I am enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills. I have a clear understanding of regulatory matters and environmental management as well as training in public speaking and presentation of information to diverse groups of people. I will use my strong analytical skills and passion for positive change to positively represent the values, vision, and goals of my organization.
While working with GRuB and while serving in the military, I was an outstanding performer in relationship building and project management, including planning, implementing, and evaluating multi-faceted projects and managing small teams. I have exceptional interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills and I have proven success in leadership, operational excellence, and organizational development. I integrate various ideas, intentions, and information to form practical goals, objectives, timelines, action plans, and solutions. I enjoy teamwork and inspiring team members to excel. I encourage creative work environments, and I am super motivated to learn, grow, and shine with the department of Ecology.
While working with GRuB, I held the fantastic position of the Victory Garden Project coordinator (VGP). My job was more than just a means of a paycheck, and in fact, it was a gift and an incredible life lesson. Working with everyone at GRuB inspired me and taught me how to cultivate meaningful connections between members of our community, and with local food systems. Furthermore, it taught me a deep sense of gratitude, reverence, and responsibility. As VGP coordinator, I worked with and helped manage a small team of interns from the Washington Veterans Conservation Corp and students from local colleges to build food-producing backyard gardens for families and individuals struggling with food insecurity throughout Thurston County. During my time as VGP coordinator, I helped to establish around 150 gardens as well as assisted with the planning and establishing of GRuB's Veteran Victory Farm in partnership with Thurston County Food bank.
Working as VGP coordinator, I was responsible for these duties:
• Document & implement program activities, including veteran peer support.
• Support multiple interns and volunteers working to build gardens in community.
• Role model coaching style of management tied to clear program and learning objectives, and action plans.
• Program evaluation against strategic goals and objectives.
• Collaborate with stakeholders, partners, and CFS Manager to implement vision-driven strategies
• Develop timelines and benchmarks for garden-building, workshops, and gardener outreach.
• Establish program evaluation metrics and schedule; apply evaluation plan and document results in annual program summary each December
• Establish strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals for mutual benefit of gardeners, veterans, and our community.
• Build & sustain relevant community partnerships.
• Develop and implement strategies for continuing support and networking with gardeners and veterans.
• Plan and hosted educational opportunities and events for gardeners and veterans.
• Serve as ambassador for GRuB's work in the community.
• Engage in annual organizational fundraising and community outreach cycle.
During my time as Jeanette's assistant I answered phones for the front desk, I prepared folders for clients, proofread paperwork, and scheduled appointments. I was in charge of opening and closing client files.
I was responsible for these duties:
I served at Guantanamo Bay and JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord) while holding this job title. (2010-2013). Corrections Officer for the military: As a sergeant (E5), I was responsible for helping provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a correctional facility.
Working as a military corrections officer and being a junior non-commissioned officer, I was responsible for these duties:
• As a team leader of a Military Police Internment and resettlement unit, I helped supervise up to twenty soldiers and provided them with counseling and mentorship.
• I was responsible for the maintenance and care of a four-vehicle section as well as reliable for all personnel working in the confinement/correctional facility, including security, logistical, and administrative management of the prisoner/internee population.
• I conducted inspections, prepared written reports, and coordinated activities of prisoners/internees.
• I supervised confinement facility operations, counseling, management, training, and military prisoners' employment in a confined/corrections facility.
Air Defense Artillery: As a Patriot Missile Launcher crew member, I participated in unit-level training for crew certification programs and air defense exercises.
As a junior non-commissioned officer, I was responsible for these duties
• I was responsible for the morale, health, welfare, and training of lower enlisted soldiers.
• I was accountable for equipment costing more than $500,000.00.
• I was responsible for updating the Battalion Commander and Command Sergeant Major on deployment training, mission-critical training programs for each MOS (military occupation specialty), and unit statistics.
• I assisted and guided in preparation for and execution of unit training and deployment.
• I was responsible for ensuring that all communication and detailed information pertinent to successful mission accomplishment was reported correctly and disseminated to all essential personnel.
• I operated ATRRS (Army Training Requirements and Resources System), which is the Department of the Army Management Information System of Record for managing student input to training as well as other training systems.
• I served in multiple stateside locations and one overseas location in South Korea while holding this job title. (2007-2010).
While attending The Evergreen State College, I developed my educational path to focus on small-scale organic farming and the local and state food systems. During my studies, I learned about and became engaged in community food solutions and small-scale local agriculture. Through these opportunities, I studied and employed integrated pest management, public education opportunities, sustainable and ethical animal management, and biodiversity conservation per both Salmon Safe and Organic certifications.
While finishing my last year, I completed an internship with the Thurston Conservation District (TCD). During my five-month internship, I assisted with technical guidance, assistance, and evaluation on matters related to Farm Bill Programs as well as developing conservation plans with farmers and private landowners. I was responsible for developing a stream bank restoration plan for a salmon-bearing stream and successfully conducting multiple soil tests and assisting in the creation of numerous pasture management plans.
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