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. She 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. Dana 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.
I was expecting to receive a well-written letter that brings out my best qualities, but this is truly exceptional. I’m so impressed with the impact of how what I’ve done and what I have to offer leaps off the page. I don’t know how to thank you. – Rob L., Finance & Investments
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. In addiction, David also has professional training through the American Management Association and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
Working with David at Brooklyn Resume Studio was a really amazing experience. He’s extremely attentive and detail orientated. He went above and beyond to really craft an incredible resume that truly painted a great picture of my career. – Darren D., Creative Services
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.
I’m very impressed with the quality of work you provided on my updated version. You really honed in and drove home the skill sets. I want to thank you for your vision and professionalism on this quality work. – Andrea M., Marketing Communications
ERIC NISHIOKA | Design & Branding Specialist
Eric Nishioka is a Los Angeles-based designer, proud father, black belt in judo, and rider of bikes. He 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. He has been featured in national and international publications, and is a One Show Gold Pencil Award winner.