I am an experienced computer technician and consultant, technical writer, editor, blogger and bartender. I am creative, focused, and detail orientated while still being able to see the bigger picture. My knowledge and abilities in many areas will prove to be an asset to any company looking to hire a full-time employee. I am willing to work from home, online or locally for a weekly 9to5 shift.
Computer Technician | Tutor | Consultant
Troubleshooting | Problem-Solving | Deployment | Installation | Repair | Upgrading
Since I started college, nearly 20 years ago, I have been helping others with their computer woes. I once taught myself a CAD program in a day so I could teach someone else how to use it that same day. I have taken computers apart and rebuilt them, both desktops and laptops. I have helped people fix their internet, devirused many a machine and got their systems working like they want again. I am sure I can do the same for you.
Self-Employed, Heart of the Black Hills, SD
1995 - Present
Served Drinks | Waited Tables | Cleaned Bar | Stocked Bar | Closed Tills
I was given nothing but praise in my time working here. I had never worked as a bartender before but I quickly found myself happily mixing and serving drinks, pouring beer and keeping the bar stocked. I learned a lot working as a bartender and could easily see myself doing this work again.
Slate Creek Grille, Hill City, SD
Dishwasher & Prep Cook
Washed dishes | Prepped Food | Bused Tables | Waited Tables
I was the go-to girl while I worked at Rico's. When I wasn't washing dishes, I was helping to prep food, bus tables and any other duty that needed done. Liz, the owner, knew that she could always count on me to jump up & help, as needed. I helped keep the place running smoothly.
Rico's Mexican Restaurant, Hill City, SD
Extra | Movie Work | Crew
I spent a long, great day as an extra on this movie, while they filmed at Mt Rushmore. If you look really hard at the end of the movie, you might see the back of my head. I got to walk next to the stars, including Nick Cage, over and over again that day. Talk about fulfillment at work!
National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Keystone, SD
Sales Representative and Customer Support
Multi-Line Phones | 10-Key | Processed Orders | Phone Support
I spent my time taking sales orders for the Heartland America catalog. I learned a lot about call scripts, sales pitches and upgrading customers while working here.
Heartland America, Custer, SD
2005 - 2006
Hotel Desk Clerk
Hotel Check-Ins | Processed Reservations | Cendant Software | Concierge | Security | Laundry
I was the first person you greeted, when you walked into the lobby. I checked you into your room, took your payment information and made sure you had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.
Hill City Mt Rushmore Super 8, Hill City, SD
Multiline Phones | 10-Key | Phone Surveys | Collected Data | Data Mining | Research
While here, I spent my days cold-calling people across the country, in order to do surveys. Most of the surveys I did were political or business-related. Yes, I was the person calling you at dinner to do a "short survey" that you most often hung up on.
RMA Research, Hill City, SD
2003 - 2004
Office Support | Filing Papers | Photocopier | Answering Phones
I was a front desk secretary in charge of answering phones, mail, filing and copying papers, along with other assorted duties. This was a temporary position but I enjoyed it and still think back on my time here.
Native Americans with Disabilities Program, Ukiah, CA
Internet Support Technician
Tech Support | Phone Support | Assisted Customers | Signed Up New Customers
In my career, my favorite boss of all would have to be my boss at SaberNet because he made working here fun. I cherish all the hours I worked here. I also enjoyed working in an environment where I was largely unsupervised. I took phone calls and email messages, answering customer's internet concerns and signing up new customers.
Sabernet, Ukiah, CA
1999 - 2002
Kept Station Running | Ran Programs | Soundboard | Satellite Feeds | Maintained Website
This was one of my favorite jobs. I ran day-to-day operations, downloading audio feeds, cued music and station ids, ran programs, organizing the music library, taking and directing calls and even maintained the station's website. I would take a position like this again in a heartbeat.
KMSU 89.7/KMSK 91.3 - The Maverick Radio Network, Mankato, MN
1997 - 1998
Journalist | Photojournalist
Wrote Articles | Took Photos | Adobe Photoshop | Quark Express | Digital & Manual Cameras
I got a taste of what it is like to work in a newsroom at this job. I took photos, interviewed people and wrote articles for the paper. I also learned how to set up a paper with Quark Express, how to edit photos with Adobe Photoshop and how to get it all ready for print and for online.
The Reporter, MSU, Mankato, MN
Updated Rolodex | Sent Commencement Invitations | Sent Alumni Gala Invitations | Office Work
I spent a summer working at my college's commencement office. It was a great experience, as it taught me all about office procedure. I single-handedly prepared and sent out all the invitations for College Commencement and for the annual MSU Alumni Gala. I remember my boss fondly and often think back on this great experience.
Commencement Office, MSU, Mankato, MN
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
SEA - Students for Environmental Awareness
Center for Creative Non-Cooperation
Women and Leadership Conferences,
Women and Spirituality Conferences,
WAFL - Women Adventuring the Frontiers of Life,
KMSU/KMSK - The Maverick Radio Network
The Mankato State Reporter
International Business Studies in Egypt
College was one of the best times of my life. I made many friends there, some of which I am still in touch with today. I learned, I experienced, I experimented and I grew as a person. Despite the overwhelming debt I accumulated and still owe, I consider my college years some of the best times of my life and I would go back to university in a heartbeat.
B.A. - CIS, Journalism, Music, Theatre
GPA: 3.0, Dean's List
I enjoy spending my free time on social media sites like twitter & facebook, watching scifi/fantasy tv shows & movies, reading books, researching subjects of interest, writing poetry and songs, singing (especially karaoke) and doing family genealogy. When I can afford it, I love world travel, especially to ancient archaeological sites, to see amazing architecture/art and to visit amusement parks, like Six Flags and Disneyland. I keep myself amped up by drinking Yerba Maté and doing affirmations, visualization and EFT. I am a solver of problems and a seeker of truth.