Meet the Brooklyn Resume Studio Team
DANA LEAVY-DETRICK | Founder & Chief Creative Scribe
Dana Leavy-Detrick is a senior resume writer and personal brand strategist who has helped thousands of professionals in areas like advertising, marketing, design, fashion/beauty, media, publishing, and technology navigate career transition and develop high-impact marketing tools. With over 15 years of career coaching, recruiting, and HR experience, she advises clients on strategies for successfully navigating the most competitive job markets and maximizing their earning potential.
As founder and director of Brooklyn Resume Studio, she leads a team of career experts and brand strategists recognized for industry-leading resume, design, and brand development work. She has delivered presentations on job search strategy, resume design, and personal branding to colleges and institutions across the country. A certified career coach, her advice has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Mashable, Fast Company, The New York Post, Refinery29, and GlassDoor.
DAVID WIACEK | Certified Career Coach & Resume Writer
David Wiacek is a professional resume writer and certified career coach (CPCC). He helps unfulfilled, and ambitious professionals find more meaningful, better-paying work. Leveraging years of experience in human resources, training and development, recruiting, and copywriting, David designs realistic job search strategies and crafts powerful portfolios to help clients land interviews, earn promotions, negotiate higher salaries, switch careers, and develop key skill sets.
Based in New York, David has traveled to over 25 countries, and has tried just about every exotic food you can think of. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and professional training through the American Management Association and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
ALLISON HELLER | Certified Professional Resume Writer
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Allison brings over 15 years of expertise in reviewing and analyzing resumes, corporate and agency recruiting, and crafting unique profiles, cover letters, and personal bios. With in-depth knowledge spanning a multitude of industries, she brings a wealth of innovative creativity to the table. Whether she is working with recent college graduates, mid-level managers, or executives, Allison has the capabilities to extract and communicate your accomplishments and professional highlights in a manner that is attractive to hiring managers.
Allison spent several years in sales recruiting before completing her resume writing certification through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. She is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania.
CHARLENE HOLSENDORFF | Professional Resume Writer
Charlene Holsendorff has over 10 years of experience as a professional resume writer and job search strategist, creating and editing resumes for senior-level, mid-level, and junior professionals in corporate, trades, and creative occupations. She has worked with some of the nation’s leading outplacement firms, and previously managed a career center for the #1 client of a reputable outplacement company.
Charlene’s earlier experience designing and editing corporate training and development communications has laid the foundation for understanding the resume as a marketing tool, and conveying the impact of an employee’s contributions throughout his or her career. Charlene is also the author of a commercial job search eBook, and a certified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.
ERIC NISHIOKA | Design & Branding Specialist
Eric Nishioka is a Los Angeles-based designer, proud father, black belt in judo, and rider of bikes. Eric believes that good design can change lives for the better and greatly affect how we learn and grow from each other. In his words, “I love what I do, and am thankful every day that I am able to make beautiful things, make brilliant sense.” Eric is a graduate of Otis College of Art & Design, has been featured in national and international publications, and a One Show Gold Pencil Award winner.