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




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