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949 N Huntington St., Unit #4

Medina, OH 44256



Cell: 330-741-0669




OBJECTIVE:  Metroparks Photographer

To set up a meeting/interview with the hiring manager to discuss the position and to discuss my abilities to promote park activities, educate guests about photography and conservation of the districts properties and protect the systems documentation and assets








• Customer Service • Sales Administration • Personality Assessment • Loss Prevention • Communication Skills • New Employee Training • Store Planning •



Relevant Experience:


·         Experienced designing and supervising numerous store openings and resets.


·         Superior management and staff training skills. Able to review, analyze and assimilate information, and effectively communicate detailed results in oral and written form.


·         Consistently generating the best efforts from staff. Strong skills in business/ management consulting, project management, decision making and retail design and planning.





January 2008 to Current



Freelance Consulting

Robert C. Hofer


Consulting for small minority owned businesses, writing their operations manuals, procedural paperwork for ISO 9000 certification, vendor relations management and marketing plans.



September 1999 to Current




Sydney’s Studio


As a small business owner I was responsible for aspects of the business: sales, customer service, vendor relations, accounting, budgeting, promotions, marketing, inventory, accounting and public speaking.









November 1987 to August 1999



Project Manager

Just Closeouts/ It’s A Dollar



As the Project Manager I was responsible for going from a ‘vanilla box’ to operational store. Responsibilities included all aspects in seeing the store to fruition including interviewing, hiring, training, store layout, merchandising, security, ordering equipment and inventory, store planning and promotions. I was able to open our stores for 30% less than my predecessor and opened them generally within 8 weeks of the lease being signed on average a full 4 weeks sooner than my predecessor.

 As the Project Manager, I was responsible for a number of other job duties including store resets, inventory, floor planning, ordering and merchandising.
















1996-2005 Cuyahoga Community College

Some College Coursework Completed

General Studies





Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers

Board of Directors                                                                            2001-2007


Professional Photographer of Ohio                                                  Current





Windows, Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and Photoshop