World Class Estate Manager, Executive Personal Assistant,
Private Chef, available to you!
- Worked for High profile political and celebrity employers with the utmost of confidentiality.
- Maintained and managed several multi-million dollar homes, over 12,000 sq. ft, one a 250 acre ranch, with indoor riding arena, and several guest houses.
- Managed Staff of 16, to include nannies, chef, ranch hands, maintenance men, personal assistants, housekeepers, and gardeners, maintained security protocols.
- Oversaw over 70 contractors for various home mainenance, auto, service and personal needs.
- Kept mulitiple complex schedules, made travel arrangements, packed and traveled with employers, and am very well traveled, having been all over Europe, lived in London, Hawaii, Istanbul, and Morocco.
- Project Manager overseeing million dollar remodels, having designed kitchens, baths, outdoor entertaining areas, storage areas, wine cellar, and theater room.
- Professional Chef, with Culinary Arts degree, graduated first in class, specializing in Spa Cuisines, healthy menus, acted as their daily chef, cooked for dinner parties to 40, and event planned and oversaw catered events, to 400. I have extensive knowledge of special dietary requirements, to include, low-carb/diabetic, vegan/vegetarian, raw foods/cleanses, and I am experienced in many asian, mediterranean, middle eastern, and european cuisines.
- Professional Massage Therapist with skills in several modalities, and spa treatments.
Management, organization, project management, complex scheduling, relationship building, networking, creating luxury relaxing environments, design, culinary arts, knowledge of complex dietary needs, massage therapy.
Sous Chef at Menla Mountain Retreat - Center for Health & Happiness
May 2012 - Present (seasonal)
Prepare daily healthy spa cuisine, with special dietary needs, such as, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, low carb etc. Oversee and manage staff, daily menu planning, create prep lists, inventory, receive deliveries. Event coordination, management and catering.
Executive Personal Assistant and Private Chef at Private Employer (Internationally renowned therapist/life coach)
July 2011 - May 2012
Handling personal and business affairs for high profile employer with high confidentiality. Maintaining and managing complex schedules. Holding meetings for employer. Managing data syncing of all apple products, project management programs, and software. Disbursement and tracking of funds for several projects. Coordination and overseeing of events. Creating complex filing systems for hard copy and computer files. Large organizational projects. Handling travel arrangements. Research for projects, purchases, and personal needs. Managing and overseeing household staff and daily needs of household. Cooked healthy meals, special dietary needs, menu planning, pantry stocked, all shopping.
Executive Personal Assistant at Executive Personal Assistant (Private Employer)
June 2011 - May 2012
Executive Personal Assistant to Nationally known Human Resource based Consultant. Performed all administration duties. Facilitated large household and business move. Travel arrangements, property management, and attended to personal needs.
Culinary Instructor (Substitute) at Springdale Job Training Center
May 2011 - May 2012
Culinary Instructor for Culinary Arts Program. Substitute.
Administrative Assistant/Project Manager at Alpha-Tech Remodeling
October 2009 - January 2011
Responsible for carrying out all administrative duties related to contracts and work orders.
Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
Track vendors, contractors, and subcontractors activities, scheduling, bid procurement and ongoing projects. Set up, maintain, and manage job projects, including job site visitations.
Order materials, and schedule pick-ups and deliveries. Maintain quality communication between, clients, vendors, and contrators Bookkeeping, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Estate Manager/Executive Personal Assistant/Private Chef at Private Political Household/Employer
November 2004 - October 2009 (5 years)
As Executive Personal Assistant, created schedules, organized travel arrangements and accompanied principal employers to business and personal engagements, often representing employer at meetings. Computer skills include excellent working knowledge of many progams. Completed errands, handled all household and most personal shopping for employer and family, and all clerical duties.Interfaced between employer's iPad, iPhone, and multiple laptops and desktops including both Mac and PC.
As estate manager, managed 4 multi-million-dollar homes, four simultaneously in California and Oregon. Hired, trained, and managed staff. Selected and oversaw up to 75 vendors and subcontractors addressing various needs, for the different properties.
As Project Manager, oversaw two million-dollar property remodels from start to finish, and smaller remodels on several other homes. Designed gourmet working chef's kitchen, luxurious grand master baths, home theater/media rooms, gym, wine cellar, and outdoor entertaining areas. This entailed selecting products, colors, furnishings, creating scale drawings of planned areas, and organizing the new spaces. Maintained pools, spas, gym equipment, humidors, and wine cellars. Oversaw and managed several large household moves. Other duties included chauffeuring, valet services, plant care, flower arranging, and interior decorating. Created staff schedules and acted as guests' host and concierge. Developed Household Manuals for each home. Created and maintained inventories of antiquities, rare art, fine china, silver, linens, books, clothing, wine, cigars, and collectibles. Used SmartHome systems and other household management technologies, security systems, and security protocols.
