Wendy Hoffman – Curriculum Vitae


718 Daniel Dr, Grand Junction, CO

(970) 242-3845

(970) 424-2312




Highlights of Qualifications


  • Current – National President, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc - Volunteer
  • 2008 – 2009 – First Vice President - Full time Volunteer- duties include database design and administration, membership coordinator, bylaw development, chapter creation and installation, Yearbook editor, Webmaster. Blue Star Mothers of America. Inc. More duties below under volunteer work..
  • 3 Years Art Instructor – Children and Adult
  • 8 Years Technical Trainer – Computer Instructor
  • University Graduate (BFA, Art 1994)
  • Provincial Instructors Diploma (British Columbia)
  • Major Solo Installation Exhibition Peace Gallery North, Ft St John, BC
  • Owner Operator of Wildflower Tech Creations LLC, laser engraving and art
  • 2008 - 2009 – Contractor for $75K remodel on private residence
  • 2004 – 2008 – Technical Instructor- duties include curriculum design and course delivery of six 16 hour courses San Juan College, Farmington, NM
  • 2003 – 2004 – Remodel, renovations, design, construction supervision and management of 18 unit motel
  • 1996 – 1998 – Remodel, renovations, repair and maintence of 64 unit hotel/motel and 6 unit townhouse complex
  • 1996 – 1997 – Owner and Operator of Evergreen Studio – scheduled workshops, kids art classes, creation and delivery of Northern Lights College art classes, art supply sales, open studio operation, consignment gallery.
  • 1994 – 1996 – Remodel and salvage of condemned mini-mall/laundry mat into functioning art gallery, studio, art supply store and residence.
  • 1994-1995 – Renovations and resale of residence



Educational Background


Formal Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art, University of Lethbridge                1994

Visual Arts Diploma, Art, Grande Prairie Regional College            1992

Certificate, Visual and Performing Arts, Grande Prairie Regional College    1991

Provincial Instructors Diploma                            2002

MCSE     Certificate                                    2000

Home Remodelling and Repair Diploma                        2009


Other Education
and/or Certification

Comptia Network+                                    2001

Comptia A+                                        2000


Experience Summary

Wildflower Tech Creations LLC – Owner – Art, Computer training, website design, woodworking, laser engraving, design, renovations2004-09

Phoenix2000 SolutionsOwner -- Computer Consulting, Training & Repair – 2000-03

Evergreen Studio – Owner -- Art Gallery, Art Instruction and Retail Sales--


Contract History/Clients/Employment


The Home Depot

Sales Associate – Seasonal Employment        

San Juan College Continuing Education

    Technical Instructor/ Business Admin

Sunrise Motel, Berryville, AR (Hotel/Motel)


University College of the Cariboo (Computer Access Center)

    Technical Trainer

Community Futures Development Corporation (PpSec Institution)

    Technical Trainer

    Network Administrator

Shyne Body Design (Consulting)

    Interior Design and Business Consulting

Alces Rivers Farms (Hotel/Motel)                    

    Lawncare, building maintenance and renovations, decorating

BC Hydro (Lawn Care and Maintenance)                

    Lawncare and property management

Fort Graham Lodge    (Event Coordinator, Marketing)        

    Marketing and booking wilderness tours

    Arranging and providing transportation to lodge

    Liason with European agents and clients

University of Lethbridge (Research)                

    Video documentary

Grande Prairie Regional College    (Project Manager)        

    Organization and set up of bookstore art displays

Canada Mental Health (Event coordinator/project manager)    

    Organization of Public Art Exhibitions

Contracting (Oilfield consultant)            

    Budgeting and establishing contract proposals

Louisiana Pacific (Logging)                        

    Obtaining timber rights

    Delivery of logs to mill

and hiring equipment and operators

    Chainsaw operator on landing

Alberta Highways

    Heavy Equipment Operator

    Grade Foreman

Grande Cache Mountaineer (Sales and Marketing)        

    Advertising design and promotions

    Printing and sign making



Volunteer Activity and Positions

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc – Charter member, Chapter president, Chapter Financial Secretary, National Database Chair, National Webmaster, National First VP, National President.

    Researched, created and developed online presence, website and interactive membership database for organization of 8000 members. Trained officers and members in use of database and developed standards and procedures for data input. Obtained and inserted data, created online forms and set up credit card procedures. Developed security policies and administered profile creation.
Chartered, trained and installed new chapters nationwide. Promoted organization and increased membership to 7000+. Work with chapters on events, bylaw compliance, internal conflicts, membership drive and procedures. Attend events in DC and elsewhere on behalf of BSMA. Actively volunteering upwards of 20 hours per week.


