Hire me. You will not regret it. I’m not the typical newly minted college graduate. I bring historical training, project, budget, and personnel management skills to the table.
I received my BA and MA in history from Eastern Washington University(EWU) where I specialized in Public History. During my training, I collaborated with the National Park Service on interpreting some of the histories of Lake Roosevelt and San Juan Island National Parks in Washington state. I interned with the Shaker Historical Society in Shaker Heights Ohio where I completed a research project for their use and accessioned items for their material and archives collections. I also worked with the Medical Lake Cemetery Association to have their historic cemetery listed on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places and to write a grant package that was awarded $27K in funding. I then consulted with the Medical Lake Cemetery Association’s as a grant writer for their proposal for the state of Washington’s Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation and they were awarded another $20,700.
Before my life as a historian, I was in the United States Air Force. I managed both appropriated and non-appropriated budgets, ranging from $200K – $4.5 Million. In facilities that required self-sustainment, I oversaw operations that generated between $550K – $5 Million in revenue. I have a proven track record of identifying and implementing cost-saving measures while increasing customer satisfaction. I have supervised up to 56 people at a single time, both military and civilian. I experienced working with people of diverse national and cultural origins both in America and as a guest in other countries. I believe in empowering the people around me. With effective communication and training, I have increased staff efficiency and morale. I can switch between being an equal member of a team to being the team leader.
I’m an effective leader in any environment. To make sure my leadership skills transitioned from the military to the civilian sector I joined the executive boards of two campus clubs. The Omega Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), the national history honors society, and the EWU chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). While I would have loved to have taken on additional responsibilities over the years in both clubs, I realized that other members needed a chance to grow. I remained the Social Events Chair for NSLS for three years and am the only member honored twice with the Service to Students Award. Under my leadership as de facto President of PAT for 2016-7 year, our chapter was named Honorable mention by the National PAT office for the Best Chapter Award. It was the first time in our chapter’s 36 year history we received an award from the national office. I was elected President for the 2017-8 academic year and we won the EWU President’s Cup Award, for academic excellence and community engagement, the first time the award has gone to an honors society.
We both know you’re looking for a hardworking, forward-looking professional who is ready to tackle challenges. That’s me.