Elizabeth Lewis- Resume
Sustainable Development
Location: Charleston, WV, USA
School: Appalachian State University
Major: Sustainable Development

Elizabeth Lewis- Resume

Elizabeth Ann Lewis
------------ | 1545 Lee Street East Charleston, WV, 25311|------------


Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development, Cum Laude December 2014
Appalachian State University, Boone NC
Sustainable Community, Regional and Global Development, Minor in Appalachian Studies

Work Experience

GNC Live Well, Mount Hope WV February 2017- 2019, Assistant Store Manager
January 2019- Present, Store Manager
Demonstrate quality product knowledge in assisting customers while evaluating their needs based on a personal lifestyle and wellness assessment.
Sell product merchandise and interact with customers according to GNC standards.
Create weekly store schedule for 5 sales associates.
Receive, check, and shelve store merchandise; keep store clean and uncluttered.
Complete customer transactions using POS register system and perform register store open/close functions and bank deposits.
Manage all store responsibilities when Store Manager is travelling/on leave.

Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. (RAIL), Mullens WV February 2016- February 2017
AmeriCorps VISTA
Assist Operations Manager in all administrative tasks pertaining to RAIL programming.
Support all organizational fundraising events including writing grants and actively identify new opportunities for funding in order to expand RAIL programming.
Cultivate partnerships between RAIL, WV Department of Highways, WV DEP REAP Program, and several local businesses to create 2nd Adopt-A-Highway program of Highway Route 54 in Mullens, WV.
Create and develop outreach materials for RAIL seasonal Farmer’s Market including but not limited to: newspaper press releases, social media postings, and all print media.
Lead and facilitate the Wyoming County Arts Group, an economic development sector team in the West Virginia Community Development Hub’s Innovation Acceleration Strategies (IAS) Program.
Recruit, communicate with, and manage 30 local volunteers on service and community projects including but not limited to: Adopt-A-Highway, MOC Farmer’s Market, Wyoming County Arts Group, and Itmann Food Bank.

Avery Youth Opportunities (WAMY Community Action), Newland NC January 2015- February 2016
After School Teacher
Tutored and advised fifteen 6th-8th grade students in class lessons, homework, and projects.
Facilitated the leadership development and recreation of students and teachers through the use of team building sessions.
Developed co-curricular class excursions focused on physical wellness and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Coordinated after school snack deliveries between main headquarters and school site location.
Leadership Experience

Beckley Area Derby Dames, Beckley WV November 2016- Present
Public Relations Officer
Develop programming focused on league promotion and wider new member recruitment.
Coordinate promotional opportunities with local radio stations and organizations to publicize league programs.
Create social media and print marketing materials for league fundraisers and events.
Serve as liaison between League and the community by attending Beckley Chamber of Commerce meeting and events.

Appalachian State University, Boone NC August 2013- December 2014
Alternative Service Experience (ASE)
Leadership Team Member
Developed training classes for 56 peer leaders which included: environmental sustainability, multicultural awareness, social justice issues, conflict resolution, and emergency preparedness.
Strategized promotion and branding of 20 service learning programs.
Facilitated peer leader training, reflection, and team building sessions in the role of an advisor.
Established partnerships with federal agencies and nonprofits to assist with the long-term growth of the ASE program.

Appalachian State University, Boone NC September 2014- December 2014
Alternative Service Experience (ASE), Friends of St. John National Park, US Virgin Islands
Peer Leader
Led 12 participates on a week-long service learning program.
Partnered with Friends of St. John on preservation projects of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park.
Facilitated work groups on trail-building and historic ruin restoration projects
Educated participates on the importance of protecting and preserving National Parks for future generations.

Community Service

Beckley Area Derby Dames Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Winter 2017
Beckley Area Derby Dames Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up Summer/ Fall 2016-2017 Itmann Food Bank Volunteer Summer/Fall/Winter 2016 Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer Fall 2015 Trail Crew Volunteer on Appalachian Trail in New York Summer 2015

Outstanding Achievements

Thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (Approximately 2,189.2 miles) April 2015- August 2015
Hiked from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.
Traversed through three National Parks and eight National Forests.
Gained first-hand experience in outdoor and wilderness survival.

Sustainable Development, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation, Hiking, Education, Diversity, Youth