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Proven professional with superior abilities in customer service and sales, administrative support, management and design expertise. Organizational forte’ with efficient skills in computer and bookkeeping. Personable, reliable and energetic team player or motivated self-starting independent with creative initiative.
2007-2008 Sales and Design Consultant - Primitives Furniture, Austin, TX
Provided individual and business clients with thorough product knowledge, superior customer service, and design expertise in the furniture industry covering any and all aspects of the sale. Accountable for professional floor presentations and in-home consultations including use of email, fax, digital camera & interior design software, custom order selections, sale and manufacturer quotation and purchase order computer entry, payment and finance processing, order follow through to installation and any service issues.
2002-2007 Sales and Design Consultant - Gage Furniture, Austin, TX
Informed clients of furniture and accessories product lines with professional presentations. Provided design consultation and expertise with color, fabric and catalog selections. Followed orders through for accuracy assuring complete customer satisfaction, including service issues. Payment and financing assistance. Maintained showroom displays. Top salesperson (#1) for three consecutive years.
2000-2002 Merchandise Manager and Sales Consultant - Paul’s Home Fashions, Austin, TX
Assisted clients with home décor selections and window design. Responsible for order writing, payment and store sales reports. In charge of merchandise displays and organization of stock and supplies. Received two superior performance reviews with pay increases.
1999-2000 Executive Administrative Assistant - Interim On-Site @ Dell Financial Services, Austin, TX
Provided high level support for all levels of management in the Home & Small Business Sales and Legal Departments. Organized and maintained calendars, e-mail, meeting, and travel arrangements. Orchestrated new employee setup. Created sales tracking spreadsheets used in other departments.
1998-1999* Substitute Teacher - Marble Falls ISD, Marble Falls, TX
Provided classroom teaching skills and support to all grade levels and curriculums.
1998-1999* Lane & Desk Operations Manager - Lake Country Lanes, Marble Falls, TX
Supervised computerized lane operations, employees, and leagues. Responsible for all monies, daily accounting and sales reports. Received commendation for customer satisfaction with pay increase.
1997-1998* Executive Secretary and Event Coordinator - Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, TX
Administered membership services, organized and orchestrated city and business events, arranged
committee meetings. Responsible for membership newsletter and tourism literature design, production, distribution and display. Received exemplary review with pay increase.
* The above three positions were held simultaneously.
1994-1997 Media Director and Assistant to Vice President of Advertising - Cardinal Scale, Webb City, MO
Managed national publicity program with trade publications, yellow pages and tradeshows. Assisted in literature and manual design, production and distribution. Received three outstanding evaluations for work excellence including pay increase.
Miss Wade’s Merchandising College, Dallas, TX
Interior Design & Business Admin. Major, Honor Graduate, 4.0 GPA, Who’s Who in Amer. Tech. Schools
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX and Brazosport College, Clute, TX
Music and Liberal Arts Major, 3.7 GPA
Brazoswood High School, Lake Jackson, TX
Early graduate, Honor Roll, Band and Drill Team Member, 3.5 GPA