Christopher Covey
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: Columbia University
Major: Writing

Christopher Covey

Christopher Covey
292 E. 3rd St. 5A
New York, NY 10009

Current Walker Hotel Tribeca * Manager
Coordinate with Hotel Staff to ensure seamless guest experience between Concierge and the Food and Beverage department
Oversee staffing across multiple departments including Front of House and Back of House
Create and implemented detailed training manuals and programs
Responsible for oversight of human resource department including payroll, scheduling, and PTO
Developed beverage programs including concept, design / layout, menu creation

2012-Present Freelance Writing
Published fiction in Pif Magazine, Pressboardpress, and other online and print literary journals
Published nonfiction on CelticsHub, Travel Age West, and other nonfiction publications

2012-2020 Sel Rrose, Little Branch, Fresh Kills, Weather Up, more * Bartender/Shift Manager
Experience in a wide variety of bars, with responsibilities ranging from making drinks during service to shift manager, scheduling, payroll, website copy, and other duties.
Experience creating seasonal and long term menus with local and bar-specific ingredients

2017 John’s Burgers, Kiel, Germany * Bartender/Consultant
Consulted on creating a cocktail menu for a northern German restaurant specializing in American drinks and food.

2015 Hetrick Martin Institute * Creative Writing Teacher
Worked with LGBT New York youth in a writing workshop to take thoughts and ideas and work them into working fiction or essays
Developed regular lesson plans with my co-teacher and designed progress rubrics

2012 ZocDoc * Operations Associate
Trained clients on how to use ZocDoc software
Was trained in the proprietary software of ZocDoc and learned introductory coding to assist with troubleshooting issues with clients

2008-2012 Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake * AmeriCorps National Direct / Construction Manager
Learned and then led volunteers in all elements of rehab residential construction, from demolition to punch-out work, and ensured safety, production and continued support for the organization
Helped organize the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Baltimore in 2010
Coordinated with subcontractors and inspectors to ensure projects completed up to code and on time
Designed an independent service project designed to engage local high schools on environmental sustainability, and assist in them creating their own service projects

M.F.A. Creative Writing, Columbia University (2015)
B.A. Sociology, Goucher College (2008)

Lauren Schell, Little Branch ------------
Matthew Herzberg, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ------------
Sophie Copeland, John’s Burgers, ------------

writing, English, literature, fiction, poetry, nonfiction