Professional Resumé

Brian Newberry                                              Voice or Text:  Available on Request
Los Angeles, California  90028

Communications veteran with a strong aptitude for out-of-the-box problem-solving, seeks employment in L.A.  Reliable work ethic, stable employment history, and a good sense of humor.

Skills & Strengths:
MS Office, Google Drive (formerly “Docs“), Windows SkyDrive, WordPress Blog Host, Information GraphicsSpreadsheets & Database Mgt., Photography & Multimedia

Professional Experience:
Freelance Photographer     Newberry Media                                  2009 – Present
Providing affordable photography and multimedia services throughout the Coachella Valley and Metro L.A. .Clients include Espresso Cielo, FLIPBroadcast, Synergy Rejuvenation Spa, and Pilates Plus Palm Springs.

Temporary Employee          Spherion Staffing Services           .           2003 – 2009
Temping mostly for Kaiser Permanente, I worked for several departments including “Recruitment Services” (where I stayed for three years!) Various responsibilities included setting up workstations, data entry, digital scanning, facilitating teleconferences, generating reports, typesetting, professional correspondence, sending daily Fed-EX and UPS, and of course, filing, typing, etc. The highest position I held while temping was Administrative Assistant III.

Software Instructor             Contracted Computer Training             1998 – 2003
Taught software classes in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Wrote course outlines and taught classes in web design and Adobe Photoshop. Clients include L.A. Fire Dept., State of California, L.A. Dept. of Water & Power, Raytheon Aerospace, Herbalife, etc. I also taught Job Skills for State of California JPTA; immigrants eager to learn office & administrative protocol & responsibilities generally required in mainstream US work place.  Program focused on typing speed, faxing, filing, telephone etiquette, mail and other important job skills.

Dept. Receptionist               A.I.G. Insurance Group, AICCO              1994 – 1997
Switchboard:  7 incoming phone lines going to 25 extensions and several global offices. Other duties included daily activity reports, customer service calls, typing, filing, copying, snail-mail, voicemail, email, overnights, Pitney-Bowes machine, fax sorting, etc.

Customer Service Rep          Mayflower Contract Services                1991 –  1993
Providing customized transit information to the general public on phone & in person. Presentations to senior centers, TV News, and others. Inventory & sales of over 30 bus passes & tokens.

Front Desk / Night Audit     Best Western, Ontario Airport              1992 – 1993
Checking guests in & out, reconciling accounts receivable and accounts payable. VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover – as well as In-House Accounts. Promoted to Sales Associate.

United States Air Force
Computer Communications Operator                                           
1988 – 1991
222nd Combat Communications Squadron, Costa Mesa, California.
Providing & maintaining reliable communications support in areas of political
instability and natural disasters.  Other duties included security and storage of
warehouse inventory of all mission-related equipment & resources.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician                                                     1984 – 1988
416th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Strategic Air Command,
Rome, New York.  Maintenance team member on B-52G & KC-135A aircraft.
Later promoted to aircrew maintenance debriefing.


This resume was done using Google Drive (formerly “Google Docs”) word processor.  I have a clean driving record, my own health-care (Kaiser), no children. I enjoy trick photography, and tai chi chuan.


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