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Apr 2006Oct 2009

Senior Project Manager

Jack In the Box, Inc.
  • Site Design Project Manager for all freestanding restaurants nationwide this entails follow-ups with Architects/Engineers to insure that Jack corporate standards are followed for both company and franchise restaurants.
  • Project Coordinator for special kitchen projects that involve retrofits, conversions and food equipment testing to insure proper installation and fabrication of new kitchen equipment.
  • Provide mark-up of construction documents during the permitting process to insure that all details and latest standards are implemented.
  • Implement the latest freestanding prototype building for site application and provide feedback to insure effective site management and value engineered design during construction.
  • Update Company Site Manuals for field use.
  • Provide Real Estate and Legal Assistance for site issues that pertain to drive-thru and vehicular circulation, service access, accessibility issues, local code requirements, rights-of-way, easements, encroachment, etc.
  • Manage reconstruction projects for stores that suffer fire or other catastrophic damage and coordinate with insurance adjustors for proper financial disbursements.
May 2002Mar 2006

Business Owner/Consultant

Y&L Enterprise
  • In-house consultant for engineering firm Schnackel & Associates in Omaha writing programs to expedite CAD work routine and increase work output.
  • Outside consultant for an Architectural firm in Orange County doing as-built drawings and renderings for local bank and tenant improvement projects in Sta. Barbara.
  • In-house consultant for LA architectural firm doing CAD customization programs.
  • Supervised a residential house remodel in San Fernando Valley.
  • Partnered with high end contractor Herman Construction doing jobsite details for residential project in Venice Beach.
  • Created time line project schedule to track franchisee store development for Juice It Up company in Irvine, CA.
  • Created plans for 3-story 24 unit apartment complex in Sta. Monica, CA for permit and construction.
Aug 1998May 2002

Project Manager for Architectural Technology

Kinko's, Inc.

  • Managed store designs for international projects ( Japan/Korea/Saudi Arabia)
  • Developed CAD standards for design department using AIA format.
  • Developed customized programs and templates for in-house design staff.
  • Coordinated outside consultants in standardization process of file exchange protocols and standard use templates.
  • Provide expertise in implementation of new software programs to work in tandem with CAD environment.
  • Provide day-to-day reports to management in regards to project responsibilities and progress status.
Nov 1990Aug 1998

Site Planning Specialist

Toshiba America Medical, Inc.
  • Managed designs for medical equipment installations for Cath/Angio, RF/RAD, Nuclear and MRI labs.
  • Coordinated with field project installers in the proper installation of manufactured medical equipment.
  • Provided customized programs using CAD software for department use.
  • Took over Trade Show plan development and reduced plan revision and plan errors by 85%.
  • Developed new product planning information guide for MRI labs for field installer use.
  • Collaborated with various developmental teams to meet project deadlines and execute time lines for multiple lab configurations.
Feb 1989Dec 1990

Senior Design Coordinator

Marriott Corporation
  • Monitored and supervised consultants in regards to store conversion of Bob’s Big Boys to Allies concept.
  • Coordinated and managed outside consultants to expedite permits and agency approvals.
  • Provided red-lined plans prior to finalized construction documents to be issued for permit applications.
Aug 1986Feb 1989

Franchisee Coordinator/Foodservice Engineer

Denny's. Inc.
  • Managed and coordinated remodels of foodservice layouts for all company stores.
  • Provided restaurant layouts for all franchisee remodels and conversions.
  • Managed franchisees in implementing prototypical restaurant layout for different store locations.
  • Managed and created kitchen plans for 8 Tiny Naylor's, Uncle John's and Sam Hoffbrau conversions.


Jun 1972Apr 1978

Bachelor of Science

University of the Philippines

The 5 year Architectural program is comprised of 2 years in the General Sciences and Basic Design Concepts with extensive education in Algebra/History/Biology and Behavioral Sciences.

The next 3 years is focused on Structural Design, Land Planning, Acoustics and Lighting Design.  Emphasis on Material selection, Code reviews/Specifications and Architectural Design is part of the curriculum.


Self-Trained Woodworker
  Avid woodworker with extensive knowledge of cabinet design and installation techniques. Self-taught in fabrication of built-in cabinetry for personal residence and rental properties.  
CAD Operator/Manager
  Twenty years of CAD experience including AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, AutoTurn and Microsoft Programs such as Excel, Powerpoint, Access Project and Photoshop. Certified training in AutoCAD, Autolisp and SolidWorks.  
Project Management/Design
  Twenty plus years of experience in Design Management, Permit Approvals, Fixture Fabrication and Installation. Hands on manager with passion for high quality and accurate work. Self-directed, methodical and good analytical skills. Strong budget and financial background. Extensive Corporate experience with high profile companies such as Marriott, Burger King, Kinko's, Denny's, Jack In the Box, GAP to name a few. Organized Design Teams  of Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers to achieve successful rollouts of freestanding conversions/remodels of different prototypes. Knowledgeable with Real Estate and Legal Practices in construction practices. Communicator and negotiator, respectful of others, diffuses and settles issues or disputes. Always clear on direction and business goals. Decision maker and goal setter with extensive experience in bringing out the best talent and morale from colleagues and staff. Develops strong business partnerships.


Al Avery

Randy Robertson

Sue Reynolds

Alan Walker

Chris Cockburn

Teresa Ratcliff

Nancy Dickson


I love being surrounded by successful individuals who can share their passion for running a successful business.

I enjoy traveling and experiencing indigenous culture and nature.

I love playing with kids and theatrical acting and singing.


Business Writing Seminar

Toshiba Medical Systems Academy

Solid Modeling

Autodesk Training Center - MTI

Applied AutoLisp

Autodesk Training Center - MTI
Jun 2008Jun 2013

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