Robert R. Grounds 

 

Military Experience

United States Army, Combat Medic, 2007-2011

  • Served as Combat Medic
  • Conducted continuous training and military operations in Iraq in 2008

Work Experience

KO Trading- Internet Manager

• Redesigned custom websites for trophytack.com
• Created and distributed photography used for advertisements
• Increased social media traffic to drive traffic to the company websites
• Performed online inventory management and systems updating.

Under-Grounds Consulting

• Designed custom websites for small companies and artists
• Created and distributed public relations packages
• Used social media to drive traffic to the website

Unimax West Tattoo and Piercing Supply, Arlington, TX, since Feb-2016

  • Worked with customer’s walk-ins and online orders
  • Developed business relationships with clients
  • Helped with inventory in daily and monthly reviews
  • Provided daily and weekly cleaning and store maintenance

Freelance Writer, Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worth TX, since July 2016

  • Write stories regarding Fort Worth and Texas for publication
  • Began as an intern and was promoted to Freelancer
  • Became proficient in communicating with people, learning how to find their needs and helping them to get what they want. Efficient in the written and spoken word.

Online Editor and Content Producer, The Rambler, Fort Worth, TX, August 2011-May 2015

  • Produced daily and weekly online content for therambler.org
  • Created photographic, written, and video content for Rambler TV
  • Developed and maintained knowledge of media production and communication techniques
  • Generated more than 3,200 online views for September 2014 article

Project Manager, Intern, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX, June 2012-June 2014

  • Shadowed Project Manager in between school sessions
  • Learned how project management works from the inside out
  • Became proficient in integrating projects and managing the factors of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement in order to complete tasks efficiently and please stakeholders

Professional Skills and Core Competencies

  • High level of confidence, self-motivation, and a desire to learn and excel
  • Efficient in assessing customer needs and quality standards to provide superior service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task

Education

Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX

Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication,

Concentrations: Advertising, Public Relations, Business Communications, Project Management, Writing across Media

Honors and Awards

  • US Army- Army Commendation Medal, etc.
  • Journalist of the Year, The Texas Wesleyan Rambler, 2014
  • National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Kappa, inducted 20013
  • Dean’s List, Texas Wesleyan University, 2011-2014
  • Honorably Discharged from the United States Army, Feb. 2011

Volunteer Experience

Hangman’s House of Horrors, Fort Worth, TX

  • Volunteered for charity haunted house for eight years
  • Awarded 2013 Best Male Supporting Role

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