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Cheynne, Wyoming, 82009, United States
March 20, 2011

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Chip Carlson


Broad management and entrepreneurial background. Professional writer and published author of three non-fiction history books (4th book in progress). Bilingual English-Spanish. Certified ESL instructor. Experienced with MS Office programs. Strong “people skills.”



Present: Contract Spanish interpreter and translator for the Wyoming Public Defender, independent legal firms, medical practices and social welfare agencies.

US Census Bureau, September 2010-Present: Bilingual Field Representative conducting ongoing surveys. Work involves outreach to educate households on the importance and confidentiality of data solicited.

January – August 2010: Bilingual crew leader for operations and quality assurance to verify accuracy and confidentiality. Interpreted for non-English-speaking Hispanics in an 11-county area comprising more than 50% of Wyoming population.

The work required planning, organizing and coordinating a group of 12 field workers who visited residences to verify that accuracy of surveys that had been previously conducted. As crew leader was responsible for monitoring the quality of their work, coaching and building morale. My team was the most successful (of six teams) in terms of absolute figures and percentage or work completed.

Spanish interpreter/translator, May 2009-January 2010, for the Wyoming State and Federal Public Defenders, and for Wyoming Legal Aid and other law firms.

Professional writer, 1989-present, and continuing. Author of three published non-fiction books and over fifty articles in professional journals.

Sierra Trading Post. May 2001 – April 2009. Customer service representative, marketing copywriter.

Spanish interpreter/translator, July 2000 – April 2001, for the Wyoming State and Federal Public Defenders, and for Taco Johns International.

Bureau of the Census. June 1999 – June 2000. Manager of Cheyenne Census Office, Senior Recruiter. Responsible for overall census operation in 50% of Wyoming.

Frontier Marketing LLC (a division of Cheyenne Frontier Days)

1992-1998. Department Manager for merchandise (“Products Manager,” a marketing/fund-raising function), seven years. Supervised up to 35 subordinates. Developed and administered marketing/trademark licensing program for merchandise and built profits from low five figures up to $.5 million. Created and wrote and sourced product brochures and fan newsletter as a means to increase public relations effectiveness and build loyalty.

Foreign work experience 27 months in Mexico and Puerto Rico with Mobil Oil affiliates.

Education BA, Colgate University. Editorial director of college newspaper.


Experience in Latin America: Worked in Mexico City for two months; Foreign study fellowship in Argentina four months.

Twenty-year volunteer, community organizations:

Cheyenne Frontier Days – Committee Assistant, Area Head.

Tom Horn Kick & Growl -- Founder and Director. Organized the retrial of Tom Horn, 1993.

Western Writers of America -- Convention volunteer, Cheyenne, 1997.


Speakers Bureau, Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

Wyoming State Historical Society.

Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association (keynote speaker)

Wild West History Association

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