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  • Director of Business Development
    Fourward Architecture
    November 2009 – Present (2 years) Phoenix, AZ
    Fourward Architecture is an architectural start up partnership between 4 friends to develop projects to respond to competitions.
  • Business Development Manager
    Romanoski Glass & Mirror
    February 2011 – July 2011 (5 months) Phoenix, AZ
    I represented the Major Industries product line in the Los Angeles market and the organization throughout the Southwest.
  • Business Development Manager
    Romanoski Glass
    January 2011 – July 2011 (6 months) Phoenix, AZ
    Traveling to Architect’s offices to lecture on daylighting and to assist in product selection.
  • Principal
    Fourward Architecture
    November 2009 – December 2010 (1 year 1 month) Phoenix, AZ
  • Political Canvasser
    Arizona Democratic Party
    February 2003 – November 2010 (7 years 9 months) Phoenix, AZ
    Registered Voters for upcoming election.
  • Politcal Canvasser
    Arizona Democratic Party
    April 2010 – May 2010 (1 month) Phoenix, AZ
  • Facilities Assessor
    Jacobs Engineering Company
    July 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 1 month) Phoenix, AZ
    Conducted Facility Conditions Assessments to determine maintenance and renovation needs for a 10 year budget cycle.
  • Facility Assessor
    Jacobs Engineering
    July 2007 – August 2009 (2 years 1 month) Phoenix, AZ
    Company Details:
    Jacobs, with annual revenues of nearly $11 billion, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Jacobs successfully delivers the full breadth of building services – planning, architecture, engineering, construction management, program management, and design-build – to a diversified base of leading public and private clients across the globe. Jacobs offers design and construction-related services for new buildings as well as expansion, renovation, or refurbishment of existing facilities. Specialized capabilities include energy and power master planning, design, and commissioning services.
    http://www.jacobs.com/

    Summary:
    Conducted Facility Conditions Assessments to determine maintenance and renovation needs for a 10 year budget cycle.

    Description:
    Jacobs Engineering completed its acquisition of Carter & Burgess in July of 2008. Assessed and surveyed existing storefront facilities in New Mexico

  • Architectural Job Captain
    Carter & Burgess
    September 2007 – June 2008 (9 months) Phoenix, AZ
    Summary:
    Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients.

    Company Details:
    A Texas based full service Architectural and Engineering firm of 3,000 people. The firm specialized in architectural design, retail rollout, retail centers and Civil Engineering.

    Description:
    I was hired by Carter & Burgess just prior to its acquisition by Jacobs Engineering. I was brought in to develop a studio to design and detail retail shopping centers. Responsibilities included site visits to survey existing conditions, design, entitlement documentation, coordinating consultant engineers, developing construction documents, resolving construction issues, training new staff, and travel.

    Markets:
    Retail Centers, Retail Refresh and Consolidation, Stand alone Retail Roll-Out, and Tenant Improvement Roll-Out.

    Clients:
    Armstrong Development, CVS/pharmacy, K+E Development, and US Cellular.

    Skills:
    Entitlements, Prototype Development, a

  • Architectural Job Captain
    Carter & Burgess, Inc.
    September 2007 – June 2008 (9 months) Phoenix, AZ
    Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients. Firm would be purchased by Jacobs Engineering.
  • Project Manager
    Cawley Architects, Inc.
    April 2005 – September 2007 (2 years 5 months) Phoenix, AZ
    Summary:
    Managed design and documentation of design-build turn key construction projects.

    Company Details:
    Cawley Architects provides excellence in design, that emphasizes a cost conscious approach to building design. By means of Design Build, Cawley delivers innovative architectural design concentrated in the light industrial, office, and commercial markets.

    Description:
    Designed, developed and completed construction documents for light commercial, industrial and retail developments and buildings.

    Markets:
    Commercial, Industrial Park Developments, Industrial, Master Planning, Medical Office, Mixed Use Developments, Office Park Developments, Retail Centers, and Retail Stores.

    Clients:
    Arrivest Corporation, Ewing Irrigation, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Horizon, Kustom Koachworks, LGE Design Build, Rencor Development

    Skills:
    Architectural Desktop, Jurisdictional Relations, and Project Management

    http://www.cawleyarchitects.com/

  • Project Manager II
    Cawley Architects
    April 2005 – September 2007 (2 years 5 months) Phoenix, AZ
    Managed design and documentation for design-build turn key construction projects.
  • Election Day Volunteer Coordinator
    MoveOn.org
    October 2004 – October 2004 Tucson, AZ
    Summary:
    Election Day get out the vote effort.

