EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Major – Health Education – Community Health Track
Minor – Exercise Science
GPA – 3.486
Praxis I – SAT Accepted
Praxis II (Health Education) – 169
EMPLOYMENT: Sales Representative for February 2014 – Present
DOPS, Inc. Distributor of fine beer, wine and spirits in Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Full-time position, approx. 40+ hours/week. Servicing 100+ on/off premise accounts. Southern Maryland is my territory (St. Mary’s County, Calvert County, Charles County, southern Anne Arundel County, and southern Prince George’s County). Producing well over $300,000+ in sales annually.
Head Bartender/Mixologist for November 2013 – Present
The Front Porch, Sterling House circa 1850
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Part-time position, approx. 20+ hours/week. Create signature and seasonal cocktails for our menus.
Independent Wine Consultant October 2013 – Present
WineShop At Home
Work from home direct sales position, specializing in leading private wine tastings with several different wines on a monthly basis. Take wine orders. Enter orders into database. Ensure orders are delivered. Manage business accounts. Manage multiple social media accounts. Plan and coordinate multiple events each month. Participate as vendor at multiple “shows.” Send e-mail newsletters to contact list.
Student Intern September – December 2013
Calvert County Health Department, Environmental Health
University approved/sanctioned internship with the Calvert County Health Department, Environmental Health Division. Areas covered during internship: Food safety – Food service facility compliance checks (Adherence to COMAR regulations) and consumer food safety, awareness and promotions. Pool inspections. Waste water management. Percolation tests. Aided county administered free smoking cessation programming. Cancer screenings, awareness/prevention, etc. Diabetes awareness/prevention, etc. Aided county administered flu clinics. Advocated for overall public health and wellness education and promotions to a wide ranging demographic.
Tasting Room Manager/Events Coordinator for April – October 2013 (Seasonal)
Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery
Worked behind our wine bar. Opened/closed tasting room. Managed and trained tasting room staff (2-4 people). Created work schedules. Created calendar of events. Provided customer service in the tasting room. Provided tours of the vineyards & winery to customers. Made reservations for customers and events. This is a working farm: Maintained the grounds/vineyards. Harvested grapes. Crushed grapes. Pressed grapes. Blended juice from grapes and fermented into wine. Bottled/labeled the product. Created new events at the vineyards & winery. Planned and coordinated events at Perigeaux by working with clients and vendors. Booked live music. Operated multiple company social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Advertised/Marketed/promoted the Perigeaux brand and the events at the vineyard/winery. Responsible for bookkeeping (Payroll, entering deposits/expenses, filing receipts, etc.), and bank statement and inventory reconciliation using Quickbooks.
Student Manager/Student Employee for August 2010 – March 2013
University Dining Services/University Catering – Salisbury University
Supervised 6 to 9 student employees that work in University Dining Services (Commons dining hall). Restocked food items, responsible for food prep, served food and drinks, cooked food and cleaned the Commons. The Commons serves thousands of students each day. A lot of work involved assuring that self-serve food items were always available to customers. There were also numerous times this position functioned as a short order cook/line cook. Worked in the Commons dish washing room when required to too.
Server/bartender for University Catering. Worked several buffet and plated style dinners. Set-up for events. Broke down events. Cleaned everything before, during and after.
Commuter Assistant for August – December 2012 (Fall Semester position)
Commuter Connections – Salisbury University
Assisted incoming commuter students in their transition to Salisbury University by providing them guidance and support during their first semester at the university, made them more aware of the resources available to them at Salisbury University and to encourage them to make use of such resources. Helped them become more effectively integrated into the Salisbury University campus by encouraging them to participate in student life, organizations, events and activities. Foster meaningful relationships between them. Connected them to peers, staff and faculty.
Driver for September 2010 – February 2011
Saferide – Salisbury University
Drove an 11 passenger van Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, picking up Salisbury University students who needed a ride home.
Peer Leader for August 2010 & August 2011
Office of New Student Experience Outdoor Programs – Salisbury University
Mentored incoming freshmen during a credit bearing, 12 day trip to Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. Guided the freshmen as we canoed, hiked, camped, and cooked among other things for almost two weeks. Taught several skills required to make the trip a success. During downtime, offered advice and tips on attending Salisbury University and living life in Salisbury, MD. Answered any questions the freshman had about starting a college career. Created lifelong bonds with each of the freshmen that went on the trip and am still friends with them today.
Dockmaster for April – December 2009 (Seasonal) Harbor Island Marina
Solomons, MD 20688
Scheduled appointments, responsible for check-in/check-out and immediate customer service, docked and fueled boats/yachts, maintained the boatyard and parking lot, picked up trash, and mowed/trimmed the lawns. Acted as the marina’s general manager/second in command during the owner’s absence.
ACTIVITIES: Brother of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity: December 2010 – December 2013
Held President, New Member Educator and Recruitment Committee Director positions in Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity MD Kappa Delta Chapter
These positions also placed me on Pi Lambda Phi’s Executive Board.
Also held Events Coordinator position for Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity MD Kappa Delta Chapter.
I planned all of my fraternity’s events. We host dozens of events every year both on- and off-campus.
Served as the fraternity’s bartender and chef for events that required alcohol and/or food service.
Strived to be an active member in Salisbury University’s:
H!PE Society, Education Club, Exercise Science Club, CEO Club (Previously held Vice President position), Phi Beta Lambda, PRSSA, Outdoor Club, LGBTQ Alliance, German Club, TOMS Shoes Club and the Student Activism Club. Participated in each intramural sport offered at Salisbury University each semester.
Volunteered for Salisbury University’s “Relay 4 Life,” “I Love Salisbury” and the
“Big Event” each year. Volunteered in “Recycle Madness/Mania” each semester.
Volunteered for Salisbury’s Seagull Century, Tim Kennard Run, and the Eastern Shore Senior Games. Volunteered for Wicomico County’s Good Beer Festival, Autumn Wine Festival and Pork in the Park.
I currently volunteer for the Port of Leonardtown Winery in Leonardtown, MD and Historic Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, MD.
Received 5th place, or honorable mention, in Salisbury University’s Bernstein Business Plan Competition in April 2013.
Made the Dean’s List at Salisbury University.
Won the Student Life Award and named “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for the 2011-2012 school year.
Achieved the Cultural Laureate Award before graduation.
Successfully completed the Crowd Manager Workshop offered by the office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Techniques in Alcohol Management Certification (Expires 05/06/2017).
Student member of MAHPERD
First Aid/CPR Certified