Erin M. Shepard

Erin M. Shepard


P.O BOX 1888                                                                                                                                                       

LONG BEACH, CA 90801                                                                                                                  (562) 225-5179





Delivering project-management expertise, along with unsurpassed business analysis and application design, development, and implementation proficiencies, to organizations seeking a dynamic, self-motivated professional to build winning partnerships that produce exceptional results.





Risk Management Advisors, Inc.                                                                                               Long Beach, CA

                                                                                                                                                      June 2005 – January 2011


Coordinate, implement and manage company projects related to marketing, corporate communications, business development, business management, programs research and development, IT infrastructure and support, and CRM management.



§       Achieved and implemented overall internet marketing strategies for building to create a lead generating website.  Included;  E-mail marketing, SEO, PPC, strategic site layout for landing page optimization, social media marketing and content generation and management. 

§       Manage, coordinate and implement various work projects for President, R. Wesley Sierk III.  Projects included but were not limited to: marketing, IT, business development, research and development, and business analysis and application design.

§       IT support and Network Administrator.  Managed day to day IT operations and technical support for users and workstations including but not limited to: hardware and software installations and issues, Microsoft Server 2003 administration, orderly maintenance of company network information, and VOIP phone support.

§       From 2006-2011 managed and administered Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) Goldmine including but no limited to: reporting, filtering, data input, data integrity, web import (lead generation function in software), maintenance, and updates.

§       Manage, coordinate and assist in the execution of new marketing ideas for Risk Management Advisors, Inc.

§       Oversee vendors in a timely manner for the development of company brochures, folders, business cards, binders, websites and marketing literature.

§       Project Manager for DBA Company, RMA Press.  Included the publication, marketing and PR work for two books written by President R. Wesley Sierk III, Taken Captive and You Can Make It But Can  You Keep It?

§       Website development and project manager for the following websites:




§       Coordinate, plan and execute speaking events for author and President of Risk Management Advisors, Inc., R. Wesley Sierk III



California State University, Long Beach Bursar’s Office                                                           Long Beach, CA

Intern, Assistant to Federal Trust Supervisor                                                                                   October 2004 – June 2005

§       Performed general office duties including but not limited to answering phones, maintaining

        and organizing files and providing customer assistance to students and parents.

§       Assisted federal trust team of accountants and financial aid advisors with data input, customer

        service and program implementation concerning T-9 tax forms (tuition tax forms.)




Pepperdine University                                                                                                                                                                          Long Beach, CA

Graziadio School of Business and Management                                                                                   January 2011-2013


Orange Coast College                                                                                                                           Costa Mesa, CA

Network Administration & Web Development                                                                         September 2007-May 2008


California State University, Long Beach                                                                                           Long Beach, CA

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Human Resources                                            September 2001-May 2006

Deans’ List: 2003 & 2004


Mike Russ Financial Training Centers, Inc.                                                                                              May 2006

California Insurance Pre-licensing Education

California Insurance License # OF26998




Microsoft Server 2003, Microsoft Office, Microsoft XP, Vista & Windows 7, Adobe CS3, HTML, Goldmine, Salesforce, SmartOffice, Crystal Reports, Corel, SaaS, and Macintosh.




German – American International Business Workshop                                                 Hamburg/Berlin, Germany

  •  Short-term study abroad program with CSULB                                                                             May 2006- June 2006   

§        Participated in a two day seminar with German business students from                                                                 

        Hamburg University and participated in visits to German businesses in Hamburg and Berlin

        as well as participated in cultural and social community activities.  

§           Accomplished learning goals such as:

o      Familiarity with German business practices, consumer markets, economic

trends, society, and culture.

o      Ability to describe similarities and differences between Germany and the U.S.

as well as identify “better practices” in each country.

o      Developed cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills.



Habitat Para La Huminadad, Costa Rica (Habitat for Humanity)                                                                          Costa Rica    

§       Served as a construction volunteer for 2 weeks in San Ramon, Costa Rica.                               June 2006-July 2006

§       Assisted in the development and promotion of sustainable housing solutions

        as a social concern, integrating family commitment, and generating an impact

 in community development through strategic alliances.


ISV – International Student Volunteers Global Program                                                                          Costa Rica

§       Volunteer country Costa Rica                                                                                          June 2006- June 2006

§       ISV is a Non-profit public benefit corporation in the USA, and is organized

under the Non-profit Benefit Corporation Law for charitable and educational


§       ISV creates an environment that combines conversation, education, community

development and recreation into the ultimate adventure travel program for

participants who desire to make a difference by volunteering in communities abroad. 

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