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  • Head Coach, Outliers Hockey Academy; 2016; Salt Lake City, UT
    • Organized mini-camps, off-ice training. Designed the website for the Utah Hockey Center, Utah's first and only hockey specific, off-ice training facility. Recruited local players to play for the program. Interacted with players and parents during training. Offered and conducted small group and individual private lessons.
  • Head Coach, Pettit Wild Eagles Varsity High School Hockey Program; 2010-2014; Milwaukee, WI
    • Interviewed and selected assistant coaches; designed and implemented strategies to help players grow through their career in the organization; responsible for organizing practices, managing players during games, interaction with parents, setting team goals, building the program, and being a role model; provided skill and player feedback and guidance for players interested in continuing hockey career. 
  • Private Instructor, Individual and Group, Mites through Adult; 2010-2014; Milwaukee, WI
    • Marketed and attained private lessons; determined goals and set plans to achieve them; worked with players on all facets of their game; reviewed game tape and made recommendations for improvement; pushed players outside of their 'comfort zone'; allotted time and scheduled multiple lessons on a given day; provided skill and player feedback and guidance for players interested in continuing hockey career. 
    • Scheduled, organized and instructed group lessons for beginning adult players, taught the basics on individual skill development, gave appropriate off-ice drills they could work on to achieve desired results.
  • Head Instructor, High School Summer Skate; 2010-2014; Milwaukee, WI
    • Interviewed and selected coaching staff; instructed coaching staff how to train players specifically to the guidelines set; organized, designed and implemented a summer program that was 90 minutes in duration; scheduled the ice time for the entire summer session taking note of holidays and down times in attendance; divided 90 minute session into three 30 minute sessions focusing on individual skills, team skills and small game drills to maintain focus and enhance participation.
  • Assistant Coach, Ojibwa Eagles Midget AAA Hockey Program; 2009-2010; Houghton, MI
    • Designed challenging practices for players seeking to move to next level; helped players adjust to daily life without  family and friends while living with billet family; managed players both on and off the ice; scheduled and organized travel accommodations including itineraries for the players; acted as head coach as needed. 
  • Head Coach, Keweenaw Storm PeeWee AA Hockey Program; 2008-2009; Houghton, MI
    • Developed practice plans to challenge the players along with improving their age-specific skills; interacted with players and parents in regards to player development; set specific rules for players to follow as to not disrupt the goals and chemistry of the team; acted as role model for kids. 
  • Head Coach, Keweenaw Storm PeeWee A Hockey Program; 2007-2008; Houghton, MI
    • Developed age and skill appropriate practice plans to provide maximum skill improvement and enjoyable experience for youth; challenged players to perform at their highest capacity; shared and built a passion for the sport among players; facilitated players involvement and ensured enjoyment of the game.
  • Associate Instructor, Skating Dynamics Hockey School; 2000-2003; Various camps throughout the Midwest
    • Under guidance of Lead Instructor performed skating and stick handling drills covering forward and backward stride edge control, pivots, stops and starts, dribbling the puck, skating while stick handling and basic moves around an opponent; evaluated each player based on a set criteria and discussed the grading with the players and parents at the conclusion of camp. 

Work History

Mar 2016Present

Head Coach

Outliers Hockey Academy

Organized mini-camps, off-ice training. Designed the website for the Utah Hockey Center, Utah's first and only hockey specific, off-ice training facility. Recruited local players to play for the program. Interacted with players and parents during training. Offered and conducted small group and individual private lessons.

Jun 2014Aug 2015

Firefighter/Paramedic

Baytown Fire Department

Performed technical work providing fire suppression and human health emergency medical services. Responded to all types of emergency calls including motor vehicle accidents, fires of any kind and rescue operations. As a paramedic, performed life saving interventions, often in undesirable conditions and stressful situations. Trained and maintained certifications on a regular basis.

Jul 2010Jun 2014

Firefighter/Paramedic

Milwaukee Fire Department

Provided fire suppression and emergency service protection for the residents of the City of Milwaukee. Worked under direct supervision of an officer and followed appropriate orders. Maintained certifications through additional training opportunities and continuing education classes. Operated and maintained ambulances, fire engines and ladder trucks. 

Nov 2006Jul 2010

Commercial Credit Analyst

Superior National Bank & Trust Co.

Responsible for analysis of financial statements and credit data of potential or current commercial loan customers. Determined the level of risk in lending additional funds to business owners as well as calculation of total loan repayment ability. Managed bank owned properties and led a weekly meeting with Vice President, CEO and other loan officers to determine best and most efficient way to sell properties and assets without having negative effects on the portfolio of the bank. 

Education

Aug 2002Jun 2006

Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration

Michigan Technological University

Concentration in Finance. Well versed in Investments, Finance, Accounting, Business Law and Business Taxation.

Certifications

2013Present

Paramedic

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Certified to provide Advanced Life Support, including CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support.

2008Present

Level 4 - #299378

USA Hockey

Certified as a USA Hockey Level 4 coach with the Midget Age specific module completed. Future plans of attending the Level 5 coaching symposium and earning Level 5 coaching certificate.