    Company Details:
    MoveOn is an American non-profit, progressive or liberal, public policy advocacy group and political action committee which has raised millions of dollars for candidates it identifies as “moderates” or “progressives” in the United States.

    Description:
    Coordinated phone volunteers calling targeted voters to get out and vote. Organized the canvassing volunteers, who went knocking on doors to get targeted voters out to vote. Cheered people up at the election night party.

    Skills:
    Leadership, tracking leads and customer accounts, and Volunteer Coordination.

  • Political canvasser
    America Coming Togther
    September 2004 – October 2004 (1 month) Tucson, AZ
    Summary:
    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.

    Company Details:
    America Coming Together (ACT) was a liberal, political action, 527 group dedicated to get-out-the-vote activities. ACT did not specifically endorse any political party, but mostly worked on behalf of Democratic candidates. In the weeks before the 2004 elections, ACT funded phone calls to targeted voters and canvassers hand-deliver 11 million pieces of literature at targeted doorsteps.

    Description:
    Phoned targeted voters. Canvassed targeted voters to conduct at-the-door polling to remind people to get out and vote. Hand-delivered literature to micro-targeted doorsteps.

    Skills:
    Canvassing, Data Entry via PDA, and Team Player.

  • Political Canvasser
    America Coming Together
    August 2004 – October 2004 (2 months) Tucson, AZ
    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.
  • Owner’s Representative
    Newton Family Estate
    July 2003 – August 2004 (1 year 1 month) Tucson, AZ
    Summary:
    Assisted in renovations around my parents home, while pursuing consultant work.

    Description:
    Oversaw the renovation of the back yard into an entertainment and relaxation space. Added a built-in bench, painted the porch roof, a hot tub, and new path ways to the street. Assisted in the relocation of an elderly grandparent in Minnesota.

    Skills:
    Construction Supervision, Elder Care, and Painter

  • Field Organizer
    Arizona Democratic Party
    May 2004 – June 2004 (1 month) Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
    Summary:
    Collecting signatures to get Precinct Committee candidates on the ballot through out East Central Arizona.

    Company Details:
    The Democratic Party is committed to keeping our nation safe and expanding opportunity for every American. That commitment is reflected in an agenda that emphasizes the strong economic growth, affordable health care for all Americans, retirement security, open, honest and accountable government, and securing our nation while protecting our civil rights and liberties.

    Description:
    Based in Pinetop-Lakeside, traveled to small towns throughout the district in Southern Apache, Gila, Graham, and Southern Navajo Counties, to encourage Democratic Party activists to collect signatures to become elected Precinct Committeemen. Organized and wrote the By-Laws for the White Mountain Democrats. Mediated a dispute between the Northern Gila County and the Miami-Globe Democratic Clubs. Collected signatures for Legislative Candidates in Eager, Globe, Holbrook, Pa

  • Legislative District 5 Field Coordinator
    Arizona Democratic Party
    May 2004 – June 2004 (1 month) Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
    Collecting signatures to get Precinct Committee candidates on the ballot through out East Central Arizona.
  • Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Director
    Dean for America
    December 2003 – February 2004 (2 months) Tucson, AZ
    Campaign to nominate Howard Dean, Governor of Vermont, to be the Democratic Nominee for President.
  • Southern Arizona Deputy Field Director
    Dean For America
    June 2003 – February 2004 (8 months) Tucson, AZ
    Summary:
    Campaign to nominate Howard Dean, Governor of Vermont, to be the Democratic Nominee for President.

    Company Details:
    Campaign to nominate Governor Howard Dean for President of the United States.

    Description:
    Volunteered for the Southern Arizona Campaign Coordination Committee from June 2003 before being employed by the campaign in December. Coordinated campaign walks, phone banks, and events. Organized bus trips to take supporters to campaign events in Sierra Vista and Phoenix, now a staple of Pima County Democratic Party activities. Coordinated volunteers and campaign staff who were coming to Arizona from out of state to assist our efforts. Organized the “tare Sheet” retrieval program to ensure our voter turn out. Organized fundraisers and spoke at Meetup events. Recruited a record number of Precinct Committeemen in a month and for a campaign cycle. Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point.

