Resumé

SKILLS

Communications Writing & Editing • Content Development • Website Development • Social Media Strategy • Media Product Development • Video Production • Layout & Design •Public Speaking & Presentation • Public Relations • Brand Development • Event Planning

Project/Organization Management Project Development • Budget Development • Strategic Planning • Policy & Procedure Development • Staff Development • Volunteer Coordination • Non Profit Management • Grant Writing • Fund Development • Database Management • Contract Negotiation & Management

Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Open Office, Adobe (Photoshop, Dreamweaver), WordPress, SalesForce, HTML & PHP Editing, Final Cut Pro

EDUCATION
Graduate School, Humanities
San Francisco State University
Course Work Completed

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts
Sonoma State University

EXPERIENCE

Currently

Communications/Website Consultant & Freelance Journalist

Instructor, Social Media Fundamentals, AcademyX, San Francisco, California

Website Clients include Chris’ Club (Business, Vallejo, CA), Ghost Town Gospel (Band, Oakland CA), Jerk Church (Music Organization, Oakland, CA), TNT World Wide KK, Consulting (Hanno, Saitama, Japan); Caesar Creek Child Care (Hanno, Saitama, Japan); KK Sanyu (Hanno, Saitama, Japan) Alison Owings (Author, Rutgers University Press); Mary-Rose Hayes (Author,Chronicle Books); Next Level Consulting Service (Business, Vallejo, CA); Diana Fuller (Film Producer, San Francisco)

Online Writing Publications: http://jobbankjapan.com http://benicia.patch.com; http://martinezpatch.com; http://socialmediatoday.com http://clarisaclarity.com

February 2009 – November 2010

Executive Director, Independent Arts & Media, San Francisco, CA

Responsible to the Board of Directors for operational, fiscal and programming functions of a nonprofit organization that facilitates and encourages expression from budding art and media organizations.

  • Managed Fiscal Sponsorship for 16 affiliated projects and helped projects increase annual donations; mentored project leaders in project development, outreach and administration
  • Planned Expo for Independent Arts in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Forum for Independent Arts in Berkeley California, and Innovations in Journalism Conference with University of San Francisco and the West Coast Society for Professional Journalists
  • Developed messaging campaign and social media presence to increase organization profile and donations; partnered with local media outlets

August 2006 –January 2009

Administrative Director, Vallejo Community Access Television, Vallejo CA
Responsible to the Board of Directors for all administrative and operational functions of a community access television station

  • Established organization procedures for equipment use and video production
  • Developed and taught Member Video Production Training Program including Camera, Studio and Post Production
  • Developed organization message and outreach campaign and partnered with local media outlets
  • Executive Producer for local events video presentations

June 2005 – August 2006

Principal, Bohemian World Consulting

Administrative and Organization Development consulting for Non Profit Organizations

as a private contractor; clients included  Playland Not at the Beach • Wildwood

Conservancy Foundation • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

September 2003-June 2005

Executive Assistant, Family Support Services of the Bay Area, Oakland, CA

Provided administrative and fund development assistance to Executive Director and Board of Directors of medium size nonprofit organization.

  • Initiated Fund Development solicitation schedule increasing number of annual donations; developed Donor Database
  • Developed, planned and produced Quarterly News Letter and Annual Report
  • Provided Editorial and Administrative Support for Grant Applications

September 2000 – September 2003

Admin Coordinator/Office Manager, Fighting Back Partnership, Vallejo, CA

Coordinated all aspects of organization’s administration, acted as Executive Assistant to

Executive Director and managed office functions

  • Developed Office Policy for entire organization
  • Worked closely with City of Vallejo Finance Department to administrate City based funding streams
  • Provided Grant Writing and Grant Reporting support resulting in three renewed grants
  • Developed Database for project data that contributed to continued funding of the Neighborhood Revitalization Project

January 2001 – November 2001

Project Manager, (Contractor) Vallejo YAK House Project, City of Vallejo, CA

Planned coordinated all aspects of a City sponsored youth run coffee house.

  • Initiated outreach to Vallejo students resulting in gaining volunteers and popularity of the program
  • Coordinated Student Art Show in the café that included over 20 pieces of art from three different high schools
  • Developed and trained all volunteer crew; increased number of volunteers from four to 24 over a two month period
  • Completed project with maximum participation, serving over 800 students (duplicated) with a minimal budget

 

MILITARY SERVICE

September 1990 – September 1999

United States Army, Active Duty & Active Reserve

July 1995 – September 1999

Psychological Operations Specialist–Special Operations

Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis Missouri, Fort Bragg North Carolina

Duties included ~ International Marketing • Product & Information Campaign Development • Media Development & Production • Public Relations • Layout & Design • Military Intelligence • Tactical Operations • Safety • Soldier Training & Development

September 1990 – July 1995

Personnel Administration Specialist

Vicenza Italy, Fort Hood Texas

Duties included ~ Human Resources Management • Promotions • Evaluations • Personnel Records • Personnel Finance Administration • Administrative Discipline & Counseling • Office Management • Operations Administration • Database Management Special Project Coordination • Tactical Operations • Deployments • Soldier Training & Development

MILITARY EDUCATION

Graduate, (with Honors), Portuguese Linguist Course
Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA

Graduate, (with Honors) Psychological Operations Course
United States Army Special Operations School, Fort Knox, KY

Graduate, (with Honors), Primary Leadership Development Course
7th Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Grafenwoehr, Germany,

Graduate, Personnel Administration Course
Academy of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Harrison, IN

 

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