I'm a team player who greatly enjoys working with others to achieve goals that benefit the business or organization that I am working with.  I have built numerous teams in my career that has successfully planned many events and initiatives.  Since completing my Masters of Business Administration I have become very interested in serving with with a business or non-profit organization. 



Team Building

I have trained hundreds of people in team building and I have personally been developing my own teams for over a decade.  

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Associate Director of Student Activities

West Texas A&M University
  • Direct Student Leadership Programs
  • Founded Leadership Honors Society that currently has 1,821 active members (WT students)
    • Average approximately 300 training events each year
    • Largest organization on campus & larger than some academic colleges at the university
  • Partnered to create a Leadership Living/Learning Community, L3, which was one of the first Living/Learning Communities at WT
  • Led team to create L.E.A.D. WT, an academic leadership program (
    • Invited various faculty from every college, staff, & students to serve on a planning committee & led that committee
    • Assisted in securing a $250,000 grant to fund the first two years of the program
  • Assist in managing ten full and part-time staff members
  • Work with just under $450,000 in total budgets
  • Six years experience with University procurement & contracting processes
  • Experience with Datatel Database software
  • Help coordinate assessment data 
  • Advise Fraternities & Sororities with a growth rate of more than 100% over the past four years
    • Started the first new National Panhellenic Sorority at WTAMU in more than 30 years
    • Have had chapters win their highest national award 4 times
  • Teach College Preparation Courses
    • Teach courses each Fall & Spring Semester since 2008
    • Teach Spring courses for probation students
    • Teach college and career preparation skills including budgeting, time management, leadership, and writing
  • Chaired 2nd ever Presidential visit to campus with President Bill Clinton attended by approximately 5,500 
    • Conducted direct negotiations with Clinton offices to arrange his visit
    • Negotiated the terms for his visit
    • Worked with local media and WT Marketing to promote the event
    • Led a team of students, faculty, and staff to manage the event
  • Worked with numerous discipline issues with campus organizations including mediations, judicial hearings, and disputes 
  • Completed numerous graphic, video, and web projects for my department
  • Member of the Student Affairs Marketing Committee
  • Oversaw numerous Marketing projects for campus events and organizations
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014

Interim Director of Student Activities

West Texas A&M University
  • Manage ten full-time, graduate, and undergraduate staff members 
  • Led effort to reorganize budgeting & operational structure of Student Activities
    • Manage a total budget amount of just under $450,000
    • Experience with university budgeting process, as well as, created a propriatary budgeting process to better serve my department
    • Combined seven budged accounts into 1 to increase efficiency & reduce redundancy 
    • Created a process to gather significant student input for future budgets
  • Maintained roles from Associate Director Position
  • Serve on the University Diversity Committee & help to coordinate the annual Social Justice Conference
  • Helped to establish an International Student Board & working to improve quality of campus life for international students
  • Serve on the New Student Orientation Task-force
    • Assist in planning New Student Orientations
    • Assist in planning Transfer Student Orientations
  • Trained as a Buff Ally to support students facing possible discrimination
Sep 2002 - Apr 2008

Director of Youth Ministries

Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Developed and oversaw the two year development process for a contemporary  service (similar to adding a  new division to a business): including budgeting, facility improvements, and staff additions
  • Coordinated and oversaw all Junior and Senior High events.
  • Led and coordinated up to six large group domestic and international service trips each year
  • Responsible for event planning for numerous large groups
  • Presented public presentations to audiences numbering in the hundreds and       thousands
  • Coordinated Internet Technology for the church: including overseeing the transition to an on-site server environment, equipment procurement, and the installation of a facility-wide WIFI network
  • Completed numerous graphic and video design projects


Jun 2008 - May 2012

Masters of Business Administration

West Texas A&M University

I completed this degree in May 2012.  While earning this degree I have taken classes in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Economics.  I have become extremely interested in business and the overarching effects that it has on every other aspect of life.  I tend to be interested in international business and I have strong skills in marketing and management.  

Aug 2000 - May 2002

Master of Arts

Wheaton College

Wheaton College is often considered to be the Harvard of Christian Colleges and it certainly taught me a great deal.  While I do not consider myself to be of the same caliber of many other Wheaton graduates I am proud to be a fellow alumni with individuals such as Billy Graham, Jim Elliott, Todd Beamer, and former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to name a few.  Wheaton College is an extraordinary place approximately twenty-five miles west of downtown Chicago. There I learned a number of invaluable lessons, but foremost among these lessons was the ability to think critically about problems presented to me and utilize research and analytical thinking to come up with appropriate solutions.

