Earl L. Nelson (Von)
                                                            960 Verde Valley School Rd.
                                      Sedona, Az.  86351
                                         (352)-460-2969
                                 Travelinghog@hotmail.com


 Looking to leverage and combine my knowledge and experience into a role for a company as a Brand Marketing Manager or as a Food and Beverage Director.  Currently enrolled in school and will finish my MBA degree in the summer of 2021. My experience in Management and Marketing is my leverage to my skills..
                                                                        Professional Experience
                                                           Current

         Cucina Rustica- GM Feb 1st, 2019 to Current.

         Hilton Sedona- Restaurant Manager Jan 2018 - Feb 2019

           
Fuddruckers Restaurant, Houston, Tx., Kansas City, Ks., Austin, Tx.
              General Manager, April 2011- Current
              Corporate Trainer, trained over 30 managers and General Managers.
              Worked with Franchise operators.
              Assisted Management operations at NRG Stadium with Fuddruckers
              P&L building, Business Plan Building
              New Unit Opening Manager, Woodbridge, Va. And Kansas City, Ks.
              Worked on Board of Managers for Company.
              Currently operate a 2.4 million plus unit.
              Developed local Marketing for Kansas City Target market.
              Developed labor Budgets and Food Budgets for current unit.

              Extensive knowledge with Food Costs and Labor Costs with training
              Highly engaged in local sales building and local marketing
              Power the social media of my unit in Kansas City
              Contracted relationship with the T-bones, minor league baseball team
              Work directly with Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

              Working with local charities and community organizations
              Manage the business loyalty program

      
Affiliate Marketer and IBeacon Marketing, Houston, TX & Kansas City
              Owner of Marketing  company  Travelinghog.LLC
              Owner, operator, April 2011- current
              Currently work with Hotels in Kansas City to deliver Beacon marketing                 To over 10 hotels in Kansas City.

              We are branching out to Branson and Lake of the Ozarks next.
                                                   
Duties
              Work with Connection Junction in placing Adds for companies

              like, Groupon, Expedia, and Overstock.
              Found in 10 hotels in Kansas City controlling their Digital Marketing
              Found in numerous businesses in the Legends Mall
              Oversee all social media marketing for www.Digitravel.com.
              Perform corporate background checks through Intelius.                                         Launched a new App to power more Marketing Beacons in the area.
              Developed a new tool to market my business
with push notifications.
              Currently own 2 websites generating sales and pushing the marketing.

                                                         
Past                           

         Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden, Orlando, Fl.

​              General Manager, Aug 2005-April 2011
              Worked and help develop new recipes.
              Held the position of a GM and worked with the Executive Chef’s 
              Coordinated with Epcot and Olive Garden with Training, Hiring

              Worked on New Menu Roll outs with the company

              Opened over 7 units with the company
              Lead a leading unit with our Companies Green Initiative.

    
Cracker Barrel, Gulfport, Ms.
             Manager, Aug 2001 -Aug 2005
             Implemented new recipes roll outs.
             New Restaurant opening in Gulfport, Ms.
             Exposed to the retail side of business.
             Left due to Hurricane Katrina relocation.
             After Katrina, worked with the Red Cross with feeding displaced people.
             Generated over 2 million dollars in 2 months with catering sales 

     Darden Restaurants, Red Lobster, Atlanta, Ga.
            Restaurant Manager, September 1991-1993
            General Manager, June 1993-2001

            Started 1989 then moved to a management position in 1991.
            Trained and help develop many mangers during a period of company 
            Opened many units as a team member and as a manager.

                                                  
Summary of Skills
            Restaurant General Manager with 25+ years of experience with winning results, preparing P&L statements, opening new units, social media marketing, business plan development, and growing human capitol.  Currently run a 2.4 million dollar restaurant unit and privately operate a successful internet business as an Affiliate Marketer with web design all while furthering my education.

                                                  
Education

           LSU Shreveport-   enrolled for MBA. summer 2019

            Will graduate 2021
          
Tarleton State, Stephenville, Tx.

           Graduated, Bachelors in Business Admin.
           Placed on Dean’s list. Spring 2016
           Opened a New Restaurant while taking online classes.
           Graduation expectation is May 2018 in Business.
            Plan to start MBA fall 2018
 

            Pearl River Junior College, Poplarville, Ms.
            Associate Degree, Jan 1988 to May 1989
            Played Football for the college.
            Studied abroad in France. summer 1988
            Traveled the world between school semesters.

                                                
Additional Skills
           Expert in Microsoft Office, with a focus on Excel.
           Detailed social marketing experienced with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
           Very experienced in Web design, Add placement.
           Highly experienced in Profit & Loss building and implementing.
           Extremely knowledgeable in the writing Business Plans.

           Exceptional in public speaking abilities.
           Energized business coach for young entrepreneurs.
           Bilingual in French, and English,

           Conversational knowledge of Arabic, and Spanish.
           Cultural Diverse from living in Middle East and France for 10 years.

                                              
Activities & Honors
           Traveled the World, Lived in Saudi Arabia from 1978 to 1984.
           Played Soccer with Saudi National Team 1980.
           Played Professional Indoor Soccer 1980.
           Personal Caterer to Hall of Famer Bret Farve. 2008.

           Worked with U.S.M.'s Football Coaching Staff,

                   ---Larry Fedora now with North Carolina. 2008
           Dean's List at Tarleton State University, 2016.
          Completed My first Marathon in New Orleans 2016

          Goal to run at least a Half Marathon in every state