I live a pretty generic life: middle class, four parents, three homes, two student loans and one expensive degree, which explains my singular clunky-car, but this inspires me to add some flair to my life. But even so, people call me AMP because of my initials and personality. People call me witty, but I like to go by Ashton. People call me creative, but I like to call myself conceptually quirky. People are always racing to be the best, but I’d like to think I am always racing to better myself. So, if you too would like to amp-lify your work place and add some flair to life, I will make up for my “on-paper-mediocrity” with my killer work ethic, wit and conceptual quirkiness.
My Pricey Piece of Paper Reads…
- University of North Texas, Denton, TX May 2012
- BA in Journalism-Strategic Communications: Emphasis in Advertising,
Minor in Marketing; Mayborn School of Journalism, Nationally Accredited.
- Adobe Photoshop CS5; I can talk shop.
- Adobe InDesign CS5; I’D like to say I am most proficient with ID.
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS5; I’ve tampered with templates.
- Sage Sales Logix CRM; I can dig in the data.
- Sales Force CRM; I wasn’t forced to learn it, but I’d like to say I embrace it well.
- Constant Contact- email Marketing; I can blast with the best.
- Social Media Platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging; I can tag and hash tag.
Lessons from the Trenches…
The Beryl Companies- Bedford, Tx
Marketing Communications Coordinator, Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2011
Steve Whitehurst, SVP of Patient Experience
Lessons: Clients’ demands and expectations are two very different things; Project management is code word for herding cattle; Always follow-up to your follow-up of your original follow-up
Marketing Assistant/Fulfillment Coordinator, May 2009 – Jan. 2011
Nancy Lecroy, VP of Marketing
Lessons: Getting down and dirty in the data will always deliver; Envelope glue isn’t appetizing;
You can get calluses on the job regardless your collar color
Inter-departmental Intern, The Beryl Companies, May 2008 – May 2009
Glenda Dearion, Talent Director of Human Resources
Lessons: High School isn’t the last place you will deal with poor communication;
Problem solving is a trait to be treasured; Learning every aspect of a business keeps you out of silo-central
Spring Creek BBQ- Keller, TX
Cashier, May 2006 – September 2007
Tommy Money, General Manager
Lessons: Training employees is the foundation of a solid team—teach others what you want to be taught; People like to challenge your ability to make correct change; To make the world a happier place, serve hot-fresh-bread