office skills
    • Production Management
    • Business Management
    • Staff Supervision
    • Communications
    • Graphics Production
    • Technology
    • Research
    • Bookkeeping
    • Website Management
    software used daily
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Adobe InDesign CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Acrobat Professional
    • Peachtree Accounting
    • Quickbooks Pro
    • Filemaker Pro 12
    software familiar
    • Adobe Illustrator CC
    • Dreamweaver CC
    • Microsoft Access
    • Filemaker Pro
    • Finale music/midi program
    • Dbase

Peter Harris, President
Peter Harris Creative

Douglas Hill

Stephen Procter
Stephen Procter Ceramics

    life experience & interests
    • Parent
    • Member Windham Orchestra
    • Member, amateur string quartet
    • Flower Gardening
    • Reading
    • Quilt-making

I am a former small business owner with an entrepreneurial attitude and capabilities. I owned and managed a small business for 21 years. I have served in administrative positions for an advertising & design firm and for a chamber music festival. I am skilled in many major software programs on PC and Mac platforms. I have a strong work ethic and a healthy sense of humor.

work history
2008 – present

Business Manager & Factotum Douglas C. Cox, violin maker, W. Brattleboro, VT

• All aspects of business management including bookkeeping, database management, correspondence, scheduling, inventory management
• Instrument care (tuning, strings, playing in)
• Oversight of productions
• Website makeover
• Research
• Instrument Photography
• Newsletter production
• Public relations, advertising, identity

Business Consultant & Graphics
Stephen Procter Ceramics, Brattleboro, VT

I assist Mr. Procter with business planning, website optimization, marketing materials, and business decisions on an irregular basis. A tri-fold brochure I created for him was a Merit Award Winner in the 2009 New England Regional Awards of Excellence Competition presented by the Printing Industries of New England (PINE).

2004 – 2007
Production Manager / Factotum
Peter Harris & Associates, Saxtons River, VT

• Managed production of three 68-104 page catalogs annually
• Managed production on packaging, tradeshow graphics, sell sheets, product development for major client
• Managed identity, advertising, stationery, website design creation for smaller clients
• Kept track of deadlines and ensured they were met
• Obtained content (photos, copy, info), ensured it was correct
• Set up electronic documents for designers
• Produced, formated and proofread copy and other content
• Maintained communication with clients
• Quality control and fulfillment
• Graphic design production work

2001 – 2004
Office Manager
Yellow Barn Music School & Festival, Putney, VT

• Bookkeeping
• Communication with trustees, faculty, and participants
• Database management of member, donor and participant lists • Repertoire research and acquisition
• Mailings
• Technology supervision
• During summer festival, supervision of junior staff and volunteers
• Fall of 2002, responsible for organizing and overseeing office move to a new location.

2001 – 2011
Arrow Tile Distributors, Keene, New Hampshire

• Designed and built a major tile company website in Dreamweaver
• Continued to maintain and update the site

1979 – 2000
Founder & Managing Partner
Rubber Stamps of America, Saxtons River, Vermont

• Responsible for all aspects of factory, wholesale and retail sales
• Office management
• Personnel management
• Bookkeeping
• Accounting
• Marketing
• Catalog design and management
• Newsletter design
• Website design (1996)
• Product development

1998 – 2005 • Violin and Fiddle Instructor
1976 – Present • Contra and Square Dance Fiddler
I have played fiddle for contra and square dances throughout New England and the United States, with two trips to Scandinavia, performing with many local dance callers & musicians in several bands, and made one recording. I continue to perform at local events and play weekly at the Red Fox Inn in Bondville, Vermont (most Wednesdays - come join us).

community service
2008 - 2010: Windham Orchestra Manager
2006 - 2015: Windham Orchestra Executive Committee Member
2001 - present: Windham Orchestra and Brattleboro Music Center
1997 - 1999: Compass School Founding Board, Westminster, VT
1993 – 1999: Volunteer in the Saxtons River Elementary School
1990 - 1995: Founding Board Member and Board President,
Saxtons River Montessori School, Saxtons River, VT

2002: QuarkExpress, continuing ed at Keene State College
2000: Microsoft Access, continuing ed at Keene State College
1996 – 2005: Violin study, Peggy Spencer, Brattleboro Music Center
1974: BA, Sarah Lawrence College.
1972 – 1973: Vestbirk Højskole, Vestbirk, Denmark, academic year abroad. Violin and Hardangerfele study, Jens Grøn.

1970: Beverly Hills High School
1964 – 1965: Audubon Junior High School
1957 – 1964: Windsor Hills Elementary School