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 Graphics, Spreadsheets & Database Mgt., Photography & Multimedia
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.