Raiser's Edge

MS Office

Work History

Work History
Jul 2013 - Present

Director of Development

EmberHope, Inc

Director of Church Operations (September 2006 – 2013)

·Responsible for the Development Department. 

·Manage human and financial resources through the development of an annual budget and development/fundraising strategies. 

·Administering organizational policies and procedures necessary for the efficient functioning of the department.  Provide leadership, direction, management and training for department staff in the development and implementation of departmental plans. 

·Perform personnel management of Volunteer Manager, Planned Giving Manager, Grants Development Manager and a Development Manager.  Functions include employment/termination, performance appraisal, training, supervision, compensation changes. 

·Ensure and oversee the preparation of reports for finance, donor development and fundraising strategy status. 

·Ability to develop effective work teams and build consensus within the organization and community.

·Self-taught Raiser’s Edge ® donor software and function as database administrator. 

Apr 2011 - Present

Adjunct Instructor

University of Phoenix

·Facilitating the learning environment to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their communities.

·Classes are facilitated as needed by the University. 

·Classes taught: Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics, Global Business Strategies, Composition and Communication I, Media Influences on American Culture, Managing Organizational Change, and Organizational Negotiations.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2013

Director of Church Operations

United Methodist Youthville

Director of Church Operations

·Leverage relationships between the faith community and the organization.  This included creating programs that engaged the faith community in volunteering, collecting gift-in-kind items and donations collected on special occasions.  Further developed the four ongoing annual programs that the faith community uses to be engaged.  Weekly personal visits with leaders in the Faith Community. 

·Developed a monthly newsletter for the faith community to feature success stories of the organization and a call to action. 

·Increased involvement of the faith community by 118% within a three year period.  This involvement included cash and gift-in-kind gifts.  75 – 90 Public speaking events at faith or community based organizations.

·  Self-taught Raiser’s Edge ® donor software and function as database administrator. 

Jan 2010 - May 2011

Adjunct Instructor


·Online Adjunct Faculty providing and sustaining an effective online learning environment for every student through well prepared classes, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of academic success of at-risk students in accordance with CTU guidelines and philosophy.

·Support CTU’s philosophy of service to customer, both internally and externally, in a professional and timely manner that supports the achievement of the University’s goals and objectives.

Sep 1991 - Dec 2004

Station Manager

BBN International

·Operated a nonprofit radio station serving the Wichita Metro area, Hutchinson, McPherson, KS and Ponca City, OK.

·Engaged donors through personal visits in their homes or businesses (300 per year). 

·Engaged the community through speaking engagements and personal visits. 

·Successful turnaround of a financially failing station (-58K to +28K in one reporting year)

·Supervision of part-time staff. 

·On-air Copywriter – News, Weather, PSAs.  Program producer/editor.


Jul 2007 - Present


Colorado Technical University
Aug 2006 - Nov 2006


Colorado Technical University
May 2005 - Aug 2006


Colorado Technical University
Aug 1979 - May 1983


Tennessee Temple University


Aug 2006 - Present

Project Management

Colorado Technical University
Dec 2005 - Present

Change Management

Colorado Technical University
Mar 2006 - Present

Business Management

Colorado Technical University
Nov 2006 - Present

IT & Business Transformation

Colorado Technical University