Summary

I am passionate social entreprenuer who is eager to experience all that the world has to offer, while remaining a faithful global steward.  With over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, I have lots of expertise to share.  As the Founder of an international organization, I enjoy helping to guide grassroots efforts, especially in developing countries. 

Outside of work I spend most of my time with my husband and son.  We like to play outside and attend cultural events.  During my personal time I like to visit the spa, read and write.  Visit my blog to read some of my thoughts.

Objective

To apply over 10 years of expertise in the nonprofit sector towards a socially responsible cause for the benefit of humanity.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2004 - Present

Founder & Executive Director

Blue Mountain Project

Founded an international nonprofit organization in the rural mountains of Jamaica; Established two health and educational resource centers serving over 3,000 villagers; Supervised 10 staff and hundreds of volunteers; Developed fruitful relationships with the Government of Jamaica, corporate sector, universities and donors.

Nov 2002 - Nov 2004

Case Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Iowa

Managed over 200 volunteer mentor-matches in NE Iowa; Recruited, screened and supported hundreds of mentors and mentees; Grew inactive rural mentoring program to serve over 20 youth; Worked with a small team of six co-workers to plan special events and fundraisers; Contributed to grants and marketing tools.

Nov 2000 - Aug 2002

Volunteer Program Manager

Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch

Managed a 4,000-member volunteer program on an annual shoe-string budget of only $50,000; Streamlined the Volunteer in-take process to increase efficacy; Founded the Jr. Volunteer Program to promote opportunities for youth (still exists today); Hosted an Annual Volunteer Recognition event for only $669.

Apr 1999 - Apr 2000

Employment Consultant

Colorado Options

Coached over 20 people with disabilities by providing vocational and life-skills training; Documented client progress; Established relationships with a variety of employers.

Aug 1997 - Aug 1998

Asst Volunteer Coordinator

Texas State Aquarium

Assisted the Volunteer Coordinator with all aspects of the volunteer program; Facilitated weekly volunteer orientations; Maintained paper and electronic volunteer records.

Aug 1995 - Aug 1996

Corps Member

AmeriCorps NCCC

Worked as a full-time volunteer in service to America; Mentored at-risk youth in CO; Fought forest fires in NM; Built low-income housing in CO; Provided security at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.

Skills

Skills

Volunteer Management

Able to mobilize human resources and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels.   

Nonprofit Administration

In addition to over 8 years of work experience, I successfully completed a minor in Human Services with emphasis in Nonprofit Organization Administration.

Project Management

Able to lead complex, multi-component projects to successful outcomes within deadlines.

Computer

Operates MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer programs.

Education

Education
Jun 2000 - Dec 2002

Bachelor of Arts

Metropolitan State College of Denver

References

References

Julie Brunning

Mary Avery

Sarah Weaver