    Skills:
    Development of Marketing Campaigns, Even

  • Architectural Intern
    Rob Paulus Architect
    February 2003 – June 2003 (4 months) Tucson, AZ
    Summary:
    Design firm engaged in residential and commercial markets.

    Company Details:
    Rob Paulus Architects Ltd. is a firm dedicated to creating unique architecture with a functional resolve. They aspire to create enlightening environments of aesthetic quality that celebrate and work with nature. With a keen interest in durable materials and smartly crafted details, our designs seek to be ‘in tune with earth and sky”. They approach each project with an inventive curiosity, a clear focus on build-able solutions, and sustainable principles. We believe that any project should be responsive to site and climate.
    http://robpaulus.com/

    Description:
    Designed and developed construction documents. Conducted site surveys and assessments. Monitored city submittal process. Developed CAD standards. Worked with consultants to design mechanical and electrical systems to match design intent for single family residential projects.

    Markets:
    Multi-Family Residential, Office Condos, Renovation

  • Sr. Drafter – Architectural Services
    Rob Paulus Architect
    February 2003 – June 2003 (4 months) Tucson, AZ
    Design firm engaged in residential and commercial markets.
  • Architectural Intern
    Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
    September 2000 – August 2002 (1 year 11 months) Houston, TX
    Summary:
    Developed plans and designs for University research projects throughout Texas, for a Health Care architecture firm involved in research and development projects.

    Company Details:
    WHR is engaged in the most challenging architectural solutions to medical office, research science, and patient care facilities. With a firm culture that values research and evaluation, a participatory process and applied innovation achieve projects of excellence. WHR seeks to balance critical thinking and creativity, single-minded commitment and collaboration, rapid response and long-term vision to create architecture with people in mind.
    http://www.whrarchitects.com/

    Description:
    Programmed, designed and developed Construction Documents for Higher Education and Research projects throughout Texas. Projects included new construction, tenant buildouts, and tenant renovations and improvements. Coordinated CAD files, layering, and pen weights between consultants in order to maintain quality doc

  • Architectural Projects Coordinator
    Watkins Hamilton Ross
    September 2000 – August 2002 (1 year 11 months) Houston, TX
    Developed plans and designs for University research projects throughout Texas, for a Health Care architecture firm involved in research and development projects.
  • Architectural Intern
    The Mathes Group
    April 1999 – June 2000 (1 year 2 months) New Orleans, LA
    Summary:
    The Mathes Group specializes in Music and Performance Educational Facilities. Now know as Mathes Brierre Architects.

    Company Details:
    The Mathes Group is now known as Mathes Brierre Architects and is one of the oldest and largest architectural and interior design firms in the states of Louisiana with projects all over the world.

    Description:
    Managed the Bell-South Collocation account, consisting of over 500 projects. Space planned and completed contract documents for each collocation. Reduced response time from 3 weeks to 3 hours, by improving technology, internet connections and proper research of facility leasing area. Designed project winning marketing material for both print and web publication. Material included site visits and market research to assess both client’s needs and existing facilities. Composed entry boards for state AIA awards programs. CAD draftsmen for other projects as needed. Developed CAD plotting standard and resolved issues to improve product

  • Architectural Intern
    The Mathes Group
    March 1999 – June 2000 (1 year 3 months) New Orleans, LA
    The Mathes Group specializes in Music and Performance Educational Facilities. Now know as Mathes Brierre Architects.
  • Architectural Draftsman
    Olde New Orleans Design Group
    October 1998 – March 1999 (5 months) Harvey, LA
    Summary:
    Design Build firm engaged in single family residential design and construction. Involved in residential sub-division development.

    Company Details:
    Small custom home design build firm, designing homes in the Southern tradition for Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The firm designed and constructed their work, but also designed custom homes for other area contractors. Olde New Orleans was engaged in residential subdivision development.

