Cynthia Gaffney - Resume


    Use digital media and technology to support quality conscious food production and retailing


    Professional certification in food safety for artisan-scale production and retailing
    • Artisan Cheesemaking Certification - College of Marin
    • Handmade Pasta Certification - Vecchia Scuola Bologna Italy
    • HACCP Level 1 Certification - HACCP International Alliance
    • Good Manufacturing Practices Certification - Cornell University Extension
    Deep background in Web and digital communication development 
    • Project Management
    • User Experience Analysis
    • Content Production
    • Digital Asset Management
    • Social Media Networking
    Advanced software application skill set
    • Video and Print Media Production
    • Business Operations
    • Computer-based Training
    • Web Development
    Effective instructor
    • University and Professional Seminar Experience
    • Interactive Tutorial Design
    • Technical and Procedural Documentation 


    Producer/Consultant - Food Group Media Present
    Digital business promotion and training services for start-up and small-scale food producers

    Blogger - Present
    Stories about heartfelt food and beverage production

    Cheesemonger - Cowgirl Creamery & Tomales Bay Foods, Petaluma CA 2011-2012
    Artisan cheese and specialty foods retail associate
    • Guided cheese tastings based upon customer experience and requests
    • Recommended cheese, beverage and condiment pairing
    • Cut, wrapped and sold one hundred pounds of cheese as a daily average

    Adjunct Professor - Technical Communications, Montana State University 2010
    Taught courses in Website design, content production and management, and social media networking

    Website Developer/User Experience Manager - BlueCross BlueShield MT, Helena MT 1998 - 2009
    Designed, developed, and maintained corporate Websites
    • Digital Asset Production and Management
    • Project and Staff Management
    • Requirements Analysis
    • User Interface Prototyping and Testing
    • Quality Assurance Monitoring
      • Data Relevance and Integrity
      • User Experience
      • Content Accuracy and Availability
    • Social Media Integration
    • Mobile Application Research and Analysis
    • Video Production
    • Technical Writing

    Founder - The Liberal Arts Media Production Company 1989 - 1997
    Video, computer animation and print media production - Technology training and consulting
      Partial Client List in California and Montana:
    • Myrna Loy Center for the Media and Performing Arts
    • Atlantic Richfield Corporation - ARCO
    • Montana Public Schools and State Government
    • Kaiser Permanente Health Plan
    • Pacific Gas & Electric

    Adjunct professor - Dept. of Communications, Menlo College, Atherton CA 1995 - 1996
    Taught courses in computer graphics, video production and script writing for corporate communications

    Seminar Leader - Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco CA 1990 - 1995
    Led software training seminars in video, sound and graphics production

    Media Producer - Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, Oakland CA 1989 - 1995
    Produced computer animation, video, and print media for medical staff and member education

    Assistant Manager - Adolph Gasser Inc., San Francisco CA 1985 - 1989
    Supervised motion picture equipment sales and rental staff; provided customer training and support


    University of Montana, Missoula MT Graduate Courses - Global Public Health
    City College, San Francisco CA Film Production, Computer Animation and Programming
    University of Missouri, Kansas City MO Graduate Courses - Psychology
    Saint Mary University, Leavenworth KS BA: English Literature - Minor: Math and German

Continuing Education

Community Service

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