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Apr 2011Present


Ideas-360, LLC

Small business professional with 20 years experience assisting small business owners to expand their organization and conduct research and development of various projects.

Dec 2009Present

Project Specialist

Southgate Academy [non-profit 501(c)(3)]

Grants writing

  • Search for applicable grants and awards
  • Draft, edit and submit grants and awards
  • Implemented SES program; ensure adherence to requirements; liaison between Federal Programs Office, parents and SES providers

Established and implemented Transportation Department

  • Negotiated purchase and delivery of buses
  • Developed and coordinated multiple bus routes and stops
  • Managed new department with one garage supervisor and three bus drivers
  • Created and managed forms, policies and procedures for new department
Jun 2005Jul 2008

Director of Operations / Special Projects Director

Victory Assembly [non-profit 501(c)(3)]

  • Used negotiation skills to save $6,000 in Wastewater Management fees for new sanctuary
  • Project assistant for 60,000+ sq ft new sanctuary
  • Coordinated bidding process and created correspondence for project manager
  • Maintained minutes of weekly construction meeting; coordinated recorded minutes with construction manager superintendent for accountability of subcontractors and task completion
  • Diplomatically mitigated circumstances for $6,000 reduction in sewer fees
  • Project manager for 25,000+ sq ft renovation project for licensed child care center
  • Liaison between contractor and administration
  • Coordinated with Pima County for zoning, permits, and construction timetables
  • Arranged bids and supervised for trades (plumbing, electrical, roofing, facilities)
  • Submitted and obtained license for child care center from Arizona Department of Health Services; 150 capacity
  • Performed Center Director responsibilities as needed included hiring, firing and scheduling employees
  • Project Manager of special projects related to campus renovations and improvements; large events; and outside services
  • Developed operational policies, standards, and procedures
  • Computerized many tasks for more efficiency
Sep 2003Jun 2005

Executive Secretary to CEO

Victory Assembly [non-profit 501(c)(3)]
  • Coordinator for Capital Campaign Funding Program for 60,000+ sq ft new sanctuary, $3Million for $6Million Construction Budget
  • Coordinated in-house graphic development and 3rd party advertisement production firm
  • Coordinated video recording for 3rd party video production firm
  • Oversaw the completion of project assignments of various leadership roles for the Campaign
  • Managed tasks for the CEO
  • Maintained calendar, transcribed letters, coordinate CEO’s role in organization-wide events
  • Managed contact with Board Members for meetings and planned special events for CEO
  • Created and produced weekly 2000 piece organization bulletin distribution
May 2002Sep 2003

Special Project Director

Harvest Preparatory Academy [non-profit 501(c)(3)]

Project manager for Executive Director and Corporation President

  • Successfully launched Arizona licensed and DES approved child care center
  • Performed center director responsibilities as needed including center setup and employee hiring
  • Coordinated public meetings to launch new charter school in California
  • Developed draft of petition application for new charter school in California
May 2002Sep 2003

Project Manager and Instructor

Harvest Preparatory Academy [non-profit 501(c)(3)]

Coordinated short/long range projects for Executive Director and Corporation President

  • Researched zoning and building codes for new school sites, implemented of electronic student management database to meet Arizona Department of Education SAIS requirements, and coordinating lottery and enrollment of new students.
  • Supervised compliance with Arizona Department of Education, Arizona State Board of Charter Schools and Arizona Revised Statutes
  • Managed database student files in conjunction with Arizona Department of Education
  • Reviewed school attendance statements and compared to Arizona Department of Education reporting

Instructed science classes for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade and language arts course for eighth grade

  • Coached volleyball for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades


Aug 1986May 1989

University of Arizona


Customer Service
Research Skills
Project Management


Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance (pursuant to ARS 41-619 and 41-1758)





Motorcycle Riding: ATV and Touring

Racing Enthusiast: Motorcross, Drag Racing, etc.