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Manager Food Safety

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
January 17, 2019

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Confident, detail-oriented Quality Assurance Manager with more than eight years of experience establishing in-house quality standards and procedures, ensuring client requirements are accurately executed and monitoring manufacturing processes and resolving conflicts. I am a self-starter looking for a long term opportunity to grow and use my experience.


HACCP: A State-of-the-Art Approach to Food Safety

SQF 8.0 Certificate

FDA: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Six Sigma

Introduction to Food and Air Borne Fungi.

Florida Atlantic University (FAU): Biotechnology Certificate.

Teacher certification for Happiness Program (Breath work/Art of Living)


Project Management Enforcing Quality Training

Time Management Team Leader Microsoft office 2010

Problem solver Good communication skills cGMP, FDA, EPA, FSMA regulations

Strong organization Resolving conflicts


Olympian Labs: Expanded and re-established cGMP, vendor qualification and stability program.

Marlyn Nutraceuticals: Development of Environmental Monitoring Program maintaining food safety.

Forever Nutraceuticals: Researched and Implemented USP Bacterial Identification methods saving costs.

EAM Labs: Self-starter earning lab AIHA certification and being promoted as QA/QC Lab manager.

Infacare/Akromed: Implemented the validation of the Amersham ATP hy-lite monitor in the manufacturing area of the company maintaining food safety.

Professional Experience:

QA /QC Manager

Responsible for HACCP, PCQI duties and FSMA compliance.

Maintaining Supply chain compliance.

Responsible for enhancing and developing QA systems, QA manual and documentation.

Maintaining and developing raw material and finish product specifications.

Responsible external audits NSF/FDA/BRC/SQF 8.0/Organic/Vendor and Kosher.

Conducting internal sanitation audits and cGMP audits monthly and yearly.

Managing sanitation, pest control and microbiological testing programs.

Reviewing batch records, production and laboratory logs daily.

Responsible for the Implementation of vendor qualifications and stability program.

Developing strong relationships with vendors, contract manufacturers and employees.

Conducting CAPA’s and writing OOS reports.

Investigating customer complaints.

Revising SOP’s and writing new SOP’s

Preparing reports for management and customers.

Working with SAGE software, e-signatures and e-records.

Calculated KPI scores associated with Kaizen/5S and SPC.

QA/QC Laboratory Manager

Responsible for documentation and maintaining QA manual.

Administered the training and hiring of technicians.

Calibration and maintenance of equipment.

Ordering of supplies and miscellaneous duties/maintaining budget.

Developed methods for pathogen identification and writing SOP’s.

Conducting mold taxonomy and pathogen testing using EPA and 3M petrifilm methods.

Conducted internal and external audits AIHA.

Implemented ISO17025 to meet QA compliance.

Calculating results and originating chain of custody’s (COA’s)

Filled out chain of custody.

● Communicated with clients daily to provide technical support and advice.

QA/QC Lead Microbiologist

Managing Microbiology Lab.

Training of personnel in lab and production areas enforcing GLP and cGMP compliance.

Present for NSF and vendor audits.

Development and Implementation of Environmental Monitoring Program.

Performing environmental testing and generating trend reports.

Researching new microbiology methods for laboratory and writing SOP’s.

Conducting pathogen identification using USP, 3M and Biolumix methods for Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, E.coli, coliforms, Total aerobic count and Yeast and Molds.

Performing FTIR, loss on drying, tap density, organoleptic, titrations, ATP swabbing.

Performing testing using JP, BP, USP, EU.

Conducting QA OOSI, incident reports and CAPA’s.

Responsible for reviewing batch records, approving labels.

Releasing and approving products.

Generating COA’s and working with e-signatures and e-records.

Ordering supplies for lab.


QA Manager Olympian Labs, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) 04/18-10/18

QA Manager Upper Crust Bakery (Phoenix, AZ) 02/18-04/18

QA Coordinator Albertsons Ice Cream Plant (Phoenix, AZ) 09/17-01/18

QA/QC Lead Microbiologist Marlyn Nutraceuticals (Phoenix, AZ) 02/16–08/17

QA/QC Lead Microbiologist Best Life Pharmanaturals (Phoenix, AZ) 10/13- 09/15

QA/QC Lead Microbiologist Forever Nutraceutical (Phoenix, AZ) 05/12- 08/12

QA/QC Laboratory Manager EMSL Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) 11/10- 06/11

QA/QC Laboratory Manager EAM Labs (West Palm Beach, FL) 11/02- 05/07

Biotechnologist Hartmann’s Orchid Lab. (Boca Raton, FL) 11/01- 11/02

Research Assistant FAU: Immunology Laboratory. (Boca Raton, FL) 06/01- 11/01

Microbiologist South African Druggists (Johannesburg, SA) 05/95- 02/99

Chemist Macdermid (Wynburg, SA) 05/94- 05/95

Junior Microbiologist Nestle (Randburg, SA) 01/92- 06/93


2000-Present Art of Living Foundation: (Phoenix, AZ)

Volunteer: Leader/ Trainer

Facilitating, Teaching and organizing Meditation and Breath work programs.

Enrolling people via phone calls and communication to register for programs.

Leading, training and motivating volunteers.

Responsible for motivating and maintaining good relationship with participants.

Hosting meetup every Monday evening.

2011-2013 Boulder Creek Elementary: (Phoenix, AZ)

Classroom volunteer assisting kids.

Education: University of Johannesburg (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Bachelors Technical Degree in Biotechnology/Microbiology

Studying : Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) 2007-2010

Studying : Palm Beach Community College (Phoenix, AZ) 2013

Art of Living : Teacher certificate obtained 2012

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