I have 25 years of experience supervising and managing recreational
Facilities, parks, and community-based programs. During this time I have had the opportunity to be involved with:
-Park, RECenter, Camp, Community Center, and Teen Center management.
-Strategic and fiscal planning.
-Park Master Planning and construction projects.
-National accreditation (CAPRA).
-Marketing, website design, and promotional services.
-Resource management and protection.
-After-school, class, and camp programming.
-Special event planning and implementation.
-Regional and county-wide program implementation and design.
-Prevention, community outreach, and youth-at-risk programming.
-Community relations and partnerships.
-Team building and outdoor education.
Nominated for FCPA Supervisor of the Year
FCPA Trailblazer Award - Diversity
FCPA Trailblazer Award - Project of the Year
Outstanding Graduate Student in Sport and Recreation Studies
Outstanding Emergency Customer Care Recognition
Nominated for CRS Corporate Stewardship Award
Elected to CRS Employee Leadership Council: 2008 (alternate), 2009 (alternate), 2010 (representative)
Fairfax County CRS Best New Program Award
Fairfax County Government Outstanding Performance Award
Nominated for Fairfax County CRS Best New Program
Achievements in Excellence (ACE) Award for Accepting Responsibility
Achievements in Excellence (ACE) Award for Initiative
-Oversee the operations, programs, and financial aspects of four large outdoor parks: Burke Lake Park, Lake Accotink Park, Lake Fairfax Park, and Clemyjontri Park.
-Supervise 11 merit staff and up to 100 seasonal staff.
-Create annual program plans for outdoor recreation, special events, stewardship programs, school-based field trips, and camps.
-Create and monitor annual budgets of $1.2 million in General Funds and $2.2 million in Revenue Funds.
-Review and deploy annual operations plans based on statistical reports and frequency of use patterns.
During my employment there:
-Increased cost efficiency from 86% to 111%.
-Eliminated a revenue deficit of $242,000 and created a combined-fund annual net profit of $561,000.
-Increased gross revenues from $2.9 million to $3.9 million.
-Chaired agency awards committee for 400 employees.
-Co-chaired Agency Springfest activities subcommittee (4,000 customer event).
-Chaired Agency Springfest activities subcommittee (4,000 customer event).
-Oversaw the daily operations of a large recreation center, skate park, and trails system within a 500-acre park.
-Directly supervised full-time RECenter Opening and Closing Managers, custodial staff, and part-time Managers on Duty.
-Responsible customer service programs within the RECenter.
-Coordinated room use between Land and Fitness Programs.
-Developed and coordinated Emergency Action Plan for the RECenter.
-Reviewed and coordinated all building use and public rentals.
-Conducted building and safety inspections of the RECenter and grounds.
-Programed Lake Accotink Park classes and camps.
-Helped oversee and administer a $3 million budget.
During my employment there:
-Developed a new business line of in-house lessons and events for the Wakefield Skate Park.
-Created a new business line of in-house after-school and parents' night out programs.
-Implemented new MOD and janitorial schedules and redefined responsibilities based on identified efficiencies.
-Worked with diverse populations, cultures, and organizations.
-Implemented community-based human service delivery.
-Built and maintained community support for community center plans and programs.
-Programmed daily community center activities for ages 6-adult.
-Supervised and implemented activities for youth ages 12-19.
-Planned and assisted with Senior 55+ special events.
-Designed and facilitated community-based special events.
-Inventoried and procured equipment and supplies.
-Submitted facility repair orders.
-Developed programs in response to the assessed needs of the community.
-Forged partnerships with multiple county agencies and community-based
-Coordinated staffing and programs for three regional community teen centers.
-Planned, marketed, coordinated, and evaluated regional teen programs and events.
-Supervised programming for teens and at-risk and special needs populations.
-Implemented youth-led and outcome-based teen programming.
-Planned and facilitated weekly boys' prevention clubs.
-Led team building for Alcohol and Drug Services teen group.
-Designed and implemented programs for a therapeutic recreation inclusion site.
-Hired, trained, and directed seasonal staff members.
-fostered and maintained community partnerships.
-Gave oral presentations to community and school groups.
-Coordinated facility scheduling, equipment, supplies, and transportation.
-Supervised daily after-school program for teens.
-Planned, implemented, and supervised week-long summer camp for at-risk teens.
-Designed and coordinated county-wide week-long spring and winter break camps for teens.
-Performed outreach activities in targeted neighborhoods.
Rho Phi Lambda National Honor Fraternity
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society 4.0 G.P.A.
Virginia Parks and Recreation Society
National Recreation and Park Society
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
CPR and First Aid
Certified Park and Recreation Professional
Crowd Control Management
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