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To work in the marketing, advertising, or training department of a company or organization that offers a rich work environment and a community of people focused on providing exceptional customer service.


RICHLAND COLLEGE, Dallas County Community College District (5/97 to present)

Director, Corporate and Community Relations

Market, sell and deliver Richland College credit and non-credit courses to companies and organizations in North Dallas. Work with company training managers and college instructors to develop and tailor courses to meet the unique needs of each customer. Coordinate class enrollment and billing. Develop promotional materials and special events to draw awareness to college courses and resources. Recruit and evaluate instructors to teach in business and industry. Work with the campus resource development office to identify and work with companies eligible for state and federal grants.

Currently working at the new Richland College Garland Campus in Garland, Texas.



Program Manager, Advanced Technology Programs (6/96 to 3/97)

Administrative Coordinator, Professional Training Division (10/94 to 5/96)

Administrative Coordinator, Grants and Special Gifts Department (11/93 to 9/94)

Managed training for the Professional Training Division (Spring, Fall and Winter terms). Recruited, hired, and supported instructors teaching classes in digital imaging, digital video, 3D modeling and animation, multimedia, web design and basic computer skills. Worked with instructors on course descriptions for AFI Training Catalog. Developed relationships with hardware/software vendors to promote and incorporate their products into AFI programs. Organized special events and seminars focused on new media and directed seasonal open houses for the Professional Training Division. Represented AFI at trade shows and hosted multimedia presentations for visitors to AFI's campus. Hired, scheduled and supervised interns and program volunteers. Prior to working for the Professional Training Division, supported AFI Development Director overseeing AFI memberships, special events and donor cultivation.


LORD, DENTSU & PARTNERS, Los Angeles (2/93 to 11/93)

Account Group Assistant

Supported account team managing $40 million Dole Foods Account. Duties included weekly status reports, charts and presentations, and office management. Worked with New Business Team researching markets and pitching the Agency to prospective clients.



Production Coordinator, Dallas (10/90 to 6/92)

Administrative Assistant, Los Angeles (10/89 to 10/90)

Worked with Agency Producer and Creative Team to service Nissan Motor Corporation regional management and dealer body. Duties included maintaining demo reel library and art files, updating and tracking all changes in ad copy, booking sessions at facilities, cutting purchase orders, and inputting information in jobs database. Prior to joining new Dallas office, assisted Executive Account Director and Field Account Director managing $300 million Nissan Regional Account in the Los Angeles office.


Richland College Administrator of the Year nominee, 2005 & 2007

Richland College Employee of the Month, July, 2003

Full-time staff member at Richland College, winner of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige Award for Organizational Excellence. Richland College is the first community college in the U.S. to win both the Malcolm Baldrige and Texas Quality Awards.

Seller of AchieveGlobal and Command Spanish. Richland College Corporate Services is annually ranked as one of the top educational partners and providers in the country.

Certified to facilitate AchieveGlobal and DDI programs.

Taught 3D Modeling, Digital Imaging, and Introduction to Multimedia for the Richland College Continuing Education Division.

Vice-President, Dallas County Community College District, Corporate Training Council, 2006 -

Co-Chair of DCCCD Corporate Training Council Marketing Committee, 2004 -

Presenter / Planning Committee Member, TACE

Leadership Garland, Class of XXVI ...the best class :)

Member, Leadership Garland Prayer Breakfast Committee

Member, Garland Chamber Human Resources Roundtable


Designed the official website of the State of California, San Joaquin River Conservancy (www.sjriverconservancy.com) and RH Kelley & Associates (http://home.inreach.com/kelley/index.html)


Served on the committee to develop The American Film Institute's Certificate in Multimedia Business and Production, the first certificate program offered by the Professional Training Division.


Launched the Advanced Technology Program's "Evening With" series to bring together students and prominent digital artists at AFI. The night included an "Open Lab" for students to sample software related to each speaker's expertise.


Coordinated or worked as a volunteer in support of the AFI Computer Media Salon Series and special events for the Advanced Technology Program, Film & Television Arts Program, AFI Life Achievement Award, International Film Festival and movie premieres.


Created PLANETOIDS, a 3D computer strategy game concept as an instructional tool to help interns and students learn software applications and work together in the creative process.


Colonel in the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron based in Addison, Texas. Crew member for "FIFI" the world's only flying B-29 Superfortress and "Diamond Lil" one of only two flying B-24 Liberators. Editor of Squadron newsletter and contributor on graphics projects.

Vice-President and Board member, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland.

Volunteer for Cub Scouts, Youth Softball and Soccer, and Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Youth Ministry

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas

USS Lexington Museum, Corpus Christi

Donor of scale models and artwork for website and museum display area. Contributor for FineScale Modeler magazine.


Presenter "Modeling History with Photoshop" and "Modeling History in 3D" at ScaleFest and Eagle Quest events. Presenter at local schools and aviation museums.


Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, Richardson, Texas

Volunteer and past coordinator for Richland College tent and computer activity center.


Winner, First Place, 2008 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition

Winner, Third Place, 2009 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition

Winner, Third Place, 2012 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition

Winner, Third Place, 2013 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition


1992 Ad2 Dallas, Public Service Committee, Chairman

For Journey, a gang-alternative youth group sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, created broadcast and print advertising as part of a new public service campaign.


1991 Ad2 Dallas, Public Service Committee, Member

For The Incest Recovery Association, wrote and helped produce the broadcast spot UNSPOKEN TRAGEDY. PSA received honorable mention at the Dallas Ad League Awards.


BA, California State University, Fresno 1989

Major: Journalism/Advertising

Named Outstanding Advertising Graduate, Class of '89

Recipient John Reed King Memorial Scholarship given by Fresno Advertising Federation.