1/2007–Present FunMasters (Party Entertainers), New York Metropolitan Area
Create marketing materials and on-line sales initiatives including website development and management.
Arrange artist performances, supplies, costumes and transportation for events.
Manage all business and accounting records including digital and traditional calendars, correspondence, contacts, inventories, payables, receivables, photographic collateral and taxes.
Technology coach and personal computer software trainer.
Graphic, digital document, website and presentation designer.
MS Office & Quickbooks Instructor, NY Workforce.
1/2008–8/2008 New York Institute of Technology, Bronx & Central Islip, NY
STEM Trainer , Science, Technology, Engineering & Math for Title IIB Digital Immigrant Phase 2 Grant
Created and conducted science and technology workshops for K-12 teachers in Title IIB Grant.
Delivered on-site assistance for preparation and implementation of student STEM activities; tutor and assist
teachers using technology for STEM learning and classroom activities. Supported teachers use of related LMS (Blackboard & My Learning Plan) remotely and in-person.
Facilitated student science/technology lessons and activities, primarily in grades K-8, including co-teaching
and modeling technology lesson plans.
Observed and conferenced with grant teachers to increase science, technology, engineering and math
connections throughout curriculum, including collaboration and review of unit and lesson plans
implementing STEM objectives for all grade levels.
Provided online resource connections for lesson plans, websites, student interactive and classroom activities
to align with state standards and NYC Scope and Sequence and integrate science and technology in
9/2004–6/2006 NYCDOE/Martin Luther King Jr. HS for Arts & Technology, NY, NY
High School Teacher, Grades 9 – 11 (Certification: Technology)
Taught full schedule of HS Technology classes, including Introduction to Technology, MS Office, HTML and Introduction to Telecommunications with hands-on, project- based learning activities.
Created new curriculum for all classes, lesson plans, and assessments.
Managed school computer lab and network administration functions.
Designed technology education plan options and participated in successful VTEA application.
Initiated and facilitated upgrade of computer lab to classroom; recommended software purchases and coordinated configuration of student computer workstations; Implemented NETOP classroom software; Maintained computer lab and provided assistance to other faculty members as needed.
Chaperone for various student activities and supervised after-school computer lab.
9/2003–6/2004 NYCBOE/The Young Women’s Leadership School, New York, NY
High School Teacher (Certification: Technology)
Teacher of Fundamental Math, Technology Electives, Advisory and Journalism Class Consultant
Fundamental Math: Alternative to Math B class for 11th and 12th grade students: Developed a curriculum around Math in everyday life, emphasizing money issues including budgeting, using credit, investing, and primary math skills; created lesson plans, projects and test assessments, integrated reading and writing assignments, NYS economic, math and technology standards.
Conducted MS Word (11th Grade) and Keyboarding (9th Grade) electives.
Advisory teacher for 10th grade: Formed advisor relationship with 10th grade students, advocating for additional study groups, providing a resource for school issue discussion, time-out activities and general guidance.
Journalism: Provided technical assistance and instruction to students working on the school newspaper using QuarkXpress and Adobe Photoshop.
Technology advisor to Young Science Achievers competitors. Team won first prize in large regional competition. Worked with school team to format final reports, presentations and printed poster.
Collaborated on plan to integrate technology at the school; wrote proposed technology curriculum.
Assisted with network maintenance and troubleshooting, and network administrative functions using MAC management software.
Designed interdisciplinary science/PowerPoint project for Marine Biology class. Conducted classes in other courses to assist students creating presentations to accompany research papers. Collaborated with school Librarian to deliver basic and cross-linking instruction using PowerPoint for 7th grade research project.
Assisted faculty members and students using a variety of computer applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop and QuarkXpress; conducted professional development workshop.
Co-coordinated student Poetry Slam, created student and faculty ID cards, honor roll certificates, and covered 7th – 12th grade classes throughout the year, accompanied school chorus for performance at City Hall and conducted several club sessions for students on website design.
