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Swim School Director

Punahou Aquatics

Swim school Director for an Elite Competitive Swimming Program in Honolulu

  • Taught swimmers all 4 competitive strokes, dives, turns, and prepared them for swim team try-outs.
  • Managed 3 assistant instructors and developed curriculum as well as evaluation procedures for the class.
  • Responsible for the creation of and active administrator of the PAQ facebook page.

Media Relations Intern

Inland Empire 66ers Baseball Club

Minor league Class ‘A’ affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • Responsible for keeping score and phoning in the play by play to minor league baseball for the online score updates, and scoreboard operation.
  • Prepared statistics, rosters, and line-ups for all members of the media and scouts.
  • Assisted radio talent and any newspaper reporters during game time.
Feb 2012Present

Marketing Director

i9 Sports Honolulu

Oahu’s top program for youth sports (flag football, basketball, baseball, & soccer).

  • Increased membership and brand awareness by significant margins.
  • Responsible for production of e-newsletter, website content, and press releases.
  • Responsible for community relations and special event partnerships and projects.
  • Responsible for photography for marketing materials.
  • Worked to get marketing materials out to schools and preschools.
  • Obtained Jersey/League Sponsorship for Basketball program.
  • Responsible for marketing of/at special events including Aloha Stadium Flag Games & Expos Island Wide.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of i9 Sports Honolulu’s Twitter Account.
  • Day to day customer service duties, speaking with customers about the “i9 experience”.
May 2011Jan 2012

Head Age Group Coach, Life Guard, Swim Instructor, Club PR

Kauai Ohana YMCA/Swim Kauai Aquatics
  • Responsible for an increase in new swim team membership through pushing recruitment from lessons.
  • Started team’s facebook page, and kept community up to date on team results, events, and accomplishments.
  • Designed T-shirts for team events.
  • Coached multiple swimmers to AA and State Championships.
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedures as well as day to day aquatics maintenance & safety.
  • Responsible for registration of guests and visitors.
  • Served as "Tech Support" at the YMCA by computer trouble  shooting.
Feb 2010Jun 2011

Freelance Marketing Writer

Finis Inc

Tech Swimming, Water Polo, and Triathlon training, and Equipment Company. 

  • Selected to interview and write combination human interest and marketing/sales pieces for the Director of Marketing on the Electronic Circuit Trainer, SwiMP3 Player, and Monofin.Published Spring 2011 catalog.
May 2009May 2011

Head Age Group Coach& Developmental Coach/Administrator

Palm Springs Piranhas

Non-profit Youth Sports Organization in Palm Springs.

  • Produced marketing flyers for the team’s recruitment drive, and point person for any on deck inquiries.
  • Responsible for maintaining team HyTek files and meet entries for the whole team.
  • Coached multiple swimmers to Junior Olympics, several who were first time qualifiers, managed 4 assistants.
  • Designed T shirts for the team's special events.
Jun 2004May 2009

Developmental Coach

Redlands Swim Team

Non-profit Youth Sports Organization in Redlands, CA.

  • Increased the number of 10 & under Junior Olympic Qualifiers from 6 to 20 in one year.
  • Expanded the teams brand through the design of popular t-shirts.
  • Coached over 10 Junior Olympic Champions and managed 6 assistants.
  • Designed, developed, and coached practices and drills to keep kids motivated and interested in the sport.
Oct 2006Oct 2008

Manager, Reception, Youth Activity, Marketing, & Development

XRtainment Zone

Start up company in the exergaming/family wellness industry, combining technology, graphics, and interactive fitness.

  • Sold the most memberships and sold business concept over the phone to all media and potential francisee inquiries.
  • Created marketing flyers for programs and special events.
  • Responsible for preparing and decorating the multipurpose room for parties and special events as well as catering to the needs of party and special events clientele.
  • Responsible for selling and making reservations for parties, fieldtrips, and group outings.
  • Responsible organizing group activities for local special education PE field trips.
  • Designed, developed, and taught healthy living and fitness classes.
  • Managed Inventory for the facility and was responsible for ordering and stocking merchandise and supplies.
  • Responsible for customer service, membership contracts, training new employees, and daily financial reports.
  • Wrote XRtainment Zone's OSHA Manual.
Oct 2005Feb 2006

Business Development Intern

Student Sports (SPARQ) Magazine

National magazine covering high school sports, athletes, and rankings.

