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Chase Wharton

5103 W. 4th Avenue Kennewick WA 99336 (509) 430-5987 Website:

BA, Recreation and Tourism Management Expected: Fall 2016 Eastern
Washington University Cheney, WA
Relevant Course Work: Resorts and Commercial Recreation, Event Programming, and
Evaluation Processing

Recreation Internship
Activities Intern
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort 06/2016- Present, Finish 08/2016 St. Pete Beach, FL
(800) 360-4016

Facilitated outdoor activities on the resort campus, Including; Poolside, beachfront,

bungee, kids camps, paddleboats and youth art clinics.
Programmed relevant events per age group and ability levels
Organized and sold retail items for beach and pool use via POS system
Engaged with guests by referring them to resort sanctioned events and areas of
Presented utmost care and professionalism for families and guest of TradeWinds

Recreation and Hospitality Work Experience

Davenport Grand (Marriott Autograph Collection) 06/2015- 06/2016 Spokane, WA
(800) 899-1482

Ensured consistent and ongoing excellent Marriott level customer service for all
Safely parked and stored guest vehicles
Referred guests and community members to local food, recreation and leisure
Followed hotel policies and managerial guidelines for the betterment of the hotel
and its guests

Ice Arena Attendant

Eastern Washington University Recreation Center04/2014- 06/2016Cheney, WA (509)

Ice Maintenance which includes driving the Zamboni, controlling ice depth and ice
Managed customer safety and ice availability while providing customers with
equipment rentals
Gained Knowledge of recreational facility management and everyday operations
Informed customers and students of other recreational opportunities at the
(Continued on Back)

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Transitioned multi-use ice surface for basketball courts, concerts, and other
specified event needs

Restaurant Expediter / Event Set-up and Planning

Cavanaughs Bay Resort 05/2014- 09/2014Priest Lake, ID (208) 443-2095

Controlled food flow with respect to efficient timing

Assisted in set-up and design of wedding and other events on our patio and beach
Worked with multiple kitchen lines and personnel to accommodate for the
customers and their needs
Ensured that excellent customer service and high quality food was always
available to the restaurants guests

Event Set-up / General Grounds Maintenance

Thompson Hill Cellars05/2011- 09/2011 Kennewick, WA (509) 265-4250

Planning and implementation of wedding set-up

Controlled ground maintenance with the intention of creating a beautiful facility for
weddings and summer events
Staffed for weddings on a as needed basis for set-up, serving, and/or bussing

Volunteer Experience
Eastern Washington University Hockey

Captain of the Eastern Washington University Hockey Team 14-2015 Season, 152016 Season
Vice President of the Varsity Hockey Team 14-2015 Season, 15-2016 Season
Fundraising programmer for the Eastern Washington University Varsity Hockey
Clubs annual golf tournament and Autism Awareness charity hockey game
Cheney, WA 15-2016 Season

Fairchild Airforce Base Hockey Club


Head Coach of the Fairchild Air force Base Hockey Club 14-2015 Season, 15-2016
Assistant Coach of the Fairchild Air force Base Hockey Club 13-2014 Season

Community Outreach

Spokane Art Fest youth leader 6/2014 Spokane, WA

Programming team member for the first annual Outdoor Recreation Expo.
Spokane, WA 5/2014

Certifications and Affiliations


CPR, AED and First Responder Certified

RCRA Member and 2015 National Conference Attendee

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Professional References
Mr. Tim Degryse Guest Services Manager, Davenport Grand Hotel Spokane, WA
(208) 704-0261
Mr. Adam Marshall Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Retired Airway Heights, WA
(719) 291-4747
Mr. Mike Belles General Manager, Cavanaughs Bay Resort Priest Lake, ID
(208) 660-6007