Experienced and highly ambitious with a background in music, the arts, animals, and being part of a team. Expertise in all things guitar related. Goal-oriented individual with a pleasant personality and the ability to multi-task. Always willing to learn and meet or exceed goals. Skilled musician with experience in teaching, performing, and working with children in groups or solo. Extremely organized individual. Passionate about dogs, dog care, and all animals.
Excellent attention to detail
Great people and communication skills
A go getter full of ideas
High level music experience in all areas of playing, recording, teaching, and business
Passionate and experienced with animals
I have owned my own insured pet sitting business since mid 2018. Zen Jen began after losing my precious American Bulldog unexpectedly. Twenty years of prior dog/cat ownership and care lead me down the path of wanting to help others with their pets. I have extensive experience with dogs of all sizes and breeds. In addition to being comfortable with medical issues; anxiety, seizures, administering meds, etc, I offer dog walks, playtimes, drop-in visits, overnights in people's homes and basic obedience. My love and passion for animals is a driving force in my every day life.
As a professional guitarist, I have worked for various national artists since 1995, in both the touring circuit, studio session world, and musical theater. I have performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and the Staples Center, to Saturday Night Live, the Michigan Womyn's Festival, House Of Blues, and everywhere in between. My work has taken me across the United States, Canada and Europe. My full resume can be seen on my website. Artists include; Michael Jackson, Kelis, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Vicki Randle, Merl Saunders, Toshi Reagon, George Clinton & P-Funk, Peter Himmelman, Big Sister, Ferras, BETTY, and many more
I worked for Instacart in both Austin, TX and the Los Angeles area for four years. As an in-store shopper, my responsibilities included delivering outstanding customer service, consistent accuracy in personal grocery shopping, preparing, bagging, and staging orders, as well as maintaining speed in all areas of the job. I have been ranked in the top 1% of the entire fleet consistently in both cities. I was also awarded "24k Carrot/Veteran and "24k Diamond" statuses for the number of orders I fulfilled, in addition to my fast pace. Only .3% of Instacart shoppers nationwide have reached this milestone.
I studied music, theory and jazz guitar at this arts oriented high school for three years, prior to graduating in 1990. I also graduated from my regular high school, Rocky Hill High in Rocky Hill, CT, in the year 1990.
1st place winner of the "Texas Shred-Off" Guitar Competition in Austin, TX October 2017
2nd place in the 1998 Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition Finals-Jen was the sole woman in the finals
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