To obtain an elite position within the product marketing/management team that will allow me to utilize my skills in biomechanics, product testing, marketing, performance, and specific product knowledge.
Product Test Manager-Footwear
adidas America-Global Footwear, Portland, OR, Dec •••••Present
Test kids footwear, SMUs (special make-ups), and lower line running shoes
Enlarge the local and national testing database
Collect test information and compile it into the adidas testing system
Fit and wear test new in-coming product accordingly as well with personal sports knowledge
Send out wear tests to appropriate athletes based on the consumer targeted
Work on new Lasts from Germany. Fit ••••• testers using our last test form. This includes volume, width, and overall length. Pass or Fail the last based of tester feedback.
Provide feedback on fit and wear tests to marketing and development teams at each stage of the shoe.
Work directly with marketing and development teams to determine potential improvements to footwear
Work directly with AIT (research team) to test forefoot and mid foot bending, use high speed video, and to test forefoot/heel cushioning
Keep the confirmation warehouse clean and up to date each week
Organized our footwear sample give-away this past June
Co-location with the basketball development team to learn more about the materials, costing, and design changes made for each shoe
Doing administrative duties such as inputting new shoes into the testing system, keeping track of budgets, and compiling bills to send to accounts payable in Canton
MLS Product Specialist,
adidas America Sports Marketing, Portland, OR Oct •••••Dec •••••
Outfitted all ••••• Major League Soccer teams
Personally assisted •••••+ adidas sponsored MLS athletes with team equipment and personal requests on a daily basis
Kept track of all •••••+ athletes and ••••• MLS team budgets on a monthly basis
Forecasted product demand for all MLS teams on a quarterly basis
Moderate travel to adidas sponsored MLS Soccer Events, (MLS Draft, NSCAA Convention, MLS Cup, and MLS All Star Game)
Utilized our SAP software program and other various resources to provide excellent customer service to our players and teams.
Created and tracked orders on a daily basis
Created and merchandised retail tents
adidas America Sports Marketing Portland, OR Feb ••••• Oct •••••
Forecasted product demand on a quarterly basis.
Worked with ••••• State Associations on a daily basis. Assisted them with merchandise for teams and events, or any other special request they might have had.
Tracked budgets for events, teams and vendors
Traveled to US based adidas sponsored Youth Soccer events (Regionals, Nationals, and Youth Soccer conventions)
Created and merchandised retail tents and on field sponsorship signage
Product Research Assistant
Nike Sports Research Lab Portland, OR Aug ••••• -Feb •••••
On the Quick Strike Team (recruited subjects, and collected data)
Recruited subjects and participants for footwear testing programs
Tested the new in-coming product accordingly
Collected data using high speed video, Gait motion analysis and force plates
Set up High speed video, force plates, and placed reflective markers on subjects for motion analysis testing.
Compressed and summarized data to be analyzed by the Sr. Researchers
Made sure the subject database was up to date with the most current information.
Worked on the kids study that the US and Japan were doing together (kids came in and tested every 2 years so we could look at the difference in gate analysis and movement)
Washington State University, Pullman, WA (•••••)
B.S Kinesiology-Movement Studies
Minor- Health and Wellness
Player on the WSU Womens Soccer Team
Youth Soccer Coach
Bridlemile Soccer Club, Beaverton, OR (May •••••Present)
Coach girls ranging from ages ••••• at the classic and Premier Soccer level
Develop players by teaching strategy and technical skills using my experience and knowledge as a NCAA Division 1 College Athlete.
Travel to tournaments as a coach and chaperone
Southside Soccer Club, Tigard, OR (September •••••May •••••)
Coached girls ranging from ages ••••• at the Premier Soccer Level
Travel to tournaments as a coach and chaperone
Develop players by teaching strategy and technical skills using my experience as a NCAA Division 1 College Athlete.
Soccer Camp Counselor
WSU Pullman, WA (Summer •••••)
Coached girls ranging from ages ••••• using drills, games, and classroom discussions.
Chaperoned dorms and maintained curfew, provided care and support for all campers.
Counselor for youth with disabilities
YMCA WA. (Upon request during school year)
Worked with the YMCA after school program three days a week and worked with Individuals with disabilities and kids of all ages
Created a variety of games and activities for the participants
Peer tutored 1st graders with reading and writing comprehension
Coached both a U••••• boys soccer team and a U••••• girls soccer team.
Gained leadership and communication, as well as new skills and knowledge used in ever day life.
References available upon request