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Professional Summary
Managed personnel, directed operations during emergency calls, Instructed company members in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, fire prevention and pre-fire planning. Problem solver coaching and mentoring employees. Safety Officer enforcing overseeing compliance procedures. Interpersonal communication skills, functioning at different levels such as a PIO, giving situational updates to government officials and also as a classroom instructor. Technical understanding of multiple communication systems to include 2-way radio communication, interoperable communication patches. phone systems, experiences in strategic planning for budgets and programs.
Core Qualifications
• Disaster response and preparation skills• Comprehensive risk management and disaster recovery abilities• Proficient in the use of all relevant computer programs • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills• Good internal and external communications abilities• Ability to work flexible hours as warranted• Strong leadership skills
Work History
Fiore Industries Fire Lieutenant | Spaceport America | September 2015 - May 2017

Fire Suppression and EMS - structural, wildland and aircraft at Spaceport and surrounding area.  

managing and oversight of fire staff

Support Security Staff

Training of Fire Support Staff 

Code 3 Service Retail Sales Specialist | Taos/Albuquerque New Mexico | February 2017 - June 2017

Sales of two way Radios and Radio equipment to include repeaters, pagers, radio accessories, vehicle lighting and center consoles, computerated  dispatch systems.  

Attend sales meetings, generate price quotes, customer follow up after sale. 

Taos County Taos County Emergency Manager /Taos County Fire Chief | Taos, New Mexico | January 2013 - January 2015
- Emergency Manager | - | January 2013 - October 2014
  • Was the county emergency manager Applying for and administering FEMA grants, working on the community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) with both local state and federal agencies.
  • Development of an Animal evacuation team.Over site of installation of radio equipment for ARES per FEMA requirements.
  • Working with 911 communications, was responsible for maintenance and repair on county-wide repeater sites.
  • Responding to emergencies such as flash floods, brush fires.
  • Responsible for LEPC.

  • Was hired as the 1st Fire Chief for Taos County, was responsible for the oversight for 13 fire districts and their budgets, as oversights on large capital items and would review all procurement requests.
  • Applying for state and federal grants for fire departments, implementing contracts for annual service testing.
  • Respond to Fire and other related emergencies.
  • Interaction with Enchanted Circle Fire Association.
  • I had to meet on a regular basis with US Forest Service, an accusation of surplus wildland firefighting equipment from US Forest Service.
  • Core member of the Taos County 911 implementation committee.
  • Would do an annual inventory inspection of all districts.
  • Would schedule VIN Inspections, plan reviews for single family and residential residents, plan review for cell phone companies wanting to put in new cell phone towers.
  • Became a licensed Amateur Radio operator KG5CBI l.

Cable Installer | January 2011 - January 2013
Integrated Technologies Corporation Installer Technician | Albuquerque, New Mexico | January 1997 - January 2013
  • Was hired to be an escort for un-cleared security clearance workers from ITC.
  • Later was trained on cable installs for Data and Voice communications at Los Alamos National Labs.
  • Cable Runs Cable Punch downs and testing Q-Clearance- security clearance for Los Alamos National Lab.

