Work Experience

Director of Operations

Jam Street Media

Los Angeles, CA

7/2019 - Present

Researching and developing best practices for podcast marketing and discoverability. Website design and maintenance/SEO, graphic design, web copy, and social media (strategy, content, analytics, and management).

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Sole Proprietor

Haystack Marketing & Media Services

Vancouver, WA

6/2017 - 1/2019

Providing consulting and multimedia services. Includes web design using Wix and Squarespace, content writing & editing, photography, graphic design, and videography to small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs in the Portland region and beyond.


This business has officially ceased operations while I concentrate on finishing school. I am still available for freelance projects, however. 

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Contributing Writer

Lima Charlie News

New York, NY

8/2016 - 9/2018

Technology and national politics writer. Researched topics, communicated with corporations and government entities, and performed interviews. 

#Journalist #Writer #NewsWriter


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Shop Manager

Penhall Company

Austin, TX

10/2015 - 6/2016 (8 Months)

Managed the maintenance shop and performed maintenance related tasks. Repaired gas, hydraulic, and pneumatic field equipment, vehicle fleet, ground support equipment, or arranged for their repairs with outside vendors when needed. Created and maintained accounts with area vendors for shop and field supplies. Managed the budget, procured repair parts and field supplies-include diamond-tipped blades. Operated MIG and Oxy/Propane torch equipment. Performed inspections of equipment.

#Management #Budget #Maintenance #ShopMaintenance

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Engineering Test Technician

Triumph Integrated Systems-Seattle

Redmond, WA

9/2012 - 7/2015 (3-Years)

Qualification, nondestructive, and environmental testing of actuators and other equipment designed for use in commercial and military aircraft. Built, operated, and maintained test stands. Performed and managed calibrations of hydraulic gauges and transducers. Modified workflows and create electronic forms that were linked to equipment databases, reducing redundancy, thereby reducing the length of calibration testing by more than half. 

Safety Committee Member

#Calibrations #Aerospace #R&D #NDT #Engineering

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Task Force Operations Manager

Staff Sergeant, US Army

Various Locations

6/1997 - 7/2012 (15-Years)


Bronze Star Medal,

7-Army Commendation Medals, 3-Army Achievement Medals,

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Development Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon

 Task Force Operations Manager


Fort Carson CO 


Managed and led the daily support operations section of a 300-person taskforce, directly overseeing the Training, Communications (IT), Supply, and Human Resources departments. 


Training:   Information Security, Army Training Requirements And Resource System, Information Technology (IT)


Awards:   Army Commendation


Company Operations Manager


Iraq & Fort Carson, CO


Managed and performed the daily functions the daily functions of Training Managment, Human Resources, Pay, Awards, and Promotions sections for a 150-soldier unit, and oversaw Communications (IT), Procurement, and Armament sections while both on home station and deployed to Iraq.  


Training:   Advanced Leaders Course, Army Training Management System, Unit Supply, Unit Movement Officer


Awarded:   Army Commendation




Service & Recovery Supervisor

Installation Security Supervisor


Afghanistan & Fort Drum NY


Supervised a vehicle recovery team and welding/fabrications shop. Managed installation security and observation post teams while deployed to a  Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan. Regularly interacted with local nationals as part of my regular duties. Also supervised a 3-person team that conducted both downed vehicle recovery and welding fabrications. 


Training:   Advanced Marksmanship Course, Welding, Call for Fire, Afghanistan Cultural Awareness, Pashto Language Training


Awarded:   Army Commendation



Fleet Maintenance Manager


Iraq & Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Oversaw the maintenance management of all unit equipment. Also managed the repair part procurement program, environmental compliance, safety, and maintenance service and repairs for a 50 vehicle fleet including  15 trailers, and ground support equipment. 


Training:   Advanced M1114 Up-Armored HMMWV Maintenance


Awarded:   Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation (x2), 1st Place-Annual JBLM Maintenace Rodeo.




Shop Foreman


Guantanamo Bay Cuba & Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Supervised 5 mechanics in daily repair and services of a 50 vehicle fleet, to include 15 trailers, and ground support equipment.

Training: Advanced HMMWV Maintenance Course, Armored Security Vehicle Maintenance Course, Master Driver Course

Awards: Army Commendation (x3), Army Achievement Medal, Environmental Compliance Excellence, Unit Maintenance Excellence Award, Battalion NCO of the Quarter, 1st Place-JBLM Maintenance Rodeo





Lightwheel Mechanic & Recovery Operator 


Egypt & Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Performed maintenance and repairs of trucks, trailers, and ground support equipment, and assisted in the recovery of downed equipment. 


Training: Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandants List), Vehicle Recovery Course, Fuel Handler, Hazmat/Hazwaste Management, AIT-Light Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson (Distinguished Honor Graduate).


Awards:   Army Achievement Medal (x2), 2nd Place- Annual JBLM Maintenance Rodeo