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Experience Summary

Years of promotional experience: since 2003 Sample of Brands Represented: Microsoft, Honda, Subaru, Chevy, Toyota, Pepsi, GEICO, Frito Lay, Kelloggs, Subway, Tylenol, Cartoon Network, Bank of America, Home Depot, State Farm, US Army/Navy/Air Force, Behr Paint, Miller/Coors, Jose Cuervo, Arizona Lottery Types of events worked: Mobile Tours, Guerilla Marketing, In-Store Demos, Sporting Events (incl. Superbowl XLI), Bar Promotions, Tradeshows, Festivals, Outdoor Events, Credit Card Sign-ups Positions Held: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Tour Manager, Team Lead, Product Specialist, Brand Ambassador, Costume Character, Mobile DJ & MC, sales Strengths: I have a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and an extensive background in this industry. My constant energy and enthusiasm set me apart from others, coupled with a strong work ethic. Additionally, as a professional DJ and MC of five years, I have solid grammar skills and I’m very articulate when interacting with the public. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

I'm a professional mobile DJ and MC of 7 years and I own my own equipment. I'm also a certified substitute teacher for grades K-12.

Skills

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I worked as assistant event manager on two longterm promotional campaigns, including the Kellogg's Touch of Honey sampling promotion and the BehrPro Tour.

  • Auditing

    I audited several reps on the team during their demos for Barefoot Wine.

  • Automotive

    I've been a manager, product specialist, or brand ambassador for a number of automotive companies, including Honda, Chevy, Subaru, Toyota, Kia, Chrysler, Fiat, and Ford.

  • Bar Promotions

    I've represented and encouraged sales of Miller Lite inside several bars in the Phoenix area.

  • Brand Ambassador

    Since I've been in the industry since 2001, I've worked hundreds of jobs as a brand ambassador for a plethora of companies.

  • Chef

    I've worked several demos requiring cooking, including one preparing salmon at a Fry's Marketplace grand opening.

  • Concerts & Sports Event

    I've represented numerous brands, including Chevy, State Farm, and the Arizona Lottery, at the different sporting arenas in the greater Phoenix area. I've covered events at our professional hockey, baseball, basketball, and football stadiums.

  • Costume and Character

    On multiple ocassions, I've worn the costume of Windfall Willie, the Arizona Lottery's mascot. I also wore a box costume for a Meritage Homes Open House event.

  • Data Capture

    I'm a fast typist - 75+ wpm and am familiar with the iPad and other forms of data capture. I've conducted surveys using Palm Pilots for Customer Intercept Solutions. We surveyed attendees at various conferences taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center. I've also done data capture on iPads for State Farm at a Cinco de Mayo street festival, for Bridgestone at the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, and using a laptop on a 5-month tour for Behr Paint.

  • Demonstration

    I've demonstrated the SodaStream machines at various retailers in the Phoenix metro area.

  • Event Management

    I've managed a number of single day events and longterm tours. The most staff I've ever managed a one time has been about 10.

  • Flyering

    I've done flyering jobs for Whataburger and Teach.org on college campuses in Arizona.

  • Health & Beauty Demo

    For two years I promoted the Borghese skincare and makeup line in Costco. I've also done demos for Oil of Olay, Biore, and Dove.

  • In Store Demonstrator

    I've demonstrated numerous products inside grocery stores. I often promote health food products in Whole Foods, including Suja Organic Juices, Beyond Meat meatless products, Eel Valley Organic Beef, Tasty Bite entrees, and Illy Issimo coffees.

  • Mall Events

    I was the field manager for The Scene Tour featuring multiple brands, like Sobe, at Tucson Mall. I also assisted the kids who participated in the Disney Let The Memories Begin and the Wii Fit Tour at Arizona Mills Mall. I also worked a month-long gig gaining sweepstakes entry leads for Honda at the Phoenix MetroCenter Mall.

  • Market Research / Surveys

    I've participated a many paid market research studies for a variety of products and services, including tomatoes, Quiznos, appliances, Renuzit air fresheners, dog food, and beer and liquor drinks.

