Joseph Pendarvis Joseph Pendarvis
SkillsI’m a teacher, seller and gourmand with a curiosity for new challenges in the food-retail, cooking, and farm to vendor marketplace.
ExperienceContact Tracer – County of San Diego, Department of Health and Human Services
April 2020-Present, San Diego
-Identify potential close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 medical case, notify contacts and promote self-monitoring through 14 days past the last known exposure to the confirmed case.
-Ensure that contacts who develop symptoms promptly isolate themselves and notify public health staff.
-Refer contacts to their healthcare provider for medical advice, testing and care as appropriate 

Cooking Instructor – Verlocal and Self Up
2016-Oct 2019, Boston, MA
-Instructed groups of 2-25 on how to make gumbo in my kitchen, guest kitchens, and company kitchens. IntroLink •  -Completed private food orders via my website:

Sales and Rental Agent – Mission Realty Advisors and Compass
2013- 2019, Boston, MA 
-Maintained an exclusive landlord roster centered around the competitive Boston rental market
-Represented buyers and sellers in Boston with over ten million in real estate transactions 

Office Manager & Rental Coordinator – JP Rentals and Sales
2010-2013, Boston, MA 
-Managed a boutique style real estate office that specializes in the Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and West Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston.
-Organized, maintained, and serviced a client list of over 150 landlords  

Department Manager, Assistant Manager, Point of Sale Area Trainer – Crate & Barrel
2004-2010, Boston, MA 
-Merchandised sales floor to maximize spatial profitability, Point of Sale trainer for Massachusetts and Connecticut stores, assisted with 6 store openings throughout the U.S. and Canada
-Structured and implemented bi-annual inventories through daily preparation and organized team efforts
-Created bi-weekly schedules for up to 90 part-time and full-time associates
-Maintained and monitored excellent sales coverage based on business needs
-Maintained inventory levels and achieved financial goals for 4 departments of a $20 million sales store through efficient product ordering and sales analysis
-Successfully and efficiently completed the management-training program that involved learning all aspects and channels of the business. 

Geography Teacher – Mobile County Public School System
2003-2004,  Mobile, AL 
-Established objectives and planned learning experiences for regular and gifted students grades six through eight.
-Worked with a psychometrist to formally test students for gifted characteristics
-Arranged an alliance with local photographers to teach basic photography to eighth grade students.
-Established and maintained standards of student behavior to achieve a functional learning atmosphere. 

Program Manager – Goodwill/Easter Seals
2002-2003,  Mobile, AL
-Worked with a team of seven program managers to build and maintain an “at risk” youth career program derived from federal grants and centered in local high schools.
-Instructed Adult GED courses at all area Goodwill Easter Seal facilities in the Mobile, AL area  
EducationAssociation of State and Territorial Health Officials and National Coalition of STD Directors – Certified Covid-19 Contact Tracer 

County of San Diego – Food Handler Certified 

University of South Alabama – Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mobile, Alabama 
ActivitiesVolunteer – Serving Seniors San Diego.  
I enjoy hosting large dinner parties to bring friends and acquaintances of all walks of life together.  I also have a passion for photography, and I’ve had numerous photos published in three editions of Okra Magazine.  In addition, I’m a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and The Southern Foodways Alliance.