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Career Focus

Dedicated United States Navy Veteran specializing in situational assessments, conflict resolution and effective communication. Experienced, effective leader who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to successfully cut costs, streamline operations and increase productivity.

Military Awards

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

  • OSHA 10 certified
  • Forklift certified
  • Strategic planning
  • Personable
  • Team building
  • Cost reduction and containment
  • Proficient with use of barcode scanners
  • Process improvement strategies
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Shipment consolidations planning
  • Remains calm in stressful situations
  • Inventory control
  • ​Safety-oriented
  • Multi-tasker
Work Experience
Warehouse And Distribution - Forklift Operator 12/2016 to Current Walgreens Distribution Center Windsor, CT
  • Operated powered lift trucks, floor sweepers, pallet jacks and forklifts safely, with a 0% incident rate.
  • Selected products for specific routes according to pick sheets.
  • Unloaded, picked, staged and loaded products for shipping.
  • Verified that information in the computer system was up-to-date and accurate.
  • Updated departmental standard operating procedures and database to accurately reflect the current practices.
Shipping and Recieving/ Production 05/2014 to 10/2016 Clark Dietrich Building Systems Bristol, CT
  • Maintained accurate stock records and schedules.
  • Selected products for specific routes according to pick sheets.
  • Unloaded, picked, staged and loaded products for shipping.
  • Evaluated operational records and made scheduling adjustments to maximize efficiency.
  • Operates cutback saw in a safe manner and to order specifications.
  • Willingness and the ability to assist training co-workers.
Production Manager Trainee 01/2013 to 05/2014 84 Lumber Plainville, CT
  • Under direct supervision of the Plant Manager,responsible for learning to perform every position at the plant correctly and efficiently.
  • Familiar with all aspects of people management.
  • Adhere to and enforce safety, policies and procedures, while working safely with efficiency.
  • Improved service quality and increased sales by developing a strong knowledge of company's products and services.
  • Effectively communicated with team members to maintain clearly defined expectations.
Corrugator Operator 01/2006 to 12/2012 Connecticut Container Corp North Haven, CT
  • Sheer knife operator and down stacker operator, exceptional at meeting production targets.
  • Place roll stock into stands and position in machine, feed paper through splicers then into single facers.
  • Make adjustments as required, visually inspect for any non-conformances.
Corrugator Operator 11/1999 to 10/2006 Atlas Container Meriden, CT
  • Perform quality checks before and during runs, make adjustments as necessary.
  • Follow all operating procedures and report all problems to.
  • Daily clean up and preventive maintenance at end of shift.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with health and safety and housekeeping practices, and use of personal protective equipment.
Military Experience
Deckhand/Executive Department 08/1984 to 07/1988 United States Navy San Diego, CA
  • In charge of documenting and maintaining records of all personnel.
  • Train, direct, and supervise personnel in ship's maintenance duties in all activities relating to marlinspike, deck, boat seamanship, painting, upkeep of ship's external structure, rigging, deck equipment, and boats.
  • Supervise replenishment procedures and equipment.
  • Integral part of ship's navigation, stand watch on ship's bridges, passing information relating to routine and special activities to the crew.
  • Supervise lookouts of Navy ships, searching the sea for enemy vessels and hazards to navigation. 
  • Conduct Search and Rescue operations and respond to other military and civilian ships that request assistance.
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Recent College graduate with BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Tyler with SAP certification, excellent critical analysis, research and interpersonal skills.  
  • Computer proficient
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
  • SAP Certified
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal communication
  • ​Energetic and organized
  • Issue resolution specialist
Education and Training
BBA: Finance University of Texas Dallas, TX, United States

Program Coursework:
  • 45 credit hours of core business courses, including Business Finance, Accounting Principles and Intermediate Accounting
  • 26 credit hours of marketing and marketing management courses, which includes: Personal Selling, Buyer behavior, Marketing Research, and SAP certification
Special Projects:
  • Strategic management Case Analysis
  • Personal Selling Project
  • University of Tyler Deans' List: 2015, 2016
  • ASC Men's Basketball 1st Team All-Conference: 2016
  • NJCAA Basketball National Runner-Up: 2013
09/2016 to 03/2017
Graduate Student Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball University of Texas, Tyler Tyler, TX


  • Assisted Head Coach with training, coaching and providing feedback for improved player skills, team assignment and identifying player strengths/opportunities.
  • Provided Head Coach with statistical reporting of individual and team averages as well as reporting for opposing teams
  • Screened recruits and provided scouting reports
05/2016 to 09/2016
Overnight Backroom Manager (summer employment) Target Corporation Irving, TX


