I am a life long recreation, fitness and sports enthusiast who has been delivering to the community top notch activities, events and customer service for over 35 years as a parks and recreation professional experienced in the operation of busy complexes, smaller centers, parks, performance venues and pools. An award winning, bilingual and true leader with experience in the creation new programs and the expansion of existing activities and budgets. A generous and highly trained team player who enjoys sharing his knowledge and training others to advance in the recreation profession.
Monthly Staff Recognition Award Winner: Multiple Times
Creative Summer Camp Activity Award: Two Consecutive Times, '08 & '09
Dual Lifesaving Pool Rescue at Holt Pool: 1997
P.I.C. at night and Saturdays while also handling Rental Reservations and Basketball Operations to include the supervision of night staff, 192 players, 48 coaches, and as many as 12 referees and scorekeepers.
Track and submit weekly time sheets for the refs and scorekeepers.
Report monthly totals of volunteer hours for coaches and other helpers.
Market the programs through flyers, email blasts, basketball updates and other city social media.
Conduct player evaluations, create game, practice and basketball staff schedules, lead meetings with coaches and oversee the creation of teams in the fairest way possible while ensuring rules are followed.
Review and rewrite rules when necessary while tracking an expense budget of $5,000 per year for the purchase of player and coaches jerseys and awards.
I coordinate team photos, all star games and practices and gym maintenance.
In three years, created 3 innovative programs complementary to our existing leagues including a brand new training program for kids 6 to 13 years of age called Rapid Fire Basketball Training, 4 on 4 short court leagues and a Sharpshooter Training program for girls only. All were very popular, received rave reviews and well attended or maxed out. Also created two new volunteer basketball positions so that high school students can work toward their Bright Futures Scholarships.
Served as P.I.C. at night while also directing after school activities, holiday camps, summer camp, rental reservations, contract instructors, volunteers community service workers while also handling general customer service and nightly deposits.
Hired, trained, scheduled and supervised up to 8 camp counselors and 22 C.I.T. volunteers each summer.
Planned activities, field trips, special events and entertainment for 150 children summer campers and 40 after school students each year.
Successfully hired and scheduled bus transportation for each camp while always staying within an operating budget of at first $18,000 and then the expanded budget of $25,000.
Reported volunteer hours monthly, tracked our success and made improvements based on parent evaluations and detailed camp critique reports each year.
Handled fundraising and inside entertainment for 6 consecutive Eggstravaganzas.
Center Supervisor, Recreation Leader, A.V.P. of Accupro Accounting and Computer Systems, Assistant Branch Manager of Freedom Savings and Loan,
Assistant Manager of Rax Restaurants, Sporting Goods Salesman at Sears, Roebuck and Co., Library Aide at Stetson University and Bellman and Room Service Waiter at Holiday Inn on Clearwater Beach. Coached for various organizations including Clearwater for Youth, Dunedin Stirling Soccer, Dunedin American Little League, Dunedin National Little League, Belleair Recreation Center and Countryside Recreation Center
Supervised multiple recreation centers, parks and programs from 1989 to 2000. Created fitness, sports and tourist programs for residents and visitors to Clearwater Beach.
In charge of sales and new accounts for Accupro.
In charge of staff, consumer lending, new accounts and teller operations at Freedom Savings and Loan.
At Rax Restaurants, in charge of staff, tracking inventory, nightly and weekly sales and efficiency reports and nightly deposits.
Sold sporting goods and maintenance agreements for Sears.
Checked out and shelved books at Stetson University.
Handles luggage and food and drink delivery for Holiday Inn.
Head coached at 6 community athletic organizations.
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