About Me

Hello, I believe with my experience at Daktronics and my previous employers that I have the ability to be a strong team player with my strategic business experience and leadership that I have brought to my positions. I have developed strong presentation and demonstration skills that have worked to my benefit with showing products and services along with quarterly management sales plan presentations. I have also learned to listen critically to the customer’s (internal or external) needs and wants and document them so I can present them to our engineering and project management teams to develop a solution for the customer. One of the reasons I was hired for Daktronics was for my technical capabilities that my education has taught me. I am able to successfully explain our systems set ups with the customer’s onsite systems for various applications such as parking, aviation, mass transit, and ITS (interstates and road ways). It’s up to me to work the funnel of opportunities and bring projects down through the funnel that are projects we can work on that are successful for everyone involved that will be profitable for Daktronics and our bottom line.

With my background experiences that I got to experience at Iowa State, I feel very fortunate. I got to participate as the Business Analyst lead for our senior design project with Metro Arts. I worked hand-in-hand with my team of business analysts, the project’s project manager, the End User, and the lead software engineer and his team. The web application that we developed for Metro Arts was a dynamically driven application that enables teachers of the Des Moines area to find classes offered by Metro Arts’ artists and enroll their classes in those arts programs. Prior to this application the enrollment process took a lot of time and valuable resources to complete. The project overall was very successful and did meet the needs of Metro Arts. 

I have been successful in many of my past positions that I feel I can bring these skills and put them to work for you.

I am looking for opportunities IT . Very passionate about computers and networking.

Content below is provided from my LinkedIn Profile, which can be seen here:

North Central & Great Lakes Transportation Regional Sales Manager

Daktronics

– Present  Brookings, SD

  • At Daktronics my role serves the following niches in with the Transportation Market: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Mass Transit, Aviation, and Parking.
  • I provide leadership to my regional teams from the discovery of a new opportunity to delivering a solution to the end user.
  • Generating new leads by developing relationships with our end users, consultants, integrators, and contractors.
  • Provide expertise on Daktronics products and services to develop solutions that best meet our customer needs.
 
Print Assistant – IT
Graphics Plus
– Present (7 years 2 months) Iowa Falls, Iowa
  • Independent Print Operations Assistant servicing upwards of 20 customers a day
  • Cut vinyl decals, full color prints from shirts to copies, and developed graphics and products to meet customer needs. Fast learner of equipment and technology, in a fast paced, high demand production setting.
  • Network Administrator – Managed one windows server for backups of the nine workstations and various printers, copiers, and various other graphic equipment, including garment printers, cutters, and vinyl printing 
  
Customer Trainer Student/Intern
Daktronics
(4 months) Brookings, SD
 
  • Provided training support for field trainers.
  • Developed and improved processes for system configuration files coming in from sites such as high schools to professional sports facilities.
  • Organized a training event for Texas High Schools who have LED video installations. We had Daktronics trainers and staff fly in to Houston who trained 18 people from 12 schools. Attendees received information on items such as Data integration, Game Day Production trends, Daktronics service resources available and new Daktronics technology.
  • Prepared various training resources from updating laptops, updating and setting up Show Control kits, learning portal courses, and 101 FEV training modules.

 

Event Production Student

DaktronicsDaktronics

Ames, IA

  • Working while being a student at Iowa State University to continue my experience as intern and learning about event production and their Live Events Market
  • Gained experience in event production with a sport emphasis
  • Learned specialized equipment such as Daktronics – Venus 7000, various scoreboard equipment, Dak Stats, Show Control, and Tri-Caster.
  • Produced live video for Cyclones.tv and streaming of live game feeds over the internet to our paid subscribers and Mediacom customers

 

Qualified Transportation Sales Intern
DaktronicsDaktronics
Brookings, South Dakota

  • Gained and provided product knowledge to co-workers and clients through hands on manufacturing and product demonstrations to clients and customers.
  • Experienced speaking to customers and clients through 7 on location product demonstrations, 1 convention, and 5 tours given of our manufacturing facilities.
  • Developed professionally in a work environment that depended heavily on the responsibilities on the intern

 

Transfer Peer Mentor

Iowa State UniversityIowa State University

Ames, IA

  • Learned and developed communications for their student transfer website and newsletters for the program
  • Talked and traveled to Iowa’s community colleges to state the benefits of Iowa State’s EAPP Program
  • Worked on a team with 3 mentors with various responsibilities to promote events and programing activities

 

Print Assistant – IT

Graphics Plus

Iowa Falls, Iowa

  • Independent Print Operations Assistant servicing upwards of 20 customers a day
  • Cut vinyl decals, full color prints from shirts to copies, and developed graphics and products to meet customer needs. Fast learner of equipment and technology, in a fast paced, high demand production setting.
  • Network Administrator – Managed one windows server for backups of the nine workstations and various printers, copiers, and various other graphic equipment, including garment printers, cutters, and vinyl printing

 

Circulation Clerk/IT

Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public Library

Alden, Iowa

  • Helped with daily management of collections such as check-in and out and circulation procedures.
  • Worked with patrons of all ages on a daily basis to provide customer service and research resources.
  • Network Administrator – Managed and improved their network and infrastructure including 1 Windows Server and 9 windows workstations

 

Assistant Manager – Head Guard – Lifeguard

Meyer Municipal Aquatic Center

Iowa Falls, Iowa

  • Promoted 4 times for excellent service to the public and professionalism
  • Managed and developed monetary ledgers and daily deposits electronically for pool staff use
  • Supervised a 7 member team of lifeguards along with a 5 member team for concessions
  • Red Cross Instructor – career teaching total of 10 LGI courses, 27 swimming lesson sessions, and 18 private lessons

EDUCATION

Iowa State University – College of Business

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Management Information Systems, General

Major GPA 3.40, Cumulative GPA 2.87
Activities and Societies: MIS Club Member 2010 – 2013, (NOBE) National Organization for Business and Engineering – Iowa State Chapter 2011 – 2013, Collegiate United Methodist and Wesley Foundation Member, Wesley Foundation Board Member, faithspring Techie for faithspring church service.

 

Ellsworth Community College

Associate of Arts, Engineering/Computer Science

GPA: 3.7

Iowa Falls – Alden High School

GPA 2.98

Honor and Leadership positions:

  • United Methodist/Collegiate Wesley Foundation Board Member – faithspring tech. rep. 2011-Present
  • Co-social chair to the Chamberlain House, Friley Hall, Iowa State University 2010-2011, 2011 – 2012
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Student for the 2 year community college 2009-2010
  • Vice President of Scholarship for Alpha Iota Omega Chapter- Phi Theta Kappa Ellsworth Community College.

 

This page was last updated on 10/5/15.

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