Creative and driven professional with extensive Federal Regulations experience. Exceptional communicator who works well on diverse teams. Articulate and driven to succeed. Analytical and detail-oriented. Psyched and ready to be a welcome addition to a forward thinking team at the Army Corps of Engineers.
Reports generation and analysis
Excel in learning new things
Enjoy rolling up my sleeves to get the job done
Designed and Implemented new targeting strategies which resulted in better inspection results for the Port of Louisville.
Assessed organizational inspection process needs.
Created new departmental procedures that will be implemented nation wide.
Created the program that analyzed the data to determine progress and best use methods for inspections and illegal activity.
Worked in conjunction with UPS Supervisors and employees to create a working express package inspection system that works for all parties when our original system was terminated.
Developed programs for the USFWS K-9 Program for training and record keeping.
Police Officer 40+ Hours per week06/2001 to 12/2005Town of MilltownMilltown, INI began as a reserve officer with the department and worked closely with Chief Ray Saylor and his K-9 partner's. I began my own partnership with K-9 Officer Lueky soon after joining the department. Lueky was a dual purpose K-9 and was trained in obedience, tracking and trailing, and narcotics, and take down. In 2002 I was hired on full time with Milltown Police Department. I successfully completed Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2003 with a 96.8 percent. During my years as a K-9 Officer I had the privilege of working with some of the finest first responders I've ever known, from ISP Troopers to local Officers to the Firefighter's and EMS workers all over Southern Indiana. Our K-9 Team services were utilized in Crawford, Harrison, Washington, and Floyd counties in Indiana. We were dispatched at any and all hours and never turned down a call. I became a trained Child Forensic Interviewer and was utilized as the primary forensic interviewer for the Comfort House Child Advocacy Center.
I was also promoted to Lieutenant and was given the responsibility of overseeing a reserve program of 6 to 8 Officers and assisting with the Cadet program. In December 2005 the grant money for my position ran out and I made the decision to complete my college education as quickly as possible.
Police Officer 40+ hours per week06/2007 to 04/2008Indiana University SoutheastNew Albany, INWorking as a Campus Police Officer I became very involved in Community Policing. My duties consisted of making sure the campus was secure, investigating reports of theft, traffic accidents, and maintaining a good rapport with the students and faculty. Training in active shooter scenarios, drug interdiction, and passive protester control was crucial to Campus Police work.
Wildlife Inspector 40+ Hours per week04/2006 to CurrentUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceLouisville, KYI have spent nine years pouring through Federal Law Books and learning Federal Permitting Procedures. As a Wildlife Inspector I enjoy constantly self-educating and researching a wealth of different topics from plant and animal identification methods to current scientific procedures. My law enforcement background assists me in being able to detect smuggling methods. I am very dedicated to doing all that is possible to protect our natural resources around the world. I have worked closely with our Special Agents at the Port of Louisville and other Ports around the country to investigate and make solid cases against perpetrators of illegal wildlife trade. I have performed as acting supervisor for the Port of Louisville. I have developed, revised, and updated many of the forms and spreadsheets now in use by the Port of Louisville. My investigative skills are used routinely to find the facts regarding illegal wildlife shipments and that information often gets passed along to other WI's, Special Agents, Intel Officers, and the Washington Office. I work closely with our other area Law Enforcement Agencies to keep up to date on what they are looking for and what trends they are seeing, as the illegal drug trade can often be linked with illegal wildlife trafficking. A vital part of the inspection program is educating the public about the wildlife trade. I enjoy talking to audiences both young and old and have been a part of and conducted on my own many outreach programs. I successfully completed the Field Training Program and am currently training new Wildlife Inspectors. I am passionate about our planet and helping to maintain a high level of forward thinking ways to keep it healthy.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biology2007Indiana University SoutheastNew Albany, IN, USAStudy focused on animal biology, environmental biology, and genetics.
Associate of Arts: Chemistry2007Indiana University SoutheastNew Albany, IN, USA