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HELLO! I’M KRYSTA BRYANT KEARNEY

Welcome

A humble welcome and thanks for visiting! I invite you to take a moment and look around. To learn more about my background, experience, skills and how we could potentially work together, simply contact me. I hope to resonate and connect with you.

 
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ABOUT ME

From a young age, I’ve always had a sense of motivation and passion driving me forward. Whether it’s exploring unique opportunities, learning additional skills, or meeting new people, I bring these values to every experience throughout my life on a personal and professional level.  Constantly I am listening to, contributing and engaging in my surroundings.  I've been driven by the love of all life and the idea that everything holds a purpose.  Always, I am learning and asking the question, "How can I be a positive connector and contributor."  To learn more about me, keep exploring my site or reach out directly.

 
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MY EXPERIENCE

The following is an outline of my current and past work experience. Each role has provided an opportunity to learn, grow, and continue developing both as a person and a professional. Take a look to learn more.

 

CNO - CHIEF NETWORKING OFFICER, MOXXI COFFEE COMPANY SARATOGA, NY

August 2020 - Present

  •  Facilitate profit growth

  • Create and develop Wholesale Program, President of Sales

  • Responsible for creating contact with community members and initiating cultivation

  • Relationship and business networking manager

  • Journalist, interview, collect data, write and publish articles

OWNER, VIXEN MERCANTILE SARATOGA, NY

April 2020 - Present

  • Owner + Manager of online clothing store

  • Oversee all daily operations

  • Curate + maintain collection

  • Website design

GENERAL MANAGER, 24 SOUTH COFFEE HOUSE
WILMINGTON, NC

July 2014 - May 2020

  • Create training programs, hire/fire staff, resolve personnel issues, evaluate employees.

  • Maintain inventories.  Order, schedule and receive deliveries. Create monthly, weekly and daily schedules for staff hours, deliveries, inventories, duties etc.  

  • Manage daily staff and customer issues  

  • Monitor budget records, review transactions, make bank deposits.

  • All advertising through local publications, events and social media

BARISTA, 24 SOUTH COFFEE HOUSE
WILMINGTON, NC

January 2014 - July 2014

  • Barista, Key Holder, Cashier, Customer service

OWNER + EVENT COORDINATOR, WILMINGTON COFFEE FEST
WILMINGTON, NC

March 2017 - February 2020

  • Manage all event relations prior, during and follow up

  • Monitor and oversee all event activities, coordinate all aspects of event including all advertising.

  • Find and communicate with all vendors.  Maintain/create all records.  Formulate all participant, vendor and sponsorship guidelines. Create material for website and social media

BARISTA, ITALIAN CAFE
WILMINGTON NC

August 2012 - January 2014

  • Prepare and serve espresso/coffee, smoothies, food 

  • Establish customer satisfaction.  Resolve any customer issues.

  • Open/Close store. Cashier, customer service

*Was bought by 24 South Coffee House.  Same location.

RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE, THE VILLAGE BASEMENT
NEW HARTFORD, NY

August 2011 - August 2012

  • Assist customers as head cashier, and on the floor

  • Receive payments, Issue receipts, refunds and credits

  • Maintain an orderly store.  Train new employees

OWNER + FARMER, LOVELAND FARMS
NEW HARTFORD, NY

January 2010 - January 2011

  • Determine types and quantities of plants to be grown, based on budgets and projected sales volumes.  

  • Prepare soil for planting, and plant or transplant seeds. Inspect crops, evaluate plant and soil conditions

  • Sell product at farmers markets, prepare vegetables, bake bread and create displays.  Market/advertise business on all outlets. Record keeping, and inventory

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EDUCATION

AUGUST 2004 - MAY 2008 GRADUATED

BFA,  ALFRED UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma with a concentration in sculpture/video/mixed media

AUGUST 2003 - MAY 2004

MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Fine Arts Major

 

MY SKILLS

As a lifelong learner, I’m constantly expanding my skill set through professional and personal experiences. Below you will find some of my key abilities, along with how these skills have led to success.

Team work

TEAM MANAGEMENT

Communication + Leadership

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BARISTA EXTRODINAIRE

Multitasking + Customer Service

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COMMUNITY EVENT COORDINATOR

Community Engagement + Organizer

 
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"Without deviation from the norm progress is not possible."

Frank Zappa

 

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

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CAPE FEAR LIVING ARTICLE

Wilmington Coffee Fest 2020

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STAR NEWS ARTICLE

Wilmington Coffee Fest 2020

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WILMA MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Wilmington Coffee Crawl 2019

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ENCORE MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Wilmington Coffee Fest 2020

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PORT CITY DAILY ARTICLE

Wilmington Coffee Fest 2020

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Wilmington Coffee Fest 2020

 

WILMINGTON COFFEE FEST 2020
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COMMUNITY

 

SUSTAINABILITY

 

LET’S CONNECT

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