Graduated from Hairdressing School in 1982 from Henri's School of Hairdesign, Fitchbug, MA. Went on to Chicago, IL to study with Pivot Point International, Inc, and earned Cosmetology Educator Licensure and continued my education with their "Train The Trainer" program through the Salon Fundamentals Certification Program. Became the Clinic Manager for two years, then moved into the Salon Division Manager position with the corporate office managing the Advance Center and the Master Derigner System through sales throughout the country to top ten salons and trades shows within the United States.
2001 Moved to Covington, LA to work for The Neil Corporation as the New Hire Trainer within the Salon and Spa Division of the Aveda salons within the New Orleans' and Northshore areas.
Left Neil Corporation after one year and opened my own salon in historic downtown Covington, LA for 7 years.
After a minor hand surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on both hands, decided to leave the industry after twenty plus years to pursue my music interests. Created two bands as pianist/vocalist and continued to perform in local areas as well as in New Orleans' French Quarter for over the past 10 years.
2011 - 2013 Worked part-time as a Hair Designer with The Covington Haircutters, Covington, LA .
From October 2011
2) Winn Dixie (985)893-1531 or (985)789 - 8399
Hwy.25 (store #1448) Bakery Department
Manager: Mr. Thomas
Performed general baking duties, opened at 6am and began all baking duties to include, all breads, rolls, doughnuts, cookies and overall department inventory restock and gathering all boxes from freezers to maintain daily inventory of department tables. General cleaning duties to include trash take out, wash and clean floors, dishes and pans.
Lead singer & keyboard player in north shore band
Generate gigs at local restaurants
April 2011 - July 2011
Worked from: April to July 2011
3) Cool Hand Lu & the Prophets' of Rhythm
Lead singer & keyboard player in north shore band.
Generate gigs at local restaurants, pubs, wine cellars and private parties. We perform all genres of music to include Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt & standards of classic soft rock.
I have previously worked for Disney on the cruise ships and have been singing and playing piano in bands since I was 17 years of age. [Currently working; two evenings per week from 7pm -10pm. (Times vary). Gigs are pre-booked; I can give a month notice of my schedule.
4) The Music Academy of the Performing Arts
Hwy 22, Mandeville, LA (985)626 - 8645
General Reception Duties to include greeting all students and parents, answering phones and taking detailed messages, taking payments electronically, making sheet music copies for teachers, totally teachers' work hours for payroll, checking students homework assignments and generalized cleaning duties in the kitchen, bathrooms and music rooms. Employed part-time, from Jan. 2011 - May 2011. The main receptionist returned to full-time work.
5) Salon ARTS, beauty salon
826 East Rutland Street, Covington, LA 70433
(985) 966 - 0385.
Owner and operator of my own salon for 7 years in the downtown historic district. General office functions, to include booking all appointments, greeting, assessing clients' needs and performing all hair care services for men, women and children. Maintained all accounting books, cleaning, inventory orders and salon up-keep.
I closed the salon after being in the industry for over 27 years. I was ready and needed to do something new!
Perform all hair care services to male, female and children, to include cuts, color/highlights, sets and permanents. Have been a MasterDesigner/Educator/Sales Trainer with Pivot Point International, Inc. from Chicago, IL from 1994 - 2000. Over 30 years in the salon industry has empowered me to handle all customer care relations, financial transactions and enjoy people pleasing and conversation. I am very outgoing and supportive team player.
Qualifications & Certifications
Armstrong Atlantic University
Henri's School of Hair Design
Fitchburg State College
Armstong Atlantic University, Savannah, GA
then left school
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