Mike O'Krepki

Asbury Park, NJ

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a position of professional full‐time employment in the Sports/ Recreation Industry

EDUCATION
2009 – BS in Sports Management, Wesley College, Dover, DE

WORK EXPERIENCE
June 12’ – Present: Political Researcher/ Campaign Liaison at Clear Edge Consulting LLC. Toms River, NJ
• File OPRA requests to local municipalities for employee and financial records
• Coordinate Grassroots Campaigns for local council candidates
• Write and edit press releases and walk pieces for local campaigns
• Research township and city demographics for upcoming campaigns

Jan. 12’‐ June 12’: Lakewood BlueClaws Full‐time Intern, Ticket Sales
• Inside sales: cold calling previous customers from database
• Administrative: writing and mailing contracts confirming ticket purchases
• Special events: responsible for planning and organizing theme nights for home games this season

Sept. 11’‐ Jan. 12’: Assistant Store Manager for the Yankee Candle Company. Ocean, NJ
• Responsible for management and leadership of the Yankee Candle Store
• Drive daily sales performance, maintain the store’s operational standards
• Supervise, coach, counsel and train team of employees on sales program ensuring adequate staffing
• Provide superior customer service and maintain store facilities while ensuring safety and security
• Prepare cash reports and merchandise orders

Jan 09’– April 09’: Intern at Kent County Parks and Recreation. Dover, DE
• 35 hours a week interning under a Program Supervisor in the Parks & Recreation Department of Kent County, DE
• Gained experience in scheduling & budgeting, as well as communication and public relations
• Commissioner of 2009 Spring T‐ball League

Jan 08’– April 08’: Assistant to Wesley College Sports Information Director
• Aided the S.I.D. and game officials with game operations
• P.A. Announcer at Men’s Lacrosse games, Officials’ helper at Field Hockey games, and security at Men’s and Women’s Basketball games
2005‐2007 (Summers): Assistant Coach for Jersey Shore Basketball Camp.

  • Work
    • Researcher