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Apr 2009Present

Activities Director

Sunny Hills Assisted Living

Maintaining a healthy, active, and social lifestyle for the retired is crucial to sustain and improve the quality of life for our loved ones. As Activities Director I facilitate various activities, from morning social hour, BINGO, community outings, group exercise, and room to room visitations, I strive to keep a balance of energy and friendliness while encouraging participation. Also introducing new programs and analyzing each one's success, I work with caregivers to offer the highest quality programming for the residents.

May 2008Feb 2009

Design Intern

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners

With a strong emphasis on planning, sustainability, and mixed use development I worked on a variety of design from concept plans, schematic design, and design development.

Primarily I worked on the design development end, producing renderings, diagrams, plans, and models for a collaborative design process discussion with current clients.

Projects involvement:

  • Grange Gorman Dublin Institute of Technology Campus planning (Ireland)
  • Macau Resort planning development (China)
  • University of California Berkeley Master Planning and feasibility studies (CA)
  • Cheng-Du China city expansion planning development (China)
  • Umbach Gundersen Residence (CA)
  • Walston Residence (CA)
  • US Embassy Berlin Presentation models (Germany)
  • Santa Monica Civic Center Village Development Building design (CA)
  • Sloss Residence interior/landscape remodel (CA)
  • Santa Monica Public Library AIA Cote Design Award Submission (CA)
  • Lisi Lake Housing Prototype development (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Oct 2007Jun 2008

Development Leader

Ball State University Business Fellows

Working for an Eli Lilly Fellowship program, I was team leader for a student run grant project, working in downtown Muncie, IN with the local YWCA facility.

Duties Included:

  • building analysis and space planning
  • program analysis
  • networking with similar facilities for analysis and program development
  • establishing a relationship with both Ball State University and other local companies for shared resources and volunteers
  • creating a grant writing technique for facility improvements and program start up
  • writing an effective 1 year 5 year and 10 year strategic plan for the building and also programs, employees, and funding
  • marketing and promotion strategy analysis for continued growth and community education/awareness
Feb 2009Mar 2008

Marketing Associate

Source One Marketing

Working as a marketing associate, I was trained to conduct in-store direct marketing techniques for Home Depot Corp. and their home refacing and improvement consulting and installation services. Informing customers of new promotions, educating them on new home improvement techniques, cost cutting processes, and scheduling local in home consultations. Main focus was:

  • daily, weekly lead goals
  • customer service and assistance
  • refacing and remodel education
  • management development program
  • in-store management relationship networking
Aug 2001Jan 2008

Seasonal Attendant

Independence Oaks County Park

Working in a high volume recreational park and natural preserve.

My primary responsibilities were running the boat rental and instruction, including fishing instruction and boating safety/recovery. During the winter, I ran the cross country ski rental and instruction.

Other duties included general park maintenance and public direction/event staffing and preparation.


Aug 2004May 2008

Ball State University


Attending Ball State University, I gained experience in the digital realm of design development and presentation with a strong focus on cultural responsibility, context, tectonics, social master planning strategies, and sustainability. Connecting to local architecture firms allowed me to be aware of existing problems and design issues that are found in the professional industry. Designs ranged from Brownsfield Riverfront development in Pittsburgh, PA,  Indianapolis, IN transportation center, to facility design and planning for The Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology.


Participating in the AIAS Ball State University Chapter and also Emerging Green Builders of USGBC Indiana, I was involved in sustainability education and regional networking with local architecture firms.


2006 ICMA Design Competition Finalist

-Design for Dunkirk, IN Museum of Manufactured Glass and Glass Art

-focus on regional context, sustainability, town revitalization, and social environments

2007 USGBC Habitat for Humanity Housing Design Finalist (3)

-Indianapolis, IN housing prototype

-focus on sustainability, neighborhood revitalization, building orientation, and social responsibility

2006 Indianapolis, IN Speedway Design Community Charette

-focus on security and redesign of Speedway Row, activating public corridors and offering housing solutions for future development


2008 Clermont, IN Community Design Charette

-focus on community revitalization and marketability, preservation techniques, city imagery and identity, transportation system connection, walkability and sustainable street profiles


2004-2007 Ball State University Men's Club Volleyball

2005-2008 Ball State University Men's Club Rugby

2004-2008 Ball State University Asian American Student Association


Microsoft Office Suite
AutoDesk Revit
Form Z RadioZity
MacNeel Rhinoceros 4.0
AutoDesk AutoCAD 2008
Adobe Creative Suite CS3


With an educational background in Architecture, and experience in strategic planning, photography, and other creative design services, I have the intention to become an entrepreneur, partnering with people from many different industries for better products and a more sustainable and human friendly environment. I believe that keeping an open mind to innovative solutions is what will cultivate my networking skills to help business establishments grow, and to also build my own portfolio as a trustworthy business partner. Some industries I intend to work with are:

Non Profit and research Foundations

Architectural and design companies

Restaurant and specialty food visionaries

Product design and sustainable technologies

Bar/entertainment and hotel/resort industry leaders



Sustainable Design Innovation


Watch Design


Business Model Planning

Volunteer Services

Leaderdogs for the Blind


Duane Getzmeyer

Pamela Harwood

Mark Grand

Ian Laird