Work History

Work History

Vice President

Reno Aquatic club

Local business advocate and community leader

·Worked with lobbyist and political leaders to defeat proposed gross receipts tax of 2002.Ran for office in 2002, 2004 and 2010

·Ran for Public office in 2002 (Governor) Lost in Democratic primary and in 2004 for Assembly district 25 Lost in General to Heidi Gansert

·Appeared several times on Nevada Newsmakers, PBS, league of women voters, and other public venues

·One of the original founders of Sierra Nevada community aquatics foundation, Working with City of Reno to build a new aquatic center at Moana Lane

·Former VP of the Sierra Nevada Community aquatics foundation 5013c Non Profit

  •     Current VP of the Reno Aquatic Swim Team 5013c Non Profit
Nov 2009 - May 2010

Supervisor

Mt Rose Ski Area

Ski School manager, supervisor, technical director

·Extensive experience as a Technical Director, assistant Director of the ski school, and interim director,Director of Rose Bud Childrens camp. and ski school supervisor

·Trained staff of 200 in customer service model, safety, and mountain operation policy. over saw employee evaluations and performance reviews. responsible for department budget, and pricing policies

·Consultant to the director regarding training, public relations, department oversight

·Helped oversee a customer service program that established the Mount Rose Ski areas the most customer friendly Ski Area in the Western USA

·Extensive experience in Hiring and evaluating staff performance. Responsible for the professional ski instructors of America’s certification program at the Mt Rose Ski Area.

·Former examiner and clinician for the PSIA which had duties that required me to travel throughout the west coast training and certifying staffs and member ski areas.

·Worked with the Technical director for the US Olympic Ski Team to put on a FIS Race at the Mt Rose Ski Area.

·Conducted avalanche training, and lift evacuation drills.

·Set up a lost child policy, with appropriate action plan.

Safety Manager

·Safety coordinator for Ski School last two seasons. Helped Mt Rose receive the highest national safety rating from Well Fargo insurance.

·Lowering lost work days by 75% and saving the mountain 450,000 in workman’s comp claims.

·Reduced lost work days from the prior season by 76%

·Coordinated with other department heads to set up and maintain a training and safety log on the company web site

·Held monthly meetings informing the departments of all new industry incidents and concerns, as well as led discussions on in house concerns and developed action plans

·These actions lowered the mountains insurance rates and helped the mountain attain its third most profitable season last year, of its forty years in existence.

1981 - 2010

President

Comstock Games, Inc.
  • one of the founders in the generation of video poker machines in the casino industry.
  • Help develop locat slot route in the greater Northern Nevada area.
  • Sales manager responsible to develop long term sales goals and market plan.
  • Developed a long term customer base and market stratagy

Education

Education
1977 - 1982

university of Nevada

Skills

Skills

Executive, manager

    More than 10 years of executive management, financial and operational responsibility; Skills in directing, leading and advising a customer service oriented organization in the resort recreation industry. Duties included developing and instigating a safety policy with tested leadership and team building qualities. I have extensive experience in teaching and mentoring a staff of 200 in personal development in HR, Customer Service and personal development. Former Examiner and Clinician with the professional ski instructors of America, Responsible to the training and certification process of the staffs at Member Mountains in the Tahoe Area and the Western division. I have extensive experience in small business management, Extensive knowledge in preparing financial reports, accounting and giving presentations in front of large audiences and Government agencies and legislative committees. I am Computer literate, and well versed in Microsoft, word, publisher, excel, power point. And well as a working knowledge of QuickBooks. Extensive experience as a gaming executive in the Nevada gaming industry, contract negotiation, compliance, payroll, accounting, sales, customer service and HR. I am well known in the Reno, Sparks and Las Vegas area as a proponent for small business issues. I have experience as a public speaker and have given reports to both the Nevada Senate and Assembly taxation committees. I possess the skills to generate and develop economic studies to determine the positive and negative effects of public policy on the economic environment and economic competition.     

Skills

More than 10 years of executive management, financial and operational responsibility; Skills in directing, leading and advising a customer service oriented organization in the resort recreation industry. Duties included developing and instigating a safety policy with tested leadership and team building qualities. Extensive experience in teaching and mentoring a staff of 200 in personal development in HR, Customer Service and personal development, product management, and operations. Responsible for evaluating and instigating performance reviews, hiring and firing of staff. Former Examiner and Clinician with the professional ski instructors of America, Responsible to the training and certification process of the staffs at member mountains in the Tahoe Area and the Western division. Extensive experience in small business management, Extensive knowledge in preparing financial reports, accounting and giving presentations in front of large audiences and Government agencies and legislative committees. Computer literate.

Interest

Active in Local youth sports, As VP of the Reno Aquatic Club I help up on 3 local USA sanctioned swim meets in the Reno Sparks Carson City area. I have lobbied the City of Reno to seek funding to rebuilt the city Pool at Moana Lane. I have been a active Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America, and have been responsible for the training of well over 1000 instructors that have taught local kids to ski and sowboard in the Lake Tahoe area.

Certifications

Certifications

Full certification

Professional Ski Instructors of America