    Description:
    Developed and designed single family homes in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Developed marketing materials for both internet and walk in sales. CAD draftsmen for the Outside Contractor Custom Home Studio. Designed lighting, electrical and framing layouts. Maintained CAD Library of standard details to assist in development of production drawings. Made bluelines. Researched and Designed prototypes for steel stud and rigid frame construction to combat the infestation of Formosan termites, and to better surv

  • Architectural Drafter
    Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.
    October 1998 – March 1999 (5 months) Harvey, LA
    Design Build firm engaged in single family residential design and construction. Involved in residential sub-division development.
  • Architectural Intern
    Christner Inc.
    September 1996 – June 1998 (1 year 9 months) Clayton, MO
    Summary:
    Real-world experience in planning, design and research. An opportunity to work with committed and respected leaders in the field, while applying my talent to a practice setting.

    Company Details:
    Architectural solutions begin with a creative spark: Christner thinks and works in manner that leads to unique solutions that create real change for our clients. Collaboration allows ideas to multiply through constructive dialogue. Questioning expands possibilities, taking nothing for granted. Creating environments to inspire people to do, be and feel better, make for a more invigorating organization. This common philosophy, set of commitments and proven process allows Christner the opportunity to make the world a better place.

    Description:
    CAD draftsmen for the Corporate/Education Studio. Developed construction documents, space plans, material and finish schedules, colored pencil renderings, 3-D CAD models, and material boards. Created a Continuing Education program to share

  • Architectural Intern
    Christner, Inc.
    September 1996 – June 1998 (1 year 9 months) Clayton, MO
    Real-world experience in planning, design and research. An opportunity to work with committed and respected leaders in the field, while applying my talent to a practice setting.
  • Graphic Designer
    DAS 20
    September 1996 – November 1996 (2 months) Saint Louis, MO
    Summary:
    Architectural firm engaged in completing the Doctoral Dissertation.

    Company Details:
    Husband and Wife firm for two Assistant Professors at Washington University School of Architecture. Engaged in theoretical projects, competitions, design associations and small commissions. The firm was a start up at this time.

    Description:
    Two Assistant Professors at the Washington University School of Architecture were completing their 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. Provided graphic design assistance in assembling their final presentation materials. Photo manipulation completed in PhotoShop. Graphic Design and arrangement assembled in the desktop publishing program Quark. All work was completed on Macintosh computers.

    Skills:
    Desktop Publishing, Quark, Photoshop

  • Drafter
    Adrian Luchini
    August 1996 – August 1996 Saint Louis, MO
    Summary:
    Design Professor designing a private residence.

    Company Details:
    LuchiniAD approaches every project with special consideration for the requirements brought by the clients. The design process involves the quick study of alternatives and the participation of the client and associates. This process seeks ultimate exploration and discovery paired with continuous logical checking. Local aspects of culture and environment are as important as formal and spatial operations. Projects emerge out of this loose formula and the design process seeks to accommodate and edit what becomes instrumental for the execution during the construction stage.

    LuchiniAD was established in 2001 by Adrian Luchini. The firm focuses on projects of architecture, landscape and master planning. Most projects by LuchiniAD are produced in collaboration with other architects, and they range from small scale residential to large scale institutional.

    Description:
    Provided early CAD drafted and modeled dr

  • CAD Drafter
    Luchini AD
    August 1996 – August 1996 Saint Louis, MO
    Design Professor designing a private residence.
  • Graphic Artist
    1996 Presidential Debate Commission
    July 1996 – July 1996 University City, MO
    Summary:
    Created maps for attendee packets.

    Company Details:
    The Presidential Debate Commission selects and coordinates with those sites to produce the Quadrennial Fall Presidential Debates. Each year since 1992, Washington University has been selected as a host site.

    Description:
    Drafted graphics of the Washington University Athletic Complex to be reduced for inclusion with attendee packets for the 1996 Presidential Debate to be held on campus. Graphics called out the debate room, press room, toilets, lockers and other spaces used for functions of the debate. The debate did not occur.

    Skills:
    Graphic Arts, Event Marketing, Event Organization

  • Drafter
    Washington University Earth & Planetary Sciences Library
    June 1996 – June 1996 University City, MO
    Summary:
    Documentation of the existing condition of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Library

    Company Details:
    A division of the Washington University Library System, dedicated to be a resource for the research conducted by the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. The library serves as a repository for Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertations.

    Description:
    Documented the existing conditions of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Library while still in Wilson Hall. The drawings were provided to help the Library in space planning efforts.

    http://library.wustl.edu/units/epsc/

    Skills:
    Drafting, Assessment, Communication Skills

  • Shop Monitor
    Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture
    May 1994 – May 1996 (2 years) Saint Louis, MO
    Summary:
    A College Work Study position monitoring student activity in the Wood Shop, and to provide general renovation and furniture fabrication for the School of Architecture.

