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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
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Professional Profile

Public safety professional with 28 years experience, with extensive knowledge and experience. Licensed as a Master Police Officer, Firefighter, Fire/Arson investigator, Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner, Instructor, Paramedic. Accomplished administrative experience within an organization as a Deputy Fire Chief / Fire Marshal. Successful at fostering personnel, managing multiple areas of responsibility and programs, as well as working with the public. Law enforcement experience as a patrol officer, criminal detective, and special crimes investigation (fire/arson). Experience as an EMT/Paramedic with knowledge working within successful emergency medical systems.

  • Fire administration expertise
  • Budget administration
  • Construction management 
  • Public relations
  • Leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Strong communication skills
  • Safety inspections
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Public awareness campaigns

  • Local ordinance knowledge
  • Building plan review 
  • Building code interpretation
  • Building construction techniques and applications
  • Community relations
  • Felony laws knowledge
  • Crime prevention training
  • Crisis management
  • Calm under pressure
Relevant Experience

Maintained constant public presence to enforce fire prevention laws, including city ordinances, building codes. Planned and organized mutual aid programs, projects and activities with representatives of the state and other agencies. Planned, organized and directed Decatur's fire prevention policies including code enforcement, investigation, public education and permits. Ensured that programs conformed to federal, state, county and city codes and laws.

Provide and coordinate building maintenance for life safety systems as well as installation in city buildings.  

Received numerous letters of appreciation from community residents.

Deputy Fire Chief / Fire Marshal 10/2006 to Current Decatur Fire Dept. Decatur, Texas

Planned, organized and directed Decatur's fire prevention policies including code enforcement, investigation, public education and permits. Established and met objectives for improving organizational effectiveness. Maintained constant public presence to enforce fire prevention laws, including city ordinances and related building codes. Present, assist, and help maintain annual budget. Assist in vehicle fleet management. Assist human resources objectives including hiring, promotion, discharge and other appropriate personnel actions. Presented departmental policies, strategies and programs to city administrators as required. Cooperatively and supportively interacted with coworkers and supervisors.

Firefighter/Paramedic, Shift investigator 07/1998 to 03/2006 Lewisville Fire Dept. Lewisville, Texas

Extinguished residential, aircraft, structural, woods and automobile fires with hand held tools and equipment. Applied appropriate extinguishing agents to structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, aircraft, vehicle and wilderness fires. Completed continuing education classes in firefighting, rescue and emergency services. Maintained supplies and materials on fire and rescue vehicles. Prepared reports of fires, accidents and emergencies for accurate transfer of information.

Provided life support services during medical emergencies on scene and en route to the hospital. Collected pertinent information from the patient, family and friends, medical records and prescriptions. Rapidly assessed whether life threatening criteria was present and took immediate action. Initiated plans of care based on patient assessments. Completed all mandatory education and training classes. Maintained updated knowledge with treatment protocols, response requirements and quality assurance procedures.

Ability to work within a large organization with daily shift levels of 28-30 personnel.
Police Officer 10/1991 to 02/1999 Decatur Police Dept. Decatur, Texas

Patrolled designated districts in patrol cars, on bicycles and on foot. Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm. Searched vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property. Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports. Organized and recorded facts to prepare incident reports. Wrote reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed. Served active warrants and subpoenas. Prepared cases for trial and appeared and testified in court as a witness. Analyzed traffic accidents and general traffic surveys. Monitored and investigated suspicions persons and situations and unusual activities.

Emergency Medical Technician 12/1988 to 09/1990 Decatur Community Hospital Decatur, Texas

Provided life support services during medical emergencies on scene and en route to the hospital. Maintained a state of readiness and alertness for all assignments. Operated and maintained emergency vehicles in a safe, efficient manner while obeying all traffic laws. Interacted with patients, families, hospital staff and the general public.

Accredited : Texas Fire Chiefs Executive Academy 2011 St. Edwards University Austin, Texas, US
Certified: Paramedic 1999 Texas A&M- Commerce Commerce, Texas, US
Certified: Firefighter 1998 TCC Fire Academy Ft.Worth, Texas, US
Certified: Basic Police Officer 1991 NCTCOG Police Academy Arlington, Texas, US
Certified: Emergency Medical Technician 1988 Texoma Medical Training Bridgeport, Texas, US
Fire Inpector/Plans Examiner 2007 Training Division Crowley, TX, usa

Texas Fire Chiefs Association- Member

Texas Fire Marshal's Association- Current Executive Board Member

Texas Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators- Past Executive Board Member

Decatur Youth Fair Buyers Association- Past President

Wise Youth Ag Syndicate- Past 1st Vice President, Currently board member

Decatur FFA alumni- Member

Decatur High School Golf Booster Club- Member

Decatur High School Football Booster Club- Member

Decatur Rotary Club- Past Member

First United Methodist Church Building Committee- Sub Chair, Building Project Manager