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Past Employment

Residential Property Management Community Manager PPA
Residential Property Management Assistant Manager, Leasing  HVA
Online Technical Account Manager
Massage Therapy Clinical Therapist
Telecom Products Sales Executive
ASP Support Client Services
Inquiry Center CRM Specialist
Call Center Design Engineer
Help Desk Desktop Support
Call Center Client Communications
Hospitality Reservations Manager
Sales Special Orders
Retail Commercial Ast Manager

Highlights and documents I have written

Creating Customer Loyalty

End user Training

Many occupational hazards of adult life will be greatly alleviated by massage:

  • aching back and shoulder after a long office stint

  • exhaustion or overstrained muscles from physical labor or excessive exercise

  • circulatory problems from too little exercise by sedentary workers.

Massage Therapy

Being a Male Therapist


730 Hour Certification


Massage can benefit you right down to the cellular level!

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Start With the Facts: Tobacco

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States. In other words, people are dying when they donít have to. Worldwide, there are almost 10,000 deaths A DAY from tobacco-related illnesses. In the U.S. alone 400,000 people die each year from illnesses aggravated by tobacco: heart disease, cancer, chronic pulmonary disease and stroke. Not all of these smokers are adults. Recent studies show a downward trend in the number of young people that smoke. Thatís great news! But, there are about 3,000 or more new smokers under age 19 that start smoking each day not to mention the 15.5 million kids exposed to second hand smoke each day.











What is Tobacco?:

  • Tobacco is a plant that comes in two varieties, nicotiana tabacum and nicotiana rustica. Nicotiana rustica is used the most and provides the source of all the tobacco produced in the U.S.
  • Leaves from the tobacco plant are dried and shredded and then rolled into cigarettes or cigars, or packaged as pipe or chewing tobacco or as snuff. It is the only organic source of nicotine Ė the addicting chemical.
  • Cigarette smoke contains over 3,000 chemicals including: Acetone (nail polish remover), Hydrogen cyanide (rat poison) Nicotine (cockroach killer), Hydrazine (rocket fuel) and Formaldehyde (embalming fluid). These are not just words used to scare you (though you should be scared) but chemicals that are found in cigarettes after scientific testing.

Iím 50 years old and Iím tired of being treated like an outcast, my clothes and hair stink, my fingers are stained yellow and I donít have enough air in my lungs to climb two flights of stairs. Worse yet, while my friends are enjoying conversation and being together, Iím looking for some corner to sneak a cigarette. Even my grandson doesnít like being around me when I smoke. Enough already! Help! I need to stop smoking!

Does this sound familiar? Rita has tried everything: cold turkey; nicotine gum and patches; guilt trips but nothing works, not even being in the hospital for smoke-related illnesses. Little did she know that when she lit up that first cigarette at sixteen, her addictive personality would keep her smoking for the next 34 years! There is good news however. By joining a support group at her job and learning the facts and tips for changing habits, Rita has been able to cut down from two packs of cigarettes a day to a little less then one. Her mentor in the support group is a big help giving her tips to use every day.

And her family and friends provide support too. If youíre having a problem with smoking, read on to get the facts and then get help to quit smoking.

Remember, second hand smoke causes up to 300,000 lung infections (such as pneumonia and bronchitis) in infants and young children each year.

Respect the non-smoker (especially children) by not exposing them to second hand smoke.

How Is Tobacco Taken:

Most smokers use cigarettes. The nicotine-heavy smoke is inhaled into the lungs where it produces a pleasurable sensation not unlike a high.

Side effects of use:

  • Stress
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Decrease in oxygen flow to body tissue .

Some people smoke tobacco in cigars and pipes. Most do not inhale because the nicotine is strong enough to be absorbed through the mouth.

Side effects of use can result in:

  • Cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus and stomach

Tobacco Use has been implicated in many illnesses. A few are:

  • Fatal heart failure, stroke, heart attacks, cardiovascular disease. Various cancers of the stomach, pancreas, uterus, cervix, kidney, bladder and some forms of leukemia. Sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema and reproductive complications such as miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects and especially low-birth weight babies.

Perhaps the most tragic part of smoking is PASSIVE SMOKING Ė especially when it involves children.

Passive smoking is the process that causes non-smokers to inhale smoke involuntarily. Some of the smoke they inhale is knows as ďsidestream smokeĒ Ė the smoke that smolders off the end of a cigarette, cigar or pipe. In some adults, sidestream smoke can cause respiratory distress and allergic reactions as well as lung cancer. Other tests implicate passive smoking as causing more severe episodes of asthma and respiratory illnesses among children .

What Can You Do?

Smokers: Quit while you can. The longer you smoke, the harder it is to quit. Donít try and do it alone. Join a group like Nicotine Anonymous or Quitnet. Most health insurance companies now have support systems to help smokers quit. While youíre quitting, donít smoke around kids. Bad enough we pollute ourselves, help kids keep their lungs healthy. Respect the rights of non-smokers. Keep a smoke-free household around kids.

Non Smokers: Avoid smoke filled rooms whenever possible. Help educate your smoking friends to Tobaccoís dangers and give them support in quitting.

Kids: If you donít smoke Ė donít start. Join the thousands of kids that are choosing healthy life styles instead of addiction.


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