; Four year Full Academic Scholarship ••••• gpa
••••• ••••• credit hours toward Masters in Business Administration at University of Virginia, Colgate Darden School of Business
Completed the Naval Acquisition Contracting Officer course that included two courses dedicated to the statistical analysis of process controls and operational planning of U.S. Government contractors participating in cost plus contracts.
••••• BMCC - Basic Welding
••••• BMCC - Introduction to Word and Excel
••••• American Arbitration Society - Internal Arbitrator Certification
ProTrain - Advanced Excel and Advanced Access
SwRI - Supervisory Management courses Fundamental Skills of Communicating with People, Fundamental Skills of Managing People, and Using Positive Discipline
••••• StataMatrix - ISO •••••:••••• Registered Internal Quality Auditing
American Chemical Society - Laboratory Statistical Analysis
Excel Partnership - ISO ••••• Laboratory Quality Systems
••••• American Society for Quality Certified Quality Technician (Board Certification on 3/6/•••••)
••••• Safety Qualified Supervisor
••••• Department of the Army Root Cause Analysis
Waste Management Qualified Supervisor
••••• McCoys RCRA Unraveled
••••• VSP Sampling Planning
Aarchers Advanced Air Boot Camp
Work experience 6/••••• to 4/••••• United States Navy
I was the Supply Department Head on a Naval warship with the responsibility of the management of fiscal and logistical requirements for the unit. My specific duties included personal accountability for cash payroll of $•••••,••••• bi-monthly, personal responsibility for the auditing of spare parts, food stores, and retail merchandise inventories and management. I was responsible for the supervision of a ••••• person Department on a daily basis. Other duties I performed included the navigation, the directing of weapons delivery and propulsion of the ship. The Department was successful (quarter-finalists) in the Ney Award competition, a Navy wide competition for food service excellence. The Department was awarded the Blue S for excellence in Inventory Management, Fiscal Management, Retail Operations, Food Service Management, and Valet Services.
As a Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer, I was responsible for all phases of Nuclear Repair Facility contracting. I directly supervised ••••• GS••••• and 3 GS••••• personnel. I instituted a direct customer input/feedback program to maximize contracting personnel effectiveness and minimize customer frustrations. This improved requisition turn around time and reduced the backlog by •••••%.
I was the Department of the Navy Logistical Program Manager for ShipAlt••••• Propulsion Plant requirements. Due to serious schedule delays, I developed and implemented a systematic contract administration policy that improved delivery times for critical system components. As a result, the project completion date for the six ship program advanced from ••••• months behind schedule to 6 months ahead of schedule.
4/••••• to 9/••••• Hawman Farms/Hermiston Potato (family business)
I managed Fresh Pack Potato Facility (Hermiston Potato) and was responsible for fiscal management, Quality Control and the supervision of ••••• personnel to market the Corporations (Hawman Farms) potato production. This was a multi-million dollar operation. To increase the profit margin I continually upgraded and improved efficiencies using computer controlled machinery. I operated multiple types of machinery associated with Agri-business in addition to a center pivot water delivery system for ••••• acres.
9/••••• to 6/••••• Self-employed (Living Word Bookstore Inc.)
I owned and operated a retail book and gift store. Prior to September •••••, I managed all aspects of the bookstore on a daily basis. After purchasing the store, I was able to grow annual sales from $•••••,••••• to over $•••••,••••• in an •••••year period. This was accomplished through the application of a specific business growth plan. The critical aspects of this plan involved: 1) basing open to buy decisions on inventory levels, forecasted sales and seasonal merchandising expectations by the customer, 2) upgrading the physical layout, fixtures and Point of Sale system to reflect customer expectations and 3) hiring the desired personalities, training to and specifically defining sales staff duties to maximize the shopping experience for the customer. I provided the fiscal management and payroll functions for the bookstore on a daily basis. I advised the manager as required on the marketing aspects. I also performed the General Contracting for the construction of the strip mall where the store is located. The project was completed 1 month ahead of schedule and $•••••,••••• below budget.
