- Network Cabling Specialist – Copper-Based Systems
- Network Cabling Specialist – Fiber-Optic-Based Systems
- DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Course, National Environmental Trainers, Inc.
- Fall Protection, National Environmental Trainers, Inc.
- Personal Protective Equipment, National Environmental Trainers, Inc.
- 2011 PennDOT Winter School
- 2012 PennDOT Winter School
- 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health Training
- American Portable Nuclear Gauge Association (APNGA) Portable Nuclear Gauge Safety and U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) HAZMAT Certification
- PennDOT Certified CDS NeXtGen Operator
- ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician
- NECEPT Bituminous Field Technician
- MARTCP Hot Mix Asphalt Field Technician
- VDOT Asphalt Field Technician
- VDOT Work Zone Traffic Control
- VDOT Asphalt Field Technician
- Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Plant Quality Control Technician
- PCI Plant Quality Control Technician
- VDOT Soils Compaction Technician
- VDOT Pavement Marking Technician
- VDOT Guardrail Installers Training
- APNGA Portable Nuclear Gauge Safety Certification
- NCDOT Bridge Coating
- NACE International CIP
Cost Estimator/Contract Support Specialist/Construction Inspector
Cost Estimator responsible for development of preliminary and final construction cost estimates for various highway and bridge projects. Integrates the cost estimate with the project schedule to make sure that the estimate accurately reflects the cost of construction. Estimates account for project location, accessibility, available work and staging areas, work-hour restrictions, maintenance of rail and/or vehicular operations, phasing requirements, local wage rates, mobilization costs, perceived liability, similar construction volume in the area, and subcontracted work. Contract Administration Specialist of independent quality assurance, sampling and testing for the County’s design-build project constructing two public parking structures located at the Route 772 South Metro Station Site (Ashburn Station) and the Route 606 Metro Station Site (Loudoun Gateway Station) on the planned Metro Silver Line extension into Loudoun County. This project had a high involvement with the development and review of Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan and procedures. This project consists of design and construction of two precast concrete parking structures that will provide multi-deck parking that has direct access to the new Metrorail Station locations. The Loudoun Gateway Site is located on Dulles Airport property, this site requires close coordination with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for all utility and site related issues. The six (6) level parking garage will provide a minimum of 1,965 structured parking spaces and have vehicular access to Lockridge Road, Route 789 (to the east, second level) and Station Access Road (to the north, ground level). Pedestrian access to the parking garage will be provided by street level connections to the north and west and a third level elevated walkway connecting the garage with the north entrance station pavilion. The Ashburn Metro Station South Site will provide a minimum of 1,540 structured parking spaces and have vehicular and pedestrian access to Silver Train Lane (to the west, street level), and Crosson Lane (to the east, street level). The parking garage will have pedestrian access to the station plaza. The completion date both garages is May 31, 2019. The parking Structures will provide multi-deck parking that has direct access to the new Metrorail Station(s) locations. Construction Inspector Responsible for construction observation and record keeping, job progress meetings and recording, inspection of the various phases of construction, and subcontractor activity coordination with owners of parking garage facilities, as well as general administrative construction management and project management duties, including file maintenance, preparation and proofreading of documents, information and data processing, and general safety of staff. (Full list of projects available upon request.)
2004 – Present
Freelance Designer and Technology Consultant
Working to exceed client business needs for design and construction of websites. Creation of web domains and web hosting. Marketing, design and implementation of office network layout, design and layout of telephone systems, telephone number porting and routing issues, market research, mobile device research and purchasing, e-mail server maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of computer software and hardware for businesses in the Harrisburg, PA area.
2000 – 2009
Responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with casino management while providing excellent customer service and a high-quality live-broadcast, television video production. Directed a live broadcast television program of daily horse races at Harrah’s Philadelphia Racetrack and Casino, checked and switched between video sources, and was responsible for the on-air product, including camera shots and graphics, and satellite feed. Maintained and repaired video production and video broadcast equipment and satellite equipment. Hired, scheduled, and trained employees. Designed and operated graphics, as well as operating timing, camera, and photo equipment for horse races. Archived races, provided racing judges playback of races in the event of an inquiry. Provided clean execution of live broadcast, and maintained overall broadcast quality of video output and satellite uplink. Prepared effects/transitions and performed switching between the different video sources – cameras, video inserts (b-roll), graphics, etc. – during live horse racing program utilizing a vision switcher and associated control room equipment. Directed camera operators, on applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, camera settings, and camera shots to achieve compelling video. Directed shots for live broadcast studio handicapping show with Handicapper. Responsible for operation and maintenance of all control room and studio equipment. Developed and document control room procedures.
1998 – 2009
Supervisor Rides Department
Responsible for the staffing and supervision of 60 rides and 1,000 employees for both the amusement park and water park. Enforced compliance with child labor laws and employee and guest safety. Provided customer service, including handling guest complaints, providing assistance, answering questions, and addressing problems with management and senior management. Coordinated the Rides Office, dispatched maintenance, and answered calls for ride breakdowns and problems, as well as logged problems in the Rides Office database. Provided immediate response to ride breakdowns, while maintaining guest safety, and remained with guests until safe departure. Interviewed, hired, and disciplined employees. Maintained employee database. Assisted with the planning and presentation of supervisor and general employee orientations. Assisted managers in the creation and enforcement of employee and operation policies. Conducted general training for supervisory staff and employees in operation, safety, and customer service. Also performed technical writing of the Dry Gulch Railroad steam locomotives operation manual.
2006 – 2012
Created and designed website, and hired staff including audio engineers, producers, and show hosts. Responsible for creating and producing shows. Oversaw production for in-house shows, and negotiates deals for content. Conducted team meetings for motivation and development of staff. Set guidelines and policies for staff. Managed content of in-house shows and Web design, as well as produced and hosted shows. Conducted general training for audio engineers, producers, and hosts. Created, designed, and maintained recording equipment and Web distribution equipment.
2007 – 2009
Owner/Editor in Chief
Created and maintained a technology, media, and product review site. Designed website, and hired staff including editors and writers. Responsible for assigning articles and deadlines to writers. Responsible for fact checking, grammar checking, and style checking all articles written. Made edits to writers’ assignments. Conducted team meetings for motivation and development of staff. Set guidelines and policies for writer submissions. Managed content and Web design, and wrote editorials, articles, and columns.
Responsible for assembling circuit boards through soldering and wave soldering. Assembled components, assemblies or sub-assemblies. Performed duties as required in assembly of electronic equipment such as cables, harnesses, chassis, and printed circuit boards. Built and tested cables. Soldered wires and components to circuit boards and cables. Disassembled, modified, reworked, and reassembled assemblies or subassemblies. Worked in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.