Creative and talented professional with years of experience in multiple fields including environmental programs and sustainability; writing, editing and consulting; local government and public policy; human resources; office administration and outdoor recreation.
Since 2003 I have worked independently for a variety of businesses, non profits and community organizations in the Truckee Tahoe region providing writing, consulting, fund raising and event production services.
Notable clients have included: Tahoe Donner Association; Wanderlust Festival, LLC; Sierra Front Recreation Coalition; Streamline Consulting Group; Renegade Productions; McCormick & Winter Web Design; KVMR Community Radio.
Outdoor recreation and customer services for High Camp Ice Rink and Snoventures.
Integral front office team member in a high volume Cardiology/Internal Medicine practice with 4-6 doctors and up to 70 patients per day. Primary duties include juggling high volume phone lines, scheduling, patient greeting, new patient registration, check in & out. My specialized duties included preparation of confidential medical records & ROI, office safety and MSDS. Advance proficiency in Electronic Medical Records systems and software, scanning and document management.
Developed, wrote & edited content for more than half of a 50 page monthly newspaper as well as managed and edited between 4-6 additional reporters/contributors per month. Also produced the online content, email outreach and social media sites for the paper.
Completed new & exiting employee paperwork. Ordered resort office supplies and oversaw uniform distribution & return. Wrote and distributed employee newsletter. Handled weekly employee safety meeting content and MSDS. Managed multiple databases and answered resort phone lines.
Founding Director, Truckee Climate Action Network 2006-2009
Successfully lobbied local PUD to vote down a new coal contract in favor of one with expanded alternative energy options for customers.
Helped establish a citizens advisory for the PUD to help direct new sustainability policies.
Obtained local grant funds to help pay for free CFL light distribution programs for homeowners & businesses.
Obtained grant funds to create a free carbon reduction resource guide distributed to community called "Truckee's Guide to a Smaller Footprint."
Chair, Truckee Day, 2007
Helped organize community wide clean up day including fund raising, public relations, outreach and coordination involving 500 volunteers.
Mayor, Vice Mayor & Councilmember, Town of Truckee 2002-2006
Won local election in November 2002 defeating 8 candidates including 3 incumbents. Focused on waste reduction & recycling initiatives as well as green building practices. As Mayor guided the successful adoption of the Town's new General Plan and the creation of the new position of Recycling Coordinator for Truckee.
Vice Chair & Chairman, Nevada County Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission 1999-2006
Oversaw county compliance with state solid waste mandates, development of new waste reduction programs and landfill requirements.
Chair & Vice Chair, Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Committee, 2003-2009
Grew event from small and local to large and regional including fund raising, public relations, volunteer coordination, non profit and business engagement. The event now annually draws more than 5,000 attendees to its permanent home in the Village at Squaw Valley.
Chair, Truckee Citizen's Waste Management Advisory Committee, 1999-2002
Developed and coordinated town's first recycling initiative - Keep Truckee Green - still in existence. Assisted town staff in helping town quantify, meet and develop ongoing compliance practices for California state mandates for waste diversion and recycling. Grew and maintained a dedicated crew of volunteers to attend events, create awareness and promote ongoing programs.
Focused on Native American Religions
Social Media/Blogging Platforms
Web design & CMS
Mac & PC
MS Office, Works, In design, Excel, Corel Draw, Adobe, Powerpoint
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