WELCOME TO Barb's World.

Where the bass is thumping and the coffee is hot.


My Life Reduced to Paragraphs

Experience Summary (Have you ever been experienced?)

A more detailed version in Word can be found here.

Managerial experience includes supervision of groups up in both retail and call center environments.

Project management experience includes retail marketing campaigns and website projects of varying scale and complexity.

Technical skills/knowledge include relational database concepts, SQL, MS Access, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, image capturing and processing, HTML, XHTML, ASP, CSS, JavaScript, UML, WAP, technical documentation, web site construction, Microsoft Windows (9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7).

Experience Details

Compri Consulting/Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, 7/2017 - Present

Publications Specialist
Although initially contracted to edit a monthly bulletin (grammar, spelling, punctuation), I also became responsible for managing a set of departmental web pages and making updates and changes on a regular basis, as part of an ongoing project to streamline and consolidate information.

CNIC Health Solutions, 7/2008 - 7/2017

On-line Services Specialist; Check Run Specialist
Primarily responsible for timely running of extracts and provider checks, but also rebuilt and redesigned company intranet; redesigned company's public-facing website for efficiency and currently working on incorporating elements of responsive design. I am also responsible for keeping documents on our member portal site up to date, and creating custom portal sites when necessary for business reasons. I designed and implemented a database for tracking our employee incentive program.

Internet Connection, LLC, 10/2007 - 5/2008

UI Designer, Technical Writer, Technical Support
Primary job duty was designing sites compatible to mobile platforms (WAP/WML); however, I also provided tier one technical support for DSL and dial-up customers. I also created, and updated existing, technical documentation regarding procedures.

Standard & Poor's, 1/2006 - 10/2007

Document Specialist I
While in this position, I served as functional Ops Support for our production staff;this included database changes, troubleshooting and repairing desktop applications. Admin duties for ImageNow (document management system), departmental databases and technical documentation.
I was responsible for timely and accurate sourcing of company financial data from the Internet and direct company contact. Direct contact usually involved the ability to convey ideas in a multitude of languages, as well as [mostly] accurate translations from English into French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish, including correct honorifics and idioms.


B.S. in Electronic Business ManagementWestwood College 2005
A.S. in Software Engineering Westwood College 2003

So Why Should you Hire me?

I work hard; I enjoy being useful. In a work environment, though initially shy, I try to make people smile and feel good. I am very much a self-starter when it comes to learning opportunities. I have the capacity to become a SME in a variety of things. I am generally agreeable and am the type to figure out how to accomplish something rather than whine about how it can't be done.


About Me

Actually, know what? I was trying to revamp this area so it wasn't in the third person... but either way, I sound pretty boring on paper. So let's skip the so-called "professionalism" and get down to brass tacks. All an employer really needs to know about me is that I am dependable and I take pride in a job well done. Also that I am legally allowed to work in the United States.

Life is a role-playing game; we simply try to fill the niche that is needed at the time and level up appropriately. Some stats are higher than others. I am working on leveling up all the time.


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I have decided to look for a "regular" job (meaning health insurance, paid holidays, sick days, PTOs) while I finish out my contract. Contract work is its own brand of stress; I don't think my personality is suited for it. I honestly enjoy what I do (grammar police! yea!!) but it was made clear from the get-go that it would never be made available as a state position. I like the illusion of stability that a regular job offers.

In the meantime, I will keep on plugging away and doing bits and pieces of freelance work as it pops up.

In other news, the feet seem to be healing up nicely; I still need to wear these stabilizing boots another 4 weeks though. They are annoying but at least they come off, unlike casts.

My luck since Christmas Eve 2017 has been such that I think it would be a waste playing the lottery. Losing the lead guitarist suddenly, then losing another dear friend; followed by hand & foot injuries on my part, my pup of 12 years getting ill ... it's been quite the run of misfortune. I refuse to succumb to it though and choose to battle the Will of the Universe with my lopsided sense of humor.