Experience

Member at Large to the Governing Council

USGBC Arizona Central Branch

Architecture & Planning industry

October 2010Present (1 year 1 month) Phoenix, Arizona Area

I serve on the Governing Council, guiding the Strategic future for the USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch.

Contingent Principal

Fourward Architecture

Partnership; Architecture & Planning industry

December 2009Present (1 year 11 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Fourward Architecture is a collaboration among three talent, aspiring architects to develop a new Architecture and urban design firm. As principal, I am responsible for networking to meet potential clients and develop new projects.
* Researched financial resources to create business & fund projects.
* Networked at small business round tables & Chambers of Commerce
* Developed strategic allegiances to develop teams for projects.
* Reviewed competitions to enter.

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Advocacy Committee Vice Chair

USGBC Arizona Chapter

Architecture & Planning industry

August 2007Present (4 years 3 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Chair of the Legislative Sub Committee of the USGBC Arizona Central Branch Advocacy Committee.
* Review Legislation & coordinate Branch efforts to support or oppose.
* Developed Chapter Position Paper.

1 visible recommendation for this position

Business Development Manager

Romanoski Glass

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry

February 2011July 2011 (6 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Romanoski Glass & Mirror is a 61 year old openings specialist based in Tucson, Arizona. Directed business development in the Arizona, El Paso, Los Angeles and New Mexico markets. I worked with architects to develop relationships that would allow us to provide design assist services for curtain wall, storefront and skylight assemblies. I represented the Major Industries product line in the Los Angeles market, and worked with architects to give presentations on day-lighting and specifying translucent fiberglass panels in projects. I established relationships with general contractors to increase our invitations to bid. I worked with other opening manufacturer representatives to develop bids and project leads.
* Gave lunch & learn presentations on day lighting strategies.
* Developed portfolio presentations for architects & contractors
* Attended professional societies to network for additional leads & build relationships.
* Developed a plan for the redesign of the website for marketing
* Resolved bid communications issues
* Established our market presence

Itinerant Political Canvasser

Arizona Democratic Party

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Political Organization industry

January 2003January 2011 (8 years 1 month) State of Arizona

2010 Voter Registration & Get Out The Vote Canvasser:
* Canvassed door to door to register voters
* Canvassed door to door to get out the vote.

Move-On.org, 2004 Election Day Volunteer, Tucson:
* Coordinated phone banks
* Organized the get out the vote canvass
* Cheered people up at the election night party

2004 Legislative District 5 Field Organizer, Pinetop-Lakeside:
* Traveled the district to encourage Democrats to become elected Precinct Committeemen
* Organized & wrote the By-Laws for the White Mountain Democrats
* Mediated a dispute between the Northern Gila County & Miami-Globe Democratic Clubs
* Collected signatures for Legislative Candidates
* Opened the Gila County Democratic Party Headquarters.

1 visible recommendation for this position

NRFU Enumerator Trainee

US Census Bureau

Government Agency; Government Administration industry

June 2010June 2010 (1 month) Phoenix, Arizona Area

A NRFU Enumerator locates the addresses listed on the Address List in the Assignment Area binder, determines the status of each address on Census Day, conducts interviews based on Census Day status, and records the information provided by the respondent on the Enumerator Questionnaire.

Facility Condition Assessment Consultant

Jacobs Engineering

Public Company; JEC; Management Consulting industry

July 2008August 2009 (1 year 2 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Jacobs is a company with annual revenues of nearly $11 billion, and is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. I was a part of the Facilities division, overseeing the design and construction of prototype retail roll out programs in Arizona, California and New Mexico. Conducted Facility Conditions Assessments to determine maintenance and renovation needs for a 10 year budget cycle in Texas and South Carolina.
* Developed proposals for future work.
* Assessed & surveyed existing facilities.
* Trained and developed new and existing staff.
* Assessed Facility Conditions for the Air Force.
* Tabulated a schedule for maintenance and renovations.
* Developed business proposals.
* Coordinated with consultant engineers

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1 visible recommendation for this position