9/••••• to 9/••••• Southwest Research Institute
Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Laboratory
Tech II•••••: Stack Technician:
I was responsible for operating the environmental compliance air monitoring (CEMS and Furnace ACAMS) to validate emission rates. I was also responsible for training personnel on my shift in environmental compliance air monitoring.
Analyst II•••••: Certified Quality Inspector:
I was responsible for ensuring environmental compliance of the Laboratory through the surveillance of environmental monitoring data (air and waste characterization); the certification of personnel and procedures; the physical inspection of equipment; analysis of data for compliance trending; and compliance training of Quality Department personnel. I performed database improvements and maintenance on the Departments electronic database. I analyzed and prepared contract deliverables in the form of quarterly Comprehensive Monitoring Plan data packages. I made recommendations to Department Heads for improving efficiencies or correcting non-compliances in a cost effective manner. I developed and implemented Departmental procedures for the consistent performance of quality functions. I developed and submitted training requirements for the Departments continuing education requirements. I was the Acting Department Manager in the absence of the Department Manager.
Department Manager II•••••: Air Monitoring Department Manager:
I was responsible for facility compliance with the safety and regulatory (RCRA [the Oregon Hazardous Waste Permit], TSCA, MACT, and ACDP) environmental monitoring requirements of the EPA, ODEQ, and Department of the Army. I routinely represented the facility as the technical expert for environmental and safety based air monitoring issues within the facility and at a programmatic level. I served as a member of the Joint Task Group (JTG) providing technical evaluations for, and the review of, permit modification requests (PMRs) and temporary authorization requests (TARs). I routinely interfaced with oversight agencies (CMA, ODEQ, and CDC) on permit modifications and violations. I planned, designed, and provided budget/staffing projections for the environmental monitoring changes associated with VX munition destruction and the co-processing of GB secondary waste. I prepared the HD munition monitoring change over plan. I managed nine supervisory and eighty technical personnel with an annual budget of ••••• million dollars. I developed and implemented a Department vision statement as the cornerstone for continuous improvement in monitoring technologies. I routinely conducted personnel hiring, evaluation, and termination as required. I was the Acting Laboratory Manager in the absence of the Laboratory Manager. I performed as a Facility Root Cause Analysis Team Leader and Lean six-sigma Mentor.
9/••••• to Present Washington Demilitarization Company
Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Environmental
Environmental Permitting Specialist.
I was responsible for meshing regulatory requirements with the need to maximize Plant processing efficiency to support schedule acceleration. I routinely prepared RCRA, Air, and other permit applications and modification requests in support of the demilitarization of chemical weapons. I used my technical expertise and UMCDF Plant knowledge to interpret technical documents. Accordingly, I was able to generate clear and concise narrative descriptions of changes and rationale supporting the changes in permit modification requests. I actively applied my environmental compliance monitoring knowledge in the preparation of permit modification requests and provided technical assistance to office and field operations to ensure compliance with all required environmental regulations. I routinely assisted in the preparation and review of environmental monitoring test plans, demilitarization technical reports (both UMCDF and programmatic), correspondence, and Standing Operating Procedures. I assisted in the review of the permit renewal application in addition to developing, submitting, and implementing the permit modification requests required to support the HD campaign. I conducted investigations to obtain data for determining UMCDF compliance with permit conditions.
Environmental Permitting Lead.
I am responsible for ensuring the UMCDF operating Permits (RCRA, Title V, NPDES and TSCA) allow for the efficient operation of the Plant in a regulatory compliant manner. I provide guidance to staff members for the preparation of permit modification requests that are acceptable to four different customers (Plant, Army, DEQ, and Public). I negotiate political resolutions with regulatory agencies when technical rationale is unable to overcome Public bias to the proposed change. I ensure that permitting activities are appropriately scheduled and performed to support Plant priorities. I routinely interface with Army oversight personnel to ensure permitting activities meet customer expectations to maximize earned award fee to the company.
Awards Received Eagle Scout
Navy Achievement Medal for performance of duties as Logistical Program Manager for ShipAlt•••••
Professional Societies American Society for Quality
Community Activities Guest Chemistry Instructor at Hermiston High School