As private chef, prepared daily meals and catered events of up to 75 attendees. In the capacity of event planner, organized and oversaw formal gatherings and parties of up to 400. Meals included special dietary needs such as low-carb, diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, special cleanses, and spa cuisine. Frequently incorporated produce from estate gardens, orchards.
Personal Assistant at Private Author/Publisher
January 2004 - September 2004
Conducted personal business, for a Real Estate Investor, and Internet Entrepreneur. Extensive computer data entry, spread sheets, internet resourcing, and other administrative duties. Property Management work included, leasing, screening tenants, unit turnover, and collecting rent, for up to 20 rental properties.Computer skills include excellent working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, MSMoney, Quickbooks. Handled multiple household and business phone lines.
Estate Manager/Private Chef at Private Celebrity Household/Employer
July 2003 - December 2003
Managed two very large multi-million dollar homes, to include a 250-acre horse ranch with a 12,500 sq. ft. home, guest houses and stables, and another 15,000 sq. ft. home. Managed staff up to 16, to include nannies, housekeepers, maintenance men, ranch hands, vendors, and sub-contractors. Kept track of and scheduled maintenance for all homes and up to 7 luxury automobiles, as well as R.V.'s, motorcycles, ATV's, Jet skis, boats, and private planes. In the capacity of event planner, organized and oversaw formal gatherings and parties of up to 400, including food, music, entertainment, décor, valet services, permits and all other services
for both adult and children's occasions. Maintained fine art, antiquities, rare collectables, fine china. Managed travel arrangements, and traveled with employers. As the daily chef, shopped for and maintained pantries and regular menus ranged from French, to Thai, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Moroccan, Turkish, Mediterranean, Baltic, Eastern European, and American comfort foods. Other specialties include pastries and sumptuous desserts.
Culinary Tour Director at Ispir Tours
2002 - 2003
Conducted culinary-based tours around Istanbul, consisting of expeditions to venues of hand-made traditional turkish foods including bakeries, restaurants, pastry-shops, cheesemakers, confectioners, curers of meat, and bazaars. Explained , demonstrated recipes and helped participants hand-select ingredients and cook ware.
B&B/Inn Manager/Chef at Thamesmead Inn
2001 - 2002 (1 year)
Managed 15-room Inn in London. Operated front desk and phones, booked group reservations, provided concierge service, handled special guest needs. Hired, trained, scheduled, and managed staff. Coordinated bookings for large multi-room events, weddings, meetings, and speakers. Planned events, arranged floral and other décor, coordinated rentals of event services and entertainment. Oversaw creation of ads in coordination with sales department, for group sales, tourism, special events, and business occasions. As chef, prepared gourmet breakfasts for up to 45, lunches for meetings, and assisted withcatered events. Compiled monthly reports for accountant including payroll, expenses and other transactions. Maintained inventory reports, and scheduled property repairs.
Sous Chef at Kalani Honua Spa and Retreat Center
2000 - 2001
Was offered the Sous Chef position, after an initial six-week externship for Culinary School. Prepared daily menus for all meals, managed staff of 20, including front of house. Prepared meals, from 40-400. Utilized organic produce from on-site gardens. Special event coordination. Procured inventory, inventory management, and special ordering.
Front Desk Manager at Marriott Corporation
1997 - 2000
Manage all functions of front desk and front desk staff. Reservations, and omprehensive Marriott Hospitality Management training. Heavy customer service. Reconciling and distributing daily reports.
Property Manager at Housty Holdings, LLC
1989 - 1997
Managed comprehensive real estate portfolio for private investor, as a licensed Realtor and Property Manager. Multiple Housing units, single family homes, and commercial real estate. Managed maintenance and maintenance schedules. Leasing of all properties. Rent collections and accounts reconcilliations. Handled all turnovers. Handled new acquisitions and sales of properties.
Skills & Expertise
Property ManagementReal Estate Property Management
Maintaining Business Relationships
Hospitality Group Sales and Marketing
- Groups and Associations:
Board of Directors, Portland Women's Crisis Line, Portland, Oregon 2011
International Coaching Certification, Professional Life Coach, 2012 - 2012
Le Cordon Bleu
Associates, Culinary Arts; French and international cuisines; Culinary Arts, 1999 - 2000
Activities and Societies: Junior ACF
Lewis School of Massage
AA, Massage Therapy, 1990 - 1991
Massage Therapy Certification
Ivy Tech Community College
BA, Business Management, 1986 - 1989