Resume

Objective

Transgender Transition Coach for youth and adults in transition who desire to learn and acquire gender-centric verbal and nonverbal behaviors associated with their affirmed gender.

Relevant Skills

  • Pitch adjustment
  • 20+ years experience
  • Image management
  • Gender-centric verbal content and delivery
  • Graduate level communication studies
  • Respect/maintain client confidentiality
  • Nonverbal behavior specialist
  • Voiceover artist
  • Welcoming vendor network

Career Summary

  • Transgender Transition Coach – 2001 to current. 
  • Air Talent/News Reporter/voiceover artist/public speaker – 25 years of on-air experience.
  • Award-winning copywriter, producer for advertising and marketing.
  • Spokesperson for government agencies and universities.
  • Media trainer for private and government clients: media interviews, crisis communication.
  • Continuing education via valid and peer-reviewed journals for FtM and MtF research. 

Education

Master of Arts, N.C. State University
–Major: Public Relations
August 1998
Bachelor of Arts, N. C. State University
–Major: Communication
December 1985

Experience

Triangle Transgender Coach
Owner
2001 – Current
Chrystal Bartlett & Company
Owner, voiceover artist
1989 – Current</div<
N.C. Cooperative Extension
Marketing Director
Feb. 2007 – August 2008
N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Public Information Officer/Outreach Coordinator
Apr. 2000 – Feb. 2007
N.C. Department of Agriculture
Market News Reporter
June 1994 – Apr. 2000
The Finch Agency
Creative Director
Oct. 1991 – Nov. 1993
Venters & Associates Advertising and its subsidiaries
Copywriter, Producer, Operations Manager and Voice Talent
Dec. 1989 – Oct. 1991
Traffic Patrol Broadcasting
Reporter, Assistant Producer, and Voice Talent
April 1989 – Dec. 1989
Sperry & Associates Advertising
Copywriter and Producer
Feb. 1988 – Dec. 1988
WQDR-FM
Radio Personality
Sep. 1985 – Feb. 1988

Volunteer

  • Wade Edwards Learning lab, tutor, 2013 to current;
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County, communications consultant, 2014;
  • Senior Center news reader, Edenton Street United Methodist Center for Aging, 2015;
  • Pullen-Wiley Afterschool Tutoring Program, tutor, 2011-2013

Member

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (1998 to current);
  • N.C. Association of Government Information Officers, 2000 to current;
  • Farm Writers and Broadcasters, 2007- 2008;
  • State Emergency Response Team, 2000-2007;
  • Wake County Library Commission, 1994-1995; Vice-Chair, ’95-01;
  • Market News Association, 1995-1999;
  • International Association of Business Communicators, 1995- 1997;
  • Triangle Advertising Federation, 1985-1990. 

Awards

  • Raleigh Public Record: Honorable Mention, News Photography 2011
  • N.C. Association of Government Information Officers: Opinion Writing, 2006; First Place, Regular Publications (Newsletter) Quality Award (Communicators’ Awards), 2003
  • N.C. Department of Natural Resources: Hot Seat Award, March/April 2004
  • Certificate of Excellence, Division of Waste Management, 2004
  • International Television Visual Artists: Merit Award – Narration, 2000; Silver Reel – Narrator, 1996
  • National Agrimarketing Association: Best of Show, Collateral, 1997
  • N.C. ARC: Communicators Award, 1991; Volunteer of the Year, Wake County, 1991

Example of Chrystal's Vocal Work

by Chrystal Bartlett