HELLO! I’M KRYSTA BRYANT KEARNEY
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.
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.
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
GENERAL MANAGER, 24 SOUTH COFFEE HOUSE
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
January 2014 - July 2014
Barista, Key Holder, Cashier, Customer service
OWNER + EVENT COORDINATOR, WILMINGTON COFFEE FEST
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
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
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
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.
Communication + Leadership
Multitasking + Customer Service
COMMUNITY EVENT COORDINATOR
Community Engagement + Organizer
"Without deviation from the norm progress is not possible."
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
WILMINGTON COFFEE FEST 2020