Tampa, Florida, US
Tampa, Florida, US
Advocate for literacy, veterans issues, raising confident girls, and civic responsibility.
Looking for challenges and opportunities to help good people bring life to their great ideas. In exchange, I am rewarded with enhanced experience and broadened skill sets.
Working on an idea about performance assessment as more than a management tool: using a well-developed set of measures as a team builder and a reinforcer of organizational values. Values-Based Performance Assessment. Excited about it's potential in government agencies!
“It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.” - Vince Lombardi
Hillsborough County Public Library Board
July 2017 - Today
Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to represent District 3 on the Public Library Board for a 3 year term. Currently serve as Chair of the Library Board, and have served as Chair of the Budget/Finance Committee. The Board is responsible for working with the BOCC regarding the operation of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System, including future planning and policy developments.
DOJ, COPS Grants (CapTech)
January 2015 - Today
Through CapTech, part of the DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services Anti-Gang and Anti-Meth grant review panels. Responsible for reviewing applications from agencies all over the US to evaluate the agency's plan, strategy, budget, outcome measures, and probability of success. Made recommendations based on this assessment.
Hillsborough Community College
January 2002 - Today
Law Enforcement academy general subjects and defensive tactics instructor since 2002.
United States Army Reserves
January 1992 - January 2000
If this tells you anything about my personality, I was a machine gunner in a postal unit. I got my start training adult learners in basic combat skills and developed training in coordination with the US Postal Inspectors Office. Army Pride!
Tampa Police Department
October 2000 - Today
Short list of useful skills: community builder, public speaker, problem solver, trainer, course developer, steward, leader.
2010 - 2014
Florida A&M University
Bachelors in Criminal Justice
1996 - 1998