Objective

Results-driven professional with expertise in business start-up, program development and management, community partnership development, public speaking and training. Pursuing a professional career while collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations to achieve the greatest possible positive impact in our community.

 

 

Experience

Plowshares Peace and Justice Center, Executive Director

June 2017 - Present

Oversee all operations, functions, and activities of the organization. Manage a $440,000 annual budget, oversee 8 paid staff, and 140 volunteers. Develop and oversee programs, projects and the strategic organizational plan. Oversee and develop all fundraising, marketing and communications. Board development and recruitment. Develop staff and volunteer training. Ensure compliance with all city, county and federal codes and regulations.

North Coast Opportunities, Community Action Program Coordinator

January 2013 - June 2017

Successfully developed and managed New Digs, a HUD rapid re-housing program. Developed and implemented program, policies and procedures. Successfully recruited, trained and supervised program staff.  Oversaw the administration of FEMA EFSP funding to 15 organizations in Lake and Mendocino Counties. Served as ESFP Board Chair 2015-2017. Successfully developed a stand-alone Continuum of Care in Lake County in 2015. Served as Lake County Continuum of Care Board Chair 2015-2017.

North Coast Opportunities, RSVP Volunteer Manager

June 2015 - June 2017

Successfully developed and managed an RSVP volunteer program with over 500 regular volunteers, served as director of AmeriCorps and NCCC programs, served on the Valley Fire Long Term Recovery board, and served as liaison between non-profits and government agencies on behalf of North Coast Opportunities during the fire response and recovery. Recruited, trained and managed staff and volunteers. Delivered disaster response and recovery speeches to County Offices of Emergency Services and at national conferences.

Red Barn Ranch Events, owner/operator

January 2007- January 2012

Successful start-up of Red Barn Ranch Events, a special event business with gross earning over 100k annually within three years of start-up. Oversaw all business operations including: finance, recruitment, training and management of staff, public relations and partner developments, AR, AP, and Human Resources.

 

 

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