Who is Fred Prasuhn?
That is a good question. You will receive varying information depending on whom you talk with. You will find that I am an honest, hard-working person with good character. Other points about me include the following:
- Person of faith (Please note I did not say a religious person.)
- Educator: lifelong
- Learner: lifelong
- Committed, loyal friend and companion, and the task at hand
Get to know me. My background is diverse. I have worked in hospitality, non-profit, corporate, education, and retail environments. Non-profit, corporate, and education were my dream jobs. I enjoyed the work immensely in each of these environments. I was very fortunate to have phenomenal supervisors. These persons were mentors instead of bosses. I gained so much from my leaders.
Resume & Vita
My resume displays segments of my work history, while my vita gives you a more holistic understanding of all that I have accomplished. The job titles give you an understanding of the skills used and the knowledge I gained working in various positions. Like others, I have computer training (several learning management systems, many computer programs, including Microsoft Office expert certification), and many years of experience using these skills and knowledge base. I have experience in making a difference!
- Project management,
- Employee hiring and supervision,
- Budget oversight,
- Inventory control and ordering,
- Training and development,
- Program development and directing,
- Non-profit, corporate, and small business environments,
- Volunteer recruiting and training, and
- Many other experiences are essential for leadership positions.
What distinguishes me from others is my philosophy of life. Simply,
learning is life and life is learning.
I created a thematic resume and a vita to help you learn about my experiences and skills:
Learning is intricately intertwined in our lives. We can consciously be aware of what is about us and what we experience to become wiser and better persons. Learning should be part of our daily lives just as breathing and eating. We can truly grow as people if we are learning. We learn consciously and unconsciously. We learn from bad and good. We are beings that learn as we live. Even though there are forces that interfere with a person learning, the choice to learn allows us to gain even the smallest amount of growth and knowledge. Such a philosophy drives me to be a lifelong learner. Applying all that I learn to whatever the setting makes life and learning integrated and rich.
An example best situates what I hope to portray. I received training as a McDonald’s assistant manager in charge of inventory control for the store. That information included build-to levels, delivery cycles, market forecasts, and promotional impacts. I learned all that I could from my supervisor and provided the best job to my ability. Years later, when serving as a volunteer concessions manager for a large music festival (14,000+ attendees in addition to 1,500 volunteers), I found that my McDonald’s training and experience were valuable tools. I worked with vendors for supplies and support. I contacted and developed contracts for outside food vendors to provide service during the festival. For the first time in 15 years, the concessions part of the festival broke even, thus not requiring funds from other parts of the organization to close billing accounts. For the next three years, I worked to improve festival food concessions. During those following years, concessions showed profit with better cash and inventory controls while reducing waste. I took from what I knew and transferred the knowledge to a new setting, better equipping me to complete the work.
Just a Sample
The words you see on a page are only indicators of the many elements of who I am as a person, an educator, a colleague, a worker, a….I am more than the sum of my parts. I am more than a calculated exponential result of the many factors of life and being. I am a person who hopes to make even the smallest positive impact on those I encounter and my environment. I am who I am. That is all I can be, but I strive to be the best possible me.