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The Woman Behind the Curtains

What gives me the ability and qualifications to pursue this venture?  Here are some tidbits that

contribute to the reasons I believe this business venture will be successful (and fulfilling!)


  • Bachelor of Education, Elementary Education with specialization in Mathematics from Arizona State University, 1999

  • Masters of Education, Curriculum & Technology, University of Phoenix Online, 2003​


  • FOOD INDUSTRY: Market Bar B Que, Pizza Hut, Yoshi's, Hunter Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse (Minnesota & Arizona)

  • REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: Burnett Realty (Minnesota)

  • ACCOUNTING: Molecular Imaging (Accounts Management & HR, Arizona)


    • Certified Teacher in grades K-8, Middle School Mathematics, and ESL Endorsed​

    • Public School Teacher, substitute, school Technology Coordinator, served on many committees and

                       volunteered to start & coach school dance team

  • Curriculum & Development & Training - independent contractor

  • Faculty (Instructor, Trainer, and Mentor) for the University of Phoenix Online(10+ years)

  • Current Client Portfolio and Database Management Administrator (Financial Industry)​

BUSINESS:   Initiated Down by the River, LLC. in 2020.


  • Photography (nature and candid)

  • Party Planning (birthdays, business & personal holidays parties, etc)

  • Travel planning & budgeting for my family for over 13 years,

  • Gardening, Cooking, Canning/Pickling, Wine & Sake making

  • Extremely strong support system in all fields including

         business management, marketing, technology, education,

         tourism, accounting, investing, hospitality and more.

  • Motivated, purveyor of excellence, dedicated, hard worker with perseverance

  • Socialite (I love to plan parties, host, decorate, and please friends & family with ambiance, good food & beverages, and last but not least - a great time!)

  • Genealogy

  • Frequent traveler since age 5, including 9 total countries and countless States in the US​. Have lived in 3 countries.

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