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In the business of connecting the dots between people and possibilities. Gravitate towards forward thinking projects where the primary interest is in the interplay between innovation and results. Hard-wired with a positive outlook on life. Thrive in an environment where light bulb moments are a common occurrence.

Work experience

Jul 2012Present

Career Services Coordinator

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK
  • Create and develop relationships and connections with businesses and agencies that result in employment and internship opportunities for students/alumni. 
  • Work in tandem with our Alumni Association to offer Job Search Workshop Series for our alumni and students as well as hosting an Employer Panel.
  • Help  students understand how to write an effective cover letter and resume, resulting  in invitations to interview.
  • Significantly enhanced the Career Services website as well as produced professional flyers for marketing of events.
  • Organize yearly Job Fair that attracts up to 40 employers and over 100 student/alumni attendees.
  • Manage student employee orientation and yearly recognition program.
Mar 2012Jul 2012

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Specialist

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), Juneau, AK
  • Provide technical support for Human Resource (HR) Department’s ERP software
  • Manage database of over 1,000 employees; primary oversight of employee data management
Nov 2008Jan 2012

Employment Specialist

Employment Security Department, Washington State, Everett, WA
  • Assisted  over 100 job seekers a week with job search skills and retraining options through one-on-one counseling appointments
  • Taught multiple workshops on job search skills to groups of 10-80 jobseekers
  • Promoted to case management position that assisted over 200 long term unemployed customers with intensive job search strategies, resulting in 50% successful job placement within 4 months
  • Tracked details of services provided in State database, meeting 100% performance measures
  • Multiple positive comments/feedback from satisfied customers sent directly to corporate office
Nov 2008Apr 2009

Business Analyst

Washington State Information Processing Center (WSIPC). Everett, WA
  • Responsible for troubleshooting technical issues for educational tracking software, providing customer support for clients
  • Trained clients in new features and updates of software to school district technical support staff
  • Worked directly with software manufacturer in communicating and resolving technical issues within software product
  • Collaborated with Student Membership Services Team as well as other divisions within company
Jul 2007Nov 2008

Employment Specialist

ResCare, Everett, WA
  • Provided intensive employment services to clients including resume, interview, and job search skills
  • Counseled clients in educational options for retraining, tracking academic progress of enrolled students
  • Documented proof of services offered to businesses and customers in state database
  • Reviewed policies and procedures for client eligibility requirements regarding retraining programs
  • Conducted job search workshops and intensive job search activities for Job Center clients
  • Assisted customers in obtaining and maintaining individual employment and/or training goals
Sep 1996Jul 2007

Career Specialist

Kamiak High School, Mukilteo, WA
  • Primary oversight of all functions of high school Career Center for up to 2,000 students
  • Responsible for multiple large events, including coordinating over 50 presenters, 150 participants, and 30 staff members as well as facilitating workshops for up to 500 participants resulting in successful programs that generated positive feedback from supervisors and guests
  • Taught 4-5 day Career Units to students, grades 9-12, collaborating with up to 20 credentialed teachers on classroom presentations and curriculum
  • Functioned as main point of contact for college representatives, area high school counselors, and local businesses for recruiting and college planning events
  • Advised students regarding academics, college admission, and post-secondary options
  • Primary liaison for student employment, connecting local businesses with students seeking work
  • Created multiple marketing materials using Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, and digital photos, with strict attention to quality and excellence of finished product.  Designed, created, and managed 4 websites using FrontPage
  • Over 10 years’ experience functioning as a conduit between schools and businesses for career related activities including college admission workshops,  job shadows, Career Fairs, and student employment
  • Facilitated personal assessments using computerized software; evaluated results with participant, creating action plan
  • Coordinated department’s Teacher Assistants (TA’s) orientation and training


Masters in Teaching

California State University, Chico, CA

Education, K-12

Bachelor of Arts

California State University, Chico, CA