620 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM, 87507
Home Phone (415)-571-9782
Extensive background in the southwest art community including acting as the
Operations Manager for a multi-million dollar family business. Involvement in
various aspects of the media for eight years. Print media background, web-based ad
sales, and guerilla marketing experience, IBM-PC and Mac experience, fifteen years
of photography experience, and a wide array of experience with other forms of
technical and artistic media. Experience with various non-profit organizations with
a broad base of knowledge ranging from security issues to archival issues dealing
with rare and fragile items. Extensive management background, customer service
experience, and a team player with coworkers.
15 years of experience with the ever-changing internet, HTML, all browsers, web
programming applications such as FrontPage and DreamWeaver. 8 years of video,
media, and photography experience including training and experimentation. 3 years
of Mac system program experience, 6 years of IBM-PC program experience.
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PhotoShop. Many independent projects involving
a wide array of publication mediums including on-line, print, video, and audio.
Mar ‘05 – Present Operations Manager & Family Liason for Allan Houser Inc.
Managed personnel and daily operations of this well-established south western art
company based on the art created by Allan Houser. Acted as family representative
on for all business appearances geared toward generating exposure and income for
the estate of the Allan Houser family. Oversaw the complete overhaul of the
grounds surrounding the sculpture garden and visitor’s center that displays the
works of Allan Houser. Helped create an environment suitable for an incoming
CEO to enter and lead the company into future decades including establishing a
more solid foundation for the non-profit aspect of the business. Oversaw the
maintence of the grounds and maintence of the estate. Ensured that communication
between the corporation and the board of directors was maintained at a reasonable
level. Kept the level of communication between high-profile collectors and the sales
division at a steady stream. Oversaw and expanded advertising onto internet and
radio, with a positive response on both a local and national level. Expanded tours
and events from previous lower volume years of traffic. Spearheaded the upgrade
of promotional media onto DVD including a remastered collector’s version of the
award winning video, “Allan Houser: AThe Lifetime Work of an American
2001 - 2006 Ebay Store Seller, Inventory Consultant, and Trading Assistant
Managed a cash-positive Ebay store that, at its height in 2006, had an inventory of
over 17 thousand objects of art and collectibles relating to pop culture including
comic books, records, CDs, video tapes, rare artwork, rare books, clothes, and toys.
Duties included mass-uploading and modifying an Excel database of the entire
inventory as well as monitoring the actions of hundreds of competitors in order to
stay on top of the current market for these niche items of interest. Inventory
Accessor duties included frequently travel to see specific collections of pop culture
items including artwork, collectibles, and comic books in order to determine the fair
market value. This position as an ebay seller also yielded frequent contacts in the
online art community.
Jan '99 – Jan ‘04 Senior Quality Editor for LookSmart, Inc.
Managed a wide array of different projects using web-based utilities and Excel to
examine, modify, and update the companie’s worldwide database of on-line
commercial web sites. Responsibilities encompassed search engine optimization
including research and analysis of individual websites and commercial aspects of
the world wide web. Duties included frequent managementof specific editors for
specialized projects relating to updating Looksmart's internal and external database.
I had extensive customer service experience including phone cold calling and
internet referrals. At one point I was the point person between LookSmart and
MSN with whom we had a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership. Viewing,
analyzing, and critiquing up to 1000 websites a day to determine each one’s quality
in relation to the company’s mission statement. In my final year, I migrated to the
then-popular Zeal.com database where I interacted with thousands of online
vollunteers and oversaw the specific work of various bot programs designed to
streamline the influx of data.
'90 - '96 BA with an emphasis on art, photography, and computers, Humboldt State
’87 – ‘90 General Education, College of the Redwoods
David Rettig: Curator: Corporate Collections, Allan Houser Inc.
Phone: 1.505.471.1528 Fax: 1.505.471.1482 email: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kate Wingerson: (Former) Chief Ontologist, Looksmart Inc.
Phone: 1.415.203.4500 Fax: 415.341.8700 email: (email@example.com)
Billy Mungovan: Director of Client Services, Looksmart Inc.
Phone: 1-707-822-5174 email: (firstname.lastname@example.org)