Work History

Work History

Youth Mentoring Program Manager

Youth for Christ

Directed mentoring and life skills building activities, such as recreational and work camps, trips, after school programs, community projects, memory lessons, chaplaincy visits at juvenile institutions and with the courts; providing spiritual insight throughout.I instructed their mini-bike safety training course and led youth and adult volunteers on trail rides on private and public land.I also recruited, trained and supervised adult volunteers, did fundraising and program development and evaluation.

Mar 2010 - Present

Maintenance and Security Manager

CityLinC Ministries

My responsibilities involve caring for two buildings: checking all doors and alarms of each facility nightly, performing all janitorial cleaning, minor building maintenance upkeep and repair and coordinating and supervising all work crews (youth and adult) who volunteer their time helping us with buildings and grounds improvements.

Apr 2011 - Present

Independant Janitor

Maintenance Masters Building Services

I perfrom full janitorial duties for Maintenance Masters' account on 3rd shift at Johnson Controls in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

Restrooms: clean toilets, counters, sinks, walls, panels, doors, sweep/mop floors, mirrors, empty trash, refill dispensers for hand cleaner, paper towells and toilet paper, and dust. 

Cafeteria:  empty trash, refill dispensers for hand cleaner, clean window glass, sweep/mop floors, clean microwaves, counters and tables, and dust.

Offices:  empty trash, sweep/mop floors, dust

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010

Quality Inspector

TalentTrax - Placed at SYSTEX Products

Operated injection molding machine and inspected each part before packing into totes.

Jul 2009 - Sep 2010

Canvasser

Tichenor, Inc.

Door to door canvass marketing of residential neighborhoods conducting brief door to door presentations with homeowners who have exterior home improvement needs seeking to set for them an appointment with one of our specialists for a free estimate.

Sep 2004 - Jan 2009

Night Maintenance Associate

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Performed janitorial cleaning tasks including general floor care: sweeping, mopping, operation of scrubber and burnisher machines, stripping and waxing; cleaning of restrooms and offices.I also did painting of wall surfaces.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2008

Substitute Custodian and Painter

Gull Lake Community Schools

Substituted for regular contract custodians who called in or were scheduled off.Performed routine classroom, hallway and restroom cleaning: mopping, sweeping, trash removal, vacuuming, toilet/sink/mirror and window cleaning tasks, and some light maintenance.Also painted district buildings inside and out during summer and holiday breaks.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

Youth Mentoring Program Manager

New Creations Ministries

When I moved from Youth for Christ to New Creations I continued with the same responsibilities and job description:  Directed mentoring and life skills building activities, such as recreational and work camps, trips, after school programs, community projects, memory lessons, chaplaincy visits at juvenile institutions and with the courts; providing spiritual insight throughout.I instructed their mini-bike safety training course and led youth and adult volunteers on trail rides on private and public land.I also recruited, trained and supervised adult volunteers, did fundraising and program development and evaluation.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Albion College

Student Senate

Campus Club Exec. Committee Member

Resident Assistant

Diploma

Lakewood High School

Skills

Skills

Detail Oriented

It comes naturally for me to see the details.  I have to work at  seeing the big picture, and I can.  My strength here is to enable the team to see the little things that can trip up and undermine the plan/project.

Organization

I have an eye and desire for how to organize things to gain greater efficiency; keep things neat and tidy. 

Developer of People

With passion and excitement, I enjoy helping people be successful through providing resources, mentoring, challenge, positive feedback and encouragement.  

Responsibility

Takes ownership Determined to correct mistakes Follow through tasks to completion Goal to do it right Dependable I will get it done at the highest level of quality possible or desired    

Communication

Speaking to large groups, small groups and one-to-one Writing Phone: telemarketing, conversational and problem solving Door to door presentations Teaching a subject matter Generously use word pictures Strong verbal skills Temperment that is respectful and kind Quick to share ideas

Janitorial Services

Floors:  dust mopping, wet mopping, electric scrubber and burnisher, stripping and waxing.   Restrooms & Offices:  empty trash; dust; clean toilets, sinks, mirrors, windows, walls, vents  

Lawn Care Services

Lawn mowing & edging, bush and branch trimming Snow removal   

Painting - Residential interior/exterior

Computer Use

Proficient in most MS applications  

Summary

Equipped to deliver extensive work experience, skill sets, strengths, and education to employeers seeking janitorial, house painting, lawn care, and apartment leasing services performed in a dependable, friendly and quality manner .

Custom

Current Volunteer Experience

City LinC Ministries Second Wind Mentors - Mentoring adult offenders on parole from prison.

KPEP: a residential community-based alternative to incarceration for adult offenders.

I am part of the team who goes into the facility weekly and mentors interested residents

Mentor House Connection Points: I help set up for these monthly big mentoring events

for parolees and connect with the parolees who attend.

Certifications

Certifications

Work Keys Skill Report

KelloggCCEmploymentSvcs

References

References

Dale Boyer

Dale Boyer is my supervisor.  He oversees and advises me in all my responsibilities as Maintenance and Security Manager

Brian Spencer

Brian Spencer was my church pastor for several years until his recent retirement.  He provided much personal and marital mentoring and friendship throughout those years and continues to do so.

Byron Olsen

Byron is a former supervisor of 16 years.  He is also a very good friend and mentor.  We have known each other for 22 years.

Norman Kersten

Norman is a very good friend and mentor.  We have known each other for 20 years

Marlene Lawson

Marlene is a close personal friend and mentor as well as Mentor House Director for City LinC of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Guest Services Director for Gull Lake Ministries of Richland, Michigan.