Experience

SUMMARY

 

I have a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Information Systems.  I have experience as a database programmer, IT project lead, art gallery manager, marketing consultant, and artist.  I have been responsible for the IT requirements of corporations, art galleries, and non-profit art organizations.  This includes creating and maintaining their websites, social media sites, client and sales systems, inventory database software, and email marketing systems.  My marketing and graphic design experience consists of creating marketing materials to promote galleries and non-profit organizations.  I have also organized and hosted local and international art events.  In addition, I am fluent in English and Spanish.

 

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

 

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher

  • Adobe Software: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

  • Database Applications: Filemaker, Microsoft Access, Informix, SQL

  • CRM Systems: Salesforce, Greater Giving

  • Website and Blog Builders: Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, Blogger

  • Email Marketing Systems: Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor

  • Operating Systems: Windows, macOS, UNIX

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

LYNET SOLUTIONS CONSULTING (Self-Employed) – Houston, Texas

IT and Marketing Consultant, January 2015 – Present

  • Create and design ads, catalogs, brochures, and other marketing materials

  • Create and maintain websites, blogs, and social media sites

  • Create and maintain inventory database systems

  • Provide assistance for all IT requirements

  • Past and current clients include: Redbud Gallery, Houston Art Gallery Association, Mother Dog Studios, LCD Gallery, Artist Sharon Kopriva, Artist Michael Roque Collins, Artist Charlie Jean Sartwelle, Artist Susan Budge, Heights Boulevard Sculpture Project, Houston Arts Foundation, Splendora Gardens, Holocaust Museum Houston, Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey (Mexico), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece), and others.

 

REDBUD GALLERY – Houston, Texas

IT and Marketing Consultant / Manager, May 2012 – May 2017

  • Organized, promoted, and hosted local and international exhibits and events

  • Created and designed art catalogs, ads, brochures, and other promotional materials

  • Developed and maintained the website and social media sites

  • Developed and maintained the art inventory system

  • Created and sent out email campaigns and maintained the email marketing system

  • Primary person responsible for all other IT requirements

 

DELAFIELD ARTS CENTER – Delafield, Wisconsin

Director of Exhibitions / Information Technology Support, January 2011 – August 2011

  • Curated events and exhibitions for 8,000 square foot non-profit art center  

  • Developed a database system to keep track of artist and client information

  • Primary person responsible for all other IT requirements

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ART BY LYNET, August 2006 – Present

  • Freelance artist with numerous exhibitions in the Houston, Milwaukee, and Chicago areas

  • Exhibited at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Artist resident at the Atelierhaus Hilmsen Residency in Germany

 

WHOLE FOODS MARKET – Austin, Texas                                                                                                          

Senior Programmer Analyst and Technical Lead for the Warehouse Distribution System, Dec. 1999 – April 2001

  • Coordinated the set-up of development and production UNIX boxes (EXE application, Informix-4GL/SQL database)

  • Set up and support of data, users, and equipment at central and regional offices to interact with EXE software

  • Coordinated software releases, database backups and refreshes during production go-lives

  • Maintenance/support of the Informix database, daily and monthly file system backups, and purge processes in both the development and production UNIX boxes

 

THE 401(K) COMPANY – Austin, Texas

Programmer Analyst, May 1999 – December 1999

  • Developed and maintained Informix-4GL programs in a UNIX environment

  • Created screens and programs for new clients’ accounting system requirements

  • Created 4GL census load program for Nationwide Insurance, the company’s largest client

  • Developed and modified logic and documents for the participant services system

  • Implemented database changes for all new code and enhancements

 

REZSOLUTIONS – Phoenix, Arizona

Programmer Analyst, March 1998 – May 1999

  • Developed Informix-4GL programs and SQL scripts that converted the Four Seasons, Royal Sonesta, and Loews hotel chains into the latest version of the CRS Reservation System in a UNIX environment

  • Implemented database and UNIX environment changes for all conversions and enhancements

  • Developed 4GL programs and SQL conversion scripts to transfer data from an Informix based system to a Sybase database

 

SABRE DECISION TECHNOLOGIES / HYATT – Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Senior Programmer and Project Leader, December 1994 – February 1998

  • Supervised and mentored a team of consultants to develop, test, and release system updates

  • Developed a program to automate the population of hotel and product rate information of new clients into the SPIRIT Reservation System

  • Final reviewer of program code written by team to ensure that standards were met

  • Performed development tasks such as creating and modifying menus, screens, reports, batch processes, and other general functionality for the SPIRIT Reservation System and Revenue Management System

 

CNA INSURANCE – Chicago, Illinois

Systems Associate, June 1994 – November 1994

  • Programmed and tested code in a mainframe environment for new and existing requirements

 

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Information Systems

  • Graduated Cum Laude, May 1994

  • Outstanding Hispanic Student of the Year Award, 1994

  • Academic Achievement Award in Management Information Systems

  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside Art Scholarship

  • Johnson’s Wax Fund Full Academic Scholarship

 

Bilingual – Fluent in English and Spanish

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