Community Futures Development Corporation of Thompson Country Active Board

Peace Liard Community Futures Development Corporation Director

Hudson's Hope Community Network, Director

Dixonville Life Agricultural Society, President, Director, Past President

Dixonville Volunteer Fire Department, Captain, Fire Prevention Officer

2000-2002 Active Board, Community Furtures Development Corp., Kamloops

1999-2000 Kamloops Community Arts Council

1998-1999 Hudson's Hope Business Association

1997-1998 Hudson's Hope Community Network, Director

1995-1998 Hudson's Hope Fall Fair Director

1996-1996 Peace Liard Community Futures Development Corporation Director

1995-1996 South Peace Art Society

1995-1998 North Peace Art Society

1995-1996 Fort St John, Chamber of Commerce

1994-1996 North Peace Art Group

1992-1995 Southern Alberta Art Gallery

1991-1992 Prairie Gallery

1990-1992 GPRC Peer Support Team, Founding member

1990-1992 Art Club, Grande Prairie Regional College

1989-1990 Peace River Artist Guild

1985-1989 Dixonville Life Agricultural Society, President, Director, Past President

1986-1989 Dixonville Volunteer Fire Department, Captain, Fire Prevention Officer

1982-1984 Boy Scouts of Canada, Beaver Leader


Summary of Skills and Expertise


  1. Technical Skills

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

    A+ (Comptia)

    Graphics, word processing, spreadsheets,

    7 years Internet and Web Design

    Organizational Director with Community Access Internet Society

    Assisted with Installation, configuration, desktop support

  2. Training, Instructional and Motivational Skills

    Provincial Instructor's Diploma

    Computer Instructor San Juan College

    Technical Trainer CFDC

    Technical Trainer University College of the Cariboo

    Art instructor Northern Lights College

    Art Instructor Evergreen Studio

    Traffic Operator Trainer and Supervisor Telus (AGT)

  3. Good Communication, Leadership, Management and Supervisory Skills

    Key player in rebuilding and developing Non-profit.

    Reorganized Ag Society just prior to dissolution and

    rebuilt community support in less than 2 years.

    Success with human resources duties, public relations

    and complaints department in hospitality industry

    Extensive training on Peer Support team at Grande Prairie Regional College.

    Successful negotiation in employee disputes and

    assisting staff with personal problems and stress.

    Events coordinator for many organizations and businesses




    1996 Images and Objects , Honorable Mention

    1993 Juried Exhibition, UofL, Honorable mention

    1992 Diploma in Visual Arts with Distinction

    1992 Art Purchase Award, Grande Prairie Regional College

    1992 Euphemia McNaught Scholarship in Art

    1991 Certificate in Visual Arts, 1st Class Standing

    1991 Grande Prairie Regional College Art Purchase Award

    1991 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship - excellence in academics

    1991 Spectra Scholarship - art

    1991 President's Honor Roll Award

    1990 North Peace Consortium Art Purchase Award, Fairview College




Snow keeps residents busy, could cause City to plow residential streets for first time in four decades

"The National Weather Service says the official snowfall count in Grand Junction is 8.7 inches -- the third highest total ever recorded in the month of December."

Snow keeps residents busy, could cause City to plow residential streets for first time in four decades:


In January 1926, Time magazine reported: “Having used the motor car for almost every other conceivable purpose, leading Detroit automobile makers have now organized a company entitled "Snow Motors Inc.," to put out a machine which will negotiate the deepest snowdrifts at six to eight miles an hour. The new car will consist of a Ford tractor power-plant mounted on two revolving cylinders instead of wheels—something on the order of a steam roller.  Source: Wikipedia
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Sept 21, 09 - Colorado Monument
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Operation Melody donates musical instruments to vets

"By MELINDA MAWDSLEY/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel"

Friday, September 11, 2009 Earlier this summer, veteran Randy Williams attended the American National Bank Downtown Farmers Market and saw a booth advertising Operation Melody. The program was created about three months ago to pair veterans with musical instruments. Williams filled out an application to receive a free instrument donated by a member of the public. “When I heard about it, I couldn’t believe it,” said Williams, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 until 2007. “I’ve been learning to play the fiddle, but I want to learn to play the guitar.” Williams will soon get that chance. Sept. 1, Williams picked up his tuned guitar from Wendy Hoffman, president of the Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers. The Blue Star Mothers is overseeing the program. Although the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers is accepting donated instruments from the public and applications for instruments from area veterans, Hoffman did not take credit for creating Operation Melody. That idea, Hoffman said, came from Doris Harper of Fruita, a 74-year-old musical fanatic who called in June to donate her used guitar, banjo, mandolin and accordion to veterans."
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The Rev. Hermon Gaylord Wood | Parish History | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Ayer, Massachusetts

"HERMON GAYLORD WOOD, son of Hiram and Mary (Sprague) Wood, was born 19 Jan 1831 in Camillus, New York. He was known throughout his life as either H. Gaylord Wood or simply, H. G. Wood. His father was a farmer and a miller, and for nearly 40 years Senior Warden of Trinity Church in Fayetteville, New York. He prepared for college at Cortland Academy in Homer, New York."

