Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

Consultant, Advisor

Liforia, Inc
  • Liforia.com, when launched, will be a social networking web service integrated into existing social networking sites, using Facebook connect, Open Social, and other open API's, giving users the ability to see the connectedness and relatedness of their life events in a visually rich way.
  • Liforia.com is presently at the seed stage and looking for a funding and a development partner.
1998 - Present

Project Manager, Consultant

Olsen & Orringe Llc

Current Project(s):

  • Project Manager & Webmaster: Management of the website redevelopment project for THE CHURCHILL CENTRE AND CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS, LONDON and ongoing daily webmaster responsibilities. Responsibilities on the project were from analyzing the business needs, writing the request for proposal (RFP) through to managing the development, deployment and staff training for the new site. www.winstonchurchill.org
  • Project Manager. Deployment of a suite of products to manager ongoing membership operations for THE CHURCHILL CENTRE.
  • Project Manager. Develop and define requirements for a new website project focused on education and leadership for THE CHURCHILL CENTRE. www.discoverchurchill.org

Past Projects:

  • Project Manager: Deployment and development of a global helpdesk ticketing system utilizing the Remedy IT Suite for the Global Internet Operations Group of WALT DISNEY INTERNET GROUP (DIG).
  • Project Manager: Managed the worldwide 'Y2K' effort for all internal systems and products for the DISNEY ONLINE Business Unit of the WALT DISNEY INTERNET GROUP (DIG).  Sites and systems included disney.com, the Disney Store Online, ESPN.com, ABC.com, all internal systems and all GO NETWORK sites. 
  • Designed and developed internal HR recruitment application to satisfy diversity requirements tracking for PROXIMA CORP.
Jun 1996 - Jun 1997

Product Manager

http://microsft.com
  • Worked on a matrixed team to rapidly deploy a Human Resources Management System (HRMS) worldwide for Microsoft. 
  • Modeled and re-engineered business processes standardizing global HR practices, eliminated 7+ redundant HR systems.
Jan 1995 - Jun 1996

Product Manager

http://microsft.com
  • Managed the pan-European deployment, training, and support of an account management application for the Microsoft Sales and Marketing force.
  • Received the “Regional IT Excellence Award” for contribution to one of European IT's first “virtual teams.”
Aug 1991 - Dec 1994

Systems Analyst, Product Manager

http://microsft.com
  • Analyzed and documented user needs, determined project priorities, scope, and application design for internal sales and marketing applications.
  • Designed and conducted user application training.
  • Eliminated and replaced 10+ redundant sales account management systems.

Interests & Associations

  • The Churchill Centre
  • Los Angeles Conservancy
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • World Affairs Council of Los Angeles   
  • English Speaking Union
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • American Australian Association
  • Advance: Global Australians

About Me

Originally from the Bay Area of Northern California, I've called Southern California home for the last ten years. I've spent the better part of my career in the technology and consulting business, working for some start-ups and non-profits, as well as the global Fortune 500 companies Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company. During this time I've had the opportunity to travel widely, including being based for a year and a half in Paris, France and attaining legal residency in Australia. Over the years, I've gained an expertise in software and systems and had the privilege of working with award-winning teams in the process. One of the latest ventures is a web application where science coincides with spirituality on the internet - a fascinating mix of intention and quantum physics. Its intended to be the next evolutionary step is social networking.I persist in having a long-lasting, inquisitive relationship with technology, with a particular fascination for its effects on humanity. Having lived abroad gave me an ongoing passion for the study of different cultures and I continue to be an ardent student of history, leadership and the human endeavor.

Objective

To secure a project manager or product evangelist role on a web based project or in the information technology sector.

Three of My Favorite Quotes

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

-Chinese Proverb

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

-General George S. Patton

Logic will get you from 'A' to 'B'. Imagination will take you everywhere.- Albert Einstein

Areas of Expertise

Strong skills and extensive experience in the following:

  • Project Management including global application deployments utilizing local and virtual resources.
  • Business process analysis and reengineering, eliminating redundant systems, reducing costs, streamlining processes.
  • Deployment, Training and Administration of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) suites.

Though not a programmer, I have an excellent technical aptitude and have hands-on knowledge of the following technologies and platforms:

  • Open Source: Joomla, Lynix, Apachee, MySql, php (LAMP)
  • Microsoft Technologies and Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server, Access, Visual Basic
  • Other Technologies: Java Script, AJAX, FLASH
  • Remedy IT Service Management Suite
  • Google Apps and Microsoft Office
  • Salesforce.com

Education

Education

http://www.washington.edu/

Attended the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University each for one year prior to attending the University of Washington.

Certifications

Certifications

Standard First Aid and Triage

American Red Cross

Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT I)

Los Angeles Fire Department

Salesforce.com Certified Consultant (In Process)

Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com Certified Administrator (In Process)

Salesforce.com

Certification of Course Completion

Martin Marietta Advanced Concepts Center