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Work experience

Sep 2009Present

Strategic Account Manager

Electriclightwave, an Integra Company

Electriclightwave has the dominant market share for business telecommunications in the greater Portland/Vancouver market in Oregon. Acquisitions have delivered a 14-state fiber-optic footprint and the ability to sell effectively into large government, education and enterprise businesses. With a great story to tell about Voice-over-IP (VoIP), MPLS/Ethernet technology and Unified Communications, my role is to manage a base of accounts with complex network architecture, and multi-site/multi-state characteristics. Products available include SIP, Cloud services, Collocation, Hosted and Managed product porfolios, network-based firewalls, Voice-over-ethernet and over DSL, switched metro ethernet, new BGP routing options and more.

Oct 2007Aug 2009

Director, Ski/Snowboard School, Timberline/Atomic Summer Ski Racing camps

Timberline Lodge

Directed Mt. Hood's most respected and longest continuously running ski and snowboard school, and the only slopeside summer ski racing camp in North America. Level 3-USA Professional Ski Instructor Association (PSIA). Past Level 2-Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance (CSIA). 37 years ski industry experience in operations, marketing, public relations and sales. Secured new 3-year Atomic sponsorship for summer ski racing camps. Created new multi-level staff training program. Raised gross revenues 21% year over year. Frequent speaker to visiting groups on operations and history. Created partnerships with USST staff to complement summer coaching.

Sep 2000Nov 2007

Global Account Manager

Verizon Business (fka MCI/WorldCom)

Global Account Manager with Verizon Business (formerly MCIWorldCom) handling the Nike account. Worked with hundreds of Nike contacts in over 100 countries, and Verizon Business account teams in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Beunos Aires, England, and many other countries. Had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong during the global launch of Nike's conversion to Verizon Business MPLS core technology and Avaya IP telephony (implementation in 43 countries, 147 sites). Increased gross revenue 800% over 7 years. Expanded into security and professional services products.

Dec 1999Sep 2000

National Account Manager-Oregon


Intermedia had recently, in 1998-1999, acquired a number of smaller, domestic networks, cobbled together a nationwide footprint...and owned Digex, the leading web hosting company at the time. I came on board to build and grow the Oregon market, prior to MCIWorldcom's acquisition of Intermedia. On the day I went to work for MCIWorldcom myself, September 7, 2000, MCI announced it's acquisition of Intermedia.

Aug 1996Dec 1999

National Account Manager-Oregon/Washington


Came on board with SkyTel just as they were launching the first two-way paging network, and experimenting with the first two-way devices. Almost exclusively Motorola territory at the time. Clamshell design, canned responses, but we all thought it was cool. Even in these early days of 1996-1997, customers were clammering for converged device capabilities, and we experimented with tethering cell phones to our laptops for connectivity. We managed the Microsoft, Weyerhauser, Willamette Industries, Nike and Consolidated Freightways accounts in Oregon/Washington. Probably one of the best sales teams I've ever worked with. SkyTel was acquired by MCIWorldcom in December 1999. Separate sales teams in Portland and Seattle.


District Sales Manager

Portland Paging/Westlink/Arch

Directed inside and outside sales teams for small private paging company. Secured major new business with City of Portland, FBI, Fortune 500 companies. Led team through several acquisitions by Westlink (fka US West Paging) and Arch Communications. Introduced new 900mhz systems to marketplace, expanded customer base by over 100%.


Director-Marketing/Communications + Sales Manager

Mt. Bachelor Ski & Summer Resort

Directed all Marketing/Communications/Sales, reporting to executive staff and Board of Directors. Created and implemented marketing strategy for direct airservice and travel/lodging packaging, including joint public relations/sales campaigns. Directed marketing/PR for international events, including NorAm and Worldcup, business partnerships, NASJA and other major press affiliations.  Directed and implemented all collateral campaigns, including those with lodging partners and visitor bureaus. Participated in creation of first resort Crisis Plan. Led press campaigns introducing new lift technology, area expansion and improvements, ticket scanning facilities. Primary contact for all media, authorized to speak on behalf of the resort. Founding member, and later Executive Director, of Oregon Snowsports Industry Association (OSIA). Founding member, board member, and past president of Central Oregon Advertising Federation. Produced weekly radio show about resort.



Timberline Lodge

Directed ski/snowboard school and summer ski race camps 1983-1986. Racing/Events Manager 1980-1983 (professional, NASTAR Pacesetter, recreational, city league). Hill Manager for all summer skiing 1977-1983. Lift construction and maintenance. Slope grooming. Mountain Guide (1971-1976). Fulltime alpine instructor 1971-1976 (including freestyle certification from IFSA).


Long time resort industry professional with management and director-level positions in operations, marketing, PR/communications, sales, construction. Former PSIA/CSIA certified alpine ski instructor. Former mountain guide, with specialty in snow/ice climbing. Active and/or former memberships in AMA, PRSA, IFSA, NASJA, PSIA, CSIA, SIA, NSAA. Accomplished public speaker. Tenured telecommunications professional with 18 years experience in global sales and leadership roles. Particular expertise in complex network infrastructure, client relationships, multi-state and multi-national account management and project management. Prominent A-end roles in several Fortune 100 implementations, introducing new technology worldwide. Strategic thinker, advocates for client needs, accomplished at building consensus among disparate positions. SOX/ITIL experienced.


Liberal Arts

Portland State University