In a world where huge proportions of financial resources are moving toward consumption, destruction,
depletion and violence, my mission is to inspire, educate, and empower people to realign the allocation of their
financial resources with their most deeply held values - to move from an economy based on fear, consumption
and scarcity, to an economy of love, sustainability and generosity.
Microbe Solutions September 2011 to Present Members:Allison Rhyne, Sam Eisenstat Sam and I are exploring the unique application of a product designed and engineered to cheaply and effectively mitigate waste-water spillover, oil spills, gas leakages, and other bio-hazardous accidents in the developing world.
Our microbes are custom attenuated to attack specific types of carbon based "pollutants" and render them harmless.
The microbes accomplish this by eating the carbon atoms out of the chemical chain breaking the substance down into water and harmless gases such as oxygen or carbon dioxide.
This process is widely known as bioremediation.
It is a natural process that requires little equipment or labor; therefore, it is less expensive to initiate and maintain than conventional methods of sanitation and bio-hazard cleanup.
Sam and I began to consider the implementation of these microbes on a larger scale and for a greater cause after a discussion with our Economics professor, who has researched water treatment processes in the developing world.
We want to now introduce this technology in regions that will benefit from it the most.
Moreover, we want to do it in an economically sustainable and environmentally conscious way.
There is hardly a market for low cost sewage treatment as corporations that are big system providers have sponsored laws and created designs and infrastructures for more advanced societies.
The potential for bioremediation to mitigate sewage buildup as well as address water quality concerns in regions with underdeveloped systems is phenomenal.
By going into smaller regions in the third world and providing cheap and thorough wastewater treatment, we could significantly reduce, if not eliminate, unnecessary death and illness from waste borne viruses.
02/2015 - Current
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)Manager of Major Gifts
As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) exists to enhance the restaurant industry's service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.
The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders.
The Foundation's educational initiatives provide culinary, management, food safety and skills training to build a pipeline of talent for an industry that employs almost 10 percent of the U.S.
workforce -- nearly 13 million people.
The Foundation's cornerstone program - ProStart- is a two year, nationwide program that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow's restaurant and foodservice leaders.
Additionally, the NRAEF awards scholarships to students and educators to provide continued industry education.
Since 1997, the NRAEF has awarded $14 million in scholarships.
08/2013 - 02/2015
Served as an Inside Sales Representative on our core competency Event Management product line, working in tandem with one of our Regional Sales Managers to prospect, build relationship, facilitate conversation, and consult as the company's first point of contact with prospective clients across all verticals Handled entire sales cycles from start to finish: includes delivering product demonstrations, handling negotiations, and closing deals.
03/2012 - 07/2013
Duke ChronicleAdvertising Manager
Work with advertising director to recruit and interview account executives, conduct training sessions for new-hires, organize sales meetings, set up team & individual sales goals and reach out to potential businesses Provide efficient advertising service to over 30 clients; build and maintain long-lasting client relationships Meet with clients regularly to assess individual advertising needs and help develop effective publicizing strategies Oversee and collaborate with a team of 12 account executives to promote advertising sales and reach monthly sales goals.
03/2011 - 04/2012
Duke ChronicleAccount Executive
Effectively serviced over 60 accounts and maintained good, lasting relationships.
Initiated relationships to explore and assess advertising needs of potential clients.
Met with clients to assess advertising needs and develop effective advertising solutions.
Continuously exceeded sales goals.
05/2011 - 08/2011
Florida Office of the Attorney GeneralIntern, Corrections Litigation
Oversaw projects involving the use of video evidence in the defense of state officers.
Copy-edited briefs, contacted witnesses, and aided attorneys and paralegals in trial preparation.
Duke UniversityBachelor of Arts (BA): Public Policy AnalysisPublic Policy Analysis Activities and Societies: Kappa Kappa Gamma, The Chronicle
Coral Shores High School
High School Diploma, 2005 - 2009
American Society of Association Executives
Tennis, yoga, skiing, reading, and volunteering with animals!
Advertising, advertising sales, Arabic, closing, Copy Editing, Coral, Creative Strategy, client, clients, Event Management, food safety, FrontPage, Fundraising, InDesign, Innovation, Inside Sales, Team Building, Team Leadership, director, Marketing, Marketing Communications, meetings, Microsoft Office, negotiations, next, Problem Solving, promotion, Proposal Writing, Public Speaking, Sales, Spanish, Strategic Thinking, tandem, video