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May 2014Present

Executive Director

BroadReach Strategies
Aug 2013May 2014

Director of Programming and Events

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce

Team member responsible for managing all aspects of the program and events

schedule for a dynamic Chamber of Commerce located in Pittsburgh's fastest

growing region, including the strategic development, design and delivery of

numerous high impact programs and signature events that bring value to the Chamber membership; extend and deepen the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber brand and improve the overall business knowledge and climate in the region.

Program design that meets the strategic and tactical needs of the Chamber membership

Identify and manage program sponsor and partnership relationships

Work with venues, hospitality and vendors to achieve maximum value and seamless event execution

Create specific and unique event evaluation strategy to increase value and ensure event strategy is meeting projections and achieving goals

Aug 2011Aug 2013


Annapolis Landing Marina

2013 Chesapeake Bay Magazine Best of the Bay award winner in the “fuel dock” category voted on by customers and magazine readers. Highest grossing fuel dock in a highly competitive maritime region. Enhanced the customer/visitor experience of the property including: day-to-day management of a premier, 120 slip marina and dynamic fuel dock producing over $1 million in gross sales; a vibrant seasonal restaurant and six other independent business tenants as well as maintaining a manicured 12 acre property. Create and manage budgets, staff, fuel inventory and delivery.

·Manage over $1 million of fuel business annually including ordering, pricing, maintaining records             and ensuring safety and environmental compliance

·Create and manage Marina marketing material including print, website and social media

·Recruit, hire, train and manage seasonal staff

·Certified Class A operator certificate demonstrating working knowledge of specific environmental           laws, codes and best practices for underground storage facilities and managed the Marina’s    recertification

Aug 2010Aug 2011

Park Ranger

City of Austin Texas

Literally an “outside sales position” as the “uniformed ambassador” for the City of Austin, Texas’ 205 parks, ensuring a quality visitor experience through providing information, education and emergency first aid for Park systems

·Developed, designed curriculum, recruited partners and delivered bike safety courses throughout our service area.

·Hired as part of the inaugural Park Ranger staff

·Charged with creating the Division’s Education and Outreach policies and procedures

·Responsible for developing strategic partnerships and building consensus and capacity for the Park Ranger Division throughout the City of Austin.

·Trained and certified NOLS Wilderness First Aid

May 2008Aug 2010

Director of Programming/Guide

Texas River School/Chautauqua Foundation

Responsible for fund raising, program design and delivery as well as the creation of effective boating and water safety messages specifically designed to engage urban youth and their families. Implement effective hands-on, on-the-water educational programming; identify and recruit strategic partners; seek new funding streams and manage staff and volunteers.

·Raised funds through grants, sponsorships and donations. The Texas River School was 100% dependent on these monies

·Created broad based support for the designation of Lady Bird Lake as an official Texas Paddling Trail by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Designed and delivered one of a kind media event with community, City and state leadership and non profit stakeholders

·Supervised and participated in hands-on, on-the-water instruction

·Created broad based support for the designation of Lady Bird Lake as an official Texas Paddling Trail by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

·Designed new Foundation web site, marketing and outreach materials

·Designed positioning, programming, facilities, curriculum and funding strategies for the Texas River School’s RiverCamp property, an overnight canoe camping program for inner city youth and families.


Sep 1979May 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Gannon University