I attended college with the intention of furthering my career into the healthcare field. Unfortunately due to stress and anxiety that occurred through that time I was unable to meet expectations and standards that I had set for myself which left me to withdraw myself from school to focus on my mental healthy and stability.
*Have high intentions of applying back to school to eventually become a: Social Worker/Case Manager/Registered Nurse*
- I was very known and highly liked around campus by my professors and peers. The college lifestyle (at the time) was not something I was quite ready to take on looking back on it today. I was not mature enough mentally and was not ready to be pursing what I had set off to do at that exact time but I feel like that is growth.
- I partook in various club organizations like modeling for NCTC apparel at our bookstore for our photography students and web designers.
- Was a student-athlete where I participated in the sport of Wrestling
- Helped with the grounds keeping department through a vocation opening I had stumbled upon. Duties included keeping grass mowed, the trimming of trees, the painting of the parking spots, keeping parking lots clean, put up road signs around the campus area, staying on top of garbage's around the outside of the facility, the maintenance and the up keep of the baseball/softball field, helped with the development of the of the new (at the time) Grounds Keeping garage for the lawn mowers and ranger we had used, installed the irrigation system for the townhomes (college apartments) the summer right before school started up
My past employments have stressed the utilization of skills relating to customer service and satisfaction, the ability to work independently and be reliable, and an aptitude to work with others to focus and complete an objective or face problems that come with my job duties as an employee.
With the experience I have had in the healthcare field and customer service field, helping others is what I feel like is my purpose in life, I believe I am an ideal candidate for positions in the human services or related fields. The drive I have to better not only myself but most importantly other individuals are remarkable in my opinion. Compassion & care come first and foremost in my mind and I show that very heavily with my style and attitude I present on a daily basis.
As I stated above those life experiences and encounters have taught me empathy and initiative which allows me to strive to perform to the best of my abilities regardless of position or compensation. A combination of employment and personal experiences have taught me responsibility, leadership skills, hard work ethic, being reliable, being honest and up front, and facing your day to day work challenges relevant to any professional field or career path.
I am a hard working, dedicated individual constantly improving every day! I feel like my addition to any company speaks volumes to their company values by taking the chance at me. I'm not one to let people down, I speak very positively and highly of myself simply because I hold high standards for myself to always be progressing towards my goals. Not even my long term goals but to my short term goals. I don't wait for the opportunities I create them!
"Your greatest achievements are the achievements you haven't obtained yet." - My Father, Kevin S.
"The only things you deserve is what you earn. " Tom Brands, Head wrestling coach for The University of Iowa
- Work along side a licensed Carpenter (Kevin Young, owner of business) as an apprentice/helper
- Construct, install and repair floors new & old
- Follow blue prints and building plans that are discussed from the client to Kevin, then they're discussed to me to put forth the work
- Measure distances and diameters of the rooms and places we are working in
- Lay down different forms of underlayment before flooring is laid(MP Global, Quiet Walk, Roberts Air Guard)
- Cut pieces of all different forms and styles of material (hardwood, laminate, vinyl & linoleum)
- Shape pieces together by having good hand-eye coordination & by paying attention to close detail
- Implement different ideas and styles of carpentry
Use all different kinds of specialized tools like:
- Tape Measures
- Utility Knifes
- Carpenter Squares
- Different kinds of clamps
- Saw horses
- Block planes
- Sliding bevels
- Table saws
- Hand saws (Sometimes)
- Power drills & drill bits
- Palm sanders
- Drill Presses (Sometimes)
- Miter Gauges
- Levels of all kinds
- Different forms of sealers for the floors
- Shop vacuums
As he is a licensed private/independent contractor we have worked along side many well known business and organizations across the state (North Dakota & South Dakota) putting together and forming beautiful homes, apartments, business you name it. It was and still to this day is a privilege to work along side him when I am needed and able to help him out. Seeing a finished project come together is one of the better feelings a person can have in my opinion. Always feeling accomplished and happy after a job well done!
As this job is what one would call a side job it has been immensely rewarding and has presented me with opportunities moving forward into my adult life.
Job duties and qualifications:
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Held responsible and accountable for the checking of Identification Cards the moment they come into the establishment making sure they're of legal drinking age (21) and/or are falsely presented with the illusion they're somebody they're not.
