About Me

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Over the years, I've grown to learn that I'm thankful for all things the Lord has bestowed upon me, both in plenty and in want, as I know that even "times of testing" are tools He uses to refine our character and put us in position to better receive and appreciate Him and the good and abundant things He has for us, pressed down, shaken together, and over-flowing. It’s now 2012, a lot has transpired in the last 4 yrs., and I've developed my own photography business that stands on "Quality without Compromise." It's called Sandra Koster Photography, and you can find me at my website, and on Facebook, where I have both a Page and a Group by the same name. My Mission Statement: To bring to you and your families the essence of the moment, those treasures in time that are memorialized by the awesome invention of the camera. There is no part of God's creation, from the moon to the molecule, on land or under the sea, no animal, plant or bug too big or too small for my attentions. From inland, to the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, to the country, to the jungle, to the shores of the tropical seas I pledge quality work, without compromise.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My 2008 e-Portfolio Archived

Sandra J. Koster's


"A Brave Heart is a Powerful Weapon" –Rudy Garcia-Tolson; Photo by Marite2007 on Flickr


The page numbers were the active links on my original Geocities Webpage but are now reminders to me of my layout should I ever wish to recreate this e-Portfolio. Click the "back button" between pages. Have fun reading.

Personal Statement........................................ 1
Personal Statement

Hi, I'd like to introduce myself and tell you a little about my short and long-term goals, as well as share with you a few of my personal interests.

My name is SJK and I [was] am currently enrolled in the Paralegal Program at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). While I still have 2.5 semesters left before completing the Paralegal Program, I've been contemplating the idea of focusing my legal attentions on the field of Intellectual Property. Certainly this decision is likely to change as I continue to learn more about the many fields available within the legal camp.

Being as my heart's passion has always been Healthcare, and since I have many years of experience working in it with humans as well as Equine, namely Thoroughbred Race Horses, there is a great chance that my future in the legal profession will embrace aspects from both worlds.

Genetics are near and dear to my heart and since Pedigree is of paramount importance to racehorse breeders, I can certainly see how genetic engineering could possibly take a "front-seat" role one day within the racing industry. Additionally, we already know that DNA evidence and gene manipulation are of serious importance in the legal camp as well as the Medical world, which equates to future needs for workers that are well versed in these areas.

Given this awareness, one can readily see how important securing patents on this type of intellectual property already is and will continue to become. Bio-technologies and e-technologies have become huge businesses globally.

Therefore, being a "detail oriented, critical thinker" with a scientific mindset, I am confident that I will be an asset to the right legal firm in the very near future.

In addition to my personal educational goals, I find relaxation and invigoration by applying myself to a number of other interests:

Helping to serve other's needs.

Animal Welfare: rescue, rehabilitation, placement, and adoption.

Environmental Protection: education, awareness, recycling, energy efficiency, and all aspects involving our global warming concerns. Let's go "Green"!

Cooking: Gourmet vegetarian, all natural and organic, and hot and spicy.




Medical issues: Bio-technologies, anatomy & physiology, genetics, terminology, 3rd World issues.

Legal issues

And now, I thank you for taking the time to peruse my e-Portfolio. Have a great day! Bye.

Microsoft Word Documents.......................... 2

MS Word Documents

Examples of my research and writing skills:

v genetics
MS Word Documents

Examples of my research and writing skills:

v genetics

v project1a

v project1b

v project2

v project3

Examples of my document formatting skills:

v MediaLoft Buzz

v Perennial Garden

v Chicago Marketing Report

Excel Spreadsheets........................................ 3

Microsoft Excel

Examples of Spreadsheets I've created:

v carloan

v olive

v survey

v timesum

PowerPoint Presentation............................... 4

"To Behold His Glory"

My Blog......................................................... 5


First Webpage Created.................................. 6

"Radiography Webpage"

Widget Web Services Webpage.................... 7

Widget Web Services, Inc. E-business Services

We offer the following services:

Web-based Software Training
Providing online tutorials in MS Office,
StarOffice, and the Windows operating system.

Click here to view our Customer Service Presentation.

