About Me

EDUCATION HISTORY

University of Colorado at Boulder – BA International Relations & Political Science

Graduation May 2006

Horizon High School – Thornton, Colorado

Graduation June 2002

WORK EXPERIENCE

Simple Joie Photography – Small Business Owner Wedding/Portrait Photographer

Take photos & post process and deliver high resolution images to customers. Provide customer satisfaction, applied designs and effects to photos when requested. Run and maintain marketing and digital campaign solutions to maintain visibility.

12/06 – Present

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Sales Director

Conduct sales calls/visits with local businesses. Create strategic sales plans and review budgets with management to meet quarterly goals. Answer RFPs, follow up on leads, negotiate rates for local and national accounts, finalize and contract roomnight sales. Network and maintain relationships with local contacts. Work closely with management to oversee front desk sales strategies.

06/13 – 06/17

Missoula Youth Homes – Overnight Therapeutic Worker

Provides general care for at-risk children and youth during late and sleep hours. Prepared meals for breakfast as well as prep items for dinner shift.

08/10 – 06/11

Lee Enterprises, Missoulian News Paper – Commercial Graphic Artist

Design press ready print ads and online ads for local newspaper. Create and layout spreads for magazines and small publications. Develop in house specs and marketing campaigns for local businesses. Maintain several client account marketing materials. Develop web presence and maintained social media hubs for local businesses.

12/06 – 08/10

DJ&A, P.C. Consulting – Admin Assistant

Clerical Work: Filing, Scanning, Data Entry, Memo/Announcement Making

09/06 – 11/06

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere (CS5)

AWARDS & HIGHLIGHTS

Fresno Chamber Ambassador

2016

Fresno Women’s Network

2015, 2016, 2017

Member of Fresno Succe$$ BNI Chapter

2013, 2014, 2015

Board Member of Missoula Business Women’s Network

2011, 2012

Montana Choice Photographer Award

2010, 2012, 2013

Best Small Space Award with American Advertising Awards

2008

Outstanding Graphic Artist of the Year

2007

Student Employee of the Year Award at CU-Boulder

2006

President, Secretary, Webmaster of Hmong Student Association

2003, 2004

National Honor Society (NHS) & National Honor Roll

2002

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Organizing and running community events, Great time managing, Quick learner, very tech savvy, Good at problem solving and troubleshooting, Basic web design and internet skills, 10-Key: Touch — WPM: 75

LANGUAGES KNOWN

English Speak, Read, and Write: Advance
Hmong Speak, Read, and Write: Advance
French Speak, Read, and Write: Intermediate