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BRIAN GASTON

brian.t.gaston@gmail.com | 206.488.2582

Work History
Vitality Pilates, Seattle, WA
2016-Present
Human Resources and Payroll Manager
Human Resources and Payroll Manager for three Pilates studios in the greater Seattle area. Recently voted
Best Pilates Studio by Seattle Magazine.
Responsible for recruiting, onboarding and training new employees.
Conduct compensation analysis and performance reviews.
First point of contact for conflict resolution and mediation.
Other duties include but are not limited to: maintaining employee files, continual policy development,
budget analysis, event coordination and payroll management.

Plymouth Housing Group, Seattle, WA


2013-2016
Recruiter (8/13 2/16) - After seven successful months as P.M.C., received a lateral promotion to the Human
Resources Department as the first full time Recruiter for the agency.
Entrusted to be lead for testing and implementation of a new online recruiting software intended to
replace an antiquated paper system. After four months, finished testing and successfully launched
new software. Wrote/edited career portal content for F.A.Q., Pre-Submission Text and Help Page.
Managed the Full Cycle Recruitment Process and ensured compliance with the EEOC, OFCCP and
AAP to maintain diversity in hiring practices.
Management of HR Calendar and Hiring Manager Calendars for interview coordination.
Logistics Liaison for a year long Hiring Manager Training with 501 Commons.
Responsible for GL coding for all HR expenses.
Plymouth Website Administrator / Facebook, Linkedin Administrator
Responsible for staff event coordination.
Volunteer work - Raised approximately $2,300 from 34 donors for a Plymouth fundraising event and
continue to work across departmental lines with Resource Development to improve support for the
Plymouth website.

Property Management Coordinator (1/13 8/13) - Primary point of contact / facilitator for all communication
within the property management department, help desk for all problems related to troubleshooting the PM
Software and assistant to the Director of Property Management.
Handled all recruitment processes for our on-call program.
With no previous knowledge or training, learned Boston Post software and became the PM Super
user / primary administrator.
Worked in conjunction with the Maintenance / Facilities Coordinator to implement new tracking
procedures utilizing the maintenance module within Boston Post.

Rogue Scholar, Seattle, WA


2010-2011
Office Manager
Volunteer Position
Helped to found a not-for-profit institute invested in educational outreach and community-based research.
One of three authors of several grants reviewed by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Meridian Group, Seattle, WA
2008-2010
Corporate Office Manager
Primary administrator for a fast-paced business incubator consisting of over fifty employees.
Handled all HR processes relating to the onboarding of new employees.
Implemented a new budget strategy reducing procurement costs of office supplies by 30% for all
business locations throughout the US and Canada. Total annual savings of over $200,000.
Responsibilities expanded to include accounting duties such as vendor reconciliations and special
projects including prep-work for audits.

Greenfield Advisors, Seattle, WA


2006-2008
Office Administrator
Front-facing point of contact for a high profile land valuation firm. Provided support to over twenty-five
research analysts.
Charged with the consolidation and security of all confidential reports.
Human Resources Function Processed employee benefits for new enrollment.

Zenane Independent Media, Seattle, WA


2002-2006
Public Relations Manager
Executed an independent bookstore promotional strategy for eight books by six different authors.
Notable readings included: Seattle University, Texas A&M, Wesleyan, Elliott Bay Book Company, City
Lights, and Shakespeare & Company.

Education
University of Phoenix, 2014 , Seattle, WA
Degree: B.S. Psychology / 60 Credits Completed

Skills
Office Skills: MSFT Office Suites including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and Visio. Additional skills
include Budgeting, Fundraising, Event Coordination, and Procurement.
Database Knowledge: MRI, Boston Post, Agency, Abila Fund Accounting, HRIS, Silk Road Technology -
OpenHire, EWS, SharePoint and Google Drive

Contract Work
Super Frog Saves Tokyo / Cut.com, Seattle, WA
2012-Present
Freelance Voice Actor / Actor
www.sfst.com / www.cut.com
Primary voice actor for the Hidden Costs series as well as various other projects for web based videos and
viral marketing campaigns.

Hospitality Work Experience


Inn At the Market, Seattle, WA
2011-2013
Front Desk Agent
One of only two concierges entrusted to work alone as a front desk agent for one of Seattles premier
boutique hotels. Typically, this job requires three agents. Promoted from part-time night auditor to full-time
desk agent in less than three months.

Letters of Recommendation, as well as Personal and Professional References available upon request