Paralegal Daniela Chacon

Daniela (Dani) Chacon

  • Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO -Graduated: May 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, Minor in Global Environmental Sustainability

Sales and Customer Service Associate

  • June 2015 – Present
  • Valley Garbage Solution, LLC, Basalt, Colorado

Job Responsibilities

  • Informed clients of services and represented the company as a local, family-owned business
  • Educated a minimum of five clients daily regarding services company offered
  • Established relationships with at least ten clients on a regular basis by phone and email to explain, answer, reassure and provide information
  • Negotiated prices with various clients to get to an agreement that benefited both parties, at least two daily
  • Performed market research to bring in new clients based on recent trend analysis
  • Grew client list by 46 new clients over six months
Administrative Assistant
  • June, 2015 – Present
  • Valley Garbage Solution, LLC, Basalt, Colorado

Job Responsibilities

  • Consolidated, organized and analyzed data to assist in business flow
  • Coordinated container deliveries
  • Improved overall organization of office, such as collecting receipts for expenses
  • Calculated revenue and expenses through Income Statements and Balance Sheets
  • Executed all invoices, deposits and payments
  • Collected and processed payments for 512 clients
  • Used TerraTrash by TerraVista (CRM) to track client information
  • Developed a company website through WordPress to showcase services
  • Created and maintained marketing materials, such as flyers, business cards, website, in order to reach new and existing client base
  • Created job descriptions when needed
  • Created yearly and monthly goals
  • Utilized Spanish to communicate with Spanish-speaking clientele multiple times per week
Translator – Spanish/English
  • December 2012 – Present
  • Lazy Glen, Snowmass, Colorado

Job Responsibilities

  • Developed a minimum of one English to Spanish Translation per month for the Homeowner’s Association Newsletter
  • Helped reach out to Spanish-speaking homeowners
  • Translations related to implementation of policies, new and current, and reminders
  • Gained knowledge and skills in real estate, timely correspondence, and management of homeowners association
  • August 2015 – December 2015
  • Private, Fort Collins, Colorado

Job Responsibilities

  • Daily interaction with parents of child
  • Received daily instructions for child’s needs
  • Demonstrated completion of instructions in a timely manner
  • Developed age appropriate activities in relation to entertainment, education, and development of child
Labor Worker
  • May, 2014 – August, 2014
  • Garden Sweet Farm, Fort Collins, Colorado

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintained sales of approximately $300 daily in farm stand
  • Aided in customer service; educated customers daily on sustainable practices
  • Administered farm stand including organizing and managing all stock bags
  • Effectively delegated daily jobs based on co-worker’s strengths
  • Trained new hires on efficient working techniques
  • Worked Farmers Markets on weekends to market the farm and gain more sales
  • Gained knowledge in organic and sustainable farming practices
Teacher’s Assistant
  • June 2012 – August 2013
  • Early Learning Center, Aspen, Colorado

Job Responsibilities

  • Daily interaction and communication with parents of children, at least four daily
  • Daily interaction with Spanish-speaking parents, at least two daily
  • Creation and execution of creative lesson plans, team collaboration with other teachers
  • Engaged school-aged children in various educational and creative activities
  • Caregiving for various children at a time
  • Worked with infants-preschool aged kids


International Development Internship
  • September 2015 – December 2015
  • Trees, Water & People, Fort Collins, CO

Job Responsibilities

  • Entered and analyzed data to assess funding opportunities
  • Developed grant proposals and letters of inquiries to various funding organizations
  • Gained one funding opportunity; Gates Foundation
  • Completed 10-12 (Spanish-English) translations from partners in Central America; including a video and budget translation
  • Gained in-depth knowledge in fundraising, advocacy, grant writing, and International Development
Peer Mentor
  • August 2009 – May 2012
  • Buddy Program, Aspen, CO

Job Responsibilities

  • Peer Mentor with elementary aged girl
  • Once a week interaction with buddy
  • Created mentor relationship with buddy in order for her to feel empowered and reach full potential
  • Interacted in classroom setting; completed assigned activities related to personal growth


Peru, Chile, Mexico
  • International Perspective
  • Cultural awareness and immersion
  • Independence
  • 3 month solo backpacking trip in Chile; live part-time in Peru
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to handle stress in new environments, flexible
  • Communication
  • Became familiar with various Spanish dialects, developed more Spanish skills
  • Planning & Budgeting
  • Financed own trips
  • Familiar with Latin American culture
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Photoshop
  • Beginner Illustrator
  • TerraTrash (CRM)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Word Press
  • QuickBooks
  • Business Administration