MACKINZE ALEXINA ADAMS
Canton, SD 57013
Cellular Telephone: 605-***-****
Animal care expert with experience in animal training and business management. Successfully cared for and trained exotic, native and domestic animals for specific behaviors as well as building, growing and selling a successful business.
Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, SD
08/2009 to Present
Managed daily schedule and ensured appropriate tasks were completed in a quick paced and constantly changing environment.
Communicated successfully to ensure a smooth day.
Cared for a diverse collection of animals, specializing in invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, kangaroos and red pandas. Safely handled dangerous invertebrates and large carnivores alike. Observed, researched, monitored animal health, trained and provided enrichment for several taxa of animal. Kept detailed records of animals in care.
Executed formal and informal public presentations and assisted in research gathering for conservation initiatives. Completed self-directed research and collaborated with colleagues across the country upon identifying shortcomings in procedures and presented said findings to supervisors.
Compiled and implemented husbandry manuals. Produced creative, cost efficient solutions to problems.
Bramble Park Zoo, Watertown, SD
05/2009 to 08/2009
Cared for a diverse selection of animals both exotic and native to South Dakota. Observed, monitored and recorded animal health and behavior.
Executed formal and informal public presentations. Worked in a team environment with open communication.
Creatively improvised enrichment from common household goods. Problem solved and observed proper protocol for required permissions.
Walker School of Tae Kwon Do, Walker, MN
Successfully managed, promoted, and built a membership-based business. Increased clientele over a six-year period by 400%.
Created unique advertisements and determined the most cost-effective distribution.
Contacted local organizations regarding potential demonstrations, addressed associated questions and oversaw scheduling. Coordinated quarterly events such as tournaments, and rank testings.
Assisted with instruction of classes with students, adult and children.
Accepted payments, managed finances, and retained appropriate accounting records.
English, American Sign Language
Riding motorcycle, hiking, exploring new areas, raising chickens and reducing waste.
Certified foster care since 2011.
Able to learn quickly and adapt to various protocols.
Excellent time management.
Able to travel and work extended hours as opportunities allow.
B.S Biology, 2009
Bemidji State University
Cassandra Sampson, recent supervisor, 605-***-****
Angie Blommer, current co-worker, 605-***-****
Joel Locke, current co-worker, 712-***-****