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Kirsten Matheson

Profile: Dedicated to improving lives through nutrition. Actively promotes health and wellness through education, motivation and personal example. Self-motivated individual that works effectively and efficiently. Summary of Skills Solid professional skills in leadership, communication, organization, and management. Extensive computer skills Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Education University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Anticipated Graduation: Bachelor of Science in Health Science Nutrition Option May 2013 Current GPA: 3.709 University of Georgia, Athens, GA Bachelor of Science in Computer Science December 1984 Work and Related Experience Woodmen Valley Tennis Program, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2010present Instructor, Coach Coached junior team tennis, conducted drills, discussed strategy and provided motivational support which allowed team members to perform competitively. Introduced children, ages four though fourteen, to the sport of tennis, conducted group and individual lesson to develop student tennis skills, promote teamwork, sportsmanship and exercise. Conducted MicroTennis sessions which allow children to start tennis competition at an early age in a fun and stimulating environment. Promoted the benefits of regular exercise and the importance of participating in enjoyable physical activities as ways to achieve life-long health. Foothills Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2005-present Volunteer

Tutored students in reading and math to improve their skills and understanding. Raised money for school programs and projects. Planned and participated in extracurricular family and student events, such as "Family Fun Night" and "Family Math Night". Developed and produced the Kindergarten Memory Book and pages for the yearbook. Coordinated, planned and supervised field trips, special events, service projects, and class activities. Judged and critiqued science projects as an annual Science Fair Judge, promoted student interest and involvement in the Sciences. Promoted awareness of student artwork as curator of the First Bank Student Art Display. Investigated and challenged the school wide practice of providing students with edible rewards which was endangering the health of children with food sensitivities, initiating a policy change for the school.

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2005-present Volunteer Chaired the Food and Beverage Committee; planned and coordinated lunch for 1200 Walk participants for the 2012 Colorado Springs Walk to Cure Diabetes. Secured food, beverage donations from local businesses. Directed and supervised the Food Tent volunteers on the day of the Walk. Supervised Walk participants as a Walk monitor, helped with logistic issues. Assisted with planning the JDRF fund raising Gala; provided guest assistance at fund raising events. Mission Medical Clinic, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2012-present Volunteer Attended nutritional assessment sessions between dietitian and patients, reviewed chart notes, assisted with patients when possible. Created Excel spreadsheets for donor information for the Development department. Aided in fund raising and grant writing processes. Assisted with patient check-in and form completion. Electronic Data Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1985-1999 Software Developer, Team Lead

Designed, developed and implemented software systems for multiple, diverse clients. Collaborated with clients to define and analyze business requirements, transformed these requirements into software systems. Participated in all phases of the development process - conception, design, project management, development, testing and implementation. Coordinated team projects, supervised development activities, administered employee performance appraisals, and communicated project status to management and clients.

Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, National Restaurant Association Officer of Membership, University of Colorado Colorado Springs Nutrition Club Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Member, American Diabetes Association