  • Mystery Shopping

    I completed a few mystery shops, including a Costco customer service mystery shop and a Sears Auto mechanic mystery shop.

  • Presenting

    I'm a professional mobile DJ & emcee of 5 years. In that time I've DJed more than 150 events, including weddings, corporate parties, birthdays, kids' parties, anniversaries, themed parties, etc.

  • Roadshows

    I completed a two month local Costco Roadshow for Zevia, a stevia-sweetened soda. It was a 3-person roadshow and, we were constantly sampling and pushing case sales of Zevia soda. The roadshow was a success as we were able to get Zevia permanently on the shelves of a number of Phoenix Costco stores.

  • Sales

    For my first two years in the promotional industry, I had a commission-based job encouraging sign-ups for the Southwest Airlines Chase Visa and the US Airways Barclay Bank Card.

  • Sampling

    You name it, I've sampled it! Examples: Welch's Sparking Grape Juice, Jamba Juice Bottled Juicies & Smoothies, Discover Delicious entrees, Zevia, Goodbelly Probiotic Drink, Yakult, Healthy Choice entrees, Private Selection layer cakes, Pepsi Max, Chipotle Tabasco, Jose Cuervo Margaritas, Snap Dragon Wines, 3 Olives Vodka, and many many others!

  • Set Up / Labor

    I'm well versed in event setups and teardowns. On the various tours I've worked, I've always been responsible for the setup and teardown. The most extensive setup I've assisted on for 5 months was for the BehrPro tour. On the PNC Bank Grow Up Bank Tour, I setup and tore down a mobile planetarium by myself. As manager of the Home Depot Dia de la Familia Tour, I set up the event footprint and assisted the vendors with their setups within the area. As a professional mobile DJ, I'm always setting up and breaking down my equipment at the numerous events I DJ. As a brand ambassador for GEICO, I've assisted with set up and labor on several of their tours.

  • Technology

    I'm computer savvy, with solid knowledge of the operation of PCs and Microsoft programs. As evidence of my technical abilities, I also managed a two-week tour for Microsoft Windows 8.

  • Tour Manager

    I was the manager on a number of tours, including the 5-month BehrPro Tour, the 2-month PNC Bank Grow Up Great Tour, the yearlong Home Depot Dia de la Familia Tour.

  • Tradeshows / Conferences

    I represented Chevy at the Hispanic Women's Conference in Phoenix.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I can operate Mac and PC computers. I have basic knowledge of all MS Office programs - Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. I'm also internet savvy and regularly use photo downloading programs to include Box.net, Dropbox, and Picasa.

  • Dancer

    I have taken classes in latin, hip hop, country, and west coast swing dancing.

  • Driving License

    I have a Class D (operator) driver's license with a Class M Motorcycle endorsement. I also have a Medical Examiner's card which allows me to drive commercial vehicles.

  • Face Painting

    I worked a 3-month promotion for Kellogg's that involved face painting daily for kids visiting our booth. I can do basic animals and objects - soccer balls, basketballs, roosters, butterflies, bees, etc.

  • Food Service Certification

    Maricopa County Food Handler's Card and ServeSafe certified. Also TIPS certified.

  • Motorcycle License

    I have a motorcycle endoresement on my license and ride a Harley Softail.

  • Own Car

    Yes - I own Toyota Matrix hatchback and a Harley Softail motorcycle.

  • Public Speaking

    Professional private Party DJ and MC of 6 years. In addition to the hundreds of private party events I've DJed: weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, holiday celebrations, I've also done promotional DJing and MCing. Previously emceed a trivia game for Toyota at NASCAR and a soccer tournament for AT&T. I was also the MC for the yearlong Dia de la Familia event for Home Depot and the MC for Cox's Gig Life tour in Arizona.

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    I rollerblade recreationally. I also have a pair of roller skates that I'm adept on.

  • Wait Staff

    I worked a short period as a cocktail waitress.

  • Qualifications

    B.A. Broadcast Journalism - Arizona State University - Graduated 2004

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