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Work experience

2014Present

Senior Human Resources Advisor

CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORPORATION

Provide broad Human Resource support including staffing, employee relations, management consultation, performance management, policy design/implementation, and training & development activities for designated client groups.

2010Present

Human Resources Consultant

VARIOUS COMPANIES

Partner with organizations and advise on any HR related activity including: policies and procedures, implementation of new programs and regulatory issues. Develop and facilitate a range of training programs.

20122013

Human Resources Director

NTS, INC

Recruited to direct benefit plan design, employee relations, recruitment, on-boarding, and implement Human Resources policies and processes.

  • Conducted internal investigations to resolve complaints and provided management with recommendations for action
  • Company representative for all Federal and State agency related complaints
  • Supervised HR Team of 5 responsible for recruitment, benefit and payroll administration

20102012

Human Resources Director

LIGHTSPEED SYSTEMS

A leader in network security software, mobile device management, social media for schools, and learning management systems, Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and collaborative.

  • Successfully developed a full spectrum Human Resources Department
  • Identified early opportunities for improvement of employee relations and engagement
  • Created and facilitated training to improve the effectiveness of managers and employees
  • Assessed staffing needs, implemented and managed recruiting process to ensure selection of best candidates and maintain a qualified pool of candidates
  • Assisted and supported both staff and management with coaching/counseling and resolving employee relation issues
  • Fostered a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue across the organization
  • Designed and administered programs and policies relating to incentives, employee recognition and compensation structures
  • Led the benefit committee through plan analysis and design structure. Retained a new broker and TPA to enhance services and offer more extensive comprehensive plans
  • Proposed and successfully completed an HRIS conversion including developing and facilitating training for all levels. The conversion eliminated manual entry of payroll, offered self service options for employees and reduced company cost by $1200 a month.
  • Supervised HR Team of 3 responsible for recruitment, benefit and payroll administration
20062010

Regional Human Resources Manager

MCMILLIN HOMES - Central Valley 
  • Established credibility and built excellent rapport as the HR liaison for the Central Valley
  • Successfully implemented HR programs, which ensured consistency throughout region a provided managers with critical tools to enhance productivity
  • Implemented management training as well as staff engagement and development workshops
  • Enhanced compliance and staff performance by updating company handbook
  • Provided critical assistance in lowering costs by identifying, designing and implementing new benefit plans.
  • Point of contact for all concerns regarding benefit plans, 401k, leave of absence and workers compensation
  • Established in-house recruiting policy, on-boarding process and new hire training program which streamlined the initial setup process and ensured a smooth, welcome aboard approach from the start
  • Revised job descriptions for all levels to reduce risk and create uniformity
  • Successfully represented company in handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievance and conflicts
20052006

Benefits Specialist

RAIN FOR RENT

Administered all employee benefit plans and served as the point of contact for employees, carriers and brokers. Key role in the design and renewal of all plans ensuring cost effectiveness, comprehensive offerings and self service utilization options. Conducted employee enrollment meetings and ensured proper enrollment into elected plans. Reconciled monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies and resolved any issues with the carriers. Implemented and administered the leave of absence programs. Proposed and coordinated first annual employee health fair.

20042005

Payroll Specialist

GRIMMWAY FARMS

Managed payroll processing for assigned groups utilizing ADP and Kronos. Provided key support to Payroll Manager and HR Director by serving as the benefit plan and leave administration liaison. Managed the utilization and reconciliation of the paid time off and benefit plans.

20012003

Accounts Payable Manager

COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Processed and reconciled all AP transactions and employee benefit plans. Supervised Payroll Specialist and AP Coordinator while providing support to the HR Director.

19962001

Benefits Administrator

BORTON PETRINI, LLP

Promoted from payroll to manage employee health, welfare and retirement plans. Managed benefit plans, annual renewals, and COBRA administration. Facilitated enrollment meetings for all health and retirement plans. Processed and managed all workers compensation claims.

Education

2010

M.B.A

Baker College Center For Graduate Studies

Human Resources Management

2007

Bachelor of Business Administration

Baker College

Human Resources Management