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I am seeking a position that would allow me to utilize the skills I have acquired during the first phase of my professional life. I've recently completed my bachelor's degree in American history from Florida Atlantic University, and hope to secure a position within reasonable distance from my current residence.  

Work experience

May 2005Oct 2015


Guiseppe's Restaurant & Bakery, Ignacio, CO

All aspects of business, including talent acquisition and management, financials.

Sep 1998May 2005

Hospitality Director/Executive Chef

Sky Ute Resort & Casino, Ignacio, CO

All restaurant, bar and special event operations.  Special focus on diversity of team members, conflict management in diverse environments, and in-service access to substance abuse/mental health care.  Departmental budget $1.3M

Jul 1991Sep 1998

Director of Special Events and Catering

University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Responsibility for all special events falling outside traditional meal service.  Primary responsibility for providing direct support to all events held by President's Office and Residence, University Foundation,  and Alumni Association.  Responsibility included but not limited to organizing and executing professional touring companies, popular musicians, and political fundraisers.  Departmental budget $2.7M

May 1986Jul 1993

Catering Director

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Design, organize and execute full range of catered events, focusing on official university events.  Primary contact for President, Chancellor, Alumni, and Foundation for special events.  Departmental budget $4.6M

Jan 1980May 1986

Chef/Pastry Chef 

Various restaurants, specific positions upon request.

Period spent learning craft, specializing in kitchen management and pastries.  Specific information on any aspect available upon request.


May 2012May 2015

Bachelor of Arts and Letters in American History

Florida Atlantic University

My focus is on the arc of American Social and Political History, with specific interest in post-WWII social/political issues.