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Work experience

Apr 2012Present


First Baptist Church Riesel

Responsible for providing senior oversight and leadership in the following areas of ministry for First Baptist Church, Riesel, as it carries out its task of leading people to fullness of life in the Lord Jesus Christ:

-Worship and Proclamation

-Church Development and Discipleship 

-Evangelism and Outreach

-Caring Ministries


-Relating to Denominational Entities, Other Churches and the Community

Mar 2010Apr 2012

Purchasing Agent

Pier 1 Imports

Responsible for the daily planning, analysis and execution of the procurement process of non-retail merchandise for the entire company through researching and sourcing qualified vendors and negotiate/competitively bid product pricing to achieve optimal cost savings.

  • Partner with key departments within the organization to fully research item specifications, competitively bid, negotiate product pricing and place order with vendors to achieve lowest possible cost consistent with quality and reliability of product
  • Partner directly with external vendors on fulfillment of purchase orders to ensure product reaches intended destinations in a timely manner and in accordance with export compliance rules
  • Obtain/monitor purchase order approval process
  • Analyze stock-item product needs and fulfill reorders as required
  • Support complex projects to insure the timely procurement and accurate recording of capital and expense purchases
Jan 2010Mar 2010

Store Logistics

The Container Store

Provide support to retail stores and operations through store design, operational set-up, on the job training and ongoing support - using relevant tools and processes for store operations in order to keep store employees focused on customers.

  • Office, Break Room and Stock Room design and configurations
  • Equipment training/certification, maintenance coordination and new equipment roll-out
  • Understand, interpret and celebrate store performance through the use of Merchandise Processing support and reporting
  • Create, maintain and distribute reporting related to Shrink, General Damage, Delivery, Expenses and other operational reports as necessary
  • Lead the efforts on various projects including new store setup, store renovations, store systems enhancements, waste hauling, delivery programs and other operational needs
  • Operational support for major seasonal campaigns requiring additional equipment and fixtures
Jul 2004Jan 2010

Purchasing Agent

The Container Store

Responsible for the competitive price negotiation and purchase of non-merchandise goods and services consumed at corporate office, distribution center, and store locations across the country in excess of $2 million per year:

  • Perform cost/value analysis for current vendors and in sourcing new vendors.
  • Administer and process weekly supply orders for all company locations.
  • Assist with new store openings to determine appropriate supplies needed and organizing delivery while also providing on-site support for staff and grand opening weekend.
  • Plan and implement On-Demand Procurement software for store locations.
  • Manage professional and productive vendor relationships.
Jul 2005Dec 2006

Lead Administrator

Beta Upsilon Chi
  • Serve as office manager and accomplish daily administrative tasks.
  • Responsible for completing special projects as assigned by the Executive Director while working to develop leadership abilities with chapter officers.
  • Arrange travel schedules for four national staff positions.
  • Effectively communicate with 18 chapters and Executive Board Members.
  • Organize and coordinate national Summit conference and Board Meetings.


Proficient with both PC and Mac. • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook • PeopleSoft Financials/Oracle • Multiview Financial Services • Coupa On-Demand eProcurement • Warehouse Management System/Catalyst

Volunteer Work

  • Cornerstone Assistance Network
  • Davis Blvd. Baptist Church
  • Beta Upsilon Chi
  • North Richland Hills Citizens Police Academy


Mike Gilliam

Steve Whitson

Debbie Crites

Jason Hoyt