Objective


Position with an organization where performance, innovation, and creativity are rewarded. Able to offer a wide variety of skills and abilities developed from a broad base of work and educational experiences.

 

Education


  • MBA/MMIS Dual Master’s Degrees | 12/1993 | Benedictine University – Master of Business Administration and Master of Management Information Systems.
  • Accounting | 05/1991 | Campbell University – 24 hours of accounting courses.
  • Bachelor’s Degree | 05/1984 | Methodist University – Business Administration with a minor in Economics

 

Certifications


  • Contracting Level I | 08/2018 | (DAWIA) 
  • Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) | 11/2018 | National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Civilian Developmental Education


  • Emerging Leader Course | 03/2018
  • Squadron Officer School | 12/2018 

Professional Memberships


National Contract Management Association | 06/2018 to Present | Member

Experience


CONTRACT SPECIALIST | 08/2017 TO PRESENT | AFRL DET 8/RDKB

  • Apply professional knowledge of a wide range of contracting laws, regulations, policies, procedures, methods, techniques, and contract types to pre-award and post-award actions for a wide variety of complex contracts in the research and development field. Continually update my knowledge base in order to provide the most accurate guidance and assistance to program offices.
  • Manage a portfolio of 20 contracts that include a GSA OASIS service contract with options, SBIR I and SBIR II contracts, Foreign Comparative Testing Program acquisitions, and a variety of other CPFF and FFP contracts.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of the business environment, to include economic trends, awareness of commercial and business practices, and current and future research capabilities in order to recognize potential programmatic and contractual impacts. Apply this knowledge to perform thorough market research as well. Perform fact-finding and market research in support of program and contract duties.
  • Provide business and contractual advice to support program office goals and determine contracting needs and requirements.
  • Apply knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools used to assist in risk identification, assessment, and mitigation in support of research and development contracting efforts at Kirtland AFB. This includes assessing the probability and consequences of potential problems identified during requirements definition, market research, and contract type analysis.
  • Maintain and implement knowledge of contract negotiation, administration, and termination policies, procedures, and technical requirements.
  • Apply knowledge of price and cost analysis to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness and realism or to determine a negotiation position.
  • Identify problems that may impact contracting decisions and choices. Determine the accuracy and relevancy of information in solving problems. Use sound business judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Perceive the impact and implications of decisions made and provide appropriate business and contracting counsel to program office.
  • Commit to action, even in the face of uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy both orally and in writing.

 

REALTOR | 02/2011 TO 08/2017 | INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

  • Assisted buyers, sellers, and investors with their real estate goals.
  • Analyzed investment properties and provided valuation analyses for sellers as well as commercial banks.
  • Developed and implemented marketing plans for real estate listings.
  • Prepared real estate contracts; advised clients on contract clauses and their impacts so clients make informed decisions when buying or selling property. Managed negotiations and the sales process for my clients. Coordinated with all parties to the contract to ensure all dates and deadlines were met.
  • Reviewed final contracts and closing statements to prepare for the real estate closing process.