Server and Bartender training completed and successfully passed on 11/12/19 through the state of North Dakota Food and Health Department
- Properly opening up the doors and disarming the alarm systems
- Presentation and atmosphere is everything in this line of work. Making sure the bar tops and tables are clean and give off a welcoming environment is a must.
- Being sure all my liquor and beers are stocked
- Making sure the garnishes are prepped & stocked in coolers & at the bar and ready to be used for certain cocktails
- Making sure my glasses, shakers and contains are cleaned
- Making the menus presentable letting them know we do serve food even though we are a bar (If not already asked if they were feeling a little hungry prior to their drink order).
- Responsible for the taking of drink order and making it
- Accountable for the quality of service I give each and every one of my customers that come in
- Am active in conversation at times if acceptable making it a friendly, comfortable, & welcoming for them
- Responsible for running food back and forth from kitchen to bar top
- Staying on top of my cocktail glasses & mugs making sure they're being washed (properly and thoroughly) throughout my shift.
- Being able to handle myself during busy and sometimes stressful paces of work
- Making sure my servers on duty are doing good and getting their correct change back to allow for the customer to (hopefully) tip them on the quality of their service they've given them.
- In charge of the overall order of the bar if manager is not present at the time
- Knowing how to tell apart a good situation from a bad one that might involve confrontation or a potential altercation with not only myself but the customers as well
- Being able to cash/tip out my servers at the end of their shifts and making sure their cut work is done and completed before they leave the establishment
- Making sure every customer and patron of the bar are out of the bar by the time of closing (12PM M,T,W,T,S - 2AM Friday and Saturday) and making sure no drinks are left with them.
- Making sure the bar is properly closed down, and the registers drawers are all put away in our selective area we lock them up at.
- Being responsible and held accountable for locking every door, lights being turn off, TV's being turned off, and the alarm ARMED when I walk out the door leaving my shift for the night.
- Making sure when I get to my shift I have the right amount of money I need for payouts for the video poker machines
- Being able to match what the person running the gambling in the back has at the end of the night. (Or there will be problems)
My job duties include the following:
- Weighing in and out truck/trailers and rail cars loaded/filled with the product inside of them
- Getting the samples of the grain product (Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Rye)
- Breaking down the samples to properly know the quality and quantity of what was coming in & out of the facility
- Responsible for the loading & unloading of rail cars & trailer loads
- In charge of the moving of the grain received
- Transferring the product & blending the good with the not so good product already stored in the facility prior to receiving the new product
Maintenance of Elevator
- Making sure the facility ran accordingly and properly (Grain leg functioning, Conveyor systems, Dust systems, Fan motors, Electric systems, Grain augers, etc.)
Heavy Equipment Operation
- Ran a numerous amount of the Freighliner & Kenworth (new and old) semis (all Manual transmissions) the company owned with their Mauer, Demco, & Wilson trailers attached
- Ran our John Deere payloader as well as our Volvo payloader with its bucket attachment for both & the snow pusher attachment for the winter months
- Ran our New Holland Bobcat with it's sweep attachment & bucket attachment that was attached 98% of the time
- Ran and operated our JLG Telehandler with the fork attachment that was build onto it
- Operated our 1992 7120 Case International tractor
- Ran our Toyota forklift for various tedious jobs for our Automotive shop ran by the same company
- Drove and operated our 1984 Dodge flatbed pickup (Manual) , 1999 GMC work pickup (Automatic) on a daily basis
- Ran a Polaris ATV and Honda Rancher for the spraying of weeds around the entire facility
- Ran their zero turn Husqvarna lawn mower
- Operatated a grain vacuum for the suction of spilted & stored grain
- Maunually operated a grain bagger (PTO ran by 7120) for the bagging of product when we ran out of storage space in house and in the grain bins themselveses
- Ran DMVW's (Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad) locomotive
Maintenance of Heavy Equipment
- In my free time/down time at the elevator I would regularly find myself in our automotive shop with our Head & Diesel Mechanic (Aberle) and the other mechanic (Steve) doing the servicing of our equipment and sometimes the customers equipment which was a various amount of heavy equipment and their attachments
- Oil, antifreeze, hydraulic oil, etc. changes
- Tire changes from regular vehicles (cars, pickups, SUV's, hatchbacks) to sometimes assisting with semi trucks, semi trailers, tractor changes
Customers First and Foremost
- Spoke with customers on a daily basis in person & over the phone providing them with the most valuable information about their product they had brought in to us. (Good, bad, could be better, could be worse)
- The customer is always number one in my mind & sometimes that could lead to difficult conversations when dealing with large portions of product. Essentially that's their money coming and going in and out of the facility when it comes down to it. It's the business, face-to-face aspect of the job and as we all know sometimes that can't always be as glamorous as some make it out to me. Moral of the engagements & conversations with the valued customer was to make them leave our office/elevator happy & having them trust us wanting to come back to continue their business with our company as a whole. A firm handshake, a genuine conversation, and a good smile and laugh is a successful day when it comes to the customer in my mind.
