20-Year Business Owner. Motivated self‐starter with experience in business, marketing and franchising. Network System Administration, studies include (Python), Linux, and training for the CISSP exam. Proven ability to work under difficult and high-pressure situations while providing a top-notch level of service to clients. Strategic‐thinking high-performing professional with more than 35 years’ business experience. Highly skilled at relationship‐building, problem-solving and team-building. Exceptional writing, presenting and interpersonal communication skills. Experienced at creating and managing projects from the idea phase to full implementation. Highly respected throughout the dance business management world.
Self-Employed: 1996 – Present – Business Analyst, Strategist and Franchise Builder.
- Created a Business Management Franchise for the dance industry called Black Belt Dance.
- Systematized a method of teaching that increased student retention by 80% while at the same time, reduced student learning time by 80%. This system is now used in 13 countries, and taught by over 50 professional instructors worldwide.
- Taught at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Berkley, Oxford and Cambridge Universities (England).
- Trained clients in sixty-four (64) countries and produced instructional online training material that have sold in over 80 countries.
The Automation Group: 1994 – 1996 – Systems Analyst and Junior Network Administrator –
- Assisted the USAF Los Angeles IT department with setup, installs, networking and repairs for their Mac and PC-based client/server systems and Oracle database. Converted and trained 150 users from a DOS / Windows environment to a Mac OS Environment.
- Held a “Secret Clearance” for the United States Department of Defense.
- Presented client requirements briefings to USAF senior level staff and software programmers. Solved user issues and complaints, created team-building events, and opened lines of communication between many layers of management.
Science Applications International Corporation: 1989 – 1994 – Cost Analyst
- Designed and programmed an automated Financial Tracking System (FTS) for a security company in San Diego, CA. The FTS cut their timecard and billing process time down from 4 days to just over an hour.
- Estimated projected satellite costs using labor learning curve and regression analysis from historical data.
- Designed and created a “mission patch” for the Space Shuttle Columbia representing NASA, JPL, and SAIC. This design represented the LDEF (Long Duration Exposure Facility) Satellite that was launched in 1984 and retrieved in outer space in 1990. The patch flew on the Space shuttle Columbia in January of 1990.
- Held a “Secret Clearance” for the United States Department of Defense. Presented briefings to USAF Top-Level staff on how to use the USAF Intraweb, how to design websites with HTML, and how to create early derivatives of forums and blogs.
- Developed, and implemented a cost and data tracking system using a relational database for a major crude oil trading and transportation company. The system proved to be so useful that the corporate office incorporated it as a part of their data management operation for the entire corporation.
- National University, Los Angeles, CA – BA Finance and Commercial Bank Management, Graduated Magna cum Laude
- UCLA IT Graduate Courses – Los Angeles, CA – Computer Science and Network Administration
- Douglas County High School – 1982 Colorado Graduate
- IT / Networks: Networked USAF office and home office systems. Systems Analyst, instructor and customer liaison for Oracle Client / Server systems, Desktop Suites, Mac OS, Windows and DOS. Thorough understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
- Internet: WordPress, Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML, VBulletin CMS, SEO Website prep, Social Networks
- Databases: MySQL, Microsoft Access, Dbase, RBase System 5000, Javelin
- Professional Desktop Apps: Windows / Mac OS Complete Microsoft Suite, Google Apps & Webmaster Tools, Cloud Technology, Microsoft Excel Visual Basic & Macro Programming
- Graphics and Video: Pixelmator, Photoshop, Illustrator, Screenflow
Lifetime Achievement Award – London England: 2006, Zurich Switzerland: 2007 and Washington DC: 2009
SAIC Aerospace Performance-Based Merits: 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995
The Automation Group Aerospace Performance-Based Merit: 1996, 1997, and 1998
Leadership Scholarship – National University, 1990
World Champion Dance Competitor, 1996 – 1998 and Champion Bodybuilder, 1984
Business Strategy, Marketing, Website Development, Graphic Arts, Salsa Dancing