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Aaron Couch

Enthusiast of wildlife | Freelance Writer

Location
Driggs, Idaho
Industry
Veterinary
Current
  1. MakeUseOf.com,
  2. Aaron Couch
Previous
  1. Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center,
  2. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo,
  3. Best Care Pet Hospital
Education
  1. Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Recommendations3 people have recommended Aaron
Websites
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MakeUseOf.com

MakeUseOf.com

Staff Writer

– Present

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Background

Summary

My primary focus is working with, rescuing & rehabilitating exotic animals & wildlife, as well as educating others on the importance of the existence of them and their habitats.

I've interned at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Lincoln Children's Zoo (in Nebraska) and Pet Emergency Treatment, Anchorage Alaska.

I graduated from NCTA with a degree in Veterinary Technology and a minor in Agribusiness.

I also follow my passions in technology and writing at MakeUseOf.com.

Although I have a passion for technology and writing, my ultimate focus is in animals, more specifically exotics and wildlife.

Skills

  • Veterinary
  • Veterinary Emergency
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Large Animal Procedures
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Zoo
  • Exotic Animals
  • Avian
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Freelance Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing
  • Typing
  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Internet Security
  • Computer Technology
  • Oral & Written...
  • Computer Repair
  • Teamwork
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer relations
  • Sales
  • Handling and Solving...
  • Landscaping
  • Face-to-face
  • Leadership
  • Fundraising
  • PowerPoint
  • Research
  • InDesign
  • Technical Writing
  • Editing
  • Time Management
  • Public Relations
  • Social Networking
  • Event Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Photoshop
  • Proofreading
  • Photography
  • Microsoft Office
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • WordPress
  • Pachyderm
  • Online Marketing
  • Copywriting
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Experience

Staff Writer

MakeUseOf.com
– Present (2 years 6 months)http://makeuseof.com/tag/author/acouch

Computer Repair Technician, Website Creator, Social Media Manager, Writer, Pet Sitter

Aaron Couch
– Present (4 years)

Wildlife Trainer & Caretaker

Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center
(6 months)Driggs, ID

Zookeeper Intern (Voluntary)

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
(1 year 1 month)Greater Omaha Area

Veterinary Assistant

Best Care Pet Hospital
(7 months)Greater Omaha Area

Zookeeper Assistant I (Voluntary)

Lincoln Children's Zoo
(3 months)Lincoln, Nebraska Area

Campus/Student Life Photographer

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
(3 months)Curtis, NE

Head Editor (Voluntary)

Aggie Up!
(1 year 5 months)Curtis, NE

Veterinary Assistant Intern

Pet Emergency Treatment
(2 months)Anchorage, Alaska Area

Zoo Keeper Intern

Lincoln Children's Zoo
(1 month)Lincoln, Nebraska Area

Senior Advisor/ Assistant Manager Intern

Vector Marketing Corporation
(1 year)Greater Omaha Area

Landscaper/Lawn Care

Living Landscapes
(10 years 2 months)Omaha, NE

Student Ambassador

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
(7 months)

Resident Assistant

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
(10 months)

Equipment Technician

Frontier Technlogies
(4 months)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Volunteer

Fort Street Veterinary
(1 month)Animal Welfare

10 Hours

Volunteer

Verner Veterinary Clinic/Eastridge Animal Clinic
(2 months)Animal Welfare

80 Hours

Writing Consultant

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture — Writing Center
(4 months)Education

Work with students one-on-one assessing their research papers, reports, stories, news articles, etc. Proof various styles of paper formats.

Zookeeper Assistant I

Lincoln Children's Zoo
– Present (2 years 7 months)Animal Welfare

Main responsibilities are caring for and feeding animals.

Opportunities Aaron is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Aaron cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Environment
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Aaron supports:

Education

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Bennington High School

Certifications

Radiation Safety

Barbara Berg
– Present

Animal Care

Barbara Berg
– Present

Organizations

NCTA Student Senate

Representative and Parliamentarian

Spring Semester of 2011 I was the Representative of the NCTA Journalism team. I was then elected Parliamentarian for the 2011-12 School year.

Publications

Get Cheggin' and Make a Difference(Link)

Aggie Up!
January 2011

In this article I covered one way to save money on textbooks by renting online from Chegg.com

Pay For School Without Stretching Your Schedule(Link)

Aggie Up!
January 2011

In this article I wrote about ways I made money without having an official job and how it helped pay for school and made a huge difference in my life.

Fighting Off Software, One Dollar at a Time(Link)

Aggie Up!
February 2011

I discuss six free programs which are alternatives to shareware software for students to help cut down on costs in college.

Professionalism Online(Link)

Aggie Up!
March 2011

An article promoting professionalism online and explaining why it is important.

Honors & Awards

Vector Marketing:
Promotions:
1K Promotion (less than 1 month)
3K Promotion (1 month)
6K Promotion (2 months)
10K Promotion (about 4 months)
15K Promotion (about 6 months)

Total sales: Over 17, 000

President's Club:
Letter of recommendation from the President of Vector Marketing, Bruce Goodman, due to performance within first three months.

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