    Company Details:
    Washington University is a world renowned University located in the suburbs of St. Louis. The College of Architecture was established in 1910, and has the distinction of being one of the 10 founding members of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

    Description:
    During the School Year:
    Instructed and oversaw fellow students in the proper use of shop equipment to build models and furniture. Inventoried, cleaned, and maintained, equipment. Shop equipment included: the table saw, jigsaw, router, bansaw, chop saw, sander, blow touch, welder, bender, portable drills, drills, and hand held tools.
    Summer Internship:
    Refurbished 3 1930s conference tables to reveal natural color.
    Designed and constructed: 12 disassemble and relocatable computer desks to accommodate 24 worksta

  • Shop Monitor
    Washington University
    May 1994 – May 1996 (2 years) Saint Louis, MO
    A College Work Study position monitoring student activity in the Wood Shop, and to provide general renovation and furniture fabrication for the School of Architecture.
  • Office Assistant
    Washington University in St. Louis School of Fine Art
    August 1992 – August 1995 (3 years) Saint Louis, MO
    Summary:
    A College Work Study position to assist the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

    Company Details:
    Washington University is a world renowned University located in the suburbs of St. Louis. It is home to a critically acclaimed Art Museum and Art School. The Dean was award winning photographer and educator Joe Deal. The School of Fine Arts is now a part of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.

    The College of Art was founded in 1879 as the first professional, university-affiliated art school in the United States, and is the only art school to have fathered a major metropolitan art museum.

    Description:
    Filed and maintained confidential information pertaining to donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students of the school. Directed phone calls and visitors to the school to the most appropriate connection. Prepared mailings for fundraising and recruitment events at the school. Handled payroll for contract and Work Study staff. Delivered

  • Office Assistant
    Washington University School of Art
    August 1992 – August 1995 (3 years) Saint Louis, MO
    A College Work Study position to assist the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.
  • Summer Intern
    Franklin Associates Architects
    June 1993 – August 1993 (2 months) Chattanooga, TN
    Summary:
    Summer Internship in Architecture, Planning, Assessment and Surveying.

    Company Details:
    Established in Chattanooga, TN, in 1933 by Selmon T. Franklin, Franklin Associates Architects is a family company that has provided clients with professional service and quality design for three generations. Their commitment towards achieving these goals remains the very essence of their practice. The firm has completed work in both the private and public sector, establishing a reputation for integrity and quality. Our projects are highly visible throughout the greater Chattanooga region. The firm is involved in a broad range of project types, with a capable and experienced staff that provides exceptional architectural, interior, and construction supervisions services.

    Description:
    Researched and designed a window system for a design feature to reveal a spiral staircase at a home addition in Dayton, Tn. Built study models for a home addition in Athens, TN. Conducted Field Surveys o

  • Summer Intern
    Franklin Associates Architects
    June 1993 – August 1993 (2 months) Chattanooga, TN
    Summer Internship in Architecture, Planning, Assessment and Surveying.
  • Manual Laborer
    Southern Temp
    June 1992 – August 1992 (2 months) Chattanooga, TN
    Summary:
    On call employee to complete: Yard work; industrial/chemical waste clean up; inventory warehouse stock; loading stock onto trucks for distribution

    Company Details:
    SouthernTemp was a full human resource and staff company. SmartHire/SouthernTemp resulted from a merger of two local employment agencies in 2003. The company provides staff, professional placement, internet-based pre-employment testing and a full spectrum of human resources and consulting services. The human resources services include SmartStaff, three ways to bring on staff; SmartPlace, professional placement; SmartTest, more than 700 ways to quantify skills and attitudes; and SmartHR, full service human resources services and consulting.

    Description:
    Cut and mowed yards; cleaned debris after storms; removed petroleum soaked gravel from a small industrial spill at a manufacturing site; and loaded inventory on to trucks from a manufacturer’s warehouse to be distributed to stores throughout the southeast Un

  • Manual Laborer
    Southern Temp
    June 1992 – August 1992 (2 months) Chattanooga, TN
    On call employee to complete: Yard work; industrial/chemical waste clean up; inventory warehouse stock; loading stock onto trucks for distribution
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