Garret Whittington

Creative Associate

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Work Experience
  • Creative Associate

    Film Tribe
    Aug. 2016 to Present (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    I collaborated on all aspects of development and production as part of the creative team. Prior to joining the company, I worked as a producer and director in documentaries and music videos.

    Awards:
    "Best Short Documentary" - Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, "Best Short Documentary" - Atlanta Underground Film Festival, "Best Short Doc" - Miami International Documentary Film Festival
  • Reservation Manager / Event Coordinator & Restaurant Sales

    Altas
    Jan. 2015 to Aug. 2016 (1 year and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    My goal is to create new sales and revenue for our PDR through corporate / social dinner buyouts. Within 3 months I created $94,000 in sales for our Private Dining Room. I over saw the reservations, booked VIP reservations and worked with our guest one on one to accommodate special
 requests and events.

  • Event Coordinator / Social Media Marketing Consultant

    Associated Planners of Georgia
    Sep. 2014 to Jan. 2015 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Event Coordinator
    - Coordination of board meetings, attendance and minutes.
    - Communications with all principles involved in association.
    - National Liaison - calls, reports etc.
    - Online registration and meeting fee collections
    - Project Management for meetings, conferences, galas and award banquets.
    Social Media Marketing Consultant
    - Creating an online presences to reach out to our cliental base and expanding potential growth outside.
    - Creating visuals concepts.
    - Mange Facebook, Twitter, Website and all other online sources.
    - Media invites and promotions of current events.

  • Guest Coordinator Operator and Studio Tour Guide

    Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal City, CA, US
    Jan. 2014 to Jul. 2014 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    - Gave back lot studio tours to 180 people at once.
    - Maintain a count of the number of guest entering the attraction.
    - Efficiently load and unload guests.
    - Demonstrate knowledge of the rides “Standard Operating Procedures”

Education
  • Academic and Business Writing
    UC BerkeleyBerkeley, CA, US
    Feb. 2015 to Jul. 2015

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    Scholar Certificate Degree • GPA: 3.9

    Summary

    Compose effective business communications, including proposals, presentations, and reports.
    Apply key communication methods—such as informational briefing, persuasive messaging, or conflict management—to meet specific objectives.
    Master the techniques of public speaking, including message development, content, projection, inflection, and delivery.

Skills

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Over 300 covers a night

Expediting

Up to 100 covers a night

Up to 200 covers a night

Up to 300 covers a night

Up to 50 covers a night

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Tips Certified

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge

Inventory

POS Maintenance

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Floral Arrangement

Staff education / motivation

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Budgeting

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Marketing / PR

Web Maintenance

Writing

Microsoft Office

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