Gretchen Smith-Joines

Professional Experience

May 2005 to Present Austin, TX


2009 - Signed and represented by Actor's Access agency.May 2005-May 2006 – Signed and represented by Liz Atherton Agency (TAG).Film, commercial, Print (Modeling), Public events.Currently writing a drama/fiction novel and screenplay.

July 2006 to April 2008 Austin, TX

Vital Shift Publications, Editor

Edited working and helped publicize the book, "The Gas Mileage Bible".

June 2004 to April 2006 Austin, TX

Metabridge LLC, Assistant to the Vice-President

Worked directly with the Vice-President to execute tactical delivery and communications of key operational initiatives to the field-staff.Greeted all visitors to corporate offices, answered phones, maintained office schedules for the Vice-president.

May 2000 to June 2004 Austin, TX

Gretken Technologies, Partner

Supervised operations and maintained strategic-to-tactical management of the company's alignment to expected results as per the direction as defined by the strategic plan.Deployed operational directives and maintained direct operational deployment of key projects and measurement of success to both strategic and tactic park objectives.Directly managed 5 technical resources varying from daily sales and marketing operations to technical solution delivery.Created and maintained a fun yet results-driven professional interaction and focus with staff and clients.Coordinated and deployed cost savings which netted a 20 percent decrease in expenses with a 30 percent increase in top-line revenue.Maintained direct P&L maintenance and responsibility.Maintained and fostered working relationships with current and potential customers.Worked with project resources deployed in the field to drive to more efficient systems and processes to streamline operations for increased productivity and sales.

August 1998 to May 2000 Dallas, TX

Techware Consulting

Senior Technical Recruiter - Operations Coordinator

Screened technical candidates for computer technical positions.Aligned external project roles for clients to potential technical resources.Maintained MS-Access and SQL Server recruiting databases.Performed on-board training for new staff as well as external client project on-boarding.Performed exit interviews for technical staff.

March 1996 to April 1998 Dallas, TX

Association for the Transfer of Electronic Athletic Media

Senior Operations Coordinator

Managed and drove direct business relationships with external data providers as well as customers. Aggregated and maintained information technical delivery from raw paper-based data to SQL Server database storage.§ Facilitated new processes and execution framework to drive operational efficiency.

May 1993 to May 1996 Dallas, TX

Nike Coaches Clinic – Dallas Texas

Operations Coordinator

Assisted the Executive Director in all phases of planning, budgeting, vendor, and facilities management.Managed / coordinated the coach's clinic subject matter experts and clinic break-out sessions.

March 1993 to May 1994 Dallas, TX

Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Dallas Cowboy's Cheerleader

Auditioned and made the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.Maintained position while performing full-time stock broker assistant role.Cut short due to pre-natal conditions.

February 1993 to April 1994 Dallas, TX

Shearson-Lehman Brothers/Smith Barney

Financial Consultant - Stock Broker Assistant

Extensive research for stocks, mutual funds, and other portfolio products.Generated pertinent charting, reporting, and research material to aid brokers in marketing meetings or other sponsored events.Sales Assistant for 3 Stock-Brokers.Addressed questions about current and future portfolio investments.§ Handled all account transactions for will-call and final distribution to end customers.§ Made stock quote buy-sell tickets and portfolio assembly for review and approval by the Stock-Brokers.§ Hosted stock trading seminars for 5 Stock-Brokers.§ Assisted multi-million dollar portfolio and banking transactions for thousands of customers.§ Maintained a 300 line switchboard for the company on rotational backup to the main operator.§ Assisted in the planning and hosting of seminars for non-direct brokers throughout the company.§ Assisted in on-boarding new broker with clientele transitions packaging and mailings.

March 1992 to February 1993 Dallas, TX

Emerald Properties

Head Leasing Consultant

§ Managed all phases of the leasing process for new leasing of 5 different including the largest 500 unit properties.§ Maintained the top monthly sales in leasing for both new leases and leasing renewals.§ Performed post-lease walk-throughs of leasing properties.§ Was principally accountable and created lease incentive strategies for Directors and property leadership.§ Managed the property leasing maintenance staff and schedules for make ready's to new tenants.§ Aligned and corresponded with the Texas Apartment Association (T.A.A.) for background investigations on all new and renewal leases.§ Performed new lease walkthroughs with all new tenants.§ Managed weekend operations for the properties.§ On-call leasing operations point of contact for a 500 unit property.§ Authored weekly news-letters for the property and vendor advertisement ads in the newsletter.

August 1991 to February 1992 College Station, TX



§ Performed hospitality services for this national chain while attending college.§ Assisted management with daily financial closings.

May 1991 to August 1991 Austin, TX

Martha's Vineyard Apartments

Leasing Consultant

· Greeted all walk-in clientele, gave and explained each seer our rewards brochures, and showed model apartments to potential tenants.· Maintained all in-bound phone solicitations from potential tenants.· Performed pre-tenant background screenings for new leasing agreements.· Shopped competitor properties for market comparisons.· Performed post and pre-property move-in inspections and managed apartment maintenance

make-ready tasks.

· Maintained staffing and external project backfill functions for contractors on projects.

January 1990 to May 1990 Austin, TX

Western Temporary and Technical Services

Assistant Technical Recruiter

· Performed technical recruiting, testing, and assessments for technical and clerical staff.· Assisted in service staff timekeeping and payroll.· Maintained staffing and external project backfill functions for contractors on projects.


Aug. 2005
to May 2008 Film School -Major – Bright Lights with Mona Lee Austin, TX
- Studied film, theatre, commercial, Improvisation, film production,
and the film industry.

Aug. 1991
to Dec. 1991 Blinn College -Major – Biology - Pre – Med College Station, TX
- Kinesiology – Pre-Med.

Jun. 1990
to May 1991 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
- Kinesiology – Pre-Med.

May 1990 James Bowie High School -Graduate Austin, TX
- Member of Business Professionals of America Co-op work study program.

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  • Location: Austin, TX , 78732

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