  • Worked independently and as part of a team to ensure the store was properly stocked daily.
  • Conducted weekly inventory analysis to validate inventory conversion/loss rate.
  • Assembled store fixtures and department displays
06/2014 to 08/2015
HLE Transporter and Manager Trainee (Summer job - 2 summers) Hertz Corporation Carrollton, TX
  • Assisted customer with vehicle rentals for business, personal and insurance needs
  • Sold auxiliary products to rental car customers such as accident insurance, mobile navigation systems, satellite radio, and vehicle upgrades
  • Transported vehicle inventory between Hertz locations
  • Transported customers to the rental location who had insurance claims and were without transportation
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Years of creative and technical experience in the hospitality arena. Successfully handles sophisticated clientele. Detail oriented and dedicated to maximizing top notch customer service. Maximize profits through understanding the needs of the customer.
10/2016 to 02/2017
Dishwasher Buttermilk Kitchen Atlanta, GA.
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers and by hand.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Sweep and scrub floors.
01/2015 to 05/2016
Kitchen Cook Oasis Wing Zone Atlanta, GA.
  • Cook and package batches of food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
  • Cook the exact number ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.
  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
  • Mix ingredients such as pancake or waffle batters.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
  • Pre-cook items such as bacon, in order to prepare them for later use.
02/2010 to 12/2012
Customer Service Representative Donnelly Communications, Inc Atlanta, GA
  • Consulted with customers, by telephone and in person, to provide information about products and services, to take orders or cancel accounts in accordance with company's guidelines.
  • High quality service was provided as referenced by the many customer satisfaction letters received.
  • Successfully assisted customers with complaints insuring the accuracy and completeness of details and provided amicable resolutions through active listening and probing questions.
  • Monitored agents calls to ensure professionalism and to ensure customers' needs were met.
  • Facilitated training of new employees and staff on ways of improving customer service.

02/2009 to 04/2010
Shift Leader Jack In the Box Renton, WA
  • Trained for and provided general supervision to crew members in the absence of the restaurant manager.
  • Prepared and maintained the schedules of 20 employees ensuring that all shifts were appropriately covered.
  • Performed cash drawer reconciliations daily with accuracy.
  • Counted, prepared and reconciled bank deposits; always balanced.
05/2008 to 12/2008
Bartender Black Ties Staffing Royal Oak, MI
  • Prepared and served alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consistent with the restaurant's standardized drink recipes.
  • Prepared garnishes for drinks and replenished snacks for bar patrons.
  • Performed sanitized procedures on glassware, counters, sinks, utensils and equipment.
  • Maintained cleanliness and took safety measures in all areas of the bar including shelves and storage areas.
  • Maintained dialogue with the guests while providing them first-class service in accordance with the high standards of Black Ties Staffing.
  • Showed courtesy to the guests for their visit and invited them to return.
03/2006 to 04/2007
Shift Manager V&J Burger King Detroit, MI
  • Built shift teams.
  • Trained and developed a strong staff, building knowledge and professionalism that complemented the company's vision.
  • Performed cash drawer reconciliations twice daily.
  • Coordinated with Brinks Security and verified the number of bags and dollar amounts deposited with them.
  • Assisted with ordering for the restaurant; implemented controls to maximize quality while holding down costs.
  • Cross trained employees to be knowledgeable of all positions to improve customer service rating.
  • Managed day-to-day operations.
11/2004 to 02/2006
Manager Trainee McDonalds Detroit, MI
  • Trained to provide general supervision to crew in the absence of the restaurant manager.
  • Opened and closed the restaurant.
  • Prepared and maintained schedules for 20 employees on all shifts.
  • Ensured shifts were adequately covered.
  • Compiled operational reports on a weekly basis.
Education and Training
Nov. 2012
Bartending Certification National Bartending School Smyrna, GA
Nov. 2008
Certificate in Hospitality Wayne County Community College Detroit, MI
Certified- Accounting and Payroll Accounting Dorsey Business School Madison Heights, MI
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Professional Summary
Motivated Chef offering over 10 years experience in the food industry. Focused on high standards for taste and quality, while maintaining profitable margins. Superior communication and leadership skills.
Work History
Medlock Gardens Assisted Livng Food Service Director | Decatur, GA | March 2015 - Current
  • Maintained a skilled kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and disciplining employees.
  • Led shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
  • Practiced safe food handling procedures at all times.
One Flew South Co-Manager Cook Out | Atlanta, GA | December 2014 - April 2015
  • Managed kitchen staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and enforcing discipline when necessary.
  • Maintained a skilled kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and disciplining employees.

The Feed Store Sous Chef | College Park, GA | January 2014 - November 2014
  • Promptly reported any maintenance and repair issues to Executive Chef.
  • Properly labeled and stored all raw food ingredients including produce, meat, fish, poultry, dairy and dry goods in the appropriate storage room, walk-in refrigerator, freezer or cooler.

Porta Via Bistro Chef/ Kitchen Manager | Okatie, SC | September 2012 - January 2014
  • Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation and safety issues.
  • Actively involved in cost control, sanitation, menu development, training, recruitment, private dining and catering.

Pizza Hut Corporation Shift Leader/ Assistant Manager Trainee | SC | September 2011 - June 2012
  • Guided the development, production, promotion and financial aspects of Pizza Hut Corporation.
  • Developed monthly reports.
  • Managed a staff of 15 people.

Signature Theatre Inc Chef de Cuisine/ Kitchen Manager | Arlington, VA | June 2011 - October 2012
  • Consistently provided friendly guest service and heartfelt hospitality.
  • Demonstrated integrity and honesty while interacting with guests, team members and managers.
  • Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.

Sidwell Friends School Kitchen Manager | Washington, DC | April 2010 - June 2011
  • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals and kitchen sanitation.
  • Achieved and exceeded performance, budget and team goals.
  • Cooked and served food and meals in accordance with planned menus, diet plans, recipes, portions, temperature control procedures and facility policies.

Associate of Arts International Cuisine Stratford University Culinary Arts Falls Church, VA | 2007
High School Diploma Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School Washington DC, | 2005