- Did a lot of trouble shooting over the phone & with computers with people in the IT service
- Worked with other companies and their employees when it came to renovating and revamping the facility
As a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), I was a primary care giver along with my colleagues to over 30+ clients throughout my time at St. Rose. The description of this line of work goes without stating but what I think is most important is the care I was giving to each and every client. Making their stay comfortable and giving them the "Home" feeling was by far one of the most challenging yet most rewarding parts of the job. Giving them the independence they wanted, yet helping them in day-to-day activities and their routines. Let me walk you through it! A typical day started out by helping them wake up and getting them out of bed in an orderly and fashionable matter doing my best to let them have their independence as much as possible. From there on out it was the little things that they (the residents) made me enjoy my job. From the simple talks and conversations to the most serious of matters like struggling with the thought of faith and death. As a younger individual (at that time) it was rather eye opening and has helped me through my life.
What I did, and the role I had while at St. Rose Care Center:
- Active in recovery/physical therapy post surgeries and severe matters
- Attended breakfast, lunch and dinners to help some clients eat if they were incapable of eating themselves or just simply wanted a friend to talk to while they ate
- Helped some residents be mobile throughout the facility
- Was EXTREMELY big on activities helping them put a smile on their face and to feel like they still had the same amount of knowledge and wisdom they had prior to residency at the facility
- Helped cook and serve meals at times for residents on bedrest
- Was ALWAYS willing to dedicate my time throughout my shift to them but found it some days more rewarding for myself in ways
- Treated every resident with the same amount of love, care and respect I would to any individual no matter age, race or gender
- At a point I was qualified to be a certified Med. Tech to do the passing of prescription medication
- Stayed on top of cleanliness of their rooms where I would assist in the making of their beds and tidiness of their bathroom but yet giving them their independence as much as they wanted/needed
- Huge on personal hygiene not only for myself but for the resident, helping them stay clean and feeling good about themselves
- Provided them day in and day out with simple habits and tips to stay and keep healthy
- Made known that encouragement and positively was welcome when I was around
- Made sure I understood fully the value and reason behind client and patient rights
- Was (still am) very sincere, polite and honest to the best of my capability with every single resident
- Engaged in conversation always and respected one on ones that I had with certain clients that took a heavy interest to me. (Every client is IMPORTANT)
- Stood bedside to Hospice Care' professionals when they were in our facility
- Shared final words with some on this earth when family wasn't able to be there. Due to reasons like distance or more sever circumstances like there wasn't anyone left in their lives. Life is not to be taken lightly and for granted
This career helped measly shape me into the man and respected individual I am to this day
My hobbies are:
- Spending time with my girlfriend Hannah
- Watching movies
- Attending conventions
- Concert going
- AA & NA meetings
- Discovering new music
- Going to garage sales
- Adventuring to different places and long drives
- Watching Netflix series
- Thinking about the future
- Typing long letters to myself to read in the future
- Camping and backpacking
- Working out
- Hunting & Fishing
- Writing letters and notes for people
- Motorcycling riding and working on them
- Picking and Antiquing
- Reflecting on the good old days
- Home DIY projects
- Spending countless hours around bonfires having good conversations with family and close ones
- Spending time with my father Kevin
- Getting my mind occupied with positivity and uplifting people
- Singing karaoke
- Living in the moment
- Attempting to learn new languages
- Learning about people and their interests
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