  • Sold advertising space in the magazine to collegiate sports camp directors.
  • Completed and extensive database organized by conference with contact information for parties responsible for running camps for soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and softball.
  • Assisted with SPARQ testing events and promotions.
May 2002Feb 2006



A production team providing televised coverage of Cubs, White Sox, Angels, Dodgers, the 2003 All-Star Game, and the Inaugural World Baseball Classic.

  • Assisted in the creation of the set for MLB broadcast using baseball props.
  • Worked to assist the talent during broadcasts.
  • Held a parabola to catch the sounds of the Championship game of the first ever World Baseball Classic.
Jan 2004Jun 2004

Sports Marketing Intern

Masterplan Group International (MGI)

Sports Agency primarily representing NFL and AFL clients.

  • Worked to gain sunglass endorsement deals for clients.
  • Wrote player and clients biographies to send out to all NFL team to sell clients prior to the 2004 draft.
  • Wrote client press releases.
  • Researched Athlete Agent Laws state by state to ensure that the agents were current and legal to recruit and represent clients.


Aug 2005Feb 2007

MA Sport/Event Management

California State University Long Beach
Sep 2000Jun 2004

BA Psychology

Northwestern University


Youth Program Development
Youth Fitness Program Development Youth Health Program Development Youth Nutrition Program Development Youth Education Program Development Youth Creative/Art Program Development
Publishing/Editing Software
Photoshop Microsoft Publisher InDesign
Statistical Analysis
  Advanced SPSS knowledge Tracked Health metrics of members in the gym to produce data highlighting the benefits of "exergaming" Used SPSS in Northwestern University's Social Psychology Research Lab as a Research assistant for the Department Chair Used SPSS at California State University Long Beach to produce data for Masters Thesis  
Employee Training
Trained Coaches Trained Guards Trained Gym Employees Wrote XRtainment Zone OSHA Manual
Sales/Business Development
  Quickbooks Point of Sale Business to Business Business to Consumer Customer Service Press Release Writing Client Bio Writing Publicity & PR Media Relations  
Club Administration Software
AAC Team Manager Team Unify
Microsoft Office
  Word Powerpoint Excel Visio Outlook Publisher   I am very familiar with all of the Microsoft Office Programs, and have been using them all regularly for years.
Social Media
  Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest   Not only am I familiar with these social networking sites, but I've set them up for some of the organizations I've worked for and used them as a tool for marketing and promotion.  They are very effective methods of communication.


Aaron Abrams

Ernie Medina

Chuck Riggs

Awards & Honors

  • Southern California Swimming ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year, 2010
  • Redlands High School Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010
  • Olympic Trials Qualifier, 1996, 2000, & 2004
  • Swimming Scholarship (Northwestern University), 2000-2004
  • Swim Team Representative for Student Athlete Advisory Committee (Northwestern University), 2000-2004
  • One of the Co-Organizers of the Highest Grossing Student Run Relay for Life, 2004
  • Organized NU Field Day, 2003
  • Pan Pacific Games Qualifier (10k Open Water), 2002
  • Big Ten Champion, All-American, & School Record holder (1,650 freestyle), 2001
  • Junior National Champion (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, & 200 IM), 1995-1999
  • Member of USA Jr. National Team, 1996



Extremely knowledgeable in the field of sport and event marketing & management.

Excellent at communication on all levels and great team player.

Experience in running events for non profit organizations, youth sports organizations, professional sporting events, and broadcast media including:

  • Fundraising
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Photography/Graphics/Principles of Design
  • Publications
  • Press Releases
  • Signage
  • Broadcast Media (radio & television)
  • Endorsements/Sponsorships
  • OSHA Standards/Safety guidelines for events



Jan 2009Present

Double Goal Coach

Positive Coaching Alliance
Mar 2011Mar 2014

First Aid

Red Cross
Mar 2011Mar 2014


Red Cross
Mar 2011Mar 2013


Red Cross
Jan 2012Jan 2013

Swim Coach

USA Swimming