KAREN NELSON                            

                                                   Professional Experience

2004 - Now      Freelance. Writer, Editor, Inventor
, Cartoonist, Performance Artist

2002 - 2004     SafetyMatters, NYC (owner). US Distributor of the Phoenix Protective Hood.
                           Sold and demonstrated use and capabilities of the Phoenix.  See  Test 2002
2000 - 2002     Project Manager for American Standards Testing Bureau, Wall Street, NYC.

2000               Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent,  Palm Beach Gardens.
1996 - 2000      Assistant to D. Russo, Demographer.  Researched regional growth patterns for Retail.

1993 - 1996      SmokeSafe Corporation, NYC (Vice President) and Phoenix Marketing Group (FL)
                            US Distributor for the Dräger PARAT C Smoke Hood.
                           Participated in legislative Washington DC meetings, discussing a government
                           smoke-hood standard.  Participated in live chamber smoke-hood demonstrations.       
                 Produced SmokeSafe Exhibition Video, and collaborated with CNBC for a
                   Steals and Deals segment on Civilian Smoke Protection. See  CNBC Test

1992             Acted as Ohio State-level Organizer (Committee Chair), Presidential Campaign,
                           Independent/Reform Party.  Founding Member of United We Stand America

1980s           Hondros Career College, OH. Director for the VP of Marketing, opening up their Insurance
                          Pre- licensing locations throughout the state.

                    Federated Insurance, Owatonna, MN. Agent for 2 years. Sold P&L and Health, Business policies,
                          in a three-county territory, based in Cincinnati, OH.

G & T Protech, TX & OH.  Owner. Distributor of Dräger PARAT C Smoke Hood.   See HFD Intro

Morton International, FL, Exclusive US Distributor of Dräger PARAT C Smoke Hood.                      
   Abbott Realty & Investments, Houston TX. Agent for 7 years.
                       Leased properties. Secured & photographed private listings. Trained new agents.

      In  Addition:   Freelance writer for industry publications (Managers Report, Coastide, Bass International)
                      Published poet. Patented inventor of the LifePro, a self-rescue device for Firefighters.
                                                                                  ( United States Patent #5,964,218 / Oct.12, 1999 )

    Most of the positions listed above required extensive travel (some international), public speaking at conferences  
    and association events (some on-camera). Also trained sales teams on product use or institutional benefits.

Designed Phoenix logo.

Wrote Training Manual,
on use and sale of the
Dräger Smoke Hood, while
representing the sole U.S.
Distributor of the PARAT C.