Los Alamos Fire Department Fire Captain | Los Alamos, New Mexico | August 2005 - December 2010
  • Fire suppression and EMS call management.
  • Station management and other command duties.
  • Station Captain for six years.
  • Was acting Battalion Chief for LAFD safety division for seven months.Fire suppression, EMS, Hazmat, wildfire, other emergency response for Los Alamos National Labs.
  • Work in communications in the area of 2way radios, Cell phones, GPS, Cable installs for Computers, and Phones, Input in how the Dispatch CAD system to interact with radios.
  • Purchase of communications equipment.Training of personal on new apparatus.
  • Fire Engines, Ariel Platforms, and Airport Rescue Units.
Los Alamos County Firefighter | 195 East Road, Los Alamos NM 87544 | August 1997 - August 2005
  • Fire Suppression for structural, Wildland, HAZMAT, EMS both Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Labs
  • High Angle confined space training as well
  • Special response to LANL for glovebox emergencies, radioactive material emergencies, exotic metals response
  • Communications starting in 2001
  • Issuing and tracking of Radios and phones
  • Training Instructor for Bloodborne Pathogens, Infectious Control
  • Relief Driver,  Pump Operations and Structural Firefighting. 
  • Filled in as Driver Engineer when needed
Bachelor of Science Hotel Management New Mexico State University | 1996 Hotel Management Las Cruces, New Mexco Hotel Management/ 3 credit hours needed for degree Started as a Chemical Engineering major the changed degree plan to Hotel Management. Member of NMSU Pride Bands from 89-96
  • National Fire Academy Certificates; Advanced Safety Operations Management, Managing Company Tactical Operations, Incident Command for High riseOperations, Incident Command for Structural collapse incidents, Command and Control of Wildland/Urban Fire Operations for the Structural Chief Officer\' Incident safety officer, Technical Principles and Practices of Fire Prevention
  • New Mexico Firefighter Training Academy; Fire Cause and Determination, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Live Fire Practicals, Fire Service Instructor I, Leadership Strategies for Personal and Supervisory Success, Introduction to LPG, Fire Officer I, Pump Operations and Hydraulics, Scene Size Up, Structural Firefighting Tactics Firefighting Essentials of Firefighting
  • Los Alamos County Fire Department; Firefighter I & II, Fire Officer II
  • New Mexico Tech; Homemade Explosives - Awareness, Recognition, and Response program Performace level training course.
  • FEMA/NIMS100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 704, 804, 242b, 001.a, 35.14, IS-240.b, IS-242.b, IS-29, IS-702, Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management, Communication technician COMM-T.
1993 to 1996 Volunteer Fire Fighter Dona Ana County Las Cruces NM -Fire Rescue and EMS services;Helped in training of Fire Department members and upkeep and maintenance of Fire Units, Driver Engineer1997 To Current Volunteer Fire Fighter Rio Arriba County Chamita, NM Fire Rescue, and EMS services; Training Captain, EMS Coordinator

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Professional 20 year Military Veteran (4-yrs USAF Active Duty, 16-yrs USAF Reserves) with service in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Inca Gold. Experienced in leading troops in expeditionary environments, exercise deployments, and overseeing critical AFSC/readiness training. Currently filling the role as Interim Fire Chief (16 months) and have filled superintendent position of Deputy Fire Chief for past six years. Earned Associates of Science in Fire Science and am currently in a double major program for Bachelors of Fire Administration/ Fire Investigation.
  • Effectively accomplished Senior Level Professional Military Education and Leadership courses in residence: USAF Senior NCO Academy (SNCOA); AFRC Senior NCO Leadership Course; Executive Fire Officer III/IV Courses
  • Successfully completed CCAF in Fire Science; WMGT 570, Civil Engineer Management Course
Reserves February 2012 to Current Deputy Fire Chief (E-8)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA


    To serve as second in command to the Fire Chief while being prepared to assume the role and duties of the fire chief. To provide management control of an assigned shift and to assist the Fire Chief in the supervision of firefighting operations. Supervises job performance of the Assistant Chief of Operations, Health and Safety, Supply, Training, and WIT while ensuring the compliance of all OI's and Job description letters. Ensure the mobility readiness of all assigned firefighter. Work with squadron UDM to ensure mobility compliance. Accurately assesses the fire scene/emergency situation to aid in command and control of the operation, gathering vital information necessary to conduct investigation and to brief the Fire Chief and other command staff having jurisdiction. Effectively investigates and determines probable origin and cause of fire, recommends sound corrective action and preventative measures. Assists in the evaluation and compliance with risk management assessment, operational procedures and safety compliance. Coordinates with other section supervisors concerning matters of work accomplishment, priorities and procedures.
Reserves October 2010 to January 2012 Assistant Chief of Operations (E-7)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
    Provide management control of an assigned shift and to assist the Fire Chief in the supervision of firefighting operations. During training and emergency responses responsible to direct the placement of firefighting equipment and personnel, enabling efficient utilization of manpower equipment and firefighting agents. Maximize efforts to control and abate the emergency situation at an aircraft crash/rescue, confined space rescue, structural fire and hazardous material response. Accurately assesses the fire scene/emergency situation to aid in command and control of the operation, gathering vital information necessary to conduct investigation and to brief the Fire Chief and other command staff having jurisdiction. Supervises safe and proper rescue operations involving endangered / trapped personnel. Ensures rescue operations and appropriate medical attention are provided in accordance with established policies and procedures. Conducts technical knowledge training in all area of fire protection, specifically in management and advanced studies. Gives instruction by demonstrating proper techniques and procedures to be followed in accordance with established policies, technical guidance and regulations.
Reserves October 2007 to October 2010 Crew Chief (E-7)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Reserves January 2005 to October 2007 Driver/Operator (E5-E7)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Reserves October 2002 to January 2005 Handlineman (E4-E-5)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Active Duty October 1998 to October 2002 Journeyman/ Handlineman (E1-E4)
McConnell AFB, KS
Education and Certifications
Columbia Southern University 2017 Associate of Science: Fire Science Orange Beach, AL, United States
Community College of the Air Force 2018 Associate of Science: Fire Science Montgomery, AL, United States
Military Awards
  • Mar 2011 Wing MVP- 446th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • SNCO of the Quarter

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Professional Summary

Thank you for considering me for the Southern California USPTA District 5 President position. I am a high-energy leader successful in building and motivating dynamic teams and believe in a culture in which board and team members feel comfortable voicing questions and concerns, as well as contributing new ideas that will support the USPTA Mission. As a proven tennis professional, I am dedicated to developing strategies and communications to help the District 5 tennis community reach and engage their target audiences.

