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*Ten plus years in organizational leadership and relationship building with clients and team members.

*More than ten years speaking and presenting to groups ranging in size from six to six hundred.

*A dynamic team coach; able to bring energy, enthusiasm and humor in collaborative settings to motivate teams to reach potential and meet objectives.

*Highly organized manager and trainer; able to assess individual and team needs and provide tools to increase individual skill sets, enhance learning and improve team performance.

Self Employed – 2011 to Present

Bootstrapped document scanning service aimed at consumers and small businesses.

Established process and procedures for daily operations.

Developed virtual personal assistant business to serve the needs of small business owners.

Drama Instructor and Improv Coach, Journey Theater; Vancouver, WA — 2002 to Present

Created ten week curricula for Beginning Improv and 20 week Advanced Improv classes.

Assessed individual and team skill sets; Designed exercises and routines to develop skills.

Collaborated on production of full scale musicals. Developed, trained and coached young improv coaches.

Operations Manager, Data Data Inc; Vancouver, WA – 2000 to 2011

Initiated employee training program that led to reduced turnover and higher job satisfaction. Implemented vendor and client training objectives to ensure quality of product delivery and satisfaction. Cultivated long term relationship with vendors and clients maintaining day to day interactions and follow up. Collaborated on large scale development, marketing and evaluation of core products and services.

Associate Pastor – 1990 to 2000

Built strong, dynamic youth program from 13 to 150 plus members. Recruited, trained, and empowered volunteer networks ranging in size from 10 to 75. Created and led cross-functional teams in building strong esprit de corps in support of launching new and dynamic services. Conducted vital and engaging training modules to develop and support diverse team of volunteers.

Certifications/Training Dynamic Communications International —

DCI - Dynamic Communicators Workshop - Certified in SCORRE Method

Comedy Sportz Improv 101/Various Drop In Classes

Basics of Improvisational Comedy, Team building and collaboration, scene development, character development, teamwork, coaching

Education Wa