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April 16, 2013


Greg Sarmas


Phone: 847-863-8081


ObjectiveA position that will capitalize on my diverse background and standards of professionalism.




Dosanjh Brothers Ranch

May 2010 – February 2013

-Farm Manager- Responsible for all production related activities on a 250-acre organic walnut farm.

¨Developed a fertilization program for four different varieties of walnut trees

¨Implemented an IPM program-Integrated Pest Management program

   Non-toxic methods escalate to toxic only when infestations reach critical mass

¨Monitored the farms hydrology ensuring water retention in the local aquifer

¨Brokered post-harvest deals with local clearinghouse ensuring a fair market price

¨Grew the productivity of the farm by 20% during my stay

¨Performed off season maintenance prepping trees for the following season

¨Managed a crew of up to 12 employees during peak harvest times


Dog Detail, LLC

April 2006 – Present

-Owner, Operator- Started a company that administers a wide array of services to an exclusive clientele and their pets.

¨ Used my local status to develop a customer base of almost 100 households

¨ Managed scheduling for two employees who carried out 8 -10 dog walks per day

¨ On call 24/7 including all holidays and peak vacation times

¨ Personal touch is given to every job, every request is honored, service is what keeps this alive

*This business has become very part-time, only 10-12 households and mostly during peak vacation seasons*



November 2009 – May 2010

– Lead Research Analyst/Product Development Manager – Investigated and executed the process of developing an organic, chitosan based fertilizer product.

¨ Catalogued competing organic fertilizers in order to compare growth results

¨ Located and in some cases imported the raw materials needed to conduct tests

¨ Extensively traveled, meeting with business targets of acquisition

¨ Formulated, and carried out experiments in germination and plant growth under artificial lights

¨ Implemented the registration of our product with the EPA, and various state agricultural departments

Dea Dia Organics

May 2009 – November 2009

-Assistant Farm Manager- Managed the daily operations of a five-acre organic vegetable farm.

¨ Coordinated all volunteer activities with the farm manager and a small staff

¨ Field work- hands on with all planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, etc.

¨ Sold and marketed produce to restaurants and at farmers markets


Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company

February 2005 – April 2006

-Personal Banker- Provided a wide variety of retail banking services to local branch customers.

¨ Ascertained customer needs, recommended appropriate services and investment vehicles

¨ Excelled in multi-tasking, CD enrollment, reconciling checking accounts, setting up online banking, IRA documentation

¨ Responsible for daily and weekly review of hard copy and digital entry of data

¨ Took on the responsibility of substitute bank teller while short on staff


Careerbuilder, LLC

June 2004 – February 2005

-Account Manager- Sold multimedia employment advertising packages to medium to large sized businesses. 

¨ Always met or exceeded my sales goals

¨ Consistently grew sales to existing clients while adding new accounts

¨ Promoted to second tier sales representative status after month three (24k quota)

¨ 500 – 600 cold calls per week




DePaul University

Bachelors Degree in Social Science


College of Lake County

Studied Horticulture with a focus on forest preserve management


Miscellaneous Qualifications/Accomplishments

Acting- I’ve appeared in several television shows as an extra, lead role in one episode of “We The People,” a court room drama starring Gloria Allred


*California Class A Commercial Driver’s License*

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