Work experience

Work experience
2007 - Present


New Day Investments, Inc

A real estate investment corporation whose mission statement is "To work with nonprofit organizations in Detroit, MI to provide clean, safe and affordable housing to low income families."  Worked with Habitat for Humanity to build new homes and Blight Busters to restore dilapidated properties.

2003 - 2007

Vice President

Baughman & Turner, Inc.

Business Development:  Utilizing existing contacts and by creating new ones, doubled the client base within 2 years with a diversified portfolio.  Assisted in the update of the Statement of Qualifications with Clark County and City of Las Vegas.  Initiated the installation of a computer network to centralize location of all files.  Analyzed current engineering software and led the purchase of the appropriate software and computers to improve efficiency.  Initiated a new format for improvement plans to make production easier and approval quicker.

Project Management:  Notable clients include the City of Las Vegas, Jackson-Shaw, MBA Associates. Panatonni Construction, Desert Cove Homes

Leadership/Team Building:  Analyzed the effectiveness of the current staff and working conditions and made the necessary adjustments to ensure profitability.  Developed, trained and led three design teams.  As the sole licensed engineer, reviewed and signed off on all technical studies and improvement plans.  Fostered a favorable working environment that led to low turnover. 

1998 - 2002

Project Manager

The Keith Companies

Business Development:  Diversified the client portfolio to include residential, commercial and industrial developers.  Initiated a new format for contracts that gave a clear indication of services provided and increased profitability.  Maintained timely payment of receivables from clients by involvement in the billing process.

Project Management:Notable clients included Lake Las Vegas, Lewis Homes, United Construction, Safari Properties, Newmark-Merrill, PHD Properties.

Leadership/Team Building:Analyzed existing personnel and made the hard decisions necessary to improve team unity and increase efficiency.Hired and trained new personnel and established a standard of excellence required for all team members. Held weekly team meetings to discuss project issues, schedules and budgets.Solicited input from team members on improving working conditions and efficiency.

1993 - 1998

Senior Project Engineer

Design Engineering Associates

Technical Expertise:  Proficient in the preparation of hydrology and traffic studies and creating improvement plans including grading plans, water/sewer plans, street plan and profiles, traffic control and streetlight/signal plans, horizontal control plans.

Initiative:Developed drafting standards and trained designers and interns in the creation of improvement plans.

1991 - 1992

Quality Control Engineer/Lead Surveyor

Contemporary Constructors Inc.

Responsible for quality control and surveying for a contract to upgrade of Observatoria de Arecibo at Arecibo, Puerto Rico.  Held weekly safety meetings as required by OSHA.

1977 - 1983

Machinist Mate

United States Navy


1978 - Present

Machinist Mate, Nuclear

US Naval Nuclear Power School
1986 - 1992



Highly motivated and adaptable senior level Civil Engineering executive with over 20 years of achievement in the land development industry.  Experienced in residential, commercial, industrial and public works projects.

Business Development

Skilled at developing a strong and diverse client base by increasing a company's visibility and reputation utilizing traditional networking practices as well as new social media strategies. Successful track record of negotiating contracts with favorable terms and maintaining good cash flow by establishing a high level of trust with clients. Dedicated to the highest standards of Customer Service.  

Project Management

Highly organized which allows for management of several clients and contracts simultaneously without compromising quality. Exceptional at representing clients in entitlement actions and effectively addressing concerns to gain consent.  Outstanding technical abilities and knowledge of the approval process.  An ability to know the right people leading to timely approval of projects.  Able to work effectively with multiple disciplines and contractors to make a client's vision a reality.

Team Management

Exceptional at recruiting, developing and managing high-performance teams that function in a healthy, collaborative manner and produce exceptional results.  Utilize hands on leader approach and focus on removing obstacles, providing clear directions and goals and understand the proper technology that employees need to operate at a high level of effectiveness.  Motivate personnel, encourage creative thinking, and revitalize morale.  A team builder and a leader.

Analytical Problem Solver

Outstanding at analyzing the workplace and develop custom programs, strategies and initiatives to address specific challenges.  Thrive in challenging situations where creativity is required to overcome obstacles.  Possess the ability to think outside normal engineering practices and by applying common sense, provide clients with value engineering.


Founder of the Las Vegas Chapter of Pink Slip Mixers, 2009

Vice President, Student Chapter ASCE at CSU, Sacramento, 1989

Technology Summary

  • Drafting:  AutoCAD Civil
  • Hydrologic Modeling:  HEC, HEC-HMS, HEC-Ras, Culvert Master, Flow Master, StormCAD
  • Hydraulic Modeling:  KYPipes, WaterCAD, SewerCAD
  • Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Other:  Quickbooks Pro


1998 - Present

Professional Engineer-Nevada

2012 - Present

Professional Engineer-North Dakota

2012 - Present

Professional Engineer-Wyoming

2012 - Present

NCEES Mode Lawl Engineer