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Mara O.

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  • Joined September 2015

With one degree in Literature, and another in Organizational Psychology/Human Services, I am a well rounded, research oriented go getter.

  • Ashland, OR, United States
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Mara O.
Ashland, OR, United States



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I'm currently available for 25-30 hours a week. I love research and editing work. I also truly enjoy helping foster healthy workplace/organizational climates.

Work history

Office Manager
I run the local SEIU503 office here in Medford, Oregon. I manage all daily tasks including: coordinating catering, lodging; database upkeep; editing of documents; data pulling, etc.
Absolute Options, LLC
Chief Operating Officer
Managed all aspects of home based office for this international economic development and food security agency that I founded with two economist partners. Used QB, Excel, etc, and managed financials as well as data.
Absolute Options
I founded AO two year before shifting to an LLC. The solo work I did was largely Organizational Development and Developmental Research based. I worked for local companies and organizations ranging from La Clinica del Valle to Amy's Organics.


Community Engagement Proposal

This proposal was written in tandem with my two consulting partners, and edited largely by me. It shows my ability to construct documents and edit large bodies of text, as well as my interest in terms of consulting.

Good to Great Powerpoint

This PP was created to illustrate the benefits of incorporating "Good to Great" into a business model.

Alternative Funding

This document highlights my research into alternative funding for small and emerging businesses.

Climate Clean Radio

A short radio script for a now defunct web radio program.



Southern Oregon University
Bachelor's in English and Writing
Southern Oregon University
Master's in Psychology with an emphasis on Organizational Development and Human Services



editing Copyediting copywriting Organizational Development Grants Management Grant Reporting Administrative publicity public speaking


QuickBooks Excel MSWord pages Scrivener


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Entertainment Events Government Media PR & Communications Philanthropy Professional Services

What I read

NYT, HuffPo, TimeOut, Al Jazeera, "Good to Great" series by Jim Collins

Side projects

I am a painter, a poet, and a sometimes writer. I'm currently working on a play to honor my father, who died of HIV/AIDS in 1996.

Ideal team

I like small teams, or working independently. I appreciate a direct style of management, while also being granted latitude to work until support need arises.