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Geoff Thompson

Software QA - Sports Journalist

Location
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Industry
Computer Software
Current
  1. Unleashed Technologies,
  2. SB Nation
Previous
  1. SportsChallenge Leadership Academy,
  2. DogOn Fitness, LLC of Montgomery County,
  3. Savannah's American Grill
Education
  1. University of Maryland College Park
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Unleashed Technologies

Unleashed Technologies

QA Specialist

– Present

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Background

Summary

I am currently employed at Unleashed Technologies and I volunteer professional time to SB Nation's Japers' Rink - a Washington Capitals blog

I am currently working towards becoming a Web Design professional

Experience

QA Specialist

Unleashed Technologies
– Present (9 months)Columbia, MD

Test and report on projects as needed by the development team

Maintain consistency in testing and make suggestions for improvements in product construction

Stay current on browser trends and continually adjust testing processes to ensure new standards are being met

Manage Unleashed Technologies' Trouble Ticket Queue - communication, assignment, and resolution

Client Relations Management

Contributing Author

SB Nation
– Present (2 years 8 months)Washington, DC

Produce content (both feature articles and game recaps) on the Washington Capitals hockey team

Drive traffic and interaction of @JapersRink and @byGeoffThompson Twitter accounts

Brainstorm, review, and proof articles generated by the eight person blogging team

Check veracity of facts and statements before publishing to make sure they are accurate and reliable

Represent blog professionally at Caps’ practice facility, locker room, and press box

Marketing Intern

SportsChallenge Leadership Academy
(6 months)Washington, DC Metro Area

Site Administrator at www.scleadershipacademy.org

Produce and circulate marketing materials with autonomy ­- learn the process, execute it independently

Manage Staff Meetings -­ connect via video conferencing, take precise notes, distribute digital documents

Assist in the Marketing of signature Leadership Academies and Workshops

Develop and expand @SportChallenge’s social media presence, following, and interactions

CRM ­- Maintain, grow, and maximize efficiency of online database ­- SalesForce

Handler

DogOn Fitness, LLC of Montgomery County
(2 years 5 months)Bethesda, MD

Care for client’s animal(s) according to their work schedules

Respect and regard property and animal(s)

Server & Barback

Savannah's American Grill
(2 years 1 month)Kensington, MD

Ensure complete customer satisfaction from their seating to the closing of their check

Responsible for efficient and friendly food and alcohol service

Attend to and resolve any customer issues that may arise

Proofreader - Administrative Assistant

Regardie, Brooks & Lewis
(1 year 1 month)Bethesda, MD

Manage final proofreading of documents produced for clients by firm Partners

General clerical work; telephones, emails inquiries, mailroom, and greeting clients

Golf Specialist

Sports Authority
(3 years 7 months)Rockville, MD

Manage $750k/year Golf Department at flagship Rockville, MD store

Oversee Golf Assistant’s sales and performance

Keep current with trends and adjust sales accordingly

Stock shelves, sell product, and assist customers in a comfortable golf specific atmosphere

Projects

THE LEADER(Link)

Creation of SCLA's semi-annual newsletter, The Leader, including blog excerpts, alumni interviews, and future scheduling

Create content, format, and proof final version of newsletter

Annual Giving Campaign(Link)

Assisted the Executive Director and Communications & Development Coordinator to raise over $60,000 from individual donors

Used traditional and new communication outlets to reach and initiate donation from a database of contacts

Constant Contact

SalesForce

Overtime! Blog(Link)

Update and maintain the primary communication outlet of SportsChallenge Leadership Academy

Create articles, produce press releases, and discuss current topics in leadership

Game Recaps(Link)

– Present

Provide critical analysis and opinions on Washington Capitals' games - home, away, playoffs

Publish content (within 30 minutes of the game's conclusion to drive immediate traffic), promote on social media channels, and drive discussion around the post

Rink Wraps(Link)

Dissect and discuss the hockey season for each member of the Washington Capitals' organization

Key Stat - Interesting Stat - The Good - The Bad - The Discussion

File Management and Storage

I was half of the Administrative Team's effort to keep the current year's tax files updated within the office's file library system

Transferring non-current tax files from the office's file library and properly ordering them in basement storage to have on file until authorized to remove/destroy

Actively pulling previous year(s) files on an immediate need basis for firm Partners and our clients

Skills

  • Quality Assurance
  • Web Content Management
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Technical Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Social Media
  • Proofreading
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • CRM
  • Blogging
  • Mantis
  • Leadership
  • Linux Desktop
  • CRM databases
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Photoshop
  • Sports Coaching
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Education

University of Maryland College Park

Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Language & Literature

Intermural Flag Football - 2007-2009
Intermural Indoor Soccer - 2006-2008
Intermural Soccer - 2008-2009

WJ

WJ

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Assistant Coach

Montgomery Youth Hockey Association
(1 year 1 month)

Boys' Bantam AA Minor Hockey

Assist the coaching team with games and practices four nights a week

Ensure the development of hockey players on the ice and responsible young men off ice

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