After earning my bachelor’s degree in economics, I worked in Sonoma County in economic development. In less than three years I saved enough money to pay for my graduate degree in business (MBA). As a graduate student, my interpersonal and group communication skills lead to a 13 year part-time career as an university lecturer.
As a lecturer I studied and taught over 100 upper division marketing, finance, and technology courses including marketing on the Internet, retail management, financial planning, financial management and more. In addition to teaching, I reviewed three textbooks for publishers and produced two dozen seminars through the University Extension Office (Continuing Education).
In total, I lectured on 26 different subjects to over 4000 students. Teaching highlights including lecturing in jumbo lecture halls, on Instruction Television For Students (ITFS), using learning management software (LMS) including Moodle, online, distant learning, onsite at PGE, and more. Copies of ITFS footage is available upon request.
My teaching career was very satisfying so it extended beyond my time as a graduate student. As it progressed, the College of Business began moving into the field of finance because of my superior communication skills and my abilities with analysis and theory. To advance my understanding of financial management, I completed all the courses required to sit for the Certified Financial Planners (CFP) exam. As a result, I became a securities dealer (series 7 rep) and later became a registered investment advisor and branched out on my own.
My skill in marketing was my best asset as an advisor. My knowledge, skills, and abilities in Internet technology and marketing on the Internet was ahead of my time. I began publishing in 1997 and my work was featured in magazines including a cover article in an International trade magazine. My marketing was also the subject of a case study. The case study was of my effectiveness in 1) adapting to changing environmental factors and 2) developing a sustainable market for my services.
It did not take me long to realize that I could use my skill-set to make more money, work less, and decrease my professional liability by becoming a web developer, consultant and software trainer. Over the next decade I traveled the U.S. and provided training to corporations, governments, schools, and NGO’s.
The software that I use is Drupal® and WordPress®. Given my background in education, I began providing training for the application Drupal. That is when I was asked to speak at AOL in Beverly Hills for NBC at a Drupal Camp. Since then I have been a featured speaker at five Drupal Camps. Three out of the five times, I was the only woman speaker for all three days of Camp.
In addition to training and speaking, I was hire as a white-label subcontractor on very large projects. Two projects involved developing training materials and an online classroom. My client developed large multi-million dollar web installations for which I provided documentation, training, training videos, and an online classroom. Additionally, I delivered live training via video conferencing.
In 2017 I moved to the desert to purchase two spa stays and to seek answers to some important questions. I was finally at a point in my life where I wanted to do something with my career that was more meaningful than Internet technology. I also knew that I wanted to spend part of my time at work in a peaceful setting. So for the next year, I began to happily work on my spa stays and to reflect on what I wanted to do and to go next.
Two months after moving to the desert I began to have monthly facials to try to protect my skin from the damaging effects of the sun. They felt so amazing and left my skin feeling softer and more plump. I became obsessed with skin, skin care, and skin products.
During the course of my fourth facial, I realized that I absolutely wanted to become a skin care expert and professional. No other experience left me quite as confident with my appearance and the health of my largest organ, my skin.
It will be my pleasure to provide loving care for your skin.
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