cv- curriculum vitae (course of life)
MITCHELL COUNTY ABSTRACT COMPANY: 2011 - 2023
Position- Co-owner, Manager.
Experience: establish and manage legal S-Corporation; manage company finances, insurance, workflow, quality, computer hardware, software, and technical support. Designed and managed the company website, online order form, company logo, letterhead, and invoices.
Position: Design/Production Assistant to the owner of "CREATE," a small screen-printing business.
Experience: I assisted with the design, production, and retail sale of screen-printed products. I worked for approximately eight months with all aspects of the screen-printing process, from computer design, screen production process, hand press set-up, printing, heat curing, checking for quality, folding, packaging, shipping, and sales.
COTTAGE INTERIORS: 1990 - 2010
Position: owner- length of service- 20 years.
Experience: Owned and operated an interior decorating business, “Cottage Interiors.” Worked closely with a wide variety of clients to design, organize and execute interior design plans for homes and businesses. While operating Cottage Interiors, Jessica acquired experience in coordinating home furnishings: window treatments, floor coverings, furniture, fittings, art, and decor. Cottage Interiors also provided color consulting services.
ROOM FOR ME PROGRAM: nonprofit organization 2009 - 2019
Position: founder/director. length of service, ten years.
Experience: Founded and organized a nonprofit organization, “Room for Me.” Room for Me provided bedroom makeovers for underserved children in need. Worked closely with a board of directors to organize fundraisers, recruit volunteers, select candidates, and work closely with children and families.
Essential skills: plan and establish a nonprofit organization; recruit board members and volunteers. Apply for grants and organize fundraisers; distribute applications and select candidates; work closely with children and families to assess needs and formulate design plans. Procure supplies and furnishings subject to design and budget requirements and restraints.
2010 John Pappajohn Fast Track Entrepreneurial Program Certificate.
2022 Graphic Communications Degree from North Iowa Area Community College.