Dynamic, proactive professional with the skills to drive business growth and community relations. Skilled in planning, organizing and implementing economic development functions from concept to completion. Strong background in relationship management and team building. A consummate networker adept at facilitating change in the community to support organizational objectives.
Economic Development SpecialistJan 2015 to Current City of Mountain Home Economic Development Department － Mountain Home, Idaho
Monitors grant funding, expenditures, and record keeping for the Economic Development Department; Awarded Idaho Department of Labor Workforce Development Training Fund micro-grant of $25,000, planned and administrated grant through the yearlong grant period; Keeps City Clerk/Grand Administrator advised of all grant applications, grant funding and expenditures; Provides technical and professional advice; makes presentations to boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public; provides information on economic development issues, programs, services, plans; Performs Administrative duties of the department, under the direction of the Economic Development Director; Maintains regular contact with established businesses, civic groups, chamber of commerce and related committees, local and state government officials and agencies, seniors, and the media to promote business retention and to stay abreast of community activities, programs and projects; Plans seminars and workshops as part of the business retention and expansion program.
Community VolunteerJan 2009 to Current
Board member for Mountain Home Arts Council-helped recruit members, fundraised, and planned annual events; Consulted with the MH School Board on Facility Advisory Committee to determine the best strategy to involve the community to ensure much needed facility repairs and pass upcoming levy; Increased potential Booster database for Air Force Appreciation Day 28% by seeking out new prospects previously unsolicited as 2015 Booster Chairperson; reached 7% of goal in 2 weeks-fundraised over $13,000 to date; Co-founded Mountain Home Joint PTT to better share ideas and best practices between schools Planned Hacker Middle School Math Night and raised awareness of facility conditions, provided a platform for School Board Candidates to approach the public and promoted Math at home-now an annual event.
Air Traffic Control Specialist/SupervisorJan 1998 to Jan 2007 United States Air Force
Directed radar and non-radar services provided to 66 assigned aircraft (F-15C, F-15E, F-16, B-1, KC-135) as Tower Watch Supervisor Maintained daily activity report of facility operations and messages from aircraft Supervised actions of 14 air traffic controllers during in-flight aircraft emergencies, periods of radar outage, facility evacuation, radio failure, and adverse weather phenomena Operated and ensured proper use of ground-to-air radio equipment, flight data system, automated weather distributions system, and airport surveillance radar Developed and taught Air Traffic Control Training Program for first ever classroom training environment during on the job training; increased training capability by 30% Selected ahead of 20 peers as Assistant Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Training Coordinated with multiple Air Traffic Control (ATC) and flying organizations, on and off base, as ATC Liaison; ensured smooth flow of information and maintained highest safety standards.
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science2014Ashford University － Clinton, IowaGPA: Summa Cum Laude 2014Social Science Summa Cum Laude
Airway Science2006Community College of the Air ForceAirway Science
International Economic Development Council Basic ED Course2016Northwest Community Development Institute
2016Northwest Community Development Institute － Boise, Idaho