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Work experience

Mar 2015Mar 2016

Director of Business and Administration

Ascent Community Church
  • Oversaw church finances and prepared monthly profit and loss reports
  • Ran daily operations of facility including maintenance and custodial
  • Developed and directed a weekly volunteer team of 10-15 people to complete various projects around the facility
  • Cast vision for our multimedia team to update and create church website, sermon series graphics and marketing materials
  • Planned and managed weekly and monthly events for between 100-600 people. Including ordering food, scheduling vendors, handling payments, design of event and overall follow through of details
  • Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including on boarding employees, payroll, retirement plans and health insurance
  • Maintained and developed master calendar for church for all departments
  • Developed new marketing strategies and assist with designing weekly and periodic information cards
  • Designed new website and championed new online giving campaign that resulted in an increase of 20 monthly givers
Apr 2012Dec 2014

Meeting Planner

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  • Provided comprehensive pre-planning and on-site support for large conferences and executive meetings.  The event size ranged from 10-2000 people
  • Coordinated with vendors to work within budgets, create event resumes and contracts for events local and international
  • Created and edited event websites using online application tool Cvent
Sep 2011Mar 2012

Technical Writer

Optimal Enterprise Solutions, Inc
  • Responsible for the Quality Assurance of all engineering documents for a new Information Technology efficiencies initiative for the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • Worked with U.S. government clients to create comprehensive technical documents for distribution across client enterprises and communities
Sep 2008Sep 2011

Country Director

Department of the Navy
  • Lead a U.S. Navy joint capability development effort with an allied nation in Eastern Europe resulting in new cutting edge information exchange capabilities for the Director of Naval Intelligence
  • Advocated on behalf of the U.S. Navy to expand the relationships in a way that advances U.S. Navy and national interests in Southern Europe
  • Developed new methods for critical information exchange and reached each new goal within budgetary requirements
  • Increased engagement levels and capabilities with all Southern Europe countries within portfolio during my tenure
  • Developed extensive professional skill set including the development of key talking points and information memorandums for senior military leaders
  • Liaised with a multitude of Federal Agencies improving relationships amongst the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • Played a key liaison role in negotiating memorandums of agreement between two critical European allies
Nov 2007Sep 2008

Event Manager

National Conference Services, Inc
  • Responsible for the management of marketing, security and protocol for major federal events and meetings
  • Successfully lead and executed at least three events per month requiring simultaneous client management and interaction
  • Received written praise from the Director of National Intelligence for the successful leadership and operations management of a high profile event for senior government officials
Oct 2006Nov 2007

Policy Analyst

L-3 Communications
  • Planned and executed the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) National Pioneer Day Celebration for the NRO Director
  • Coordinated with the NRO client to draft and edit official publications distributed to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • Assessed past Reconnaissance events to provide research and analysis for current policy decisions by NRO leaders
  • Contributed articles to the NRO Scholarly Journal, National Reconnaissance
  • Assisted in speechwriting for the NRO Director



The Graduate School

Program Manager training course


Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Aug 2001May 2005

B.A. in International Affairs

University of Colorado

Concentration on Western and Central Europe.  Studied German.

Feb 2004May 2004

Study Abroad

University of Salzburg

Study abroad program focusing on the European Union and Germanic Studies