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Resume of: Martha L. Rhodes
4292 River Road
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone: (505) 385-0198 (Cell)

Citizenship: US Citizen
Special Hiring Authority: Not a veteran or disabled.
Federal Experience: No military experience.
Clearances: None

Summary of Qualifications:
Over 20 years of general clerical, administrative and communications experience.
Personnel training and supervision experience.
Inventory control/Purchasing experience.
Self-directed professional with proven organizational skills.
Loyalty to the achievement of company goals.
Experienced in a variety of business applications software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Works, Quickbooks and various other software programs used for correspondence, accounting, web page design and publishing. HTML, CSS, PHP, Open Graph Data (Facebook) and Structured Data (Google). Also, a wee bit of Javascript experience.
Scheduling and tracking of construction projects, promotional materials and products through all phases of modification and production.
Creating/preparing product information for media publication.

Professional Chronology: Current Private Projects:, Travel Morgan County (a non-profit) bringing about education on the issue of Americans With Disabilities and it's relation to tourism,
Morgan County Improvement Organization and 12 Habits For Wonderful People.

Throughout my career, I have published articles for newspapers and developed web sites for freelance projects while continuing to work in the private sector. For more than two years starting in June 1999, I was the Owner/Editor of The Chaparral News and it's Anthony Edition; a weekly news/classified ads publication in Chaparral, New Mexico with a circulation of approximately 6500 in southern New Mexico and northeast El Paso. In 2002, I suspended publications gearing more towards social media.

Office Manager/Online Marketing Development, MGS Refrigeration Heating & Cooling, 2749 N. Florida, Alamogordo, NM. This heating, ventilation and air conditioning company services commercial and residential customers in New Mexico. I started working at this company in a administrative capacity as a customer care representative. I became the office manager in October 2011 and worked to completely change how the customer care experience by streamlining the process so that more customers could be better served with the same amount of personnel and by hiring more qualified personnel in the office.The company contracts for both large commercial projects such as hotels and residential installs as well as commercial and residential repair services. My duties for this company included all AR/AP financial and budgeting functions using Quickbooks, social media relations and advertising promotions, content writing and website development for, business correspondence, job costing, permits, upgrading of computers and software, integration of databases with customer relations programs, and employee benefits. When I relocated to West Virginia, I was retained on a contractual basis to continue updating the website and provide social media marketing support. 08/10 – 05/2015.

Administrative Assistant, Vivienda Development/SATCO Homes, P.O. Box 596, Sunland Park, NM. This was a commercial and residential general contractor however, the owner of this company also owned or was involved in several other partnerships and joint ventures (mostly in real estate development) for which I was responsible for all correspondence, bookkeeping and timely reporting. I was originally hired as a temporary employee through an agency however my contract was purchases by the owner within a few weeks of employment. My job responsibilities included all accounting functions for more than 5 companies in Texas and New Mexico to include payroll and benefits for up to 50 employees, job costing, notes payable/receivable, etc… I wrote all of the construction contracts, proposals, assisting with blueprint takeoffs and basically handled anything that the owner did not do. The owner of this company was a former engineer for the government so his requirements for filing of forms, etc. were very specific. Most general office workers could not understand his filing system. I do not believe this company is currently operating. I left the company because the owner suffered from an age-related illness which worsened causing issues that had to be reported to his family.1/99 - 2/00

Administrative Assistant; Wardson Construction Inc./Ray Ward & Sons, Inc., 417 Executive Center Blvd., El Paso, TX. I was originally hired as a receptionist but received raises and more responsibilities starting within the first few weeks. After a few months my duties included all areas of payroll for up to 250 employees, employee benefits, office equipment purchasing/ leasing, preparation of bid packets, purchasing of office and construction supplies, tracking deliveries, typing/filing all correspondence and licensing renewals, permits and insurance renewals, preparing written proposals for prequalifications, contacting subcontractors for bids, maintaining current subcontractor, supplies, contact lists, making travel arrangements, maintaining employee files and OSHA and Labor Department requirements, preparing company forms and written company policies. This company was a generational, family-owned and operated company which shut down for the most part in 1998 as the patriarch of the family began to retire. 5/96 - 1/98

Production Coordinator; Reddy Communications, 4300 San Mateo Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87190; A consulting/ information research group for public utilities. I coordinated the production of 60 yearly publications and provided expenditure reports. I was also the Coordinator for an Annual Report Competition for public utilities as sponsored by the home offices in Connecticut. 5/84 to 5/87

Publishing Director; Independent Publishing Co., 415 2nd. St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87103; This company produced 4 weekly politically-motivated newspapers. I supervised all general office functions, prepared written material for publication, solicited authors and helped with advertising sales. 2/82 to 5/84

Dispatcher; University of NM Police Dept., University Campus, Albuquerque, NM. I coordinated communications activities and determined priority of traffic for police personnel. Other duties included maintaining accurate records of all radio traffic and monitoring of multiple alarm systems, and use of the NCIC computer system. 10/80 to 2/82

General Office Procedures, 1991
N.M. State Police Certified Dispatcher, 1981
Basic Art Certificate 1976

Branell Institute - 1991 -- Studies emphasis on law, paralegalism.
National Business College - Alb., NM 1986 -- Business Administration.
GED 1988


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Martha started her career working on the production side of the newspaper/magazine industry. Among those publications were The Thrifty Nickle and The New Mexico Independent. Martha also was a Production Coordinator for Reddy Communications, a consulting/information research group for public utilities where she coordinated the production of 60 yearly publications. For more than two years, she was the Owner/Editor of The Chaparral News and it's Anthony Edition, a weekly news/classified ads publication in Chaparral, New Mexico with a circulation of appx. 6500. As a freelance writer Martha has had articles published in various newspapers in New Mexico and has produced informational products for political interests within the state. Martha currently resides in Berkeley Springs, WV and is working as a volunteer for various groups including 12 Habits For Wonderful People.