Laura A. Schmidt
I am interested in a position of responsibility. My hope is to work on a team in a lively environment of open creativity, cooperation, honesty, integrity, and effort.
Throughout my years in retail sales, I have been committed to assisting others in order that they would enjoy their shopping experience by allowing them to feel comfortable in the store. I assisted them with an alert eye to make sure that their needs were met by patiently reassuring them with accuracy, expediency, and trustworthy reassurance. My assistance helped them to make quick decisions in order to finalize the sale.
Exceptional communication skills employing an open mind with a focus on client needs. A positive attitude along with a sense of humor and a conscientious attention to details. Extensive experience working in a fast paced environment for over ten years serving a mass of global visitors (4.3 million annually) in the small community of Sedona, AZ.
Retail Sales Associate – Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise – October 2016 > Present – Greeting and assisting customers, answering questions and providing friendly direction in a therapeutic manner, stocking merchandise, cashiering, handling phone calls, maintaining a clean and orderly market.
Flight Services and Systems – Charleston, SC Int. Airport – October 2015 > March 2016 / Maintaining security, providing aircraft support, and assisting passengers for various airlines.
Client Counseling Supervisor – Prairie Community Services – Morris, MN – March 2012 > August 2011 / Provided guidance for the daily needs of physically and mentally challenged adults. Maintained the daily records and various business duties associated with medication schedules, physical activities, and other caregiving requirements.
Sales Associate – Cheers Cos. – Sedona, AZ – March 2004 > August 2011 / Assisting large volumes of clients in a fast paced retail environment. Maintained the opening and closing of the store and processed the nightly deposit. Participated in the annual inventory of the seven company stores. Was an integral member of the staff while coaching and mentoring the younger staff members.
Barista – Starbucks – Sedona, AZ – March 2002 > March 2003 / Coffee bar sales and all-purpose employee. Friendly, fast, and efficient in the daily functions of this very fast paced environment. Eager to fill in and work for the no-show employee.
Massage Therapist – Self Employed – Wilmar, MN & Sedona, AZ – March 1993 > March 2005 / Provided therapeutic massage for my clients in their homes. Maintained records and charted client progress. I received my massage certification at Sister Rose’Linde Grefre’s School of Massage in Saint Paul, MN.
PERSONAL INTERESTS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS
I have been trained in a hospice volunteer program as a hospice companion. Past activities include the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization, as well as activity in the Audubon Society. I was an active mother of two in youth hockey programs as well as a member of a prayer group in the Native American Church.