West Linn, OR *****
Accomplished professional interested in leveraging my varied background into a meaningful position teaching children and adolescents.
The Realty NetWork/GMAC Real Estate – Principal Broker/Recruiting Coordinator
8/2003 - present
I am a full-service real estate broker specializing in first time home buyers, home buying workshops and introductory investor seminars. I separate myself from the competition by taking an extremely consultative approach to real estate, going so far as to lead bi-weekly workshops where I teach everything one needs to know to enter the real estate market. Since late 2006 I have also taken on the role of principal broker with a focus on recruiting, hiring, training and mentoring. Heavily involved in The Realty Network/GMAC’s web and new media projects, including my role as “Blog Guy”.
American Language School, Japan -- English Teacher 6/2000 - 2/2002
As a Native English Teacher with American Language School in Japan I taught all levels of student ranging from pre-school children to adults. Students` skill levels ranged from first time English students to near fluency. I was in charge of the Honda branch of three foreign teachers and ten Japanese instructors and taught, on average, seven classes a day. In addition to teaching I expanded the curriculum development program for the school system, presented at the annual teachers` conference (The Building Blocks of Language), and recruited new students and teachers. Current school curriculum focuses on conversational English for adults and more grammatical based teaching for children and teens. Occasionally taught skills specific to TOEIC and STEP tests.
GoTo.com (Overture.com) – Sales Account Executive 6/1999 - 6/2000
As the department lead for the Audience Enhancement department my duties included scheduling, training, and performance review of a twelve to twenty member team handling inbound sales calls specifically dealing with our Express Service Program, Account Tune-Ups, and Affiliate Deals. I was also heavily involved in consultative selling for affiliate deals with Cardservice/Merchant Resource, SmartAge, and American Express. After completing a sale and consultation I created marketing proposals for my clients designed to generate traffic and send highly qualified leads to their sites.
Beyond my sales and marketing and team management duties with the Sales Team, I also handled the training of new associates. I acted as trainer in GoTo University and also did one-on-one training of new team members.
L. Norman Howe & Assoc. Pasadena, CA – Account Executive 7/1997 - 6/1999
As an Account Executive I sold advertising space in our custom created rebate booklets. As a company we created combined rebate marketing booklets for SAM’s Club, Kroeger, K-Mart, and others. I worked closely with both the On-Site Mangers of each program and with the heads of multiple divisions of companies such as Bristol-Myers, Warner Lambert, etc.
As the Assistant On-Site Manager I spent four months working at the SAM Club/Wal-Mart Corporate offices helping to facilitate the SAM Club Rebates Program. My duties included sales, accounting, and vendor relations.
Higashiosaka Board of Education Osaka, Japan -- Native English Teacher (NET) 6/1996 - 6/1997
Collaborated with Japanese Junior High School English Department on allocation of department funds, lesson planning, and classroom teaching. Worked with the NET community in developing workshops, teaching strategies, and various cultural festivals.
As the loan native English speaker, I taught all three junior high grade levels and participated in every English class on a weekly basis. I am also extremely proud of coaching the boys’ basketball team.
ProSchools Real Estate School -- 4/2003 – 8/2003
Higashiosaka Sangyo University – 12/1996 – 3/1997
English as Second Language (ESL) Intensive Training - Certificate
University of California at Santa Barbara – 9/1992 - 6/1996
Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy - Ethics and Public Policy
Age Group Water Polo/Swim Team Coach -- 8/1990 - 6/1992
College and Graduate English/Philosophy/History Tutor
Martial Arts (Okinawa Te, Tae Kwon Do, Kishido, Judo, Shotokan, Self-defense) – Various Children’s Programs and Private Lessons
Music (Guitar, Bass, Piano) – Private Lessons
Furnished upon request