Rick Doble (Richard Degaris Doble) M.A.
PO Box 96, Smyrna NC 28579
Tel: 1-252-729-8691
E-mail: savvydiscounts@yahoo.com
Newsletter web site: www.savvy-discounts.com

SavvyDiscounts.com

FOUNDING:
---Editor, publisher, founder Savvy-Discounts Newsletter, since 1994.

A national newsletter devoted to finding simple ways to save money on everyday household and family expenses. Put together a system that would enable an average family to save $5000 a year with no extra effort or change in lifestyle.
Planned, created, designed and published newsletter from scratch. Originally printed as hard copy.
---Web master for Savvy-Discounts Internet site since 1996: www.Savvy-Discounts.com
One of the early companies to have a site on the Internet.

PUBLICITY:
--- Print Media:
Articles using Doble’s information or interviews with Doble have appeared in:

The Wall Street Journal, PC World, Reader's Digest, Woman's Day (6 times), Bottom Line/Personal (12 times), Mademoiselle, Woman's World (6 times), Men's Health, Best of Bottom Line/Personal, plus newspapers and regional senior and parenting publications.
---Television:
Interview: MSNBC (National Cable TV): interview about cutting clothing costs. This report also aired nationwide on local NBC stations including WTVJ, Miami, FL.

Information and research: used on ABC TV's TheView on the subject of supermarket shopping.

Interviews (2): Sweepsfeed 1997-2000, a syndicated television service. Interviews were about supermarket shopping and prepaid calling cards. Reports aired in: San Diego, CA, Detroit, MI, New Haven, CT, San Francisco, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA plus many other stations nationwide.

Interviews: regional television: WCTI, New Bern, NC (2 times) and WBT Charlotte, NC.
---Radio:
Over 60 radio interviews including NPR (National Public Radio). Since 1998 interviewed on radio from Florida to New Hampshire and from Vancouver, Canada to Arizona, including Clear Channel Radio which reaches about a third of the United States.

AUTHOR:
---BOOKS:

Savvy Discounts: The Best Money-Saving Advice from America's #1 Cost-Conscious
Consumer. New York: Perigee, 2003.

How to Get the Best Buys: The Bargain Hunter's Guide to Food, Clothes,
Utilities, Health Care. Boca Raton: Globe Communications Corp., 1997.

     Note: over 500,000 copies distributed throughout the USA and Canada at virtually every Wal-Mart, Kmart and supermarket.

$avvy Discount$. Boca Raton: Globe Communications Corp., 1997. 

The Everything Digital Photography Book, 2nd Edition, Avon: Adams Media Corporation, 2008.

     This book contains substantial consumer advice about buying cameras and photographic equipment.

---WEEKLY COLUMN:

---"Money Wise" for www.myprimetime.com 2000-2001.
Featured writer (byline, portrait) at Internet site for the Money/Savings section.

---ARTICLES:
---Author - regular series of articles:
Regular column for these three publications -- ThriftyTraveler.com newsletter, Clearwater, FL, 2000-2002; Freebies, Carpinteria, CA, 1995-1999; Health & Money, Grass Roots Publishing, New York, NY, 1997-1999.

 

RELATED PAST ACTIVITIES:
TEACHING, WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC SPEAKING

---Teacher, college level English, Craven Community College, Havelock Branch, Havelock, NC, 2006-present.

---Teacher, Internet workshops for small business, Carteret Community College, Morehead City, NC, 2007 – present.
---Teacher, small business, photography, journalism and creative writing, 1972-1994. Taught at Duke University, Durham Community College, Carteret Community College.
---Workshop director for multimedia, Durham School system, 1979.
---Director, Durham Historic Photographic Archive Project, 1978-1981, principle public speaker for community project.
---Director, Durham Restoration or Renewal, 1977-1978, principle speaker for project about preserving Durham architecture.
---Chairman, Board Member, Saint Joseph's Historic (& Art) Foundation, Durham, NC, 1977-1983. Public speaker on behalf of this community organization.


OTHER INFORMATION:
---Web master for 10 year old art photography site (1996-present): www.rickdoble.net
Over 20000 digital photographs on exhibit at web site plus 20 essays.
See a full resume for Doble’s photography at: http://www.rickdoble.net/resume

--- Creative Writer (1964-present):
Reviews, short stories, poetry (published internationally since 1966), movie scripts, plays, essays.

   Publications:

Dramatic monologues included in Millennium Monologs, 95 contemporary characterizations for young actors, Edited by Gerald Lee Ratlif, 262 pages, 2002;

Poetry published: five small poetry journals 1968 - 2004. Short Story published in The Blotter, November 2004.

   Performances:

Play and monologues performed internationally since 1998; over 100 performances.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
--- 25 Years Experience With Computers Since 1983:
Member of the Raleigh, NC, Radio Shack Color Computer (CoCo) Club (1983-1988), wrote numerous programs in Basic, created original system for digitizing photographs, fluent in HTML, experienced in digital photography.
---Listed in Marquis Who'sWho in America, Millennium Edition.

---Born July 24, 1944, Richard Degaris Doble, Sharon Connecticut.
---63 years old, married (wife Janet Harriman), no children.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
---1994-present: Editor, publisher, founder, Savvy-Discounts.com
---1975-1993: Professional freelance photographer:
Taught independent classes in beginning, advanced, darkroom photography, plus courses at Duke University, Durham Technical Institute, Saint Joseph's Historic (& Art) Foundation; directed 12 multimedia instructional slide shows for area schools; photo journalism assignments for North Carolina State Government, Duke University, Carolina Wren Press, Durham Chamber of Commerce, Central Carolina Bank, regional newspapers; book and record album covers.
---1977-1980: Director of the Durham Photographic Archive Project
Wrote NEA grant, ran 3 yr. project; researched, copied, compiled a permanent archive of historic photographs.
---1976-1977: Director of Durham Restoration or Renewal
Wrote grant, obtained funding from the NC Humanities Committee for multimedia show about preserving Durham architecture.
---1972-1975: Director, Durham Photography Workshop:
Founded workshop for teenagers "at risk."


EDUCATION:
---M.A. -- Master of Arts in Communications
University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1975.
---B.A. -- English, Honors in Writing
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1966.

 

 

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