Architectural Job Captain

Carter & Burgess

Privately Held; Architecture & Planning industry

October 2007June 2008 (9 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Carter and Burgess was acquired by Jacobs Engineering in 2007. Carter & Burgess was a full service, Architecture and Engineering firm of 3,000 headquartered in Fort Worth, TX. I was employed by the Buildings division, focusing on the CVS/pharmacy retail rollout program and developing a team to design retail centers. Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients. Projects were located throughout Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Texas.
* Modified prototype design to meet local buildings codes & design review comments.
* Researched & produced entitlement documentation
* Coordinated with consultant engineers
* Trained & developed new and existing staff.
* Traveled to Survey existing conditions

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Project Manager II

Cawley Architects

Architecture & Planning industry

April 2005September 2007 (2 years 6 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Cawley Architects provides excellence in design that emphasizes a cost conscious approach to projects using the design build method. Managed design and construction documentation of turn key light commercial, industrial and retail projects. Managed the workload of project team to meet project deadlines. Reviewed drawings, and attended jurisdictional meetings with the clients.
* Designed, developed and completed construction documents.
* Master planned numerous multi-building complexes
* Worked with the client to meet their objectives.
* Coordinated consultants.
* Guided projects though the city review process.

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2 new recommendations for this position

Political Canvasser

America Coming Together

Nonprofit; Political Organization industry

September 2004October 2004 (2 months) Tucson, Arizona Area

America Coming Together (ACT) was a political action committee. ACT did not specifically endorse any political party, but mostly worked on behalf of Democratic candidates.
* Phoned targeted voters.
* Canvassed targeted voters micro-targeting needed vote.

Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Coordinator

Dean for America

Nonprofit; Political Organization industry

February 2003February 2004 (1 year 1 month) Tucson, Arizona Area

Campaign to nominate Howard Dean, Governor of Vermont, to be the Democratic Nominee for President. Volunteer for the Southern Arizona Coordination Committee from February 2003 until December, when offered a paid position with the campaign. Recruited a record number of Precinct Committeemen in a month and for a campaign cycle.
* Coordinated campaign walks, phone banks, & events.
* Organized bus trips to campaign events.
* Coordinated volunteers & campaign staff coming to Arizona.
* Organized “tare Sheet” retrieval program to ensure our voter turn out.
* Organized fundraisers & spoke at Meetup events.
* Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point.

Architectural Technician

rob paulus architect, ltd.

Architecture & Planning industry

February 2003June 2003 (5 months) Tucson, Arizona Area

Rob Paulus Architects is a firm dedicated to creating inventive, unique architecture with a functional resolve. It is a practice that combines artistic and practical experience to form a solid foundation for enlightening, aesthetic environments that celebrate living and working in the Sonoran Desert. Through the use of durable materials, assembled with well-crafted details, they have won numerous awards. I was engaged in residential, commercial, and Urban Redevelopment project in Tucson.
* Coordinated designs with engineers, including drafting mechanical & electrical designs for single family dwellings.
* Designed & developed construction documents.
* Site surveyed & field assessed.
* Monitored city submittal process.

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Architectural Intern III

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

September 2000August 2002 (2 years) Houston, Texas Area

I was a team member in the research and higher education studio of a Texas Health Care architecture firm. I programmed, space planned, designed and documented projects for public and private universities throughout Texas. Projects included new construction, tenant buildouts, building renovations, and tenant improvements.
* Coordinated CAD files, layering, & pen weights between consultants.
* Reviewed & Coordinated drawings.
* Developed CAD standards.
* Assessed & surveyed existing conditions.
* Contract Administration.
* Obtained and assembled data from product representatives to complete architectural designs

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Architectural Intern II

The Mathes Group

Architecture & Planning industry

April 1999June 2000 (1 year 3 months) Greater New Orleans Area

Now Mathes Brierre Architects, The Mathes Group is a design firm founded in 1891 by Charles A. Favrot and L.A. Livaudais, and remains one of the oldest and consistently successful architectural firms in the country. The Mathes Group specializes in Music and Performance Educational Facilities. I space planned and completed contract documents for the Bellsouth collocation program, reducing response time from 3 weeks to 3 hours, by improving technology, internet connections and research of facility leasing area.
* Managed the Bell-South Collocation account.
* Designed project winning marketing proposals.
* Composed entry boards for state AIA awards programs.
* Translated & converted CAD files from associated firms in our CAD standards.
* Site surveyed buildings & parking facilities for renovation.
* Developed 3-d models for design study.

