Other work & achievements


A rundown of my myriad work experiences in addition to volunteer roles undertaken.
Community Career Development: SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR on grant proposal through editing, writing and research; marketing to job seekers; expanded web presence; performed outreach and distribution; rebuilt PowerPoint presentation; case management and file compliance in preparation for audits; drafted reports to HUD and Dept. of Labor. -- 2013-2014
Genessy Management & Development: CHIEF OF STAFF for 30 office personnel and 60 resident managers for 80 properties with 2,200 units, primarily low and very low income housing -- fulfilling human resources and operational functions, training, asset allocation, customer service, correspondence, online strategic planning, branding cohesiveness, housing law compliance, vendor issues, etc. -- 2012-2013
Beyond Shelter Housing; PROPERTY MANAGER for a 3-site development of 46 units providing residences to primarily formerly homeless families, and oversaw maintenance and inspections -- 2010.
Greener Than Grass; landscaping, design and installation CONSULTING -- Since 2008, creating low-water and low-maintenance landscaping, specializing in reduction of lawn areas in favor of flowers, trees and edibles.
West Valley Occupational Center; horticulture certificate -- Studied integrated pest management, soil science, sprinkler system design and plant identification of more than 300 species amid maintenance of 6-acre garden, greenhouse and shade house.
Reseda Neighborhood Council; City of Los Angeles municipal panel, publicly elected inaugural BOARD MEMBER 2002-2003, active through 2007; contributions recognized by L.A. City Council, California State Senate and California State Assembly -- Mission Statement Committee chair, public relations appointee, web content provider; panel oversaw $50,000 annual budget and advanced or denied commercial and residential developments.
CORO Neighborhood Leadership Program -- Training workshop provided skills and techniques in identifying assets and liabilities of groups and regions, conflict resolution and building consensus from divergent opinions.
LANI, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative; Reseda-area recognized community organization member -- Approved street-side improvements including a neighborhood pocket park, decorative crosswalks, utility and light pole improvements and planting 350+ sidewalk trees.
Associated Transportation Company; school bus driver -- Bonded and held Class A license, Department of Transportation medical certificate, CHP First Aid card, L.A. Unified School District handicapped passenger certificate and Teamster Union membership.