Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Work & Travel

I'm really not much of a writer. I love to share photos and little snippets of life, travel and adventure, but I'm not a writer, I'm a sharer. It's time for me to get back on the road and discover the parts of America that are wonderful. I have my own business and I have signed up to share and encourage safety on the road and in everyday life. Check out my websites for more information (see below.)

My events are always on the weekend so I will be looking for work in-between events. If you need my skills and experience please send me an inquiry.


Dreadpunk Bazaar
Formerly Horrific Homes and Gardens
January 2015 to Present

Horrific Homes and Gardens started as a lonely Facebook page selling an eccentric mix of antiques, found treasures, upcycled crafts and hard to find items on the opposite side of the coast. Over the course of almost two years, Horrific Homes and Gardens became an upcoming-and-coming future success story winning a Best-of-Show. Due to irreconcilable differences, the business partnership for Horrific Homes and Gardens has ended and a new beginning with a slightly different focus for weekends only shows was born.

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Administrative Office 
  • Businesses Planning
  • Customer Service  & Client Management 
  • Delegation
  • Event Coordination 
  • Marketing offline & Social Media Communities 
  • Negotiations
  • Presenting
  • Problem Resolution
  • Project management
  • Public Speaking
  • Research Competitive Analysis
  • Sales
  • Shipping 
  • Travel Coordination 
  • Wholesale Communications

Los Angeles Costume Swap
March 2011 to October 2013

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Worked across organizational lines with all members of the event volunteer team to ensure the effective and timely implementation of special events.
  • Helped develop event strategies, plans and executed events.
  • Initiated and coordinated event strategy including but not limited to: setting up all venue and travel needs and handle collateral ordering and delivery, contractor and volunteer set-up and “talent” coordination.
  •  Developed and maintained relationships with sponsors, talent and vendors in order to successfully negotiate donation or heavily discounted services / event freebies and contest prizes.
  •  Recruited and trained volunteers
  • Coordinated marketing for events and implemented sponsor brand marketing coverage before, during and after events. 
  • Point of contact for all event suppliers, sponsors, donors, etc, maintaining accurate records, as well as ensuring that acknowledgements for services were handled accordingly.
  • Developed event templates.
Art Room Facilitator
April 2012 to August 2013

Skills & Responsibilities

Volunteer assisting members with a variety of art projects using various art supplies and tools.

Green Halloween
Social Media Marketing
Virtual Volunteer
October 2010 to October 2011

Skills & Responsibilities

Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.

Menus .com
Customer Service & Social Media Marketing
November 2010 to February 2011

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Analyzed the market and monitored trends in social media and appropriately applied knowledge to increasing traffic at Facebook and Twitter community. 
  • Become an advocate in social media spaces by participating and posting on relevant blog posts and forums.
  • Creatively and effectively problem solved by utilizing social media channels to not only combat order issues but provide a live update of open food establishments during the Chicago blizzard in January 2011
  • Created and monitored benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media experiences and campaigns and reported on their effectiveness
  • Development assistance with the creation and execution of social media strategies that increased brand awareness and generated inbound community traffic.
  • Helped create and market a social media Superbowl campaign to increase Facebook Friends on an aggressive schedule and limited resources.
  • Initiated relationships with relevant online resources
  • Initiated and or managed presence on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Increased Twitter Followers by 48% 
  • Managed orders between client and customers ensuring that orders were confirmed and problems were quickly dealt with.
  • Thinking strategically on how to market to consumers prior to a website launch.

Marketing Grrl
Tutor: Social Media Marketing, Tradional Marketing & Promotions
February 2009 to May 2010

Skills & Responsibilities

Online tutor to new businesses and artists who wanted to learn how to attract new customers and kick-start their social media marketing efforts. Marketing Grrl was a boutique agency that specialized in the next step to success.

Successful Social CRM, social media monitoring, management and marketing, and online marketing are not magic tricks or a carnival sideshow for scamming people and making millions. It's both an art and a science that takes patience and diligence in learning what consumers want and what they need, and understanding the difference between the two. It is possessing the knowledge, skills and experience to genuinely talk with your audience, not preach to them.

• Blog Marketing & Content Creation
• Blogger Outreach
• Comment Marketing
• Competitor Analysis
• Computer / Internet Tutor
• Event Social Media Marketing
• Facebook Community Marketing & Monitoring
• Keyword Research
• Promotional Printing Distribution
• Social Bookmarking
• Social Media Marketing
• Twitter Community Monitoring
• Viral Marketing

ESN Interactive
Marketing Content Writer / Blogger, Social Media Marketing
May 2006 to April 2008

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Effectively researched and gathered data on various careers online and through telephone as well as email requested information for higher education lead generation website. 
  • Principal content creator for the website Career-Opportunities.net. Each article at Career-Opportunities.net explored different careers, career opportunities and or work related topics. 
  • Professionally interacted with all levels of career driven specialist to demonstrate career synopsis.

Bohemian Marketing
Customer Service, Traditional Marketing, Event Coordination
January 2004 to May 2006

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Answered 40+ calls per day utilizing the order entry system providing accurate information on existing accounts as well as create new accounts and orders by inputting all information and changes necessary for customer service calls (i.e. cancels, credit card authorization, and/or update address) 
  • Continually maintained and updated knowledge of all services, promotions and products and made recommendations to clients when opportunities arrived.  
  • Delivered sociable friendly yet always professional customized e-commerce solutions and responses through e-commerce technology producing highly favorable results. 
  • Successfully thrived in fast paced working environments and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

Emerald Greens
Office Manager, Marketing Assistance, Customer Service
January 2002 to February 2006

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Administrative Support  - Prepared reports and documented information received from customers, vendors and Department Managers into companies' computer database as required by policy and procedure. 
  • Assisted in coordinating Natural Products Expo West booth
  • Assisted in coordinating in-store product sample events
  • Receiving and directing visitors, fielding telephone calls and scheduling appointments.
  • Responsible for managing the daily office flow of information.  Pre-screening prospective In-Store Demonstrators, overseeing office supplies and assisting company President with marketing projects.

Terasys, Incorporate
Receptionist, Intern, Tech Support Independent Contractor
July 1999 to October 2000