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Professional Summary + Skillsets

  • High potential Business Development Strategist providing transformational leadership and direction
  • Independent and self-motivating professional that is highly personable, organized, and efficient
  • Highly trusted with managing sensitive, confidential clients, and information
    Strong public speaking, presentation and writing skills

    Visionary | Strategic Leadership | External Relations | Membership & Business Development  | Marketing Communications | Public Relations | Project and Board Liaison | Community Collaborator | Volunteer | Engagement | Fundraiser | Special Event Planner | Social Media | Speaker

Education

Rice University – Glasscock School of Continuing Education  2013
Distinguished Certificate from the Leadership Institute of Nonprofit Executives (LINE)

San Jose State University – Business Marketing Association  1996
Certificate in Business Management (BUMA)

Texas A&M University – College of Architecture  1992
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (BEDA)     

Professional Experience

Sandy M Castillo, Founder, Cultural Meditation Tours 08/2016 – present
Intuitive Guidance Counselor, Business Visionary, Spiritual Ambassador, Writer and Teacher
+ Authored a manuscript currently entitled SkyClad that is about a journey to open a woman’s heart
+ Ongoing Cultural Meditation Tours including Labyrinth Walks, Women’s Circles, and Fairy Journeys
+ Appointed to Cancer Policy Advocate Team Doctor-Patient Communication Workgroup to provide leadership tools to be presented at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Conference in June 2017 in DC

Telluride Ski and Golf, LLC, Club Concierge, Telluride, CO  10/2016 – 12/2016
Provided support for Platinum members in both the Clubhouse and Slopeside Lounge
+ Invited to teach yoga at the Telluride Yoga Center

RE:Cancer, Executive Director, Austin, TX 04/2016 – 06/2016
Provided groundwork and set up a new nonprofit offering care in local hospitals
+ Presented evidence-based healing techniques for an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Retreat/MDAnderson
+ Attended Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Summit + Mental Health America of Texas Annual Dinner
+ Attended Annual Celebration of Life + Hispanic Women’s Annual Luncheon

DVD and Associates, LLC, Consultant, Austin, TX  04/2016 – 07/2016
Provided data specific to Mobile Application for healthcare institutions
+ Currently serving as a mentor on the Healthy Survivorship website hosted by Texas A&M University

Flittercake, LLC, Owner + Business Consultant, Houston, TX  01/2015 – 12/2016
+ Ecstatic Dance Evolution – Provided business clarity, direction, and solutions
+ Partnered with local nonprofit to host a Survivor Hat and Tea Party fundraising event
+ Taught White Tantric Partner Meditation at the Texas Yoga Conference 2015
+ Co-Chaired the Many Faces of Mary Magdalene Weekend Workshop for Brigid’s Place nonprofit
+ Cultural Meditation Tour for the Women of Unity + MD Anderson Cancer 180 in 2015

Houston Ballet Foundation, Development Coordinator, Houston, TX  09/2014 – 12/2014
Provided marketing and development expertise to set up and launch a new donor campaign
+ Joy Yoga, Yoga Instructor, Houston, TX

Mammosafe, Mobile Mammography, Consultant, Houston, TX  02/2014 – 06/2014
Provided strategic business tools and direction sustaining new business venture

Katy Area Economic Development Council, Brand Coordinator,  Katy, TX  09/2013 – 01/2014
Provided stewardship to expand partnerships and community awareness

Department of Defense, Consumer Reviewer,  Fairfax, VA  01/2013 – present
Provide consumer perspective for Breast Cancer Research Program Programmatic Review
+ Pink Pilates, Pilates Instructor, Houston, TX
+ Awarded numerous scholarships as a Patient Advocate to attend symposiums
+ Awarded Top Fundraiser for YSC Tour de Pink West Coast 200 mile ride down PCH1

White House Black Market, Assistant Manager, Cypress, TX  08/2012 – 11/2012
Provided sales leadership and training

White Linen Night in the Heights, Consultant, Heights, TX  04/2012 – 08/2012
Provided development direction to include nonprofit funding and the addition of Pink Street
+ Increased attendance by more than 30% uniting nonprofits to benefit breast cancer

Scholared Patient Advocate 10/2010 – present
+ Partnered with local to present at the First Breast and Cervical Cancer Summit in Uganda
+ Provided inner advocate perspective for Annual Giving Request for Girl Scout Alumna
+ Partnered with the Houston Aeros for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game 2013
+ Partnered North Cypress Cancer Center and the Young Survival Coalition in the Pink Ribbon Parade 2011
+ Inaugural Survivor Liaison for Project Pink 2011 at North Cypress Cancer Center

MYCC-ClubCorp @ The Downtown Club, Membership Coordinator, Houston, TX  05/2009 – 10/2010
Provided strategic membership sales leadership for Fortune 500 companies

Whole Foods Market @ Wilcrest, Community Coordinator, Houston, TX  02/2009 – 04/2009
Provided cashier and customer support
+ Premier Pilates, Pilates Instructor, Cypress, TX

Greater Houston Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Houston, TX  10/2008 – 11/2008
Membership and Sales Assistant – Provided support during the startup phase
+ Coordinated the Inaugural Hall of Fame Gala

MYCC-ClubCorp @ The WestLake Club, Membership Sales Manager, Houston, TX  06/2008 – 10/2008
Provided strategic membership sales leadership for Fortune 500 companies
+ YMCA of Greater Houston Area, Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Houston, TX

Broadcast Marketing and Entertainment, LLC, Austin, TX  01/2008 – 05/2008
Marketing and Business Development Coordinator – Provided sales support
+ Bury+Partners, Accounting Support, PT Support, Austin, TX

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Spin Instructor and Art Teacher, Austin, TX  08/2007 – 01/2008
+ Z Gallerie, Holiday Sales Assistant, Austin, TX

American International Women’s Club of Geneva, Board Member, Switzerland  2006 – 2007
Communications Chair volunteer for nonprofit while living abroad
+ Served on the 50th Anniversary Community Campaign

Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, Membership Director, Evergreen, CO  2005 – 2006
Developed new memberships, volunteers, special events, and annual directory ad sales
+ Served as the bridge for Changing of the Guard

PKD Marketing and Design, Owner, Account Manager, Austin, TX  2000 – 2005
Provided local businesses creating websites and marketing collateral
+ Awarded American Express / IBM E-magine Webpreneur in Nationwide contest

PBS&J, Inc. (Originally Chuck Croslin and Associates, LLC), Marketing Director, Austin, TX  1998 – 2000
Provided strategic marketing expertise required to gain TxDOT Certification
+ Awarded new projects totaling more than $78M

LTX-Credence Systems Corporation, MarCom Coordinator, Santa Clara, CA  1996 – 1998
Provided Web Site, Public Relations and Trade Show support
+ Won the cover artwork and article in National Trade Publication

MYCC-ClubCorp @ The Decathlon Club, Santa Clara, CA  1994 – 1996
Provided strategic coordination to successfully launch first website, newsletter, and Cycling program
+ Awarded Best 1st Time Site for the Citibank United States Tennis Association Challenger Tournament

MYCC-ClubCorp @ The Houston Center Club, Fitness Coordinator, Houston, TX  1993 – 1994
Provided strategic direction to successfully launch first website, newsletter and social events
+ Hosted the First Regional Training Conference

 

Sandy has been featured on Channel 2 Houston, Fox 26, Oncology Times, NSIDE Texas MD, and recently on The Hive Society.com, where philanthropy is cool.

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