Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2013 - Present

Director of Strategic Giving

San Francisco Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Work with high-level donors to secure support for the San Francisco Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America – identify, educate, solicit, and cultivate relationships with donors; matched desire of donor to programs of the association; and secured planned gifts and major gifts ($25,000 and more) in cash, real estate and stock.
  • Exceeded 12 month goals within first 9 months
  • Developed new marketing materials that tripled production of past fundraising event
  • Developed first time Case Statement for use with high level donors
  • Initiated Moves Management Style strategic planning
  • Utilized Natural Partners to identify, solicit and close major gifts
Aug 2005 - Jan 2013

Advancement Officer

National Rifle Association
  • Work with high-level donors to secure support for the association – identified, educated, solicited, and cultivated relationships with donors; matched desire of donor to programs of the association; and secured planned gifts and major gifts ($25,000 and more) in cash, real estate, stock, and firearms. 
  • Secured multiple seven figure Planned Gifts for organization
  • Secured second largest Charitable Gift Annuity in organization history
  • As a Senior Staff member, I serve as mentor to top performing advancement officers in the region – interviewing and assisting in the selection of Advancement Officers; conducted regional training sessions; provided one-on-one coaching sessions; and assisted in definition of goals and performance criteria.
Aug 1995 - Nov 2005

Senior Field Representative

National Rifle Association
  • Earned ranking of #1 or #2 fundraiser nationally throughout career with NRA and consistently and exceeded national average for attendee income and income per event.
  • Directed organization of 450 volunteers to host up to 25 Friends of NRA fund-raising events each year – earned promotion to Senior Field Representative in first year with NRA.
  • Initiated a volunteer Zone Coordinators Program for the management of fundraising events – developed role for coordinators including initiation of new committees, membership on multiple committees, and overall responsibility to manage events; implemented program regionally; and helped to launch program nationally. 
  • Designed and delivered an innovative merchandise management system – developed all aspects of database system to manage contributors (NRA, independent vendors, donors), manage all merchandise, assist in event planning and event management, and record and report results of live and silent auctions and other fundraising events.
  • Mentored Field Representatives – interviewed prospective NRA representatives from pool of applicants and volunteers; helped to indentify, select, and develop talent; and achieved placement of 3 California Field Representatives and one who subsequently became regional director from the pool of volunteers.



Associate of Science

Solano Community College
  • Graduated with Highest Honors
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • 3.92/4.0 GPA

Baccalaureate of Science

University of San Francisco
  • Dean's Service Award - School of Business and Professional Studies
  • Graduated with School Honors
  • Cohort Liaison
  • 3.98/4.0 GPA
  • Graduate Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Frequent guest speaker to incoming student classes

Project and Writing Samples




Raiser's Edge

Fundraising Database software package

Adobe Acrobat

MS PowerPoint

Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified See examples above

MS Excel

Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified

MS Access

Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified.  Scored 100% on exam

MS Word

Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified


Sep 2009 - Sep 2015


Certified Fundraising Executive