Talented, accomplished and proactive Trainer and Project Manager experienced in leadership, lesson planning, adult education, curriculum development, student relationships, program development, classroom management and project management. Exceptional trainer and mentor using open communication and active listening to motivate learning, lifestyle change and accountability through transformed thinking that builds self-confidence and self-esteem. Influential leader with a keen understanding of business priorities envisioning the "big picture" to develop reachable goals within designated baselines. Cultivates partnerships with individuals, law enforcement, and organization leaders to lead rehabilitation assistance for client re-entry to society. Critical thinker who researches and analyzes data to develop enhanced training processes that exceed expectations.
San Joaquin County Sheriff's Honor FarmFrench Camp, CAContractor, Vocational Educator01/2013 to 11/2015
Brought aboard to introduce C-Tech Network Cabling coursework to inmates/students in a maximum security facility housing low level to high level offenders.
Piloted program to train 5 C-Tech courses: Section 1 - Introduction to Telecommunications, Section 2 - Introduction to Network Cabling, Copper-Based Systems, Section 3 - Introduction to Network Cabling, Fiber-Based Systems, Section 4 - Introduction to Home Entertainment, Residential Audio/Video Systems Section 5 - Introduction to Commercial Telephony & VoIP for rehabilitation as skilled technicians opening employment opportunities upon release.
Training & Leadership Designed and implemented Rules of Conduct requiring inmate signature to maintain accountability for conduct and behaviors.
Improved student understanding by defining methodologies to enhance learning through analytical problem-solving and critical thinking.
Generated a "sense of accomplishment" within training groups by creating a relaxed learning environment focused on opportunities to follow a task from beginning to completion.
Boosted memory skills and learning retention driving improved self-esteem influencing students to make better lifestyle choices for positive outcomes.
Students maintained average GPA of 90% to 95% in all coursework showing improved retention skills.
Counseled students on managing society re-entry upon release preventing repeat criminal behavior.
Process Improvements Boosted troubleshooting efficiency 10% in Copper section training by clarifying techniques to redefine basic faults and standardizing methods for root cause analysis, enhancing repair and maintenance.
Introduced process changes for fiber optics patch cord assemblies by minimizing and eliminating steps.
Project Management Piloted guest speaker program hosting subject matter experts from local companies to deliver telecom workshops on processes, tools, purchasing, administrative operations and network design.
Increased learning proficiencies and retention for non-English speaking inmates by bridging language barriers and adjusting teaching processes to fit individual learning styles.
Bolstered employment opportunities in security systems and home entertainment fields by conceptualized and integrating trade show promotions for career planning following inmate release.
Received $2,000 in donated fiber optic equipment from a trade show vendor to further educational opportunities.
Over 7 years secured over $5,000 in donations for rehabilitation program.
The GEO GroupLive Oak, CAVocational Instructor01/2007 to 01/2011
Directed a turnkey program introducing C-Tech Network Cabling coursework to 15-22 inmates/students to develop Certified Cable Operators knowledgeable in fiber optics, copper-based and telecommunication systems.
Piloted program developing curriculum and related tests, quizzes, classroom management layout, and module research to enhance learning retention.
Increased awareness of this exclusive vocational program offered in Butte County within prison realignment mandates.
Guided higher learning by personally purchasing classroom tools and test equipment used in field, creating supplemental testing documents and course outlines.
Conducted tours of prison for state and county representatives to observe the classroom and program.
Achieved an average GPA score of 95% and 94% for copper and fiber optics, respectively.
Boosted student confidence and self-esteem for release by setting up career development binders specific for job offerings, resume development, cover letter writing, professional presentation and interview coaching.
Employee of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter at Leo Chesney Center - Oct.
Multiple Business Owner
Operated multiple businesses directing all operations, sales and marketing, and public relations maintaining business health through product knowledge, client relationship management, and open communications.
McClellan Air Force BaseNorth Highlands, CAElectronics Worker
Slashed aircraft repair costs, reduced waste 60% and boosted usage 90% via repair process improvements on reconnaissance aircraft assemblies increasing productivity.
Associate of ScienceLevel I Instructional Process / Vocational Education
Level II Principles and Practices / Vocational Education
University of San Diego, Designated Subjects Career Technical Education
Digital Electronics, Electronic Technology / Digital Electronics
Certificate Electronic CommunicationsAmerican River College, Sacramento, CA
Marine Engineering Calhoon MERA Engineering School - Easton, MD Introduction to Network Cabling: Instructor Copper-Based Systems/Instructor Fiber Optic-Based Systems C-Tech Associates Inc. High Energy Magnetic Pulse (HEMP) Certification Basic Soldering Certificate QP4-Quality / Efficiency Certificate North Highlands, CA
Associate of Science Digital Electronics, Electronic Technology / Digital Electronics
Certificate Electronic Communications Marine Engineering Calhoon MERA Engineering School - Easton, MD Introduction to Network Cabling: Instructor Copper-Based Systems/Instructor Fiber Optic-Based Systems C-Tech Associates Inc. High Energy Magnetic Pulse (HEMP) Certification Basic Soldering Certificate QP4-Quality / Efficiency Certificate
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