, she's also the smartest woman I know.  With that being said, I think it's safe to say that you might want her opinion as well.