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    Seasoned and highly accomplished MBA with nearly 10 years of progressive hands-on experience in F&B and hospitality business, having a proven track record of success in VIP customer service/sales coupled with advanced cannabis horticulture knowledge and commercial/personal cultivation experience seeking a challenging position in the cannabis industry to contribute a unique skill set to further business development.
     Employee-oriented leader able to manage small to large teams utilizing the latest techniques to achieve business goals.
     Effective communicator skilled in conveying complex ideas to various audiences, motivating others as needed.
     Horticulture certified specialist performing well in dynamic, fast-paced environments.
     Efficient, reliable team player with a strong tendency to collaborate and empower colleagues at all levels.
     Responsible hard-worker regarded for creativity, honesty, and strong work ethic.
     Certified project manager experienced in leading other MBA professionals

    CORE SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    • Executive Level Competencies • Excellent Leadership Skills • Multitasking
    • Cannabis Horticulture • Project Management • Self-Discipline
    • Team Management • Communication Skills • Professional Integrity

    EDUCATION

    WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY, Salt Lake City, UT – Master of Business Administration, September 2018 (Excellence Award, MBA Capstone CapSim Project)

    WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY, Salt Lake City, UT – Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, February 2017
    (Excellence Award, Marketing Applications Course)

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA, Evansville, IN – Finance (2012-1015)

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

    OAKSTERDAM UNIVERSITY, Oakland, CA –Classic Seminars in Cannabis Horticulture, Business, Law, and History)
    Basic Classic Seminar + Advanced Classic Seminar, Dec 2016

    CompTIA Project+ (Project Management) Certification, 2016

    MED Badge (Key) License #M71726

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Nature’s Herbs & Wellness, Denver, CO (Jan 2018-Present)
    Grower
    Specializing in medical/recreational cannabis cultivation within a Tier 2 soil-based medium indoor/greenhouse cultivation facility. Responsibilities include controlling/monitoring facility environmental conditions, hand feeding/watering plants, defoliating, topping, transplanting, cloning, trellising, and general maintenance of facility. Working in conjunction with small team of growers to troubleshoot issues and improve operations while producing premium flower in an over 3000 plant count facility.

    GREEN PLAINS INC, Mt. Vernon, IN (Jun 2017-Nov 2017)
    Process Operator
    Responsible for maintaining effective and efficient energy center processes within renewable ethanol plant facility. Collecting, testing, and recording chemical samples to ensure industrial boilers are at acceptable output levels and adjusting boiler setpoints. Practicing all required DOT safety standards and undergoing continuous training and recertification pertaining to all safety regulation. Operating heavy machinery and various tools/equipment to maintain general plant processes.

    NEW HARMONY INN, New Harmony, IN (Aug 2007-Oct 2016)
    Food & Beverage Supervisor (Jul 2016-Oct 2016)
    Efficiently oversee full spectrum of F&B operations, providing top-quality food service to VIP guests in an upscale dining setting. Inspire and motivate the team to meet corporate objectives, leading by example. Maintain welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, continuously ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction. Regarded for the ability to deliver excellent results with the utmost levels of service and professionalism.
     Significantly reduced theft among the staff within a short period of time, enhancing individual position responsibility.

    Shift Manager (Dec2014-Jul 2016)
    Provided effective leadership to a small team, fulfilling a key role in staff scheduling in order to manage dining room/catering events. Instrumental in creating and cultivating the environment of communication and cooperation among the staff, focusing on providing superior customer service to ensure unique, positive guest experience. Fulfilled responsibilities of a bartender, demonstrating proficiency in delivering fast service and reaching high sales figures.

    Server (Jun 2010-Jul 2016)
    Leveraged expertise executing multiple responsibilities related to a fine dining service, demonstrating comprehensive understanding of the skills needed to create positive experience for regular/VIP clients. Showed in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm about the company’s cuisine and beverages, utilizing effective techniques to ensure professional, friendly and engaging service. Trained/mentored other employees as needed. Received positive feedback only.

    Head Busser (Aug 2007-Jun 2010)
    Gained experience by cooperating with other professionals, working in high volume shifts and on VIP events. Exercised leadership skills by training and supervising new employees.

    AWARDS/INVOLVEMENTS

    Employee of the Quarter (April-June) – Nature’s Herbs & Wellness

    2009 Indiana Young Authors Award Winner

    3X Tough Mudder Finisher 2013, 2014, 2017

    PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

    Travis Aspire
    Relation: Current Supervisor/Master Grower
    Current Company: Nature’s Herbs & Wellness
    Period Known: 9 Months
    Phone: 970-217-0255
    Location: Greely, CO

    Tara Knight
    Relation: Former Supervisor
    Current Company: New Harmony Inn
    Period Known: 9 Years
    Phone: 812-781-0738
    Location: Grayville, IL

    Mario Altuna
    Relation: Current Supervisor/Head Grower
    Current Company: Nature’s Herbs & Wellness
    Period Known: 9 months
    Phone: 720-243-9048
    Location: Denver, Colorado