Résumé

Download: 2014 Stephanie Bird Résumé (.pdf)

Stephanie Bird | PO Box 6562 Chico, CA 95927 | Bird@StephanieBird.com | Tel. (on .pdf résumé above)

Professional Profile

  • More than ten years experience in published writing and editing, including everything from web content to technical writing
  • More than ten years experience in creative marketing
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Specialist in alternative diets for medical conditions, specializing in food allergy and intolerance
  • Extensive coursework in foodservice management including recipe standardization, budgeting, procurement, and food safety

Education

Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Option in General Dietetics California State University, Chico • May 2013 Letter of Recommendation   • Kathryn Silliman, PhD, RD, CSUC NFSC Professor and Chair (.pdf)

Experience

Health Educator

July 2014 – Present: Health Solutions

  • Educating “health fair” participants at various corporate events about the results of their health screenings, including blood glucose, cholesterol, and anthropometrics
  • Explaining relevant health topics, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and the benefit sof nutrition and activity, tailored to each person’s individual results
  • Identifying which results potentially impact health, such as elevated blood pressure, symptoms of diabetes, benefits of smoking cessation, and handing out relevant health education flyers and answering questions about the information provided
Freelance Writer and Photographer

June 1998 – Present: Weekly columnist, reviewer, and feature writer

Content Developer and Editor

February 2007 – March 2009: Improvement Direct, a Wolseley company (now DBA as Build.com)

  • Developed and edited written technical and marketing content for websites, such as how-to articles, buyers guides, offer disclosures and legal information, and project proposals
  • Supervised staff copywriters and college interns for content development
  • Initiated “Eco” program for the Improvement Direct network of stores, including working directly with WaterSense and Energy Star
  • Produced three webisodes from the Eco Home Improvement webisode series, published on Improvement Direct’s YouTube channel

Letter of Recommendation   • Marissa Colwell, Director of PR & Media, ImprovementDirect.com (.pdf)

Grant Writer and Marketing Consultant

November 2005-February 2007: Self-Employed

  • Developed resources for both for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Select projects include:
    • Developed grant proposals in health and human services for Gary Bess Associates, benefitting numerous non-profits providing humanitarian services such as nutritional counseling in the Los Angeles area
    • Submitted successful proposals to obtain GIS software, education, and other resource materials for the Butte Environmental Council
    • Developed resource materials and an email marketing campaign for the Butte Humane Society Fundraiser
    • Created the local website and email marketing campaign for the United Way of Butte and Glenn Counties
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator

June 2002 – November 2005: York Publishing (Videomaker and Smart TV & Sound magazines)

  • Developed marketing copy and content for web and print materials
  • Created email campaigns, including writing HTML/CSS, design elements, deployment, and list management
  • Coordinated events, including semi-annual Expo tradeshows and a week-long cruise workshop in the Caribbean for videographers
  • Designed marketing materials not handled by the production department

Letter of Recommendation   • John Conroy, MBA, Marketing Manager (.pdf)

Marketing Coordinator

April 2000 – October 2001: CyberEd, Inc., a PLATO Learning company

  • Developed print campaigns for an educational software company producing interactive biology and chemistry software for high school students
  • Supervision of a graphic designer
  • Event coordinator to promote company presence in tradeshows

Letter of Recommendation   • Tim Calhoon, Vice President and General Manager (.jpg)

Certifications
  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification, October 2011
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Certification, December 2011
Professional Affiliations
Honors
  • Dean’s Honor List – California State University, Chico, Fall 2011
Extracurricular Activities
      • Internship at PASSAGES, reviewing monthly menus for meeting senior nutritional needs and diversity as well as giving nutritional evaluations of both male and female volunteers and conducting research via questionnaire of the eating habits of seniors who frequent congregate meal sites (Spring Semester, 2013)
      • Food production and Media to promote “Growing Healthy Children Fun Run/Walk 2013” – an event showcasing new foods and ways to prepare them to kids and their parents after they participated in a 5k walk/jog in Bidwell Park (Spring Semester, 2013)
      • Internship at the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), working on communications, brochure design, website editing, and collecting research data (Spring Semester, 2012)
      • Co-author of a successfully funded Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) grant proposal for the Nutrition and Food Science department, funding the student clinical simulation activity for Medical and Nutrition Therapy instruction (Spring Semester, 2011)
      • Creator and moderator of GutThinking.com blog (Spring 2010 to current)
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