Creative, accomplished management professional with breadth of leadership abilities and excellent technical skills including:
Sebastopol Area Senior Center, Sebastopol, CA
Owner/Business Management Specialist
Two Spirit Group, Sebastopol, CA
Inn at The Willows, Guerneville, CA
Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA
Education Products Development, Worldwide Training
Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA
Publishing Services, Worldwide Education
Publisher & General Manager
Prairie Publications, Dell Rapids, SD
Instructor of Language Arts and Communications
Corsica School Systems, Corsica, SD
Bachelor's Degree: Major: Journalism, Minors: History and English, South Dakota State University, 1976.
Certificate: Management of Publications and Documentation
Departments, University of California Extension at Santa Cruz, 1991.
Professional Development: Business and Project Management, Personnel Management, Writing and Research, Instructional Design, E-Learning Development, Marketing, Advertising, Accounting, and Print and Website Design and Development.
Responsible for external communications and marketing, bookkeeping, application and system implementation and support, membership program management.
Provided business planning and development consulting services.
Changed direction of a failing lodging/campgrounds business and grew it to the largest provider of guests to the Russian River valley in a difficult economic environment and a major 10-year flood. Experienced in all aspects of travel and hospitality industry.
Re-engineered and built a high performance team from 3 to over 40 individuals; Managed a $20 million budget. Functional areas include instructional design and content development, project and program management, editorial, print and media production, graphic design, and web development.
Started Prairie Publications by purchasing the assets of an unprofitable publisher. Restructured and introduced broad range of successful and award winning publications with multi-location work groups.
Taught language arts and communications at the junior high and secondary level while serving as primary adviser for the yearbook and newspaper staffs. Developed students who won state recognition in school media communications. Class went on to win numerous state awards in 1977.