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Robert Parker ran for NC State House

Libertarian Candidate for District 115

Protecting Personal Freedom

Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina

About Robert

Professional Experience

2003 to Present
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Boomer N.C.
Wilderness Youth Counselor
Work with a small group of at-risk youth offenders and troubled students on learning new coping mechanisms for success in today's society.  Live-in 24 hour a day, 5 day a week responsibility.

2002 to 2003
UC Lending, Asheville N.C.
Loan Originator
Provided expert advice and Mortgage service to customers on a variety of program products for home purchase and refinance.  Managed a rotation of multiple active customer accounts.  Did extensive credit and financial planning with customer to taylor program to their exact needs.  Used extensive telephone and personal customer contact.

1999 to 2001
Kimmel & Associates, Asheville N.C.
Executive Search Recruiter and Researcher
Managed multiple personnel searches on a strict timetable for multiple clients.  Performed in depth interviews of prospective candidates.  Conducted both personal and professional reference checks.  Coordinated searches with high level management at multi-million dollar general contracting firms.  Used both telephone and computer skills extensively.

1996 to 1998
Loomis, Fargo and Company, Charleston S.C.
Field Service Rep, Automated Teller Machines (ATM)
Reported to city area supervisor for this international cash transport and management corporation.  Managed the daily maintenance schedule for 21 ATM's.  Conducted Deposit pickup at 9 ATM locations daily.  Coordinated cash shipments and audits totaling $750,000 for 21 ATM's weekly.  Took responsibility for after-hours maintenance and trouble shooting for 55 ATM's two weeks a month.

1994 to 1996
Gita's Gourmet, Charleston S.C.
Retail Sales Representative
Worked directly with owner/operators of long established (25yrs) local gourmet food store.  Successfully introduced full service coffee bar to existing location.  Developed new product line that generated 30% increase in sales.

Holy Angels Inc., Belmont N.C.
Health Care Assistant
Reported directly to third shift supervisor at group home for the severely and profoundly disabled.  Functioned under staff nurse administering feedings, baths, and required personal needs for 13 male residents.

College Employment

1992 to 1994
Gita's Gourmet, Charleston S.C.
Sales Representative Part-Time
Learned advanced sales techniques from experienced operator. Designed new display and sales ideas for new as well as existing product lines.

1993 to 1994
The Gun Tree, Charleston S.C.
Owner and Operator
Founded retail firearms business. Purchased all inventory. Generated new customer base. Traveled to statewide sales shows. Maintained all required Government records and Licenses.

1992 to 1993
The Smoking Lamp, Charleston S.C.
Sales Representative Part-time
Accountable for customer sales and service for Local tobacco and pipe store. Learned counter and telephone sales techniques. Contributed artistically and creatively to store displays.


BA College of Charleston, 1994
Major: History,
Minor: Religious Studies

Honors & Activities

Graduated valedictorian from Carolina Day School.

VP, Secretary, and Sentinel for Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Participated in Sister Cities initiative traveling to Kislovodsk in Russia.

Computer Literate with Macintosh and Windows Systems.

Recreational Hockey Defenseman. (Team no longer exists.)

Member of Asheville Players Drama Company. (Company no longer exists.)

Hobbies, and such...

Two summers ago Robert's car was put out of commission when the engine burned a valve and blew the head gasket.  Besides those problems, the engine was well worn from many miles of use and was beginning to burn oil, and in the transmission the synchronizer for second gear was beginning to scrape.  Rebuilding the existing engine and transmission was considered, however it was decided that it would be preferable to install a more desireable double overhead cam engine and the stronger transmission that goes with it, rather than to spend the money rebuilding the wornout single overhead cam engine and fixing the transmission.  The story of the Honda repair.

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