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Tornado briefly touches down in Mesa County

"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) Meteorologists have reported a rare occurrence in Mesa County: a tornado.
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says a tornado briefly touched down in a rural area near Mount Garfield before dissipating shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mount Garfield is northeast of Grand Junction.
Meteorologist Jeff Colton says a Weather Service employee was driving in the area and saw it happen. No damage or injuries were reported.
Colton says it's just the ninth tornado to be documented in Mesa County since 1950.
The Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Mesa County and southern Garfield County but canceled it around 3:50 p.m."
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Its a.... BABY!

11 weeks 6 days

Grandchild number 4


Spring snowstorm shuts down Colo., Wyo. roads

"DENVER (AP) — More than a foot of wet, heavy snow closed highways and canceled flights in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Friday, snarling traffic and forcing school closures and flight cancellations.
The American Red Cross was looking for more space Friday night after the shelter it opened for stranded travelers in Idaho Springs filled to capacity with more than 200 people.
Power lines weighed down by snow tripped system circuit breakers and knocked out electricity for more than 16,000 customers in Colorado.

Up to 3 feet of snow was expected by Saturday night in the mountains above 6,000
feet, forecasters said. Nearly 3 feet already had fallen in Rocky Mountain
National Park about 60 miles northwest of Denver. "

The chilly weather forced a return to heavy coats and snow boots for some who
already had packed away their winter clothes.

The Associated Press: Spring snowstorm shuts down Colo., Wyo. roads:


More People Want to Pack Heat on Streets

"In Mesa County close to 3,000 people have been issued a concealed weapons permit. But while Amanda Davis and her dog Heineken aren't packing heat today she could if she wanted to.
'I do think they are a good idea, I have one of my own,' says Davis.
And she is not alone. 'My husband just got a concealed weapons permit,' says Tammy Reece.
In February of last year 53 people applied for concealed weapons permits. Last month that number almost tripled to 147. Heather Benjamin with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office says, 'there is absolutely no concern.'" Video

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Radon: The Silent Killer

"Every year more than 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with a terminal disease caused by a radioactive gas known as radon. Experts say in most cases those people didn't even realize they were being exposed to the gas, or that it was happening right in their homes. While deadly if left untreated, they say it can easily be fixed.
Radon -- it's odorless, tatsteless, colorless, and deadly.
'It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, first for non-smokers,' said Anna Maylett Rice, Mesa County Indoor Air Quality Specialist.
Health experts from Montrose to Mesa County say it's all around us here in Western Colorado. They say radon forms as uranium decomposes below the ground -- and because the Western Slope has a lot of uranium in the ground naturally, the chances of residents being exposed to radon is much higher than other parts of the country."
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Proud of your name? Join the club

From Friday's Globe and Mail
March 5, 2009 at 9:59 PM EST
Wendy Russ says it started back in elementary school. Classmates chimed 'Wiinndy' every time it got blustery outside. After that, it only got worse.
Teenage boys snickered when the Wendy's fast-food chain came out with the slogan: 'Where's the beef?' Then came the 'hot, juicy burger' campaign. 'You can imagine how that went over,' says Ms. Russ, who lives in Arkansas.
Still, she loved her name because it's different 'but not weird.' So as the Internet heated up in the early 1990s, she snapped up wendy.com — which soon became a beacon for Wendys worldwide."
"So those Freds are going to have to watch out," Ms. Russ says.
The site now represents an organization of 90 members who've bonded over nicknames (Wendikins, Wendorama, Wendy Lou Who) and favourite movie characters (Wendy Darling of Peter Pan). A revamp of the website is now in the works; there's even talk of a Wendy convention.

globeandmail.com: Proud of your name? Join the club:

(Note: I have been a member of the World Wide Wendy's since 1996 -- http://www.wendy.com/)


The Canadian Solution

"Canadian banks are typically leveraged at 18 to 1--compared with U.S. banks at 26 to 1.
Published Feb 7, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Feb 16, 2009"

The legendary editor of The New Republic, Michael Kinsley, once held a "Boring Headline Contest" and decided that the winner was "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative." Twenty-two years later, the magazine was rescued from its economic troubles by a Canadian media company, which should have taught us Americans to be a bit more humble. Now there is even more striking evidence of Canada's virtues. Guess which country, alone in the industrialized world, has not faced a single bank failure, calls for bailouts or government intervention in the financial or mortgage sectors. Yup, it's Canada. In 2008, the World Economic Forum ranked Canada's banking system the healthiest in the world. America's ranked 40th, Britain's 44th.

I could go on. The U.S. currently has a brain-dead immigration system. We
issue a small number of work visas and green cards, turning away from our shores
thousands of talented students who want to stay and work here. Canada, by
contrast, has no limit on the number of skilled migrants who can move to the
country. They can apply on their own for a Canadian Skilled Worker Visa, which
allows them to become perfectly legal "permanent residents" in Canada—no need
for a sponsoring employer, or even a job. Visas are awarded based on education
level, work experience, age and language abilities. If a prospective immigrant
earns 67 points out of 100 total (holding a Ph.D. is worth 25 points, for
instance), he or she can become a full-time, legal resident of Canada.

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