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Passed Section A (11-28-09)

Passed Section B (3-27-10)

Passed Section D (9-26-10)

Awards

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  • Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha Inductee (2008)
  • Part of a design team that won a contest to design Temple University's display at "The 2008 Philadelphia Flower Show"
  • Participated in the design and build of Temple University's flower show display
  • Headhouseproject was chosen as a future design concept for the Temple University Welcome Center
  • 2010 ASLA PA/DE Chapter Student Merit Award Winner for Analysis and Planning "Retrofitting Suburbia - Town Center Master Plan, Montgomery Township, New Jersey"

Strengths

  • Highly motivated worker with a history of staying with a company and being promoted from within.
  • Organized and goal-oriented, with more than fourteen years experience in management with a strong customer focus.
  • Analytical problem-solver, able to anticipate issues and creatively solve problems.
  • Skilled at building excellent rapport with clients and team members. Able to see the big picture, delegate effectively, and motivate team members to achieve projects.

Award Winning Projects

Photoshop and SketchUp Projects

Portfolio

Education

20052009

Bachelor of Science

Temple University
  • Average GPA-3.65, Dean's List all four years
19861990

Bachelor of Science

St. Joseph's University
  • Minor Degree in Finance

Skills

InDesign
SketchUp
Photoshop
AutoCAD 2008

Work experience

May 2005Present

Trainer/Service Technician

General Fire Equipment Co. Inc.

  • Upon returning to school full-time, became a part-time employee. Trained my replacement to ease transition of new management structure and continue to provide support.
  • Install and service fire suppression systems in restaurants and vehicle systems. Help train new employees in this department.
  • Maintain extinguisher routes for our major clients including PECO, Septa, Amtrak, and Coke.
2010Present

Project Manager

The Filing Works
  • Responsible for smooth conversion of customer filing systems.
  • All conversions are very time sensitive and need to be completed within time period allotted.
  • Direct and train team of employees ranging in size from 3 to 12 team members. These teams would often be made up of temporary workers, that would often turn over quickly.
20002005

General Manager

General Fire Equipment Co. Inc.

  • Responsible for management of all aspects of shop operations, inventory control, shop purchasing, and technician routes.
  • Recruited and trained all road technicians and in-shop personnel.
  • Responsible for documentation of governmental regulations.
  • Key service contact for large regional accounts.
  • Responsible for developing a loyal customer base and an increased volume of sales through personal attention to customers.
19992000

Vice President of Operations

Mapes True Value and Variety Stores

  • Responsible for the overall management of store operations for seven locations, with sales exceeding $8 million.
  • Recruited and trained store managers and other high level personnel.
  • Planned budgets for store inventories and projected sales forecast.
  • Developed vendor relationships.
  • Oversaw new hiring procedures and training programs.
19971999

Manager

Mapes True Value and Variety Stores

  • Responsible for the management of three separate locations with sales exceeding $1.8 million.
  • Oversaw Profit and Loss statements for all three locations.
  • Created and monitored expense budgets and forecasted sales with my assistant managers.
  • Recruited, trained, and evaluated over 28 employees.
  • Lead person at buying shows.
19941997

Manager

Mapes True Value and Variety Store

  • Responsible for the management of all aspects of store operations.
  • Increase sales to $1.6 million.
  • Responsible for Profit and Loss statements.
  • Recruited, trained, and evaluated over 15 employees.
  • Designed new layout for store and helped in the opening of two new locations in Ardmore and Havertown.
  • Attended numerous buying shows throughout the United States.
19911994

Assistant Manager

Mapes True Value and Variety Stores

  • Responsible for maintaining and developing several different departments.
  • Planned, organized, and ordered promotions for the store.
  • Assisted other stores to cover vacations of other managers.