Superior work ethic combined with resourceful and creative nature. Hardworking Shift Leader gifted at reviewing team tasks to assure quality. Engaging and personable with ability to coach and train employees to maximize productivity. Dedicated leader effectively communicates duties and tasks. Passionate about providing highest standard of service and creating warm and welcoming environment for customers. Background includes operating in high-volume settings to prepare, operate and maintain customer & company expectations. Adept at inspecting and troubleshooting issues to minimize downtime and achieve production targets. Conscientious and service-oriented Zookeeper passionate about providing animals with top-notch care and support. Develops and maintains loyal client relationships while building lasting trust with animals under care. Proficient in restraint procedures, training strategies, and basic animal needs. Extensive experience & knowledge of multiple taxa of animals. Fast learner with flexible nature which has allowed varied career opportunities (greenhouse production, cake decorator, pharmacy, hospital environmental services, animal care, education, retail). I have been working toward becoming a retail manager-in-training, my goal is to find a career that can provide for my family.
Intelligent and enterprising leader eager to apply 10+ years of experience in both Animal Care and Retail & Hospitality industries to take on new role. Adept at enabling company growth and key operational improvements by weighting corporate objectives effectively and offering timely advice. Detail oriented problem-solver and planner with demonstrated business leadership skills to drive company performance. Dedicated exotic animal caretaker with 10+ years in animal care. Areas of expertise include exotic animal husbandry and environmental education.
I have several novel pieces that I have been working on getting published within the near future. I also regularly write for a weekly rpg game among a large group of friends, of which I am the main facilitator. I have a small project being published by Kobold Press within the coming year. Writing, for me, is a productive and creative outlet that promotes an active mind while strengthening the technique of communication.
I have kept many exotic species of plants for several years, one of which belonged to my great-great grandmother. I find gardening to be relaxing and fulfilling. It teaches patience and fosters learning, having to recognize disease and know that every plant is different and has individual needs. It is a great way to practice focus & calm the mind.
Small Exotic Bird Breeding:
I have a small flock of both color canaries (red factor) and singer canaries that I maintain and breed, as well as keeping a small flock of Lady Gouldian finches. Caring for these birds keeps my eye attentive to details, as these small birds are very sensitive, while also providing beauty and enrichment to my everyday life.
Cold-Process (Lye) Soap Making:
I make crafted soaps with various fragrances, oils & butters, and colorings. It's always rewarding to create something both usable and beautiful from rather mundane ingredients. This particular hobby allows me to maintain footing both in science & in art while also providing useful gifts or products to donate to charities.
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