Hello world! My name is Paul Lambert and I am passionate about technology and creative outlets, especially knife making. I am a recent graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Interpersonal Communications.

I enjoy creating websites, both in theory and practice. I am still learning more about the programming side to take this further in CSS and enjoy creating fun programs with Python. One of my other time consuming creative outlets is making knives. There is something unique and fun about creating a new, different knife. You can learn more about my creative life further down in my hobbies area.

 

 

Work Experience

MicroCenter, Houston Texas

Customer Service Representative                                                                                                              2/2017-Present

Handled sales transactions

Assisted customers in general matters

Finalized sales for customers with in-store pickup items

 

Osyra Designs, Houston Texas

Lead Designer                                                                                                                                               10/2014-3/2017

Job Description

Consulted with clients to develop a design to suit their needs

Constructed websites for individuals and businesses

 

Starbucks, Houston Texas

Barista and Cashier                                                                                                                                      1/2016-12/2016

Job Description

In charge of the register

Handled customer complaints and problems

Made drinks as ordered

 

Specialty Maintenance Products, Houston Texas

Vice President of Shipping and Receiving                                                                                                9/2013-2/2015

Job Description

Managed and supervised shipping and packaging, repairs and inventory

 

Apex Energy Group, Houston Texas

Junior Partner                                                                                                                                               5/2015-9/2015

Job Description

Generated leads for sales

Worked on a team to create appointments for the Senior Partners

 

Bellaire United Methodist Church, Bellaire Texas

Intern Supervisor                                                                                                                                          5/2014-8/2014

Job Description

Planned and executed events

Oversaw and managed the four interns for the Youth Department

Coordinated the schedule with the online planner and technology

Led in teaching students in middle and high school

 

Bellaire United Methodist Church, Bellaire Texas

Events Coordinator                                                                                                                                      5/2013-8/2013

Job Description

Planned and executed events

Led in teaching students in middle and high school

Managed two interns

 

Bellaire United Methodist Church, Bellaire Texas

Intern                                                                                                                                                              6/2012-8/2012

Job Description

Was in charge of administrative upkeep

Mentored youth

Led in self-discovery and growth

 

Cho-Yeh Youth Summer Camps, Livingston Texas

Work Crew                                                                                                                                                      7/2011-8/2011

Job Description

Assisted in supervising groups of 15-20 kids for activities

Led in the set-up and tear down of special events several times a week

Led group activities for kids of all ages

 

Hughes Watters Askanase, Houston Texas

File Clerk                                                                                                                                                        6/2010-8/2010

Job Description

Managed and organized the file system for all clients

Assisted the firm partners as needed

Delivered and kept available all necessary information for attorneys

 

 

Education

University of Houston, Houston, Texas                                                                                                    May 2017

B.A. in Interpersonal Communications

Minor in English

 

 

Spanish Language 

Limited working Spanish proficiency.

Currently working to improve proficiency.

 

 

 

Achievements

Eagle Scout – Bronze Palm

I started Cub Scouts in kindergarten, and continued to Boy Scouts until I received the Eagle Scout Award at 17. Though this was later than I wanted to earn it, I made the most of the time before 18 (when you transition from boy scout to adult leader) to earn the Bronze Palm Award, the next step up from Eagle Scout.

SPOT Awards & Consumer Voice Award 

While working as a barista and cashier at Starbucks, I received three SPOT Awards and the Consumer Voice Award. The SPOT Awards were for “Integrity and Respect Always” (twice), and “Sell and Serve with Passion”. The Consumer Voice Award is in recognition of outstanding customer service.

 

 

 

Hobbies

Knife making

I have loved knives since I started Cub Scouts in kindergarten. I still remember (and have) the first knife my parents let me buy with my money at 11, and I have been growing my collection ever since. In the spring of 2016 I watched somebody on YouTube make a knife. I love making things. I love knives. Thus, my journey began. Since then, I have made several knives, each unique and better than the last (which you can find here). They are also shown on the YouTube channel here.

Martial Arts 

I am fiercely protective of those I love. The need to be able to protect people is what spurred my interest in martial arts, and the camaraderie  and close friendship is what kept me there. I am able to spend time with them in a way that allows us to both challenge and support each other. Since I first discovered this, I have loved and practiced mixed-martial arts with emphasis in Jiu-Jitsu and Aikido.

Aikido has taught me a very important concept: Randori. Randori roughly translates to “seize the chaos,” and is the closest that Aikido gets to full sparring. I would be put in the middle of the room with between two and five others, who could use any attack we had learned. My job was to survive until my Sensei said stop. There is a feeling unique to this, similar to being the eye of a hurricane. I had to be calm in the face of stress all around me. I find this applicable to nearly all aspects of life. Life is full of stress, and the ability to allow it to swirl around me while I stand calmly in the center is essential.

Gaming

I started gaming, like many children, with Pokémon and Mario (for me, on the gameboy). My high school afternoons were filled with the sounds of zombies falling before my friend and me on the xbox. I moved on to the computer in college, playing games ranging from Hearthstone to League of Legends to Overwatch.