With a career that spans nine years as a full-time employee with Colorado State Parks, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, I have had the opportunity to develop skill sets in revenue operations, Special Activity Agreement program management, volunteer coordination, Track Chair program development, temporary employee (Visitor Services Technician, temporary maintenance, and Title 33 Ranger) supervision and training, trails grant submission and project coordination, park maintenance, signage design, purchase, and installation, Winter Skills Training Academy instruction, Snowmobile Safety Course Instruction, budget management, snowmobile and off-highway vehicle patrol operations, courtroom testimony, customer service, community outreach, Aquatic Nuisance Species program operations, Field Training Officer training and evaluation, and various other park operations related disciplines.
Park RangerMay 2015 to Current Staunton State Park － Pine, CO
Revenue and law-enforcement program management, Special Activity Agreement program management, Track Chair program development, volunteer coordination and appreciation, employee appreciation and morale building, Youth Corps and Colorado Parks Foundation grant application, community outreach efforts, Eagle Scout accessibility improvement project coordination, as well as many of the responsibilities that had previously been assigned to me at Stagecoach State Park.
Resident ManagerNov 2009 to May 2015 Wagonwheel Home Owner's Association － Oak Creek, CO
Grounds and infrastructure maintenance, seasonal maintenance transitions, calls for
service from condominium residents, revenue collection, project planning and
implementation, and coordination with external contractors.
Park RangerJan 2008 to May 2015 Stagecoach State Park
Revenue program supervision and management, creation of a comprehensive Revenue
Operations manual to be used as a reference and training tool to new and experienced park
staff, trails program management, grant application development and submission, signage
program management resulting in a complete turnaround in an aging and neglected park
signage inventory, provided training, mentoring, and evaluation for temporary staff
(Visitor Services Technicians, Title 33 Rangers, park intern), development and
implementation of park snowmobile and off-highway vehicle patrol programs, Winter Skills
Training Academy instruction, temporary ranger case report review and submission,
internship coordination/supervision and objective planning, as well as attaining an
overall proficiency in the responsibities of a Park Manager II.
Parks OfficerMay 2007 to Nov 2007 Yampa River State Park
Various patrol operations, customer service, and park maintenance responsibilities, as a
full-commissioned temporary park ranger.
Tour GuideDec 2006 to Jan 2008 Steamboat Snowmobile Tours
Responsible for leading large groups of beginner level snowmobile riders through varying
terrain, in inclement weather conditions, and in highly stressful situations, provided
customer oriented service.
Seasonal Maintenance SupervisorApr 2006 to Oct 2006 Steamboat Lake State Park
Supervision and evaluation of a temporary staff of five seasonal maintenance employees,
project creation and implementation, various park maintenance responsibilities, and
customer service responsibilities.
Visitor Services Technician/Title 33 Ranger InternMay 2005 to Dec 2005 Steamboat Lake State Park
Developed a proficiency in park related customer service and revenue operations, gained
introductory park law-enforcement operations experience as a limited commission park
ranger, and completed an internship project that involved researching, and implementing a
webcam system for remote viewing for prospective park visitors, that is still in use.
Feb 2005 to May 2005 City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department
General Parks and Recreation Employee
Performed various maintenance responsibilities in a city-wide parks system, supervised
court ordered volunteers and convicts on work release in the completion of assigned
projects, and performed budget and data entry functions.
B.A, Outdoor and Environmental Recreation GeologyDecember 2005Central Michigan UniversityOutdoor and Environmental Recreation Geology Completion of courses in park management, planning, enivironmental education, geology,
and various other related disciplines, participation on the Student Recreation Association
council, completed my degree with a 30-week internship at Steamboat Lake State Park.
LE AcademyApril 2006Arapahoe Community College － Littleton, COFinished in the top three
of the class in both academic and overall rankings.
budgetary, customer service, data entry, grant application, instruction, inventory, law-enforcement, management, mentoring, program
development, program management, project design, project planning, reporting, researching, supervision, volunteer coordination