James N. Schweda
Outgoing Personality - Strong Communication Skills - Leadership Abilities
151 12th Avenue #109
Seattle, Washington 98122
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.
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