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Elisa Ganz

1721 N. Denver St., Stillwater, OK 74075

801-850-7864 s elisabiggsganz@gmail.coms


MBA Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Emphasis: Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

July 2013 to June2016

B.S. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Major: Family Studies.
Senior Thesis: Bitter Homes & Gardens: Ameliorating the Effects of Divorce

April 2013

Acceptance to University of Utahs Masters of Social Work Program

April 2013

Undergrad Research Emphasis
The Ripple of Divorce: The Effects on Individual, Social, Economic and Ecological Environments.
Undergrad Pornography Research Team
The Effect of Pornography Use on Marriage and Families Dr. Nate Lambert.
Sept 2012 to April 2013
Recent Client Projects and events
Bookoo Ventures, Inc., Oswego, Illinois
Nov 2012 to Present
Ongoing Organization of on the ground marketing teams for community launch campaigns nationwide.
Develop marketing strategies for corporate business ventures i.e. Historylines.
Showcase products at regional and national tradeshows.
Present and train clients target market on product nationwide.
Linneas Bed & Breakfast, Ephraim, UT
Sept 2015 to Jan 2016
Business Development and Marketing Strategy for successful launch.
Fat Rat Wraps, Granbury, TX
March 2015 to Aug 2015
Advised client of reorganization strategy, and developed a new marketing strategy.
Slimme1, Mesa, AZ
June 2014 to March 2015
Assisted in organizing product expansion into Canadian market.
Giver Alliance, Highland, UT
April 2014 to Dec 2014
Organized the Celebration of Love Homeless Event & promoted homeless awareness.
STORAGE PROPERTY MANAGER, Highland Hideaway Storage, Highland, Utah
Oct 2009 to Present
Manage daily operations and customer service. Tenant occupancy has increased from 477 to 623+ to date.
Occupancy increase has resulted in a rise in gross revenue from ~$28K to ~$75K to date.
Rectify delinquent accounts and supervise storage auctions.
Direct all sales and marketing campaigns and supervise all design of printed advertising materials.

EMPLOYMENT-Past 10 Years
RESERVTIONS CREWMEMBER, JetBlue Airlines, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
March 2015 to Sept 2015
During an emergency temporary medical leave from the MBA program, I applied for a reservations position with Jet
Blue. I had previously studied a Harvard Case Study about JetBlue in the MBA and was intrigued with their
company culture, values and successful business practices. I therefore created my own paid internship of sorts while
on leave so I could still further my education and learn first hand through their rigorous 3 mo. training program about
the company.
CO-OWNER/CEO, Cooee Printing Inc., Highland, Utah
March 2010 to Dec 2013
Administrated and supervised accounting: billing, banking, accounts receivables/payables, taxes and collections.
Achieved increase in year gross sales from ~$31K to $56K, 2011-2012.
Organized internal sales and marketing projects.
Coordinated business marketing and handled consulting for outside sales.
Supervised customer project design in Adobe Illustrator and managed quality control of all orders.

TEACHING ASSISTANT, Abnormal Psychology, Brett Merrill Ph.D., BYU, Provo, UT

Aug 2012 to April 2013
Assisted professor with inputting course content onto schools Learning Suite website.
Corresponded with students and professor and assisted students with midterm and final preparation.
Updated and corrected class grade book.
Taught substance and behavioral addictions class.
OFFICE MANANGER/INTERN, Aspen Counseling Services, American Fork, Utah
Regulated daily operations under clinical director.
Increased client base by 15% resulting in a 25% increase in company revenue.
Maintained 24hr phone screening, matching client needs with therapists expertise.
Managed intake paperwork, billing and accounts receivables.
Organized and executed all Marketing promotional events.

May 2011 to Aug 2012

GROUP TOUR GUIDE/TRAVEL AGENT, Main Street Travel, Park City, Utah
Planned and organized corporate travel events.
Organized sales and marketing campaigns.
Achieved travel escort/host position for Kyani corporate Alaska trip.

June 2008 to Sept 2009


Filled in for absent teachers in emergency and short term assignments.
Followed Lesson plan set by fulltime teacher and taught assigned subjects.
Ensured good order and behavior in class.
Participated in general school duties as requested.

Sept 2008 to Dec 2009

EVENT PLANNER/CO-OWNER, Producer Retreats, Orem, Utah

March 2007 to Dec 2008
Proposed, planned and executed two Marital Magic cruises to the Caribbean with Dr. Paul Jenkins.
Provided content, presentation support, and creative design of seminar handouts and activities for 50 couples.
Worked as liaison between Producer Retreats and travel agency.
CO-FOUNDER/COO & TEACHER, Zion Youth Academy, St. George, Utah
Sept 2005 to Aug 2008
Consulted CEO, CFO and Board of Trustees in school operations, created curriculum and graduation requirements.
Directed human resource activities, supervised faculty, staff, and enforced student disciplinary actions.
Oversaw accounting department and assisted with department budgets.
Supervised customer, client and student services and activities.
Developed, organized and executed student enrollment marketing plan. Increase from 48-98 students in one year.
Created Lesson Plans and taught combined 5-6th grade class.
CO-OWNER, STinc, St. George, Utah
Dec 2000 to June 2007
Controlled office management.
Supervised accounting: billing, banking, accounts receivables/payables, taxes and collections.
Coordinated human resource operations: benefits, administration, hiring and termination of employees.
Spearheaded all marketing and sales campaigns.
Organized company acquisitions. Bought out 3 local competitors, including Roto Rooter national franchise.
Facilitated the sale of 4 plumbing companies for $870K carrying back a $90K note, netting our corporation ~ $694K.

