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R E S U M E

MICHAEL HOFIUS
624 Moore Street
Bristol, VA 24201
(276)591-3729

ahaubalam@mailcity.com



EDUCATION:

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST LEADERSHIP SCHOOL- August, 1990.
An intensive one week long training school focusing on Organizational Group Processes. Modules included: Support Group Practicums; Organizational Development Theory and Group Dynamics exercises; Analysis of Leadership Models and Styles; Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and its use as a tool in group dynamics.

COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER of CHICAGO- 1987-1988.
A 600 hour theoretical and practical curriculum designed to prepare the student for Programmer / Analyst work opportunities. Training in COBOL Structured programmning; IBM 370 Assembler Programming; a variety of IBM-PC software packages, including Wordperfect, Lotus 1-2-3 and BASIC Programming.

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL of GUATEMALA- Graduated 1972.
Parallel curriculi, American High School and Guatemalan Bachiller en Artes y Letras. Included in studies: second-year college level Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Mathematics and Philosophy courses.



EXPERIENCE:

ENGLISH / SPANISH BILINGUAL SERVICES- Present.
Currently, I provide English to Spanish and Spanish to English translation and interpreting services, as well as teaching both languages as second languages.

CUSTOM WOODTURNING- 1975-present.
Own and operate a custom woodturning business specializing in the replication of turned architectural details, as well as creating new, one-of-a-kind, turned Art Pieces. Capable of turning any number of hand turned items from drawer pulls to 12 foot tall columns. Have supported myself with this artform for extended periods of time as well as while employed in other occupations since 1975.

CUSTOM CABINETMAKING, Peerless Woodworking Corp.- 1994-1995.
Employed as high-end assembler of custom items such as Nurses' Stations, Bank Teller Lines, Reception Desks.

ASSEMBLY FOREMAN, Peerless Woodworking Corp.- 1993-1994.
Supervised production and high-end custom assembly (see above) as well as production of assembly-line cabinets.

WOODWORKER / CONSULTANT, Johnson City Woodworking- 1991-1993.
Lead Woodworker and Design Consultant at this custom woodworking firm. All projects requiring design and handwork experience were entrusted to me, as well as training of personnel in the proper use of woodworking tools and machinery. Some projects included, a 1920s six foot wide arched door transom for the Big Stone Gap Post Office; several arched entryways for private residences; two custom designed elliptical window units; several hardwood Breakfront / Entertainment Units; three ornamental fireplace surrounds; many handmade Frame and Panel Doors in various styles and woods, including seven Poplar replica doors for the Chester Inn historic restoration in Jonesboro, TN; many individual pieces of furniture and cabinetry; and Replication Woodturnings which I sub-contracted for this firm.

DIRECTOR, Appalachian Peace Education Center- 1990-1991.
Responsibilities included: Program Coordination; Business Operations; Public speaking / writing. Frequently performed the duties of Spanish Language Interpreter.

PROGRAMMER / ANALYST- Calamos Asset Management- 1988-1989.
Responsible for Value-Added-Program maintenance, Creation of new Database Management programs, maintenance of numerous databases for this Chicago area management firm. Most programming in Foxbase+ but also was required to work with DOS and Novell Netware. PC-LAN environment linked to Apple-Talk Macintosh environment.

CONSERVATOR- Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities- 1976-1980.
Employed as an Antique Furniture and Museum Building Conservator. Knowledge of Historic Furniture Design as well as Period Architectural Design played and important part in this work. Among many tasks I performed were the sash conservation of Beauport Museum in Gloucester, MA (over 8,000 lites of glass); restoration of two handcarved Gothic Revival Corner Trellises for Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT (over 60 shaped and chip-carved members); conservation of exterior elements and furnishings from first period, second period, and 19th century museum-houses. During the outdoor work seasons I was responsible for crews of up to eight conservators. Also installed various museum shows and exhibits.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE RESTORER / REPLICATOR- 1975-present.
Employed by various fine woodworking firms in Boston, New York, and Chicago as a furniture restorer / replicator. In some cases, these workshops used period hand tools; others utilized the full compliment of modern equipment. Frequently responsible for some estimating, purchasing, and sales for these companies.



VOLUNTEER

Have served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations and regularly volunteer as a Drug / Alcohol rehab counsellor.



LANGUAGES

Fluent in English, Spanish and British-West Indian Creole. Conversant in Italian.



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