1 Customer Service: What, How, Who, and Why?

2 What is Customer Service?MEETING OTHER’S NEEDS: Human, Animal & Environment

Ask questions
What do they need?
Response required
Customer Constraints?
Analysis of facts
Investigate & Implement
Contact all parties involved
Customer Satisfaction

4 Two Rules to Always Remember:
1) The Customer is always right!
2) If the Customer is ever wrong, refer to rule #1.
5 Who needs Customer Service?Shoppers (realtime and on the Internet)

6 Who is a Customer Service Rep?Telemarketers
Healthcare Providers
Legal Professionals
Wait Staff
Pet Groomers
Investment Brokers
Law Enforcement

7 How Do Reps Behave?As people with character and integrity
With a “servant’s heart”
Like people who invest in the lives of others rather then themselves
As givers, helpers and doers
With love

8 Bottomeline is...Why? Because without happy customers, clients, patrons, pets and people…You’ve got nothing, nobody and no business, job or money ! You won’t have a nest egg.

Consultation services are provided to help you and your organization maximize the power of the Web to meet your training needs.
Click here to read about Web design.

"A Websmith's Recipe for an Effective Business Webpage" by Sandra J. Koster

Consultation services to help you transition your organization effectively to Web-based sales and services. Click here to read about e-business.

Widget Web Services, Inc. is here to serve your Webpage e-tool needs. Consultants will determine how you and your company can get the most "bang for your buck" through the personalized creation of your webpage. We link the world to you through our user-friendly e-commerce e-tools.

The tables below contain links to a few websites that contain useful web and graphic design information:

Web Design:

Grantastic Designs

Symbiotic Design

Graphic Design:

Finer Design

Visionary Websites

Last Revised on Friday April 6, 2007 by Sandra J. Koster

Thanks for visiting. Any questions or comments you may have about this site, or in general, are important to us. Please contact the Websmith by clicking on the following link:

Widget Master:

Contact Information: Widget Web Services

43rd and Broad St.

New York, NY 21932

Click here to send an E-Mail: sonkistsaving@yahoo.com

Visit WWS E-Business Services here and click on the following link to view our Customer Service Presentation

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Last updated by Sandra J. Koster on 4/16/07
Resume.......................................................... 8

Temporary Mailing: FL 32696 ~ Tel: (352) hm. or (352) cell
Permanent: Santa Fe, NM 87505
~ E-mail: ~ E-Portfolio: available upon request


Former NM resident of 17 yrs. returning home. Reliable professional seeking permanent
Paralegal or legal Support Staff position with growth potential.


 Windows: Microsoft Office proficient including Outlook, and trained in E-Source
 + 65 GWAM. Exceptional proofreading abilities with good executive function.
 Cross-trained on multiple computer and office systems.
 Analytical abilities with strong initiative; management experience
 Top notch organizational, prioritizing and follow through skills for multi-tasking
 Effective verbal and written communication skills (Pleadings, Civil procedures, case
management, demand letters). On-line and legal book research technique.
 Court document maintenance procedures. Maintain Judge's library. Ability to work in a
fast-paced environment, detail-oriented team player though self-regulated and selfdirected.
 Extensive knowledge & experience in Medical & Sports related issues


 Completed numerous "communications" seminars. Mature & dependable.
 Completed OSHA , Fire & Bomb Safety, and HIV & AIDS training.
 Certified in American Heart Association First Aid and CPR.
 3.87 GPA, Dean's List, The National Scholar's Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa.
 American Law, Business Law, Tort, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology,
Healthcare, Psychology, Critical Thinking, Web Publishing, Excel, Keyboarding 1 & 2.
Internship, Litigation, Real Estate Law & Property, Internet for Office Professionals,
Employment Law, Legal Writing & Research, and Wills, Trusts & Estate Admin./Probate


Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
Legal and Medical AS, Paralegal Program (April 2008)

Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM
Biology and English 1990 – 1997 (cont. ed.)


Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-Q, Newberry, FL
Server 5/22/08 to and thru 9/2009

8th Judicial Circuit of Levy County: Honorable Judge Glant
Paralegal Internship 7/9/ 2007 to 12/21/2007

SFC Gainesville, FL
Full time Student Jan. 2006 through April 2008

Adena Springs Racing Farm, Ocala, FL
Exercise Rider (former Pro. Jockey) April 2002 – March 2005
Administrative Assistant Jan. 2004 – Oct. 2004

Genzyme Genetics, Santa Fe, NM
Cytogenetic Technician, Senior Tech. Dec. 1987 to March 2002

Favorite e-Mailing Lists................................. 9
e-Mailing Lists

Here are a few of my favorites:

v A.Word.A.Day

v E-Mail Edifications

v Harvest Daily Devotional

v Daily-Manna

v Avera Law Firm


v Medscape


v Heartlight

v Snopes

Favorite Poetry.............................................. 10

A few of my favorite poems:

v If

v Daffodils

v How Do I Love Thee

v Resolutions

v Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

v The Men That Don't Fit In

v Oblivion

v Resolutions2

v To See a World in a Grain of Sand

"All friendly feelings toward others come from the friendly feelings a person has for himself" -- unknown

A Little Humor.............................................. 11

Dedicated in memory of my Mom................. 12

In dedication to my brilliant and inspiring Mother, Patricia M. Koster, who spent her life filling her mind with a wealth of knowledge so that she could be "all things, to all men, all the time". The saying, "Books fall open, you fall in," is a testimony to her life. [picture missing]

She was born in 1927 and died on July 11, 2006. Below is a copy of the painting that my deceased uncle, Eugene Koster, painted of her during the 1950's. Norman Rockwell found this painting to be the best, in an art show my uncle had some of his works on display in. He painted another portrait of my Mom's sister, my Aunt, which is equally as beautiful. They were real "lookers" in their day! [picture missing]

My Mom grew up to become an avid, trophy winning golfer when few women were in the sport. She also had an "eagle eye" for shooting a rifle and was known as the Annie Oakley of her day. She won "clay pigeon" shooting competitions as well.

This is her as a young girl. [picture missing]

Even as a young girl, she was moved to be heard and wrote the President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to address the needs of her father, my grandfather, who was out of work during the recession. He wrote her back and while sympathizing about the misfortunes and hardships of the times, FDR encouraged my mom to become a leader in the Girl Scouts. And a leader she was.

My Mom and Aunt went on to become executive secretaries for E.I. DuPont, and stayed with the Company for over 30 years. My Mom was a giving and understanding soul, not standing in judgment of anybody. She constantly gave out of the abundance of her own poverty, unselfishly, not expecting anything in return.

My Mom spent the last 4 years of her life living with me in FL where she had opportunity to relax on the screened-in porch, do her crossword puzzles, drink her tea and watch the vast array of migrating and local birds come to our feeders, along with the 50 million squirrels, and observe the wild looking Florida spiders and bugs…which constantly fascinated us both. She too loved animals, was also a former equestrian, and especially adored her cat, Lotus Blossom (a Snow Shoe). [picture missing]

Now that my Mom has passed, my relationship with her only sibling, my Aunt Dolores, has taken on its own beautiful hue. She has become my new confidant, counselor and friend; the roles my Mom once held. Below is a picture of my Aunt Dolores and Uncle Jack (also deceased), that I took of them in DE around 1988.

I applaud my Aunt for assuming such an influential role in my life and I'd like to lift up all those people, younger and older, who take on a mentoring position in the life of another. Afterall, we really are "our brother's keeper".

The heart and crown insignia are representative of my chosen "colors" as a former professional jockey. I own a racehorse by the name of Herz Koenig. His name is German for Heart King, or King of Hearts. This is where placing the heart over the crown comes into play. I have named my property (a corner parcel) after my horse and the Lord Jesus, The King of Hearts, who provided it for me and my Mom.. It is called, Koenig's Korner.

Last revised Mon. March 3, 2008


Anonymous said...

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In2Books said...

Hi Betty, thank you for spending your time reading my posts. I'm happy to hear that someone out there actually finds my words and or photographs engaging.

I see that you follow quite a few blogs. The Lenya Heitzig blog that I follow is also very rewarding. If you click on my username, as I did yours, I think that you'll see what blogs I follow, at which point you should find an active link.

Blessings, and thanks for posting your link reminding folks to "adopt a pet". No animal that the Lord created should be disposable when inconvenienced. Commitments are supposed to be for life.