EMPLOYMENT-Beyond 10 Years
APARTMENT PROPERTY MANAGER, Norris & Stevens, Salem, Oregon

Jan 1996 to Dec 1997

MOTEL PROPERTY MANAGER, Nordic Lodge, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

May 1994 to Dec 1995

APARTMENT PROPERTY MANAGER, Western Interiors, Salem, Oregon

April 1992 to May 1994


Meaningfull MOMents/FOUNDER
Oct 2013 to Present
Originally a MBA project. Entered Entrepreneurial contest. Conducted focus Groups. Project on hold. Currently just
a Facebook support network with 670 followers, dedicated to all the women who love, mentor and mother the
children of this world. The mission is to build, support and empower mothers by providing tools, resources and
support to moms through a Mom University. I hope to one day resurrect it and take it to market.
Post daily/weekly/monthly ideas, quotes and video clips to inspire and empower moms, slowly building a following.
TRAINING STAFF/COACH, Impact Training, Bluffdale, Utah
Oct 2008 to Dec 2015
Support trainers with training sessions.
Assist in therapeutic exercises.
Aid and coach assigned trainees in application of training principles in daily life over a 3-4 month period.


Event and fundraising planning for Refugee project.
Spearheaded Valentines for Vets & Stilettos on Ice events at the Maverick Center.

May 2009 to May 2010

HUMANITARIAN PROJECT VOLUNTEER, Charity Anywhere, Bountiful, Utah

March 2007 to Aug 2007
Coordinated student and family volunteers to serve in Tijuana homebuilding project.
Organized and participated in onsite manual labor and site cleanup.
Purchased and distributed food and other essentials to needy families.
Cared for local children and families.
LEGAL GUARDIAN, California Child Protective Services, Nevada City, California
Nov 1999 to Aug 2001
Advocated the rights of three siblings who had been emotionally, physically, and sexually abused. Two of the three
resided in our home for 2.5 years.
Organized case for parents 10+ year imprisonment sentence.
Counseled with legal and mental health professionals. Coordinated appointments with therapists, psychiatrist,
attorneys, and judges on behalf of the children.
Worked with California Victim/Witness Assistance Center for continued therapy and protection support.
Secured Social Security Disability benefits for children.
FOSTER CARE WORKER, Oregon Department of Human Services, Bend, Oregon
Jan 1996 to Feb 1997
Provided personal care for special needs of two drug babies during the adoption waiting period.

NAMI Member At Large- National Assoc. of Mental Illness

President, BYU NTSA (Nontraditional Student Assoc.)
Council representative, BYU Student Advisory
Y-group leader/campus tour guide, BYU Student Orientation
Family/Team Support with Utah DSPD (Div of Services for People with Disabilities)
President, Young Womens Organization, LDS Church
Young Womens Camp Director, LDS Church
Community Emergency Response Team-CERT, St. George, UT
Neighborhood Watch Volunteer- St. George, UT
President, PTA (Parent Teacher Assoc.)
President, Homeschool Group
Republican Delegate, Washington County, Utah
Secretary, Precinct 13, St. George, Utah
President, Childrens Organization, LDS Church
Presidency, Womens Relief Society, LDS Church

May 2012 to Present

June 2012 to May 2013
Aug 2012 to May 2013
Aug 2012
Nov 2008 to June 2014
July 2006 to Nov 2006
March 2005 to Aug 2005
Sept 2005 to Aug 2008
July 2005 to Sept 2006
July 2004 to June 2005
July 2004 to July 2006
March 2004 to Nov 2004


NAMI, National Association of Mental Illness-Training

CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, AAA CNA, Murray, Utah
Utah Certification #: UT00277781010
CPR&AED American Heart Association, SLC, Utah
TRAVEL CREDENTIALS, Main St. Travel, St. George, Utah
IATA Card #0912300036
CERT, Community Emergency Response Team-Certification, St. George, Utah
GUARDIANSHIP TRAINING, California Child Protective Services, Nevada City
FOSTER CARE CERTIFICATION, Oregon Department of Human Services, Bend


Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook

Google Docs
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
iMovie and Camtasia movie makers
Weebly & WordPress website builders
References Furnished Upon Request

May 2012
Aug 2010
Aug 2010
June 2008 to June 2010