Aug 1995 - May 2000

Bachelor of Science

West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University taught be a great deal about leadership, working with others, resourcefulness, and practicality.  At WTAMU I was able to join numerous organizations that each taught me valuable lessons about leadership, marketing and management.  Among the most influential of these organizations was my membership with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  While working with this fraternity I was able to assume my first significant leadership roles as we worked to raise thousands of dollars for charity and begin a scholarship that now awards more than $8,000 per year to current undergraduate students.  Further, I am proud to say that I accomplished this while consistently working two jobs.



Change Management Specialist

Management and Strategy Institute
Training in process

Lean Six Sigma

Management and Strategy Institute
Training in process


  • How to Have Healthy Organizations
    • Presentation given to a Greek Leadership retreat for fraternity and sorority leaders
    • November 2013
  • Dance Floor Theory
    • Presentation on how to recruit new members and engage them for a Leadership Learning Community
    • October 2013
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
    • Presentation given to the first annual WT Leadership Summit Conference
    • September 2013
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
    • Presentation given to a Phi Delta Theta fraternity province retreat for chapters from three different universities
    • August 2011
  • Communication in Leadership
    • Presentation given to Sipapu Leadership Retreat for campus student leaders
    • February 2012
  • Inside Out: Integrity in Leadership
    • Presentation given to Sipapu Leadership Retreat for campus student leaders
    • February 2010
  • How to Lead Well
    • 4 sessions presented for this retreat including Visionary Leadership, Team Building, Organizational Management, and Leadership Transitioning
    • Presentation given to a Greek Leadership retreat for fraternity and sorority leaders 
    • October 2009


Canyon, Texas:

  • President of the Board for Mission Canyon organization, which oversees Snack Pak 4 Kids program helping provide food for over three hundred local children each week during the school year
    • Oversee budgets
    • Manage & hire staff
    • Help with fundraising & event planning 
  • Vice President for a regional political organization board
  • Board Secretary for the Alpha Tau Omega Zeta Kappa chapter Housing Corporation
  • Help a small rural churches with preaching and teaching
  • Volunteer for Alpha Tau Omega National Office judging annual chapter reports (each year since 2011)
  • Elected as a delegate for three statewide conventions, and served on state level executive committees at these conventions

Omaha, Nebraska:

  • Chaired of one of the three major areas of the Heartland Festival with the Luis Palau organization, July 2007.  This was the largest outdoor event in the history of the state of Nebraska with a reported 103,000 attending this $1.8 million dollar event.
  • Organized a group of five churches to attend an annual conference.  Oversaw the trip for several hundred people including   transportation, food, lodging, as well as, an extra post conference event for our group.
  • Chairman for the Omaha “Livin’ It” event, fall of 2005, with the Palau organization and Steven Baldwin.  I was responsible for building a leadership team, raising funds, securing a donated location, coordinating sponsors, and publicity.  The event was attended by over 3,000 people and was one of the highest attended of these events in the country.                                  

Wheaton College:

  • Led 2001 Spring Break “Breakaway” mission trip to Florida to work with Habitat for Humanity for a team of students and staff
  • Helped to develop and organize the Graduate School Chapel Service
  • Gained experience working part-time for a bank, and spent one summer working for a summer camp 

West Texas A & M University Undergraduate: 

  • President of the WTAMU Leadership Roundtable
  • Vice-President of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the WTAMU Interfraternity Council
  •  Gained experience working retail, clerking for a law-firm, and planning events

Other Involvements:

  • Alumni Member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
  • Member of The National Society of Leadership & Success  where I also received a Leadership Excellence Award

Conferences Attended

  • 2008-2011, 2013 Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Conferences: various locations
  • 2003-2007, 2011-2013 Willow Creek Association Leadership Summit Conferences: various locations
  • Leadership Facilitator - 2000 Road to True Merit Conference: Indianapolis, IN


  • 2011-2012 West Texas A&M University Clarence E. Thompson Staff Excellence Award, the highest award given to a WTAMU staff member 
  • 2009 West Texas A&M University Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • 2009 Alpha Tau Omega 50th Anniversary Alumni of the Year
  • Outstanding Young Men of America & Who’s Who Among American Colleges & Universities memberships.
  • 2000 West Texas A&M University Man of the Year finalist.
  • 1999 West Texas A&M University Greek Man of the Year.

Conferences Attended

  • 2008-2014 Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Conferences: various locations
  • 2003-2007, 2011-2012 Willow Creek Association Leadership Summit Conferences: various locations
  • Facilitator - 2000 Road to True Merit Conference: Indianapolis, IN
  • I have also attended numerous other conferences that have greatly assisted in my leadership development.