Reading, writing, sports, wine, coffee, saving lost animals, going green, inspiring others and constantly being inspired!
Freelance Writer, Entrepreneur
Saint Louis, MO
Currently in the process of building a Coffee & Wine Bar with exceptional coffee and wine, as well as a unique tapas-style menu. Most importantly, this cafe will be setup to inspire other entrepreneurs and provide a creative space for individuals to share and pursue their passions.
Do I have to pick just one?? "Bid me discourse, & I will enchant thine ear." -Shakespeare "To read is to empower To empower is to write To write is to influence To Influence is to change To change is to live." -Jane Evershed
My dream job would be writing novels while running my own cafe that inspires others to pursue their own creative talents
Inklings Literary Agency
November 2014 — Present
Working with the editor and other literary agents at Inklings to maintain the agency's inbox. Organize queries to assure they are received by the correct agents. Building general knowledge of the publishing industry.
August 2014 — Present
High-end restaurant with unbeatable customer service. Work as a team with fellow servers, greeters, bartenders and managers to provide the best possible experience for every guest; encourage the team efforts of new employees; intensive new hire training; constant upkeep of the restaurant-front and back of house; ability to go above and beyond to "wow" your guests
Hooked on Hockey Magazine
January 2014 — Present
I research topics related to hockey and produce detailed articles from player specs to game coverage. I specialize in articles pertaining to the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club.
Missouri Botanical Garden
HR Special Events Intern
August 2014 — November 2014
Organize and execute special events for Garden employees; communicate with vendors before and during events, managing the success of the event; develop effective business relationships with vendors for continued partnerships; communicate with various department employees for optimal internal progression; creating and writing letters to potential and returning vendors concerning specific events
Beta Gamma Sigma
March 2014 — September 2014
Verify new members; respond to member emails regarding LinkdedIn approval; create and print certificates for new members; maintain office organization; answering mulit-line phones; brainstorm and create new ways to promote BGS for the present and future members; data entry and filing; research survey information; utilize spreadsheet conversions and mail mergers
Cornelia Street Cafe
April 2013 — December 2013
Blue Dog Cafe
November 2012 — April 2013
As a barista, I make an array of different drinks for customers. I manage money while working the cash register position. I manage phone calls for deliveries as well as customer complaints and/or compliments. I am required to open the store and setup for start of day as well as shut everything down at close of day. This includes organizing all foods and beverages, stocking paper products, counting tip money and generally creating a clean and comfortable environment for customers.
Twenty-Sixth Horizon, LLC D.B.A. Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe (St. Louis)
September 2010 — May 2012
As a Shift Manager at Pickleman's, I was required to perform all the skills of the average worker, as well as oversee the work of the employees working on my watch; to make sure everything ran smoothly. These skills included making food and drinks, stocking and organizing products and exuding exceptional costumer service skills. As a manager, I was in charge of counting down and opening the cash drawer for each open/close shift. I prepared and ordered food lists for the store. Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe prides itself on their exemplary customer service and I helped uphold that well-earned status.
Einstein Bros Bagel Company
September 2005 — September 2009
As a Shift Manager, I performed all of the tasks of the average employee, as well as my own managerial tasks. I was in charge of preparing the store for service in the morning, as well as closing everything down in the evenings. I prepared bagel orders and orders for our paper products. As this cafe was exceptionally busy in the early morning, I was required to look presentable and be prepared to handle, with ease, any stressful situations that may come with a job at a bustling cafe.
Saint Louis Community College-Meramec
Associate's degree, General Transfer
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English