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Architectural Draftsman

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.

Architecture & Planning industry

October 1998March 1999 (6 months) Greater New Orleans Area

A family owned design-build company engaged in the design and construction of single family “Southern Style” custom homes. I worked with other home builders to design their custom homes for their clients. Designed lighting, electrical and framing layouts.
* Documented & designed single family homes.
* Developed marketing materials.
* Maintained CAD Library.
* Researched & Developed rigid metal frame residential construction prototypes for the harsh Gulf Coast environment.
* Designed model homes for a subdivision.

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Architectural Intern I

Christner Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

September 1996June 1998 (1 year 10 months) Greater St. Louis Area

Christner is a collaborative, inquisitive, and creative company that multiplies ideas through constructive dialogue, expanding possibilities to create memorable lasting architecture. I worked for the Corporate/Education Studio, developing construction documents, space plans, material and finish schedules, colored pencil renderings, and 3-D CAD models. Created a Continuing Education program involving Architectural tours, lectures, and videos. Through Christner, I became deeply involved with the AIA and Sustainability.
* Established CAD standards
* Reviewed Softdesk 8.
* Made bluelines.
* Constructed CAD models as a base for hand renderings.

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Graphic Designer

DAS 20

Architecture & Planning industry

September 1996November 1996 (3 months) Greater St. Louis Area

Architectural firm engaged in completing the Doctoral Dissertation at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The dissertation is a study of car culture and how to revitalize downtown Detroit through active engagement of pedestrians, public transit and automobiles. All work was completed on Macintosh computers.
* Assembled their final presentation materials
* Photo manipulation with PhotoShop.
* Graphic Designed exhibit catalog using Quark Xpress.
* Desktop published dissertation in PageMaker for Assemblage Journal.

AutoCAD Technician

Luchini AD

Architecture & Planning industry

August 1996September 1996 (2 months) Greater St. Louis Area

Adrian Luchini is a Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, who also has a design practice. His primary program is the persistent attempt to create space out of expressive gestural lines that are clearly the lines of a freehand draftsman. I was a part time employee while he was designing a private residence.
* Dafted CAD models & drawings
* Completed in AutoCAD 12 for windows

College Work Study

Washington University in St. Louis

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry

August 1992August 1996 (4 years 1 month) Greater St. Louis Area

School of (Fine) Art(s) Dean’s Assistant Office Assistant:
* Filed & maintained confidential information pertaining to donors, alumni, faculty, staff, & students
* Answered phones and received visitors
* Prepared event, fund raising & recruitment mailings.
* Handled payroll for contract & Work study staff.
* Delivered inter-department mail across the campus & projects
* Created a system to sort, file, preserve & destroy documents in the school’s archives

School of Architecture Shop Monitor:
* Instructed & assisted students in the proper use of shop equipment
* Inventoried, cleaned, & maintained equipment.
* Designed & constructed 12 relocatable & 1 permanent computer workstations, cubic modular steel table stands, 3 replica conference tables, & refurbished 3 conference tables.
* Cleaned, maintained & refurbished: studio desks, lockers, pinup boards, tables, chairs, stools, table stands and lecture hall seating.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Library Draftsman:
* Documented existing conditions of the Earth 7 Planetary Sciences Library
* Provided drawings to help the Library’s space planning efforts.

1996 Presidential Debate Commission Graphic Artist:
* Drafted maps of the Washington University Athletic Complex to be included with attendee packets for the 1996 Presidential Debate to be held on campus. The debate did not occur.

Summer Architectural Intern

Franklin Associates Architects

Architecture & Planning industry

June 1993August 1993 (3 months) Chattanooga, Tennessee Area

Franklin Architects has committed itself for three generations to achieving excellence in designing private and public projects. I participated in a summer Internship in Architecture, Planning, Assessment and Surveying.
* Researched & designed a window system to reveal a spiral staircase.
* Constructed study models
* Field Surveyed existing conditions to meet new ADA requirements.
* Hand lettered Drawings.

Contingent Laborer

Southern Temp

Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

June 1992August 1992 (3 months) Chattanooga, Tennessee Area

On call employee to complete to complete temporary manual labor employment. A summer employment to ascertain experience and spending cash for college.
*Landscape Maintenance
*Hazardous Material clean up
*Shipping Clerk

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