RACHAEL MARIE WENNER
319 MAIN STREET, APARTMENT 5, COLD SPRING, MN 56320 (320) 267-3279 WENN0042@GMAIL.COM
DRIVEN SALES PROFESSIONAL WITH BACKGROUND IN RETAIL, SALES AND MERCHANDISING SEEKS TO
LEVERAGE EXPERIENCE AS A MANAGER, RUNWAY MODEL AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR IN A RESULTS
DRIVEN, FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT.
Wenner Company, Cold Spring, Minnesota – January 2008 to October 2010
A family owned division of the Do-it-Best Corporation.
Responsible for product ordering, stocking and management; pricing, inventory and sale advertising; and
customer service dispute resolution.
Developed inventory tracking reports on a monthly and annual basis that resulted in more efficient order
processing and increased sales revenues by 20%.
Initiated the implementation of a new database management system and online merchandising system that
increased sales of new merchandise by 12%.
Expertise in small engine repair, paint colorant mixing, key cutting, pipe threading, and the handling of
heavy operational equipment.
Developed an understanding of brand management and in-store presentation that helped increase revenues
through up selling and customer retention.
Knowledge of store management through preparation of bank deposits and daily sales reports.
Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota – December 2006 to February 2008
Worked individually with families regarding all aspects of the funeral service including bereavement,
embalming, make-up, merchandise sales, event planning and service conducting.
Responsible for layout and design of memorial cards and other printed items.
Highly proficient with MS Office, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel programs, Windows XP and the
Ordered products, including researching coming-of-age items and implementing new online ordering
Displayed merchandise and continuously updated catalog and General Price Sheets.
Created and maintained the company’s website.
Grief counselor and after care specialist.
OSHA trained and certified.
ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY:
Encore, Mosaic- 2010 ; Attack! Marketing; Ignite Models Inc.; Privileged Models; M3 Productions
Brand Ambassador, Marketing Model, Promotions, Runway Model, Print Model, Make-up Artist, Stylist
The Side Bar, Cold Spring, MN – October 2010 to present
Rich Spring Golf Club, Cold Spring, MN – Summer Seasonal, 2000 to 2008
Anatomy Bequest Program, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – 2004 to 2008
Embalmer, Office Administrator, Teachers Aide
Southwestern Book Sales, Detroit, MI – Summer 2003
Outside Sales Representative
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Bachelor of Science – Biology, Psychology, 2006
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Post Secondary Education and Continuing Education – September 2000 to May 2008
Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
Study Abroad, 2003 to 2004
Spanish Studies, 2003 to 2004
CERTIFICATES and LICENSURES:
Minnesota Department of Health, Mortuary Science Section, St. Paul, MN
Mortuary Science License and Management, 2007 to present