Casey Buckleitner

Casey Buckleitner

Outdoor Business Professional - White Birch Outfitters

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Casey Buckleitner
3496 Geigler Dr. Gaylord, MI 49735 - 989.370.1003 - Caseybuck@gmail.com
Education
2006 - Bachelor Degree - Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
B.S. Recreation/Political Science
Focus on public recreation programming, adaptive sports, recreation for the aging, tourism, resource
management, inclusive recreation, and special event production. Political Science minor.
Professional Experience
August 2011 - Current. Alpenhaus Productions LLC. M ichigan/Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky
? Represent a variety of companies in the cycling industry to sell their merchandise into retail stores in the territory.
? Collaborate with businesses and companies to create custom apparel for uniforms and retail sales.
? Own and operate retail store in Downtown Gaylord,
? Work with small business owners, retail managers and buyers to plan merchandise purchases.
? Provide in-store training to employees and offer advice regarding best sales practices.
? Provide a high level of technical communication acumen in problem solving.
? Reconcile past-due invoices and assist in the receivables process.
? Share ideas regarding strategy and how to adapt to changes in the retail marketplace as a whole.
? Work with inside sales teams to meet goals and maintain precision organization.
? Utilize software to create digital art and provide finished products to retail customers.
Dec 1997 – Current. Seasonal. Otsego Ski Club and Resort Gaylord, MI
? Contributed at a variety of roles including Food and Beverage, ski school. Currently on the Ski Patrol (volunteer).
? Leading exploratory committee to evaluate benefit of application of Club to National Register of Historic Places.
? 15 seasons teaching snowboarding and managing others in ski school.
? Planned, led, promoted and executed dozens of ski and snowboard events.
March, 2009 – November 2010. Buyer. Vail Resorts Broomfield, CO
? Negotiated with suppliers on behalf of company to establish maximum value on purchases.
? Managed $100,000 inventory of maintenance supplies. Led vendor managed inventory project completion.
? Sourced materials critical for operations including snowmaking, chairlifts, buildings, tools, and safety equipment,
vehicles, communications equipment, information technology, hardware, services and explosives.
? Worked effectively with team to meet deadlines and ensure cost savings on material purchases.
September, 2006 - Jan 2008. Marketing Representative. Gore-Tex Nationally Active
? Represented the premium outdoor goods maker at a large number of live events all over the U.S.
? Traveled with a team in a custom-built marketing vehicle communicating benefits of the Gore-Tex Brand.
? Answered retailer and consumer questions on behalf of company regarding variety of topics.
? Assisted retailers with information relating to merchandising, marketing, warranty, customer service.
Community Involvement
? Personally raised $2000 for the Kalamazoo Strong Foundation after the 2016 cycling tragedy
? Special Olympics Ski Coach for 2 years in College
? Seller of locally grown Burzynski sweet corn at Farm Markets and Otsego County Fair
? Supporter of the National Ski Hall of fame. Submitted a successful nomination of an athlete to the hall in 2016
? Currently volunteering with a member plaque update project with the Ski Hall - re-writing member descriptions
? Current and Active member of the National Ski Patrol - Northern Michigan Region
References available upon request.

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