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Karaleen's Profile

Experience Summary

I am a confident, strong willed, beautiful person who is naturally charismatic. I have a positive & upbeat, can do attitude. I enjoy talking to and meeting new and different people. I take what I professionally but make sure guests are having a good time. Personally, some of my interests include: Interior Design/DIY Home Improvements, Architecture, Music, Spending time with my family/friends/cat; Gardening/yard work. I enjoy playing just about any kind of game (croquette, pinball, pool, backgammon, air hockey, video, board & card games). In addition, I volunteer with a local non-profit organization called Tree Fresno and I am an avid recycler. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

Special Skills - 15+yrs of successful execution of a variety of different event types - Certified Mixologist w/ experience tending bar in 2 San Francisco, CA bars - Experienced food server in fine dining to casual restaurant environments - Published, award winning Interior Designer w/ 2 related college degrees - Every job I have ever worked has dealt with the public, so my customer service skills are extraordinarily honed to facilitate relationship based selling as well as having highly developed problem solving skills. Generally, I am always upbeat, positive, helpful with tenacious work ethic, which makes it a pleasure to work with me.

Skills

Other Skills

Noteworthy, skills include, but not limited to: - A decade of successful execution of several event styles, per client requirements with proven high sales of promoted product. - Certified Mixologist / Bartender, including individual ABC training. - 2 Associates degrees combined with over ten years of Interior Design experience.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Bar Promotions

    Promoted various alcohols like Jose Cuervo Tequila as a Cuervo Gold Girl on Cinco de Mayo, Starbucks Coffee Liqueur & Danzka Vodka at several San Francisco bars. I was staffed for a 2 month Lucky Strike event, as well as an event for Camel. Both events took place in approx. 4-6 bars in the SF area.

  • Brand Ambassador

    Groupo Modelo Beers (Corona Extra, Corona Light, Pacifico, Modelo Especial & Negro Modelo) Lenox China American Laser SkinCare Kmart’s Slimfast New Day Your Way Challenge Crest Pro Health Oral Care Line (Toothpaste, PM Toothpaste, Rinse, & PM Rinse) Partnered w/ new Oral B Tooth Brushes (Vitality Precision Clean Rechargeable, Cross Action, & Cross Action Vitalizer) Allstate Insurance Ace Men's Line by Goody @ Pro Am Golf Tournament Suave in the Mother Hood featuring Sprint Wireless services w/ various cell phone models, on-line “weblogues” as well as Michael Buble's New CD Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface daily sanitizing spray

  • Concerts & Sports Event

    Event staff for a Pepsi MAXX Classico de Calle soccer event, as athlete’s first point of contact upon entrance @ sign up booth, responsible for photo documentation of each participant’s info w/ an iPad. Gildan's Pampering at the Park Mother's Day event Family Days with Drumstick Ice Cream @ the Minor Leagues For at least three consecutive years I volunteered with a non-profit called Music for America during which I was staffed at several concerts around the area to get the youth more interested in politics while handing out free premiums during the show.

  • Costume and Character

    On Easter day one year I was in costume as the Easter Bunny to generate business for a chain restaurant.

  • Demonstration

    Cricut Paper Cutting System Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface daily sanitizing spray

  • Flyering

    For 2 1/2 years I was a Lead Setter with top dollar in sales volume 10 out of 12 months of 2008 as a result of daily Canvassing efforts as a Crew Member for a family owned/operated, home improvement company. In addition to working all local home shows, daily tasks include training new employees, completing neighborhoods door by door, distributing flyers, talking with home owners, qualifying potential leads, pre conditioning the sale and setting appointments for estimates of dual pane replacement windows.

  • Health & Beauty Demo

    Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits Cosmetics Line (new collection containing lotus extract & marine minerals) Maybelline Flasies Volume’Express Mascara Rimmel Mascara Suave Naturals Body Wash Caress Oil Infusions Body Wash Garnier Skin Care Vaseline Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Line (lotion, body oil, body butter, hand & foot cream) Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisturizing Line (lotion, repair balm, body butter, hand & foot cream) Curel Life Stages Lotion (Pregnancy & Motherhood, First Signs of Aging, & Menopause & Beyond) Dove go fresh Line (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, lotion & body mist) Axe Peace Men's Personal Grooming Collection Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant Degree Men’s Body Responsive Absolute Protection Deodorant Dove Hair Care Sunsilk Hair Products

  • In Store Demonstrator

    Cricut Paper cutting machine

  • Mall Events

    California Lottery Power Ball event

  • Market Research / Surveys

    I have participated in several paying focus groups over the last ten years as well as completing numerous on-line surveys. In addition to product evaluation for approx. 5 new products prior to official public release.

  • Merchandising

    Sprint Wireless

  • Modelling

    Runway model in a fashion show Matrix hair model in two hair shows

  • Mystery Shopping

    T-Mobile

  • Sales

    Worked 11 events over 6 months as a sales promotional Beauty Advisor for high-end beauty & skincare product line. Event execution required articulating knowledge of product features, the ability to communicate unique product benefits, kiosk merchandising, product promotion through consumer interactions, distributing premiums/samples, effectively use sales tools to not only, successfully sell product, but earn bonuses and event reporting upon completion. Serta Mattresses For 2 1/2 years I was a top-performing, customer service-focused Kitchen Cabinet Sales professional. Ranked #23 on the “Top 25 List” for highest sales in the region (approx 60 stores/180 designers). Detail oriented, residential & commercial cabinet sales experience in a high paced work environment. Department Specialist with largest repeat commercial customer clientele. Ability to multi task while effectively utilizing time management skills to meet deadlines. Prepared all drawings.

  • Sampling

    Generation Max Snacks True North Almonds Tava Sparkling Zero Calorie Beverage & Sun Chips Ragu Old World Style Sauce Jimi Hendrix Liquid Experience Energy Drink Coty Fragrances Jovan Heat Fragrances Kiss Fragrances

  • Technology

    Straight Talk Wireless HP Computers Fuji Digital Camera The New Release (DVD Rental Kiosk) Simpson’s Movie DVD Release

  • Tradeshows / Conferences

    Worked 6 home shows over 2 1/2 years as a Canvasser Manager for a local home improvement company.

  • Bar Tender

    Experienced Bartender at the following locations: - Carniglia's Italian Restaurant, Wharf in Santa Cruz, CA - The Condor Sports Bar, San Francisco, CA - Friends Bar & Grill, San Francisco, CA Qualified Mixologist having completed the course of study in bartending @ The International School of Bartending and passed the required test in mixology, liquors, wines and customer service.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook Express), 20/20, AutoCAD, Softdesk, ArchiCAD, Animator Studio, Photoshop, Publisher & very knowledgeable with the internet as well as scanning documents, attaching files, printing & faxing.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Power Point

  • Driving License

    California DL #A3031410

  • Own Car

    2000 Suzuki Esteem

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    Roller skating enthusiast with own skates

  • Wait Staff

    Work in the food service industry for ten years in a variety of types of restaurants, all levels of dining (fine, casual, etc)

  • Qualifications

    AA in Interior Design & AS in Architectural Drafting

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