Martha Underwood

Chesapeake, VA 23321 â–ª 757.537.6880 â–ª


Business owner and former teacher ready to utilize problem solving, influential communication, and computer skills in a customer focused position. Strong work ethic and enthusiastic learner who is always ready to roll-up sleeves and pitch in. Willing to use transferable skills while rising to the challenge of deadlines and pressure.

Relevant Skills

  • Possess superior time-management skills.

  • Perform above-and-beyond daily requirements to achieve project success.

  • Work professionally in a team or independently.

  • Easily adapt to new assignments. Willing to take extra time to learn new skills.

  • Lead others and take initiative.

  • Find innovative solutions to problems.

  • Build excellent, productive relationships with parents, customers, and students.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, MAC and PC operating systems.

WORK Experience

Martha Underwood Enterprises 2014–Present

Owner | Herbalife Sales Representative

Operate and manage online and in-person businesses selling nutrition supplements/personal care products, educational supplies, pet supplies, and lift recliners.


Portsmouth Public Schools, Portsmouth, VA 1985–2004

Elementary Teacher (Grades K-2)

Delivered expert instruction and hands-on lessons appropriate for grade level. Presented/led learning activities and created themed units. Encouraged parental involvement to reinforce and enrich classroom learning. Fostered safe and trusting classroom. Provided fair and consistent discipline. Encouraged recognition of individualized students’ talents.

GRETA Craft Shop, Greta, VA 1979–1985


Conducted a variety of arts/crafts group workshops or individual instruction: classes included painting with oil or watercolor, macramé, woodworking, flower arranging, and needle work. Answered customer questions, scheduled classes, and enrolled students. Handled cash and credit receipts. Maintained supplies and dealt with vendors. Ensured the shop was clean and organized.


BA Education (Concentration in English) | James Madison UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, VA

Photography Course: Suffolk Center of Arts | Art Classes with: Susan Scheewe, J Robert Burnell

Selected for: Elizabeth’s River Art Club that displays art work at area hospitals

Non-profit church activities: Support charities locally, nationally, and internationally

  • ID#: 93177
  • Location: Chesapeake, VA , 23321

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