My name is Mara, Mara Thorpe (nee' Jackson). Other than time taken off for children or family, I've been continuously employed ever since I got my first job at 16 years old. I have a wide and varied education. I have an A.S. and a B.A.- in automotive, woodworking, drafting, Industrial Arts and Technology Education. I was a teacher for fifteen years as a substitute and with my own classroom. In addition to teaching woodworking and drafting I also taught all other academic subjects, plus careers and conflict resolution, at the middle school level.
I've worked in many industries, automotive as a mechanic and later as a service adviser. As a public and private school teacher, IT tech, project manager, inbound call centers (I have excellent phone etiquette), Disneyland, apprentice electrician, electronics test technician, appliance repair (primarily TVs, stereos, and VCRs), Landlord - property owner, supervisor, trainer, retail customer service and sales (cash/credit handling), computer tutor. consumer support and B2B support.
I am mature yet youthful. I am a very positive person. I am quite intelligent, compassionate, and empathetic. I have great work ethics, I'm dependable, punctual and professional. My communication skills, both written and verbal, are excellent. I multi-task well, am organized, and know how to prioritize. I am computer savvy, skilled in Internet research, MS Office especially Word and Outlook. I am familiar with several Windows operating systems. I have learned many proprietary software programs and learn them very readily. I can work independently, as part of a team, or as a supervisor. My driving record is pristine. I work well with the public, I'm a people person; friendly and approachable. I have a distinct skill in being able to explain complex/technological things in an easily understood way. I speak,read, and write conversational Spanish - I am not yet fluent. I learned Spanish from living in Chile and Costa Rica as a teenager. I work well with all cultures and lifestyles, I am inclusive and welcoming.
All in all an amazingly educated and skilled potential employee for your firm. My desire is to find a company which will benefit and profit from my skills and experience, a company whose product or service I can get behind and support like the devoted employee I love to be.