Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion and coaching employees, interns and students to success as a farm manager and teacher.

Employee-focused and performance-oriented with good training and mentoring abilities. Successful record of expanding network connections through reaching out to organizations, local businesses and the community.

5-year background in increasing profits, reducing costs and transforming customer service standards as a farm manger.

Work History
Farm Manager, 03/2021 - 08/2021
Syngenta Global Springfield, MO,
  • Led team of 5 skilled and unskilled farm personnel.
  • Wrote and Established curricula for gardening classes as well as gardening, urban farming, sustainability and biodiversity workshops for all ages
  • Adjusted production strategies to account for changing factors such as market and weather conditions.
  • Explained and demonstrated working techniques, practices and safety measures for permanent agricultural workers and intern.
  • Purchased supplies such as seed, fertilizer, soil blends.
  • Implemented lean farming methods to improve efficiency and profitability.
  • Planned schedule for crop rotation, plantings and harvest.
Farm Manager at Life Farms, 09/2018 - 03/2021
Community Teamwork Lowell, MA,
  • Wrote and Established curricula for gardening classes, gardening, urban farming, sustainability and biodiversity workshops for all ages
  • Established and led sustainability workshops for businesses
  • Created educational videos for Life Farms' website and youtube channel
  • Created farm website with integrated online store for Life Farms
  • Increased Life Farms' revenue by 650% over last 2 years
  • Developed successful internet marketing strategy. Supervised and delegated tasks regarding writing of weekly newsletter and social media posts
  • Established and optimized very profitable micro greens business branch.
  • Established newsletter following of around 1800 followers in two years. Increased Facebook following base by 400%, Instagram followers by over 2000%
  • Acting customer service manager for all online shoppers, 10 wholesale clients and ~130 CSA members
  • Acting event manager for Farm-to-table dinners, Open-farm days
  • Managing Life Farms transition to become certified organic farm
  • Awarded three USDA grants worth over $27,000.00
Business Owner, 06/2016 - Current
Sonnengarten Farm City, STATE,
  • Founded and established thriving urban farm business.
  • Mentored and trained employees and volunteers on procedures regarding marketing, farm education programs, farm development, field work
  • Created curriculum for farm workshops, gardening classes and field trips
  • Public speaker at Dunedin library 2018, 2019 "Urban Gardening & Biodiversity"
  • Successfully raised over $3,000 through platform
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations
  • Created market strategy & branding and launched various print marketing, social media campaigns and video documentaries.
  • Created and launched own business website
  • Cultivated large, diverse customer base of regular buyers, restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets
Teacher, 01/2005 - 01/2015
  • Head of the Biology Department
  • Biology Curator
  • Designed and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered learning
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods
  • Led workshops in conservation biology and physical education for teachers
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects for Biology
  • Client Service & Consulting
  • Teacher & Public speaker
  • Project Management
  • Overseeing & Mentoring employees, interns & volunteers
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Strategic Planning & Business Development
  • Website & Video Design
  • Multilingual (English, German, French)
Master of Science: Biology, Expected in
Heidelberg University - Heidelberg, Germany,
  • Graduated cum laude
Master of Science: Physical Education Teaching And Coaching, Expected in
Heidelberg University - Heidelberg, Germany,
  • Graduated cum laude
Teacher Training: Education, Expected in
Gymnasium Eppingen - Heilbronn, Germany,

Two year course of Study & School Internship Allowing Graduates Become State Certified Teachers.

A Gymnasium is a state-maintained secondary school that prepares students for higher academic education comparable to a College preparatory school.

2nd Teacher’s State Exam For Secondary School: Education, Expected in 2005
Teacher Seminar Heilbronn - Heilbronn, Germany,
  • Graduated cum laude
Additional Information
  • Fluent in MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Awards , 1st Place Heidelberg Environment Prize 2011

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School Attended

  • Heidelberg University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Gymnasium Eppingen
  • Teacher Seminar Heilbronn

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  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Manager at Life Farms
  • Business Owner
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  • Teacher Training
  • 2nd Teacher’s State Exam For Secondary School

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