To work in an environment that utilizes my degree preparation and work experience in sustainability studies as well as my well-developed management, operational, and customer service skills.
Sodexo SEED (Sustainability Engagement and Expert Development) Community of Practice: Member of a group of sustainability subject matter experts and trusted advisors that support the implementation of Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan.
Sodexo Western Regional Sustainability Committee: Member of Sodexo's sustainability committee focused on Sodexo Stops Hunger Champion: sustainable practices and the Better Tomorrow Plan.
Sodexo Employee Engagement Sub Committee: member of sub group focused on education and engagement of the Better Tomorrow Plan through involvement of hourly employees.
Sodexo Stop Hunger Champion: Responsible for raising awareness among employees, clients, consumers, vendors and the general public about the prevalence of hunger in America and Sodexo's commitment and efforts to contribute to a hunger-free nation.
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council: Consultant, volunteer, presenter, and community partner for the expansion of the Food Recovery Network beyond CMC and to our local community with the goal of encouraging additional food service establishments and nonprofits to reduce food waste and feed the food insecure on a local scale.
North West Colorado Food Coalition: Member of a community task force dedicated to addressing food security, and specifically food recovery, in Routt County.
Representatives include the Director of Human Services, the Director of LIFT-UP of Routt County, and the Director of North West Visiting Nurses Association, among other key community members.
CMC Food Club: Vice President and co-founder of a club joining the Real Food Challenge working group and the Food Recovery Network chapter on campus.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) Chapter: Founder and lead on a project to start a FRN chapter at CMC Steamboat Springs that addresses the issue of food waste by recovering left over food from the dining hall and donating it to LIFT-UP of Routt County and Skate Church, to be provided to food insecure families in our community.
Students for Sustainability Club: Club member and visionary for the "Weigh the Waste" collaborative event between Sodexo and Students for Sustainability Club.
Food that would normally be thrown away, was collected, weighed, and then displayed as a catered event with visual aids to communicate waste percentages.
This events purpose was to bring awareness to the amount of food being wasted in the dining hall, in a positive and visually appealing manner.
Has been repeated two more times since Spring of 2015.
Senior01/2012 to CurrentSodexo Campus ServicesSteamboat Springs, CO
Enter and report financial data for the three Sodexo-operated Colorado Mountain College dining services operations.
Assist the General Manager in all account operations including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, employee hiring and training, scheduling, human resources, and customer service sales and relations, and marketing.
Introduced Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan at the unit level and lead the organization of sustainability themed events, such as the "Weigh the Waste" and monthly community "Sustainability-Themed Meals," for Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 school semesters.
Co-developed the organization of the Employee Engagement subcommittee for Sodexo's Western Regional Sustainability Committee focused on education and engagement of the Better Tomorrow Plan through involvement of hourly employees Initiated, implemented, and developed food waste programs to address all areas of the EPA's Food Recovery Hierarchy.
Represented Sodexo as a presenter for the Colorado Association for Recycling Summit as part of the EPA's Fed-Up with Food Waste panel, as well as a guest speaker for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's Zero Waste for Food Service and Food Recovery Information Kick Off Information Session.
Government Service Account Coordinator01/2010 to 01/2012VOIPlink IncCarlsbad, CA
An e-commerce based retailer that sold VOIP phones and accessories).
Updated and maintained their government service contract through data entry of VOIP phones and accessories as well as pricing, using Excel and QuickBooks.
Managed communications between Voiplink and third party contracted group who uploaded the updated product and pricing list to the government webpage.
Store Manager01/2009 to 01/2010ZGallerieSan Diego, CA
A Home furnishing and home décor retail store) Managed a team of eight employees to drive sales and exceed profit goals, maintain customer service and visual merchandising standards, and control expenses Excelled in customer service and resolution of client issues Controlled of expenses and inventory Trained and mentored employees Managed store operations.
Assistant Manager-Associate Manager-Sales Associate-Cashier01/2004 to 01/2009ZGallerieCarlsbad, CA
Assisted the Store Manager in leading and managing over twenty employees Trained and mentored employees Managed opening and closing duties Excelled in customer service relations Was recognized for my strong leadership skills and advanced from the cashier position to Assistant Manager position within a year and a half.
Bachelor of the Arts: Sustainability Studies2018Western State Colorado UniversityMasters Environmental Management: Sustainable and Resilient Communities Learning Track
Colorado Mountain College-Steamboat Springs
Associate of the Arts DegreeWestmont College
English Literature Minor
Extra curricular and Community engagement and leadership: Communication Studies2005Communication Studies
accounts payable, accounts receivable, Assistant Manager, cash management, cashier, closing, Council, client, customer service, data entry, e-commerce, English, Environmental Management, financial, General Manager, government, hiring, human resources, inventory, leadership, leadership skills, managing, marketing, Excel, Network, presenter, pricing, profit, Speaker, QuickBooks, retail, sales, scheduling, Store Manager, Summit, phones, visual merchandising, VOIP
Historic Routt County Historic Preservation Volunteer: Volunteer for the Foidel Canyon School House restoration project.