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Karen S. Huffman

PO Box 27   Tecumseh KS 66542 Ph:  785-230-9226     Email:

Objective: Cosmetology work in Topeka, KS  or Lawrence KS area. Will commute for special events. 

Skills and experience include:

  • Cosmetologist with 680 past and 1500 recent school hours, top ranking student graduated 2013

    Experienced pro threading and eyelash extensions, CND gel manicures, express or spa pedicures, facials, haircuts, natural color and highlight/lowlights, smoothing 

    Massage therapy excellent for feet, hands, shoulders


  • 10 years in a Service Business / Office Administration role
  • Skilled operation of PCs, auxiliary equipment and associated software.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Event planning
  • Warehouse storekeeper
  • Sales and Marketing 

• Ability to communicate effectually with other associates, and business contacts

  • Spanish Language
  • Ability to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibit self-initiative, flexibility, teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, dependable and quality oriented.
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
• Willingness to enhance education through training and education
  • Prepare Monthly Cash Flows and Income Tax Returns
  • Accounting Clerk, ferrets out errors, A/P, A/R,  Asset Management
  • Research and data analysis databases for Y2K Projects

Office assistant, proficiencies: Word, Excel, Internet research, correspondence, meeting minutes, schedule meetings in Lotus Notes, create MS Visio flowcharts, graphics and using MS Project, PC70, DB2 OnDemand, Remedy, Serena, Quickbooks

Knowledgeable about current events and hot topics in legislation

Lease rental property with foreclosure and Section 42 experience

Entrepreneur, promoter of business as assistant since 2002, organized office in home

Increased Income with creative hot marketing ad copy, art designs

Increased web awareness with new web sites

2 years voted in as Program Coordinator of WRWA Association Meetings

3 years speaker for meetings and vocalist performances

Full-time Contract Positions : 

Kansas Payment Center, Healthwave of Kansas as a Kelly Services Temp

NASA Operation Ice Bridge Greenland Spring 2010 - Program Assistant at CReSIS University of Kansas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas,  IS Compliance, Administration Assistant (see

MAC Meetings,  Registration Assistant  ( see

Lawrence Montessori School and Montessori Discovery Place - Seminar Coordinator and Office Manager  - 2010 School year

Seminar Coordinator, see   Marketing, web site author, created flyers that generated interest in attendance, Internet marketing research, set up travel and venue for seminars, built international database, email and phone contact person

TBirdie Consultants: created professional documents in Word, Publisher, Excel

2003-2004            NCS Pearson, for 1-800-Medicare, as Call Center CSR Tier 1

1998-2001             Westar Energy, Accounting Clerk, General Clerk positions

1994-1996            Modern Office Methods of KS, Service Department Coordinator

Kelly Temporary assignments in 2004 and 2007 in Healthcare customer service and IS Compliance

Volunteer Work:  WRWA Program Coordinator 1999-2001, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society

Vocalist with Mark Fisher Band, Seabreeze, soloist, church,  acting for special events



Barber Training:  Davis School of Barber and Cosmetology, Hattiesburg MS

Cosmetology Training: Marinello School of Beauty, Topeka KS campus

Threading arts training Browart23 Westridge Mall

 Brazilian Blowout Certified at Avenue Hairstyling

Massage therapy training updated 2014 

Computers in Word Processing: Washington County Community College, Spokane WA

Office Technology Assessment Program, Washburn University, Topeka KS

United States Naval Reserve: 3rd Class Petty Officer during 1988 - 1994

Storekeeper, Warehouse worker, Crane and forklift operator certifications

Good Conduct Medal, Kuwait Freedom Ribbon, Honorable Discharge

Accounting for a Service Business, Kaw Area Vocational Technical School, Topeka KS

Understanding Corporate Financial Reports by Gloria Phoenix

Course for PC Analyst+ designation by ComputerSource Inc.  Topeka KS

  • Microsoft 2000 Professional Network and Operating Systems Essentials
  • Implementing Microsoft 2000 Professional and Server   
  • A+ Certification   

Gloria Phoenix, Speed Reading seminar by Evelyn Woods

OJT certificates: Lotus 1-2-3, Approach, WordPro, Freelance Graphics, Lotus Notes, Domino Scanning, Microsoft Word 2000, Excel 2000, Access Speed Reading, Understanding Financial Reports

Spanish by the Learning Tree CDROM Study

HTML 4.0, FrontPage, Web Page Authoring and Publishing CDRom Courses

Event Management self-study training