Resume & Skills



  • Speaker: motivation, inspiration, and education
  • Author: Books, articles, manuals, reports, news releases
  • Business management: strategic planning, delegation of responsibility, budgeting
  • Accounting: payroll, tax reporting forms, accounts payable, income statements
  • Resource management: hiring, firing, interviewing
  • Marketing/public relations: advertising, publicity, and promotions
  • Inventory control: merchandising, ordering, pricing
  • Research: data gathering using surveys, interviews, document search
  • Data analysis: interpreting data and writing reports, recommendations, and documents
  • Coordination: planning conventions, conferences, and program sessions including contacting speakers, arranging set-up, soliciting prices for menus for banquets/lunches


  • 2019 Received MBA Certificate from KSU, Kansas City, MO through ABWA
  • 2010 Received Anchor Program Certificate (completing 130 hours on Biblical principles, Biblical history, church history, doctrines of Christian Faith, and volunteer activities at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank)
  • 1999-2000 Gathered data to write three manuals for the American Council of the Blind,  Washington, D.C.
  • 1998 Received Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (business and speech areas); Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 1998 Received Probationary Iowa Teaching License for grades 7-14
  • 1997-1998 Created proposal, gathered data, and completed Master’s research project for the American Council of the Blind, Washington, D.C.; wrote survey, made phone and personal interviews, gathered data, and wrote recommendations for the board of directors
  • 1996 Received Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications; Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 1996 Planned and completed an internship for the American Council of the blind; developed survey for interviews, data gathered was used with other research to write two manuals, lead seminars to explain documents


  • 1999-present Own Bazyn Communications, Burbank CA;
    Motivational speaker, business coach, and writer: projects relating to image building, outreach, and communication methods for individuals and organizations. Author of books and numerous other written and audio works
  • August -November, 2004  Temporary employment for Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office; voting outreach representative: Coordinate, plan, and deliver  presentations to community groups about voting process and voting options
  • 1984-1999 Owned Cedar Rapids Post Office Vending, Cedar Rapids IA; business which included 57 vending machines: supervised all aspects of business


  • 2013-2020 Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown/Gavin Newsom (CA) for CA State Independent Living Council
  • 2009-2010 Appointed by CA Secretary of State for CA HAVA (Help America Vote Act) advisory board for plan update
  • 2005-2018 Appointed by CA Secretary of State for Voters Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • 2003-2005 Appointed by CA Secretary of State for CA HAVA (Help America Vote Act) advisory board; appointed to voting accessibility implementation task force
  • 2012-2021 Elected Secretary (2 years), Vice-President (2 years), President (4 years), Corresponding Secretary (2 years), President American Business Women’s Association Verdugo Glen Chapter
  • 2004, 2011-2012 Elected Vice President of Burbank Business Network International
  • 2002-2004, 2007, 2013 Educational Coordinator, Burbank Business Network Int.
  • 2005-2011, 2015-2021, 2022 Elected president of Independent Visually Impaired Enterprisers,
  • 2002-2005, 2011-2015, 2021 Elected Vice president of Independent Visually Impaired Enterprisers,
  • 2006-2008 Appointed to Social Security Administration Ticket to Work Beneficiary Summit Planning Committee; participated in teleconference calls and meetings in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA; and Louisville, KY
  • 1994-1999 Elected  Member of Iowa State Vendors Committee; assist in decision making on budgeting, promotions, changes in policies and rules of the Business Enterprise Program
  • 2005-2015 Appointed Advisor ForAmerican Council of the Blind Students (previously National Alliance of Blind Students); advised students on decisions, protocol, history, etc.
  • 1992-2000 Elected Board member of the American Council of the Blind
  • 2001-2005 Elected Treasurer of the American Council of the Blind
  • 2006-present ACB Membership Committee chair: assist in planning membership seminars, membership “focus” calls, and assist affiliates with membership development
  • 1995-1998, 2001-2005 Member of the American Council of the Blind Budget Committee;  (chair in 2001); assisted the Executive Director in compiling and creating yearly budget
  • 2001-2005, 2015-2019 Elected Secretary, California Council of the Blind (CCB)
  • 2005, 2011-2015 Elected Board member, CCB
  • 2004-2006 Elected President, Greater L.A. Chapter, CCB
  • 2000-2004 Elected Treasurer, Greater L.A. Chapter, CCB
  • 2008-2016 Elected President of Glendale-Burbank Area Chapter CCB
  • 2006-2008 Elected Second vice president, Glendale-Burbank chapter, CCB
  • 2002-2006 Elected First vice president, Glendale-Burbank chapter, CCB
  • 2000-2002 Elected Corresponding secretary, Glendale-Burbank Chapter, CCB
  • 1996-1998 Elected Second Vice President, Iowa Council of the United Blind
  • 1992-1996 Elected Board member, Iowa Council of the United Blind
  • 1990-1992 Elected President, Iowa Council of the United Blind
  • 1994-1996 Elected President Cedar Rapids chapter, Iowa Council of the United Blind
  • 2005-2011, 2013-2019, 2020-present Elder on Session for First Presbyterian Church of Burbank
  • 2007-2020 Kirby Ministry Chair: Plan activities for girls at lockdown facility
  • 1985-1999 Inspirational speaker Stonecroft Ministries, Kansas City, MO; speaker for many communities in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska at Christian Women’s Clubs
  • 1990-1992, 1993-1994, 1995-1996 Prayer Advisor, Project Advisor, Special Feature Chair Christian Women’s After 5, Cedar Rapids; planned, contacted speakers, and coordinated programs for monthly meetings, planned special presentations for monthly meetings
  • 2021-present First Vice President, Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America
  • 2014-2021 Second Vice President, Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America
  • 2006-2014 Secretary, Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America
  • 2002-2006, 1991-1999 Board member Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America
  • 1994-present Planning Committee Chair for Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America; arranged goal setting sessions for long range plans to coordinate activities of all the national committees
  • 1993-1998, 2006-2007 Program Chair Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America national conventions; contacted speakers and planned presentations, coordinated events
  • 1988-present Wrote advocacy, personal experience, and how-to articles published in publications including “Vendorscope”, “Braille Forum”, “Student Advocate”, “Iowa Bulletin”, “Blind Californian”, and other publications and Internet sites
  • 1998-2001, 2011-present Publications Chair “Vendorscope”
  • 2009-present Sagebrush committee member; assisted in planning conference speakers, creating agendas, contracting exhibitors and sponsors

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