  • Able to teach all levels of Tennis
  • Customer Service Trained and Oriented
  • Very personable
  • Solution oriented
  • Responsive communicator 
  • American Heart Association CPR Instructor
  • Marketing experience
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Creative and Energetic
  • Extensive financial management experience
Work History
Tennis Coach, 08/2017 to Current
iTennis La Habra La Habra, CA
  • USPTA Certified Tennis coach charged with teaching classes to 10 and under children to Adult Advanced levels
  • Assisted with Community outreach events including National Night Out for crime prevention.
Adjunct Professor , 06/2014 to Current
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA
  • Taught introductory and upper level courses in Fire Science and Technology.
  • Fostered students' commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course materials to broader themes and current events related to careers in the Fire Service.
  • Instructional Service Agreement Coordinator charged with contract agreements and distant learning programming.

Tennis Coach, 03/2016 to 09/2017
iTennis Arcadia Arcadia, CA
  • Tennis Coach teaching all levels of play to 10 and Under up to Adult Advanced classes.
  • Coordinated the USPTA Cal Division 5 Drill Share workshop in April 2017 that presented drills to Tennis Coaches and other tennis community members. The workshop presented drills for beginners to high performance players. The workshop also included a presentation from an Ophthalmologist for eye care.
  • Provided private Tennis instruction to players of all levels with an emphasis on sound fundamentals and having fun.
  • USTA Junior Tennis Team Coordinator for Arcadia Tennis Center that introduced competitive tennis to youth under 18 years of age.
Tennis Board Vice President , 01/2014 to 12/2014
Redlands Racquet Club Redlands, California
  • Board Member that was part of an excellent energetic Board. The Board created fun and challenging events for its over 120 member tennis club. 
  • Lead coordinator for the Fire and Burn Foundation Charity Event held at the University of Redlands.
Fire Chief, 07/1988 to 06/2014
The City of San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
  • Fostered a climate of collaboration between the general public, the city manager and members of city council through community meetings  and social media.
  • Team Leader that focused on public safety and education
  • Charged with managing a $28 million fiscal budget
  • Department head of 130 personnel
  • Gathered and analyzed data for studies and reports and made recommendations based on findings.
  • Managed highly efficient teams in an often stressful environment.
  • Practical knowledge of Human Resource issues and policies.
Bachelor of Science: Public Safety Administration, 2007
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
  • Emphasis in Leadership; Group Dynamics; Organizational Behavior; Ethics; Budgeting; and Strategic Planning
Associate of Science: Fire Science, 1992
Crafton Hills College - Yucaipa, CA

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Dedicated Chief Officer skilled at creative problem solving. Self-starter and independent thinker accomplished as an organizational leader. Driven to maximize operational efficiency through a team based approach and ethical decision making.

  • 21 years fire service experience
  • 14 years union leadership
  • Super Bowl 50 Operations Center Incident Commander 
  • Super Bowl 50 Plans Section Chief
  • CFAI Accreditation Manager
  • Plans Team Manager, FEMA US&R CA Task Force 3
  • Public speaking skills
  • Project management
  • Employee relations
  • Personnel development and mentoring
  • Lexipol policy development
  • ISO Department Rating Lead
  • Emergency and incident management
  • Extensive collective bargaining experience
  • Grant writing experience

Deputy Fire Chief of Operations Apr 2017 to Current
City of Santa Clara Fire Department Santa Clara, CA
Supervise the Operations of the Department, inclusive of the Suppression Division, Training Division, EMS Division and Volunteer Reserve Division.  Direct management of three shifts of 41 personnel each, 5 Battalion Chiefs and one Volunteer / Reserve Chief.  Manage the recruit fire academies and all community training programs (CERT). 
Special Accomplishments
Planning chief for 2019 NCAA National Football Championship. Current lead for three fire station remodel / new construction projects, implementing new fire department technology for mobile reporting with iPads.  Involved in RFP workgroup for CAD upgrade and leading efforts for regionalization opportunities with technology software and Records Management that will allow all Santa Clara County agencies to share information.
Deputy Fire Chief of Administration Feb 2015 to Apr 2017
City of Santa Clara Fire Department Santa Clara, CA

