PRIMARY - Training and Development professional with experience in employee, management, support personnel, and leadership learning for the restaurant industry. Skilled in instructional design and facilitation for adult learners with an emphasis on experiential and incremental learning. Proven ability to meet or exceed brand goals and initiatives using operational systems, communications, and other diverse materials and methods in addition to training.
• Instructional and Curriculum Design
• Training Delivery and Facilitation
• E-learning / Distance Learning
• Project Management
• Graphic Design
• POS and Other Technologies
• New Restaurant Opening Systems
• Culinary Skills
• Food Safety Science
• Corporate Initiatives Support; including Risk Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Food and Beverage, Operations, Accounting and Purchasing
• Applications and Knowledge: Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, and Publisher. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks. HTML, CSS and other web tools plus Android development and UI
Other interests include:
• Graphic Arts (especially vector work), specializing in Android smartphone iconography and themes, corporate logos, and website/software skins and components. Interested in partnering with a small software firm or application developer that needs support with graphic work and designing elements.
• Teaching myself HTML and CSS code and just finished a website for a small business I'm working with...did it from scratch!!
Music: Showtunes, opera and classical, dance and anything by Sarah McLachlan, the Divine Miss M and show my age as I still rock out to Pat Benatar and Duran Duran
Favorite Photographers: Margaret Bourke White, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Lucien Hervé and Henry Clarke
Travel: Favorite places include London and Paris, but best trip so far was the Galapagos Islands and Peru.
Tech: PC with W 7 (finally) and double monitors, Android phone, 4 years old and won't change cause the new ones are too big to fit in a pocket and I LOVE my MIUI OS, 7 inch Android tablet on 4.4 (Paranoid Android)
Favorite cartoon character: Good Grief!
Lego freak, Star Wars Geek, Jim Henson and Muppets fan, Disneyland, plus great cook.
Personal Quotes: "I'm just sayin' what I'm sayin'"
"I will no longer tolerate being treated as a second-class citizen in my own country."