1997–2003 Amawalk Design & Consulting Metro New York Area
Graphic Designer and Computer Support Specialist
Customer technical support and graphic design for clients including user manuals, software training, PowerPoint presentations, HTML newsletters, logos, web site design and custom GUI’s.
Consultant at corporate clients including:
TBC (6/01–8/03): Software Trainer & Remote Support—TBC proprietary Client Managment System. Developed and conducted on-site training sessions, user guides and support users by phone and email.
DeskNet Inc. (6/00–5/01): Consultant/Software Trainer—Quark Publishing System
Consulted with client staff to document and analyze workflow and implement needed modifications.Developed customized training curriculum, lesson plans, software documentation and user manuals.Conducted training classes for client editorial and graphic center staffs and in-house consultants, including Readers Digest and AARP..
Configured, implemented and supported Quark Publishing System.
William M. Mercer (7/99–6/00): PowerPoint Specialist & Graphics Designer for the Stamford Communications Department. [RHI Consulting/The Creative Group]
Created web-style presentations, screenshots, navigation designs and pitch books for HR Consultant meetings and for various clients.
Developed web/print solution for major client HR manuals.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (6/98–7/99): Desktop Support Specialist—MS Office Suite, Windows OS and technical/network assistance.[RHI Consulting]
Level I network support: server back-ups, user administration functions, PC configuration.Level III application support: employee software training, advanced desk-top software support.
Created PowerPoint, Word and Outlook templates, presentations and other marketing materials for all departments (Sales, Human Resources, Legal, Corporate, Operations, Information Technology, Public Relations). Designed and edited trainer and user manuals for HR department. Created and facilitated production of several departmental newsletters.
Aggregated, edited and distributed standardized collateral (i.e., logos, graphics, templates).
Worked directly with senior staff to write and create hotel brand presentations, produced CD-ROM and standardized brand templates (Westin, W, Sheraton, St. Regis and Four Points Hotels).
Created slide shows for annual Global Conference, executive board meetings, W hotel openings.
Stromberg Communications & Consulting (2/98–5/98): Designed documents, manuals and templates.
RIA Group (12/97–2/98): Telephone technical support for proprietary tax research product.
J.P. Morgan (10/97–12/97): PowerPoint training for staff migrating from Adobe PageMaker.
1993–1997 The Westchester Group/Allmerica Financial Tarrytown, NY
Manager, Computer and Presentation Services (1995–1997), Financial Planning Assistant (1993–1995)
Trained Financial Planners and staff on various financial and proprietary software usage and basic to advanced MS Office features.
Installed and managed peer-to-peer network of company-owned computer workstations and provided computer software and hardware support for an office of about 65 users.
Developed presentation modules to illustrate financial plan components and concepts used by consultants with corporate and individual clients, including retirement, estate, investment, business continuation and college funding plans. Personalized individual plans and presentations for seminars.
Authored, produced and updated a catalogue of NASD-approved marketing and sales materials, including financial concepts, investment and insurance product information.
Supervised and trained assistants and coordinated support services for special projects.
NASD Registered Representative (Series 7, 63 and 65) and NYS Life and Health Insurance Licensed.
Configured computer, mini-network and Internet set-ups as needed.
Created presentation packages for client meetings and generated case analyses.
Designed spreadsheet templates, seminar overheads and organized computer data.
1990–1993 National Westchester Capital Corp. Bedford, NY
1986–1990 First Federal Savings & Loan Ass’n of Rochester Mount Kisco, NY
Advised residential borrowers regarding available mortgage programs; completed their applications.
Provided constant follow-up to insure timely underwritings, closings and future referrals.
Solicited new business from realtors and attorneys in northern Westchester County.
1976–1986 Various Financial Services Firms New York, NY
Senior Sales Assistant, Municipal Bond Underwriting Administrator, Municipal Bond Trader
NASD licensed professional with broad knowledge of fixed-income securities and capital markets.
Managed work-flow of municipal underwriting departments, sales effort of Senior VP at top Wall Street firm, initiated and executed securities trades and bond swap program.