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·Over ten plus years professional experience in the international sports arena with an established reputation of being dependable, flexible, resourceful and an effective team player and leader.

·Brazil, China, Canada, South Africa, London, Russia (2007-2014); worked on short-term projects and attended the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, 2012 London Olympic Games, and 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

·Developed and completed the first stage of the IOC Technical Manual on Venues - Design Standards for Competition Venues working in conjunction with all International Federations and key Olympic stakeholders.

·Successfully planned and implemented venue operations for two Olympic venues during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney; managed elite level training programs and services at the U.S. Olympic Training Center contributing to the development of Olympic athletes.

·Experience working with multi-cultural/international constituents, organizing international events and having lived and traveled internationally to over 40 plus countries on five continents.

Work experience

Other Experiences

2010 Olympic Winter Games  Vancouver, Canada - attended the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in the capacity of spectator/personal observer.                             

2007 Pan America Games  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - supported the Organising Committee with the implementation of transportation operations for the Opening Closing Ceremonies; provided support to the Observers Programme by leading venue tours to competition venues and non-competition venues.

2004 Olympic Games  Athens, Greece - supported the USA delegation with ground/motorpool transportation during the Olympic Games.

2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships  St. Moritz, Switzerland - provided logistical support for the Medal Ceremonies Plaza.

Disabled Sports USA  Rockville, MD - Assistant Competition Services Manager, responsible for the development and implementation of winter and summer sport training and competition programs for amputee athletes; 1993-1995

Colorado Rockies Baseball Club  Denver, Colo.- Guest Relations Supervisor, Rockies 1993 inaugural season.

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer Athletics  Exeter, NH - interned for summer athletic youth programs, Summer 1991.

Stone Masonry Construction  Newtown, Conn. & Blackhawk, Colo. - apprentice/assistant to a stone mason, 1987 to 1993; currently enjoy doing small stone restoration projects.

Jan 2008Present

Independant Event Contractor, Field Manager

GMR Marketing

FIFA World Cup Brazil                                                                  July 2014

  • Managed the overall airport and event operations for the VISA Client hospitality program for the World Cup finals in Rio De Janerio.

Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014                                            Feb 2014

  • Managed the overall airport operations for the VISA hospitality program; this entailed all client and guest arrival and departures for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic Games London 2012                                            July-Aug 2012

  • Implemented and managed the venue front of house program for VISA, a world wide sponsor of the Olympic Games. This entailed guest and client movements from their accommodation in London to the Olympic competition venues and other designated points of interest utilizing the VISA transportation services. 

FIFA World Cup  South Africa                                             Jun-July 2010

  • Managing the VISA guest experience for FIFA World Cup football matches in selected host cities all over South Africa during the World Cup period; daily coordination with dedicated event transport, airport/airline operations, hospitality providers, and stadium operations to attain a high level match-day experience for guests attending from all around the world.

Olympic Games Beijing 2008                                                      Aug 2008

  • Worked with Sportsmark Management to support the TOP sponsor VISA program, coordinating front of house venue movement (transport, sponsor flow/access, and ingress/egress).
Dec 2010Apr 2013

Ski Instructor

Beaver Creek Resort
  • Creating an exciting lifelong learning experience for children; this is achieved through instructional technique while incorporating core values and having a fun mountain experience on skis.
Oct 2003Dec 2006

Project Manager

International Olympic Committee

Project Manager                                                       Oct 2005 - Dec 2006

  • Responsible for the management of Olympic Games Knowledge Management Workshops and Services to Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs).
  • Support the Olympic Games department in planning and projects related to the functions of Accommodation, Accreditation, Catering, Cleaning/Waste, Procurement, Logistics, Rate-Card, Security, and Ticketing.
  • Responsible for the continued coordination and further development of the IOC Technical Manual on Venues – Design Standards for Competition Venues.
  • Supported the Olympic Games department with the onsite coordination of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games Observers Program in Turin, Italy.

Project Consultant                                                     Oct 2003 - Jul 2005

  • Responsible for the development of IOC Technical Manual on Venues for 35 sports on the Summer and Winter Olympic Games proram which became the blue print for future Organising Committees for the Olympic Games and candidate cities bidding for the Olympic Games. Design Standards for Competition Venues were developed in close coordination with each of the represented Summer & Winter International Federations (IFs).
Jun 2001Apr 2002

Deputy General Manager

Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games
  • Responsible for the integration of functional areas into the overall venue operation for the sport of Curling at the Ice Sheet, including: Site, Technology, Broadcasting, Logistics, Accreditation, Event Services, Food Services, Security, Emergency Services, Communications, Merchandise, Ticketing and Transportation.
  • Planned, implemented and managed the venue operational plans and procedures for the Olympic Winter Games period at the Ice Sheet venue, including evacuation plans, access, way-finding and constituent flows.
  • Developed and monitored project timelines for construction, technology, and furniture/fixtures/equipment installation.
  • Contributed to staff/volunteer training and supervision of a team of 40 staff and 500 volunteers that operated the Ice Sheet during the Olympic Games period, including: team communication and interface, team building, event simulation exercises and volunteer venue training.
May 1999Oct 2000

Operations Manager

Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games
  • Responsible for overall front of house operations and interface with functional areas at the Regatta Venue, including: transportation, spectator services, security, medical, catering, merchandise, site, cleaning/waste, brand protection, and ticketing; as well as for the coordinatoin, communication and integration throughout the venue planning process for all venue operations.
  • Developed and implemented venue operational plans and procedures for the Olympic Rowing and Canoe/Kayak Sprint competition and training held during the five week Summer Olympic period, including constituent flows, way-finding, accreditation access, vehicle flow, parking plans, space design, and furniture and equipment requirements.
  • Planned and implemented venue operations for the Rowing and Canoe/Kayak Whitewater test events one year prior to the Olympic Games.

Operations Manager

United States Olympic Committee
  • Managed a team of 7 operations staff and oversaw the operational functions of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
  • Coordinated and evaluated 13 Athlete Resident Sport Programs and 400 plus annual Olympic and Paralympic programs.
  • Liason to each sport's National Governing Body (NGB) in coordinating all training center requests and effectively maximizing Training center services and facilities to ensure optimum training results were acheived.
  • Attended the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan as delegation support for transport.

Operations Coordinator    Mar 1995 - Aug 1997

  • Liaison for Olympic Training Center programs through effective communication, coordination and interaction with coaches,  national governing bodies/sport federation leaders, community agencies and training center sport service managers.
  • Responsible for scheduling and monitoring 350 short-term program beds.
  • Coordinated training center facilities for all resident-sport training schedules.
  • Attended the 1996 Paralympic Summer Games in Atlanta as delegation support for village logistics.
  • Attended the International Olympic Academy (IOA) representing the USA along with 250 participants from 84 nations at the 1997 IOA Session for Young Participants.


Jan 1991

Bachelor of Science in Sport Managment, Business minor

Springfield College

Springfield College Rugby

  • Competitor and team captain                                             1987 - 1991


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