James N. Schweda

Outgoing Personality - Strong Communication Skills - Leadership Abilities

151 12th Avenue #109

Seattle, Washington 98122

(206) 251-4543

jamesnschweda@musician.org

EXPERIENCE

General Specifics, LLC, Seattle, WA                               President and Principal

2005 - 2008

Founded, managed and grew a profitable event and music production company sponsoring and producing two to three live music events per week and large seasonal festivals with dozens of acts over multiple days. Hired, trained and led all support staff and volunteer teams. Created and implemented all marketing materials and plans as well as event stage, sound, and lighting designs. Developed and utilized extensive contract negotiation skills/tactics with event and talent vendors. Demonstrated extensive ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize simultaneous competing demands in a fast paced environment.

Okanogan Family Faire, Tonasket, WA                          Emergency Response Team Coordinator

2000 - 2007

Supervised, trained and led diverse teams of volunteers responsible for responding to and managing all manner of emergencies arising during annual multi-day music and art faire. Developed and exercised a broad base of knowledge in diagnosing and successfully assisting attendees facing medical and other health crises. Demonstrated abilities to inspire and lead others while remaining calm and decisive in often chaotic crisis situations demanding immediate attention. Designed and implemented event security procedures and protocols

The Solar Shop, Tonasket, WA                                       Hydroponic and Solar Consultant

2002 - 2005

Designed, maintained, built, sold and installed hydroponic and solar power systems for individuals and commercial applications. Worked closely with customers to accurately assess their wants and needs. Responsible for successfully diagnosing and troubleshooting issues with existing systems. Designed, built and maintained company website and LAN system. Demonstrated the ability to work both independently as well as in jointly accountable team environments.

SKILLS

  • Great at working independently and in team environments.
  • Two decades of experience in live entertainment.
  • Capable stage designer, event planner, and team coordinator.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, QuarkXPress and Linux.
  • Accomplished and avid musician and performer.
  • Knowledge of music theory, with experience instructing guitar and training others in concert promotion.
  • Extensive ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize simultaneous competing demands in a fast paced environment.

EDUCATION

El Paso Community College   El Paso, Texas - 2013    Automotive Tech Certificate

Viterbo College                           LaCrosse, Wisconsin - 1997               Credits toward a B.F.A in Theatre Technology

Lincoln High School                          Manitowoc, Wisconsin - 1995 Diploma

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