Summary


Over seven years experience managing both private estates and commercial residential properties.

 

Education

M.A. Transpersonal Psychology. Institute of Transpersonal Psy. Palo Alto, CA.

M.A. Culture and Spirituality. Holy Names College. Oakland, CA.

B.S. Psychology/Biomedical Chemistry. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

Bookkeeping and Office Management. Academy of Business Colleges. Sacramento, CA

 

Experience

House Sitter. 1 month.

Privately owned home in suburban subdivision. (Sacramento, CA)

 
Cared for lovely home, one cat, and backyard water feature in suburban neighborhood. 


House Sitter. 1 month.

Privately owned home in senior community. (Oceanside, CA)


Cared for lovely home in senior community, vegetable/herb garden, and one loveable Rottweiller for overseas owner. 


House Sitter. 4 months.

Privately owned home in small town. (Bandon, OR)


Cared for small-town home on 5 acres, 1 vehicle, and 3 aging (one frail) cat with special needs for out-of-country owners. 


House Sitter. 4 months.

Privately owned historical home. (Texas)


Cared for lovely historic home and large yards, as well as a sweet kitty with special medical needs for overseas home owners. 

House Sitter. 7 months.

Privately owned rural home. (Oaxaca, MX)


Cared for home, gardens, and two dogs in rural Mexican setting for overseas homeowner.

 

House Sitter. 1 year.

Privately owned suburban home. (Clarksville, TN)

Cared for modern home and pets of military family deployed overseas. Maintained home and yard, cared for 50-gallon fish tank and three aged, eccentric cats with spraying and health issues, providing daily medications, assuring veterinary care, etc. Responded to two separate electrical fires swiftly and appropriately, preventing all but minimal damage. Performed authorized hiring and oversight of necessary electrical and plumbing work.

 

House Sitter. 1 ½ years.

Privately owned estate. (Newton County, AR)

Performed estate management for country home on 100 acres for out-of-town owners. Duties included keeping home clean and safe, maintaining grounds around house, keeping firewood in, responding to emergencies such as fallen trees, mud slides, and collapsing driveways; managing a petty cash fund, hiring necessary contractors for repairs and upkeep of water main, outbuildings, etc. Provided food, medicine and love for family cat, one happy dog, and some chickens.

 

House Sitter. 2 months.

Privately owned urban home. (Oakland, CA)

Performed house sitting and pet sitting duties on two different occasions for homeowner traveling out of the country. Duties included maintaining home and grounds while caring for an elderly cat and two rambunctious puppies. Second hire included a contract to paint bedroom in owner’s absence.

 

House Sitter. 1 months.

Mother-in-law apartment rental. (Oakland, CA)

Performed house sitting and pet sitting duties for homeowner traveling out of the country. Duties included maintaining home and caring for one cat. Contract included spring-cleaning work for additional fee.

 

Leasing Agent. 2 years.

Property Management Associates, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)

Performed duties as on-site leasing agent for 74-unit complex on three acres during time of renovation and change. Duties included: on-site bookkeeping and filing monthly spreadsheets; screening potential residents, collecting and depositing rents; hired, scheduled, and supervised contractors, maintenance and other personnel; facilitated and supervised building renovations, made improvements to grounds, maintained outdoor pool and community poolhouse, mediated co-tenant disputes, performed evictions in accordance with California state law; executed low-cost marketing for complex ; decreased average vacancy rate while increasing rental incomes.

 

Property Manager. 1 year.

Private investor. (Sacramento, CA)

Performed duties of independent on-site leasing agent for complex consisting of six quadruplexes for out-of-town investor. Collected rents and submitted monthly reports; hired contractors for necessary painting, cleaning and repairs; maintained and upgraded previously neglected grounds, maintained outdoor swimming pool, mediated co-tenant disputes in rough neighborhood, performed difficult evictions according to California state law.

 

Skills & Pertinent Training

}  Permaculture Landscape Design Certification

}  Tree and vine pruning

}  Houseplant and garden care

}  Fish tank maintenance

}  Pool upkeep  and water features

}  CPR & Advanced First Aid

}  Wilderness Medicine

 

Other Management Experience

Executive Director. 9 years.

Sacred Circles. (Tucson, AZ)

 

Founded non-profit counseling center: Applied for and acquired 501c3 status, created and organized Board of Directors; authored mission statement, goals and objectives, and other documents. Acting executive director: facilitated Board meetings, researched and applied for grant funding, networked with other community agencies, performed bookkeeping and other administrative functions, carried out human resource duties such as the search and hiring of contractors, designed and wrote content for agency website, flyers and brochures; performed counseling duties and carried out agency mission. 

 

Executive Director. 5 years.

Heart of Light. (Tucson, AZ)

 

Founder and executive director of alternative healing center focusing on energy-based modalities and spiritual guidance. Carried out daily functions of healing mission working with clients, performed accounting duties, designed and developed web presence, performed advertising campaigns. Developed retreat offerings and workshops centered around the work.     

 

Business Owner. Entrepreneur. 12 years.

Dreamsfulfilled. (Eugene, OR)

Established and operated home-based internet marketing business offering a variety of products and business services through over one hundred affiliate programs. Carried out mail and internet-based marketing, created and maintained customer and contact databases utilizing ACT! software, received and processed orders, performed customer service duties, managed accounts payable and receivable, designed and maintained websites. 

 

Executive Assistant. 1 year.

Samaritan Counseling Center. (Palo Alto, CA)

Responsible for all executive administrative functions for non-profit counseling agency including: payroll, payroll taxes, W-2’s, 1099’s, non-profit reporting to local and federal government, preparing financial reports and projections, desk top publishing, advertising workshops and other events. Utilized programs such as Quicken, Excel, and Word Perfect. Organized and promoted marketing and public relations campaigns.

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