As a young hard working woman, I invest my heart and soul into anything and everything I'm passionate about. I come from a very European background, Croatian/Italian and spent my summers with family in our home in Croatia. I am worldly not only from a cultural stand point, but a working one as well. My father is an Alaskan fisherman and boat builder, owning his how fleet and brand of fishing vessels. My mother; the business owner of a shoe store as well the book keeping side of the fishing vessels with my father. I grew up working with family, not only fishing with my father in AK, but also in my mother's shoe store back in WA. Now living in Hawaii for now 3 years, I was able to work on the Big Island to now Oahu allowing my experience to grow. I love to travel, meet new people, and will continue taking advantage of what this world has to offer.
Made All-Conference First Team in tennis at my high school. Then furthering my tennis career to college level, playing my freshman year for the University of Hawaii.
Turtle Bay ResortKahuku, HIBarn Manager/ Horse Trainer/ Riding Instructor11/2016 to Current
Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information.
Maintained a farm of thirty plus horses, making sure their wellbeing is always in prime condition.
Making executive decisions in time of crisis for horses state and health. As well as making those decisions for guests and customers.
Maintained a beautiful and clean barn, trail, and office.
Bread and ButterHonolulu, HIServer10/2015 to 05/2016
Fine dining service, extensive knowledge on gourmet food and wine, as well providing exceptional customer service, and speaking comfortably in front of any size party.
I also connect with all my customers, giving nothing short of the best experience.
Sweet Cane CafeHilo, HIServer10/2014 to 05/2015
Food Prep, Cafe work, Smoothies, Barista, customer service, and worked with money.
Made smoothies, juices, coffee, and teas.
Came in early mornings to process and press fresh juice to organize juice cleanses and other services.
Food preparation of sandwiches, salads, wraps, etc.
As well fruit processing, bananas, mango, etc.
Cleaning, closing the cafe down on evening shifts.
Step OutsideLa Conner, WARetail Sales/ Barista / Baker11/2013 to 08/2016
Barista, Sales Merchandise, Customer Service.
A great little cafe inside a shoe store, where I also do all the handmade fresh baking of gourmet pastries, breads, cake, and more.
Preparing coffee drinks as well, fitting, sizing, and selling shoes.
Using computer skills,.
Register, and money management.
Langs Horse and Pony FarmMount Vernon, WAHorse Trainer, Riding Instructor, Camp Counselor05/2013 to 08/2013
Horse trainer for green fresh horses, getting them safe and ride-able.
Riding instructor for all ages and levels of riders and guide for trail rides.
As well a camp counselor for children's summer camps.
I developed time management for working with campers in between training horses.
I have strong public speaking skills for instructing lessons to one or more riders at a time, as well as on trail rides.
I have given rides from as many as two people to twenty at one time.
I also was cleaning and caring for the horses, feedings, and even cooking for the campers in the kitchen for meals as well.
I owned a horse all throughout high school, showing in barrel racing competitions.
Fishing Vessel Branko J.Port Mollar, AKCrew06/2011 to 08/2012
As a seasonal position I would work the summer months for the peak of the season.
I did all the cooking, providing three meals a day and everything in-between.
As well I cleaned, took turns driving the boat, navigating, picked fish (we were gillnetting for sockeye salmon) with the rest of the crew.
Bachelor of Arts:Communication/Broadcast JournalismUniversity Of Hawaii, Honolulu, HII have also attended outside health and wellness courses on Big Island, deepening my knowledge.
Swimming, diving, running, tennis, anything outside. I played my freshman year of college for the UH team. Riding horses is also a big part of my life, I owned a horse all throughout High School as well barrel raced competitively and was a part of 4h. But growing up we traveled a lot. So my summers were always spent in Europe in our house in Croatia with family. Traveling has always been my passion and made me feel the most alive and a part of this world. There will always be more to learn and grow from, with each and every person and place I see.