Supervise the Administration and Technical Services Division of the Santa Clara Fire Department.  Responsible for the oversight of 41 million dollar annual fire department budget, fire station maintenance, promotional testing and hiring. Lead project manager for CFAI Accreditation process, Citygate Standard of Cover study and an ISO department evaluation.  Project manager for two fire station construction projects. Responsible for working with developers through the EIR process.  Manage the grant writing process for successful grant applications saving the city money. 

Special Accomplishments

Plans Section Chief for Superbowl 50 public safety planning for Fire, Hazardous Materials, EMS/Public Health, Fire Prevention and Emergency Management. 

Acting Battalion Chief / Assistant Training Officer Jan 2013 to Feb 2015
City of Santa Clara Fire Department Santa Clara, CA

Supervise all 10 fire stations with a total of 38 assigned personnel. Responsible for all of the shifts training. Organize and manage all probationary personnel testing and evaluations for all three ranks of Firefighter, Engineer and Captain.


Special Accomplishments: Incident Commander on several complex structure fire incidents, assisted with Levi Stadium rescue response plan development, participated as instructor for the Santa Clara County Fire Officers Leadership Academy, lead instructor for Santa Clara County Joint Fire Academy and assisted with Santa Clara Fire Department Lexipol policy development.

IAFF Local 1171 President Jan 2012 to Feb 2015
Santa Clara City Firefighters Santa Clara, CA

President of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1171. Representing 158 IAFF members. Protect the wages, hours and working conditions of our members by maintaining a collaborative working relationship with our City and Administrative staff.

Special Accomplishments: Successfully negotiated four labor contracts as the lead of the union negotiations team, developed and launched a new website for Local 1171, developed guiding principles document for Executive Board, worked successfully with administration on creative staffing solutions for services provided at Levi Stadium.

Fire Captain Aug 2007 to Jan 2013
City of Santa Clara Fire Department Santa Clara, CA

Respond to routine and emergency calls for the protection of life and property. Supervise a crew of four personnel on Truck and Rescue Company 2. Ensure that all fire department and city policies are followed and implemented.

Special Accomplishments: Served as 2007 Recruit Academy Coordinator, developed and implemented Volunteer/Reserve CA State FFI Program, developed and implemented Technical Rescue Training Program for truck personnel, developed a records retention policy for the Training Division and have been a department evaluator on over 600 oral interviews for the position of entry-level firefighter.

Driver Engineer Mar 2004 to Aug 2007
City of Santa Clara Fire Department Santa Clara, CA

Drive and operate all types of Santa Clara Fire Department apparatus. Responsible for transporting all crew to and from the emergency scene. Maintain readiness of apparatus.

IAFF Local 1171 Shift Vice-President Jan 2000 to Jan 2012
Santa Clara Firefighters Santa Clara, CA

Served as the shift vice-president, representing 35-40 assigned shift personnel in all matters relating to wages, hours and working conditions. Represented all employees on assigned shift in all duty of fair representation issues.

Firefighter Oct 1997 to Mar 2004
City of Santa Clara Fire Department Santa Clara, CA

Assist on all phases of firefighting operations and emergency medical care as directed. Conducts station tours and public education.

Seasonal Firefighter Jun 1995 to Sep 1997
Cal Fire Paso Robles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Fire Administration 2013 Cogswell Polytechnical College Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Associate of Science, Fire Technology 1997 Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA , USA
EFO, Executive Fire Officer (In Progress) 2018 National Fire Academy Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA
Professional Development
  • California State Fire Officer
  • California State FFI and FFII
  • Santa Clara County Fire Officers Academy
  • IAFC Officer Development
  • ICS S-404 Safety Officer
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Command
  • Rescue Systems I and II
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • Trench Rescue
  • Confined Space

National Fire Academy Coursework

  • Executive Fire Officer Program
  • Fire Prevention Organization and Management
  • Applications of Fire Research
  • Disaster and Fire Defense Planning
  • Analytical Approach to Public Fire Protection
  • Advanced Fire Administration
  • Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services

International Association of Fire Chiefs

California Fire Chiefs Association

Santa Clara County Overhead Management Team

ELITE Travel Baseball Foundation (501c3) - President

Dub Dynasty Baseball Foundation board member
Santa Clara Optimist Club