Interest

  • New ideas
  • Water sports
  • Reading
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Web technology

Summary

SUMMARY STATEMENT

National Contracts Management Association member and contract specialist with Federal Acquisition Regulations knowledge and experiences in political campaign management and two legislatures

NOTE: Happily employed. Not currently looking for work.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Contract Specialist (1102)

United States Navy
May 2008 - Jan 2010

Founder & Grant Writer

Sterling Consulting Solutions
Grant Development Firm
  • Applies federal guidelines and regulations to generate competitive proposals
  • Performed cost and price analysis to purchase high-value items such as benefits packages and computer systems
  • Negotiates contracts to develop mutually-advantageous terms so contracts will be self-enforced by participating parties
  • Saves clients thousands of dollars in knowledge and training by providing low-cost advice
  • Submitted a $100,000 federal grant offered by the Department of Homeland Security
May 2008 - Nov 2008

Campaign Manager

Friends of Sen. Daniel Weber

State Senate Campaign

  • Successfully led a state senator to victory with nearly 60% of total votes district dominated by the opposing party
  • Handled campaign donations and bank accounts valued at tens of thousands of dollars
Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Senate Committee Aide

Georgia State Senate

Upper chamber of Georgia General Assembly

  • Edited tax and highway improvement legislation dealing with millions of dollars
  • Managed constituent case loads related to mental health and substance abuse
Jul 2006 - Aug 2006

Government Affairs Intern

National Taxpayers Union

Taxpayer advocacy nonprofit

  • Authored current events articles published on organization websites
  • Supported staff by developing direct mailings, e-newsletters and databases
Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

Senatorial Intern

United States Senate
Upper chamber of Congress
  • Documented notes of Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Examined environmental degradation for staff
  • Responded by phone and letter to constituent issues such as military affairs and stem cell research

Education

Education
Aug 2003 - May 2007

B.A.

Hampden-Sydney College

  • GPA: 3.46
  • Cum laude
  • Rhetoric minor
  • Over 24 hours of business courses: Learned cost-benefit analysis, public speaking and critical thinking skills

Skills

Skills

Trend applications

Google Trends Trendrr Trendsmap

Invoice applications

Zoho Invoice FreshBooks  

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) application

Achievo  

Bid management application

BidSync  

Microsoft Office

Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook  

Project management applications

MS Project Basecamp Zoho Projects CreativePro Office  

Contract management application

Contract Assistant   

Certifications

Certifications
2009 - 2010

Certified Federal Contracts Manager

National Contracts Management Association
2009 - 2009

Grant Writing Certificate

Emory University Center for Lifelong Learning
2005 - 2007

Public Service Certificate

Hampden-Sydney College