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Overland Park, Kansas, 66223, United States
March 04, 2011

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Overland Park, KS 66223


Operations management professional with multi industry experience and

expertise in natural resources, green infrastructure and traditional

stormwater systems. A proactive leader who is persistent, takes initiative

in problem solving and has demonstrated expertise in:

. Budget management

. Cartography

. Process improvement

. Asset management and resource allocation

. Regulatory compliance

. Managing multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously


. Vegetation Management: Installation and maintenance of plant materials

for production of crops, restoration of native ecosystems, stormwater

BMPs such as rain gardens, bio swales, bio detention cells, constructed


. Geographic Information Technology: Cartography utilizing Geographic

Information Systems such as ArcMap and MapInfo. Determination of location

and size of work area utilizing Geographic Positioning Systems.

. Prescribed Fire Management: Controlled use of fire to reduce wildfire

hazard, stimulate growth of native plants, and control of competing


. Computer Literacy:Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.),GBA

Work Master, ArcView 9.3


CITY OF LENEXA, Lenexa, Kansas 2006 - 2010

Municipal Services Watershed Superintendent

Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the maintenance

activities of the Watershed Division.

. Developed and implemented initial detailed maintenance policies and

procedures for green infrastructure installations; updated and created

new traditional stormwater policies and procedures

. Developed and managed operating budget for the Watershed Division

. Created framework for green infrastructure database for asset management

to track costs and performance of areas such as stream restorations,

wetlands, detention and retention areas, and other stormwater Best

Management Practices (BMPs)

. Mapped new infrastructure and updated GIS databases

. Reviewed design plans and performed final inspections on all public

projects involving stormwater infrastructure.

. Developed initial performance measures for green infrastructure


. Oral presentation on maintenance guidelines for green infrastructure at a

City of Lenexa sponsored workshop


. Assisted City of Lenexa residents in resolution of stormwater drainage

and vegetation concerns Nominated for "Employee of the Year" in 2008,


. Managed Parkhurst Neighborhood Stream Restoration Project which received

the "2008 Public Works Project of the Year, Environment Less than $2

million" from the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works


FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP, Gladstone, Missouri 2004 - 2005

Reserve Agent

Provided insurance and financial services to new clients.


Senior Land Management Forester, Charleston, South Carolina (2001-2004)

Managed all forest management, road construction, road maintenance and

drainage systems activities on 94,000-acre district of company land and

supervised 10 employees

. Prepared and implemented operating budget of approximately $1 million

. Approved preparation of timber sales budget of approximately $1 million

. Consistently met or exceeded goaled ROI of 15%

. Consistently achieved or exceeded all operational goals

. Participated in numerous community activities

. Stakeholder of the Natural Resources Management Plan Committee of

the Upper Cooper River Special Area Management Plan

. Represented company interests regarding the Berkeley County SC

Comprehensive Land-Use Plan to the Planning Commission and the

Council of Governments (COG)

. 2001 graduate of Leadership Berkeley

Internal Forest Practices Auditor, Charleston, South Carolina (1995-2004)

Conducted Sustainable Forestry Initiative compliance inspections of

forestry activities within company woodsheds across the eastern United


Named Lead Internal Auditor 1998

. Participated in preparation of internal standards and subsequent

modifications to local and division policies

. Compiled and presented audit team reports to local and corporate


Cooperative Forest Management (CFM) District Forester, Charleston, South

Carolina (1992-2004)

Supervised forest management activities on 94,000-acre district providing

forest management assistance to private landowners in the Charleston, South

Carolina area; supervised staff of 2 professional foresters

. Successfully managed V.I.P. and internally sensitive landowner accounts

. Created maps in MapInfo and ArcView and trained employees on use of GIS

and GPS

. Accomplished and/or exceeded all operating goals

. Prepared and executed detailed forest management plans

. Negotiated contracts for services

. Prepared and executed timber sales

Positions of Progressive Responsibility (1984-2004)

District Forester, Research Forester, Project Forester and CFM Forester,

West Virginia and Tennessee

. Conducted field research on herbaceous weed control in pine plantations

. Prepared financial and statistical analysis

. Appointed to the "Interim Study Committee on Off-Road Vehicle Use in West

Virginia" by the West Virginia Legislature.

. Authored white paper on pine plantation productivity in the Parkersburg,


Virginia area.

. Prepared and executed detailed forest management plans for private


. Tennessee State Tree Farm Program Vice-Chair.


MBA, Management: West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

BS, Forest Management: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri


. Member, American Public Works Association, 2006-present

. Member, Society of American Foresters, 1983-present

. ISO 9000 Certified Lead Internal Auditor

. Volunteer instructor, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center,

Missouri Department of Conservation

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