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Over 18 years of non-profit experience includes: fiscal management and fundraising; management of professional, support and contract staff; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; donor prospecting and development; prospecting and recruitment of top volunteer leadership; grant writing experience; endowment development; public relations; crisis management; sales training; and human resources.I am passionate about working in a values-based environment.

Work experience

May 2009Present

Associate Director of Program, Base Camp Director

Philmont Scout Ranch, BSA National Council

As a member of the management team of Philmont I provide leadership to Base Camp Operations including Human Resources, Logistics, News & Photo, Base Camp Services, Staff Interaction & Activities, and Security.

Philmont Scout Ranch provides outdoor experiences for over 22,000 participants a year, making it the largest youth camp facility in the world.  Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

In addition to camping programs, the Philmont Training Center provides top level national training programs for volunteers and professional Scouters, and activities for their families while they spend a week in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains.

Over 1,000 staff provide support and program for thousands of Scouts, families and volunteers from across the United States and abroad.

Mar 2008Jan 2009

President and CEO

Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Responsible for the daily operations and management of professional and support staff.Report directly to Executive Board.Member organization comprised of approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 45,000 living alumni across the United States. 

I managed a small professional staff, and was responsible for the development of a volunteer structure, growth of membership, public relations and marketing, IT support, product development, crisis management, and support of the mission and vision of the organization.

I also supported Foundation and direct fundraising events, represented the organization at local and national level activities, and was involved in identifying and recruiting top-level candidates for board level participation.

Oct 2006Feb 2008

Chief Operating Officer (Director of Field Service)

North Florida Council, BSA

Responsible for the daily operations and management of 30 field staff and managers.Responsibilities include fundraising, product sales, membership recruitment, marketing, staff hiring and training, program development and assessment, and volunteer recruitment.

Additionally major responsibilities included:  multi-million dollar budget management, support staff management, board development activities, IT network support, the development of a goals-oriented environment, raise over $1 million annually through multiple fundraising events, direct fundraising campaigns, and board support.

Nov 2002Oct 2006

Director of Operations (Director of Program)

Florida Sea Base, BSA National Staff

Director of Operations over three facilities (two in the Florida Keys, one in the Bahamas).Full time staff of 12; seasonal staff of 200+ employees.Experience in creation of an endowment, fiscal management of a $7+ million budget, personnel management, all business operations, network development and support, and all marketing.

I grew participation by 24% over four year period.  I designed and helped pass federal congressional legislation specifically for the organization.  During my time, the organization's income grew from $4.4 million in 2002 to $7.2 million in 2006.

Additionally, I was responsible for the primary fundraising events, public activities, and handled all crisis operations (hurricane evacuations and other crisis events).

Feb 1999Nov 2002

District Director

Longs Peak Council, BSA

I was responsible for a field office with managerial responsibilities over both professional, support and retail staff.  During my tenure, I increased membership enrollment, volunteer recruitment, fundraising and product sales significantly.

Jan 1993Feb 1999

Senior District Executive

Cascade Pacific Council, BSA

Experience in membership recruitment, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and program development.Strong experience in Ropes Course program development and staff training.Began in an entry-level position in 1993 and received several promotions.

Apr 1992Dec 1992

Associate Account Executive

Hastings, Humble, Giardini and Freeman

Worked on Intel, In-Focus Systems and Tektronix accounts.  I planned media tours involving radio, magazine and newspaper promotions.  I was also responsible for assement of public relations on product image and promotion.  I was involved in promotional planning of cutting-edge network technology.

Jun 1990Mar 1992

Senior Chapter Leadership Consultant

Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Inc.

I traveled extensively throughout the United States to college campuses.I was responsible for training of undergraduate members in recruitment, membership retention, fiscal management, fundraising, risk management, and volunteer (alumni) recruitment.

During this time I also worked for national foundation (endowment of 6.5 million at that time, now $12+ millon) on donor research, donor visits, and as director for a 12-week telefund campaign which raised $125,000 (140% of goal).


Sep 1984Jun 1989

Bachelor of Science

During my academic time at Oregon State University, I took a significant amount of technical courses (science, mathematics, computer science) in addition to graduating with a degree from the Speech Department.  I consider my academic career to have been unusually well balanced, as it gave me scientific and critical thinking skills.

Additional activities included student orientation programs, volunteering for the OSU Foundation, and student activities.


Gale Wilkerson

He was my counterpart on the Foundation side of the operation.  We worked together as partners to provide educational opportunities for donors to fund, as well as volunteer engagement opportunities.

Paul Beal

He is the CEO/General Manager, and I would operate as such in his absence.

Philip Stuva

We worked together in Portland doing fundraising, program development, volunteer recruitment and membership management.

Jack Sears

He is the CEO, and I would operate as such in his absence.

Marketing/Sales Presentations


Volunteer Recruitment
My entire professional career has been spent working with and through volunteers.  I enjoy working with individuals who have a passion, and finding a way for them to turn their passion into actions.   I have recruited, and am comfortable working with volunteers at every level from grassroots to the boardroom.
Fiscal Management
I have been involved in non-profit budget development and fiscal management for most of the past decade.  I am comfortable in a non-profit, accrual accounting system, and have finished every fiscal year with revenue exceeding expenses.
During most of my professional career I have been involved in fundraising activities.  I have been responsible for telefunds, mail campaigns, direct-ask campaigns, dinners/banquets, product sales, and others.   I have been successful in every campaign I have ever been involved in, and have always achieved my fundraising goals.
Event Organizing
I am adept at organizing an event or activity from beginning to end, and enjoy the challenges of working with various groups or individuals as part of the process.   I have been involved in everything from golf, fishing and shooting tournaments, to large athletic venues.
Computer Skills
My skills are advanced to excellent, and I am often sought as a "tech support" resource by others.  I have designed and implemented networks (home and business), and am very proficient in MS Office and all general computing.   I am proficient in most desktop applications, and am a "power user" of most network and web applications.
Public Speaking
I am very comfortable speaking in front of groups of any size.  I have  experience in all types of public speaking: motivational, process, informational and prepared (press) statements.   I have spoken in academic settings, conferences, workgroups, on camera and on radio.