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Work experience

May 2005Present

Recreation Coordinator

City of Cedar Hill
  • Assist with the development and management of $1.5M operational budget.
  • Design and implement incentive programs to foster a non-competitive, supportive and enjoyable wellness experience for all members and city employees
  • Reviews and approves financial reports for recreational facility, contract employees and programs
  • Manage quotes, bids and purchases of new fitness equipment
  • Serve ascommittee chair in conjunction with city departments for city employment wellness program and in conjunction with 3 southwest cities for the Best Southwest Employee Health Fair
  • Research and evaluates community needs and develops plans, goals and objectives to effectively deliver recreation programs to residents
Apr 2004May 2005

Fitness Specialist

Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center
  • Supervised interns during projects and guided their learning process to complete objectives for graduation.
  • Developed a variety of fitness training programs for employees
  • Created program guide to market facility programs and amenities
  • Coordinated health promotion programs, seminars and health screenings utilizing professional resources
  • Created informational bulletin boards and marketing materials to educate members on health and wellness issues
  • Performed cholesterol check, treadmill test, flexibility and muscular endurance andstrength test andinterpretedfitness assessments for new members
Aug 2003Mar 2005

Membership Services/Fitness

Town North YMCA
  • Performed fitlinxx appointments and interpreted fitness assessments, developed and monitored exercise programs and provided personal training to members
  • Taught senior aerobic classes
  • Interacted with members to provide encouragement, education and motivation to practice healthy lifestyle behaviors
Oct 2001Jan 2003

Membership Coordinator

Texas Woman's University-Alumni Relations
  • Mailed membership renewal packages to alumni
  • Maintained listing of current alumni
  • Assisted with homecoming events
  • General office duties such as: answering phones, fax, mail copying and typing

Education

Aug 2007Present

Masters

· Organizational Management

· Leading Diverse Cultures

· Government Budgeting

· Principles/Strategies of Program Evaluation

· Principles of Public Administration

Aug 2007Present

Certificate

·Parks and Recreation Administration and Finance

· Recreation Facility and Area Planning

Aug 2005May 2008

Masters

Research: Health and wellness programs in corporate environments

Aug 2001May 2003

Bachelor of Science

Aug 1998May 2001

Associate of Arts

References

Jennifer Blevings, Ph.D.

Mentor during graduate research project

Lyndsey Cecka

Andre Brown

Summary

Sophisticated and business savvy certified recreational professional with a career reflecting leadership qualifications coupled with “hands-on” experience in supervising, recreation program development and recreation facility operations.

Summary of Qualifications

·National Recreation and Park Association Certified Park and Recreation Professional

· Excellent knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of recreation programming, recreation facility operations, budget recommendation, planning and recreation promotions/marketing and grant sources

· Outstanding interpersonal skills, strategic planning skills and customer service attitude

·Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Civic Plus, Class and Performance Impact Workplace

Awards

· Certificate of Recognition for completion of Best Southwest Leadership training-May 2008

Professional Memberships

·Texas Recreation and Park Society

· National Recreation and Park Association

· North Texas Recreation Association

Certifications

Certified Pool/Spa Operator

National Swimming Pool Foundation

Supervisory Certificate

Cedar Valley Community College
Feb 2008Present

Certified Park and Recreation Professional

National Recreation and Park Association
Apr 2007Present

Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace

American Safety and Health Institute
Mar 2008Present

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

American Heart Association
May 2008Present

Group Exercise Instructor

Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
May 2008Present

Certified Personal Trainer

American College of Sports (ACSM)