About Me

*Artist’s rendering

My name is Cory Timmons. I’m a fifth generation Oregonian. I’m married, have two herding dogs and a tuxedo cat.

I’m pretty much always smiling. I feel strongly that you don’t have to be serious to be successful. I’ve found that having a playful disposition toward life makes it much more enjoyable. There’s no sense in being a bad mood all the time. I laugh (cackle, more like) every day, and try to make others laugh, too.

One of my favorite things is search through the cast aside, forgotten treasures at thrift stores. I certainly don’t always find something, but when I do, it’s usually a gem. Or a Jem. Because that happened once. One-of-a-kind finds, that’s what I’m after.

In spring and summer you’ll find me with my husband working in the yard at our home in the city. In the winter, I spend my time in the studio painting, sewing, or working on digital art. I’m a passionate photographer, print maker, painter, and professional. Oh, and did I mention I like tumbling rocks?

My work history

I’m currently studying Visual Communications and Design with a Minor in Writing at Western Oregon University, with an expected graduation in 2019. I’m  working part-time while in school so I can focus on completing my education. Below is a summary of my work history, roles, and responsibilities to date. For additional details, please contact me for a copy of my complete resume. 

Administrative Assistant Aug 2017 – Present
  • Updates content for WordPress website for internal audience
  • Performs administrative and record-keeping duties
  • Creates brand assets and marketing materials
  • Designs training manuals, brochures, and documents
Instructional Design Associate Consultant Jan 2016 – Sept 2017
  • Assessed internal customer needs to identify project goals and propose solutions
  • Maintained brand, legal, and retention standards on all materials created
  • Kept up-to-date on industry trends and regulatory changes
  • Completes 10-20 concurrent projects by creating project timelines and determining milestones
  • Builds and updates websites (like this one) using a content management system
  • Reviews peers work for adherence to quality assurance standards and content clarity
  • Collaborates with project managers and subject matter experts to build content
Administrative Assistant III March 2014 – Jan 2016
  • Created high-level executive summaries, statistical reports, policies, and procedures
  • Served as point of contact for internal and external customers, vendors, and regulators
  • Handled confidential and proprietary information with discretion and care
  • Consulted with leadership to solve business problems in management strategy meetings
  • Coordinated onsite and off-site meeting logistics including materials, scheduling, and facilities
  • Conducted research, analyzed survey of employee retention, and suggested interventions
Business Training Consultant III May 2008 – March 2014
  • Facilitated two-month long, blended classroom customer service classes
  • Coordinated course logistics, new hire identification, paperwork, and building security
  • Created tools to help trainers and managers monitor and communicate about learner progress
  • Tracked trends in learner outcomes to identify curriculum modifications
  • Scheduled and registered learners for classes
  • Conducted qualitative surveys to establish data to determine baseline for future comparison
Team Support Leader April 2007 – May 2008
  • Performed panel-based behavioral interviews to hire new employees
  • Resolved escalated technical issues by identifying root cause
  • Supported employees in using customer service skills by coaching them through tough situations
  • Designed and developed new hire training and on-boarding

Software and skills

 

Word

 

PowerPoint

 

Excel

 

WordPress

 

Illustrator

 

Photoshop

 

InDesign

 

Captivate

 

Presenter

 

Photography

 

Audio

 

Video

If you think my skills match your needs, please contact me and let’s discuss possibilities.