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Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Quickbooks

Bethlehem, PA
March 12, 2020

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Tara Partin

**** ******** ***** ********, ** ****4

(214) 214-***-****

Career Summary

Personable, high energy individual with proven success at running my own business, as well as enthusiastically contributing as a team-player wherever employed. Whether entertaining or directing activities within senior living communities, assisting teachers in educational settings, managing a medical office, serving patients or programming databases for business clients, my goal is to work hard, continuously learn and make a significant positive impact.

Business Tools

Microsoft Office Word, Constant Contact marketing software, QuickBooks, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint,

Prism and Activity Connection Newsletter & Calendar Software, Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Work Experience

Professional Vocal Entertainer

April 2016 to December 2018. Tunes by Tara LLC, Carrollton, TX

Produced and performed engaging musical programs unique to each month, season and holiday.

Entertained at Senior Centers, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Communities.

With motivating and familiar music, energized audiences leading clapping, dancing and singing.

Effectively promoted “Tunes by Tara” with personalized brochures, flyers and direct mail pieces, building a thriving following and 50+ loyal customers. In 2018 alone, performed 349 shows!

Life Enrichment Director

June 2014 to February 2016. Prestonwood Court Assisted Living & Memory Care, Plano, TX

In addition to responsibilities of Enrichment Coordinator position at Pinewood Hills Independent Living:

Led stimulating programs for 3-story 100+ resident Assisted Living (AL) and 25 resident Memory Care (MC) unit.

Recruited, trained and supervised four Activity Assistants, assuring 7 day-a-week staff coverage for all activities.

After surveying resident interests, introduced new and interactive programs with 65% improvement in resident participation under my direction.

Created monthly newsletter and two calendars of relevant daily activities – one tailored for AL residents and the other for MC residents. Coordinated resident programs with Executive Director, Nursing, Marketing, Dietary, Fitness and Maintenance Departments.

Enrichment Coordinator

June 2011 to June 2013. Pinewood Hills Independent Living, Flower Mound, TX

For 2-story 110+ resident independent living community:

Created a warm, family-like atmosphere through resident interaction and meaningful community programs.

Selected activities to meet residents’ physical, social, emotional, intellectual and/or spiritual needs.

Developed entertaining monthly newsletter and event calendar, booked entertainment and educational speakers.

Organized and promoted holiday events and personalized veterans programs, decorating the facility within a given budget. Recruited and placed volunteers based on their interests, abilities and availability.

Planned fun local field trips. Attained commercial driver license (CDL) and drove 22-passenger bus as needed.

Awarded Enrichment Coordinator for the Region 2nd Quarter 2012, among Holiday Touch Properties.

Records Specialist

August 2010 to June 2011. Ranchview High School, Irving, TX

Working closely with counseling staff, enrolled, transferred, withdrew, and/or graduated high school students working within state laws and guidelines.

Content Mastery Assistant

September 2007 to July 2010. McKamy Elementary School, Carrollton, TX

Aided Special Ed instructor and 13 General Ed teachers of Content Mastery (CM) students. In assisting students in their assignments, identified students’ academic challenges, helped develop learning strategies and created teaching aids.

MVP Award winner 2009 for leadership, innovation, cooperation, teamwork and exemplary service.

Office Manager

January 2006 to August 2007. Bent Tree Chiropractic Clinic, Dallas, TX

Professionally and compassionately administered all patient In/Out processing and scheduled appointments.

Verified patient insurance, processed claims, ran daily reports, ordered office supplies, maintained records.

Recruited, trained and supervised Chiropractic Assistants.

Inventory Control Manager

February 2002 to March 2005. Inter-Tel Inc. Dallas Branch, Carrollton, TX

Responsible for $1 million inventory of telecommunications equipment.

Assured accuracy, prioritized and placed customer equipment orders. Coordinated efforts with Corporate warehouse, national branch warehouses and local vendors to meet job installation due dates. Expedited when necessary.

Directed branch shipping, receiving, equipment issues and returns. Trained and supervised Warehouse Assistants.

Project Coordinator Manager

August 1999 to January 2002. Inter-Tel Inc. Dallas Branch, Carrollton, TX

Led team of five Project Coordinators. Assigned jobs and conducted performance appraisals. Reviewed and approved commission and expense reports. Created job aids and standardized database gathering materials.

Senior Project Coordinator

February 1999 to July 1999. Inter-Tel Inc. Dallas Branch, Carrollton, TX

In concert with Customers, Inter-Tel Sales, Installation, Service and Engineering Departments, coordinated new telecommunication system installations as well as major system modifications.

Gathered customer database information, programmed system database, and trained customers on system operation and functions.


Bachelor of Arts with Honors Psychology with Minor in Business Management GPA 3.6

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Master of Science, Human Resource Management. 4.0 GPA

Chapman University, Monterey Bay Campus, Monterey, California

Professional Development

Fred Pryor Seminars/Career Track, Live and On-line Training Member

Ongoing since 2017

Completed Seminars include:

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Be the Manager Your Employees Want to Follow

Dealing with Difficult People

Bargaining and Negotiating with Vendors & Suppliers

Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines

Business Writing for Results

Keyword Descriptors

Developer, Organizer, Achiever, Connector, Encourager

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