My diverse career spans over 20 years in business operations and project development and management, combined with public and customer relations including, among others, community organizations, nonprofits, civic organizations, and state and federal agencies.
I have developed and executed business growth and service expansion plans for both small and large corporations, and have extensive experience writing financial plans, growth projections, staffing and personnel needs, and market opportunities and challenges.
I am a growth-oriented, team-oriented, and service oriented manager, and have well-documented experience in assembling, leading, and working within teams, consistently producing sharpened and productive professionals capable of supplying superior service and information to customers and stakeholders, while identifying the best systems for efficient and judicious work.
My project and managerial experience is hands on and interactive, while maintaining meticulous management of business strategies, budgets, scheduling, and personnel effectiveness.
My greatest achievements in business management come through gaining the trust and respect of staff, contractors, the community, and ultimately customers and clients. I continuously pursue the idea that repeat business combined with superior "word of mouth" referrals are keys to success and business growth.
As an environmental consultant for many years, I introduced and performed many new service lines and won many projects that I implemented, managed, and performed.
As a project manager, I "went through the books" and uncovered about $300,000 of "backlogged" projects that I was able to assign and complete, creating that much untouched revenue that had been ignored for months or more.
Managed many millions of dollars in environmental projects, successfully accounting for schedules, personnel assignments, budgets, and stakeholder relations
Achieved numerous bonuses, raises, and promotions with various firms through bringing in and managing new clients and service lines.
Designed materials and booths for many national environmental and educational conferences to represent several companies, resulting in new recognition and clients
As a college professor, I designed and/or taught over 20 distinct courses for 10 years, in both social and physical sciences, developing tremendous exposure to a great diversity of ambitions, cultures, ideas, and people of a broad age range in general
My diverse background in consulting, research, and higher education has allowed me to integrate excellent written and oral communication skills. My innate ability to assemble, lead, and work within teams has consistently produced sharpened and productive professionals capable of supplying superior products and services, and identify of the best systems for efficient, pleasant and judicious environments.
Responsible for continuously assembling project-to-project teams of environmental professionals to complete a broad range of compliance and permitting projects for diverse clients, anywhere from the dairy industry to city planning and compliance to oil and gas and mining. Manage proposals, team building, schedules, budgets, and quality assurance of deliverables. Key function is developing client, stakeholder, and agency relationships from start to finish of projects that typically last from 2 months to 3+ years.
Managed over $3 million in environmental projects. Complex management system, working with Kleinfelder offices nationwide. Very similar to Cardinal Geographics, above. Again, key functions were effective management of personnel, service, schedules, and budgets.
Managed over $5 million in environmental projects. Very similar to descriptions of above employment; complex management systems, working with multiple offices nationwide. Most successful and rewarding aspects throughout these positions was/has been the management and development of successful teams for superior delivery of services.
Held advisory and course scheduling responsibility for over 300 Environmental Science majors. Adhered to Colorado accreditation requirements to successfully schedule and complete graduation requirements each academic year. During this period I taught 18 distinct environmental and natural science courses, including environmental science, soil resources, resource conservation, land use, computer cartography, global positioning systems, physical geology, and various field courses.
Lead and sole full-time instructor, responsible for program oversight and regional accreditation achievement. Designed and obtained state certification for the College's first GIS curriculum, which included both associates of science and certificate programs. Taught 14 distinct courses, including environmental geology and intermediate geographic information systems.
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