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Bio
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OBJECTIVE & QUALIFICATIONS
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Long-range goals directed towards utilizing creative
management skills in entrepreneurial spirited organi-
zations and start-ups.

Proven successful track record in Project & General
Management in Sign & Awning Manufacturing,Special
Events, and Not-for-profit organizations. Efficient
in planning and coordinating diversified & interrelated
projects simultaneously. Excellent organizational skills
with close attention to detail.A Strong combination of
vision and practical sense with ability to think in
conceptual terms and translate ideas into actions.




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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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AWNING, SIGNS, AND PROTECTIVE COVERINGS MANUFACTURING
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Direct and Manage daily operations in Sales, Design,
Marketing and Advertising, Estimating, Permitting,
Purchasing, Schedule Production,Budgeting and related
business functions. Products include Awnings,
Yacht Covers, other protective coverings and Signs.
Supervised Ten Full-time Employees

* Established Canvas & Vinyl Products Mfg. Company.
* Create & write business plans and coordinate all
advertising and Promotional/ Marketing programs
* Diversified & Expanded Product Lines into Three
Distinct Divisions.
* Designed Website to Market Products VIA Internet
and coordinate Trade Shows/ Special Events





CONTRACTOR/ CONSULTANT
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Business Plan Developer/ Writer for a $10M theme
style family oriented entertainment and indoor sports
complex including restaurant/ lounge and related retail
out-buildings.

* Developed overall Advertising and Marketing Plans
* Designed Floor & Site Plan for Building/ Grounds for
10-acre site
* Created and Developed all Programs for the project
including Special Events.






GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SIGN MANUFACTURING
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Directed daily operations in Sales, Advertising, Promotions,
Estimating, Schedule Production,Budgeting.Directed Art
professionals in Design & Quality Control and coordinate
contrasting projects amongst Clients,Planners, Designers,
and Architects. supervised Five Full-time employees.

* Established Commercial & Custom Sign Manufacturing
Company with $ 0 capital. In business 12 years.
* Created and Designed Corporate Identity Programs for
various Client Marketing Strategies
* Implemented CAD/CAM Technologies thereby Increasing
Profitability.
* Doubled Sales Annually for Four Years - Expanded Mfg.
Facility and Added Staff while consistently operating
at 50% Profit Levels.






COMMUNITY ARTS AND CULTURAL AGENCY
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Administered Fundraising Activities & Arts Programs for
Non-Profit Cultural Organization. Create, Develop and
Implemented Programs. Coordinator for Special Projects
& Events. Coordinated with Community, City,State and
Federal Programs.Write Proposals & Perform as Staff
Support to the Development, Program & Long-range Planning
Committees of the Board of Directors.
Supervised 2 Fulltime Staff & 25 Volunteers

* Created and Developed Community-based Cultural Arts
Agency and Community Programming
* Established Local Council by Recruiting Involvement
of Major Influential Community Leaders.
* Raised over $1 Million Dollars plus $1M in matching
funds to Establish Multi-Cultural Arts Center.
* Administered all Fundraising Activities/ Write Business
Plans, Research Corporate Grants, Governmental
& other Funding Sources




FREELANCE GRAPHIC ARTIST AND SIGNMAKER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Experience and abilites in hand drawing, painting and
various trade work as well as computer technologies.
Commercial/Graphic Artist, Signmaker, Designer, Sculptor,
Fine Artist.


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EDUCATION
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American Real Estate Academy Boston, MA
Butera School of Art Boston, MA
Museum School of Fine Applied Arts Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA
Wentworth Institute Boston, MA
Dept.Security Police Training (USAF) SAN ANTONIO, TX
Minuteman Missle Security Training (USAF) CHEYANNE, WY




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COMPUTER SKILLS
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Word Processing - Desktop Publishing - Web Design
Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator - Corel Paint - Corel Draw
CAD Signmaking (Gerber, HTD, FlexiSign, Inspire)
Familiar with many misc. other graphic and CAD programs.
and INTERNET SAVVY



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VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
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BOSTON MAYORS OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Community Representative

MASSACHUSETTS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS & HUMANITIES
Community Arts Program Administrator

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
Neighborhood Arts Program Administrator

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
Participant/Grantee

ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNTITY DEVELOPMENT
Executive and Planning committees

PUBLIC ACTION FOR THE ARTS
Proponent/lobbyist Mass. House Bill #H626 Arts Lottery

HARBORSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Program Coordinator

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS (REVOC)
Youth Supervisor

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Arts Partner

NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS (NYC)
Youth Supervisor

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES)
Youth Supervisor

COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ACT (CETA)
Supervisor/Employer

MASSACHUSETTS INTERSHIP PROGRAM (Boston University)
Field Volunteer Coordinator





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AWARDS AND HONORS
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OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA
United States Jaycees

CITATION FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE WELL BEING OF YOUTH
Massachusetts House of Representatives

CITATION FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAMMING
Massachusetts House of Representatives

ELECTED OFFICE
East Boston Area Planning Action Council

HONORABLE DISCHARGE
United States Air Force
Keywords: advertising design graphics management business development special events consulting artist planning business plans proposals writer, signs, manufacturing, project management, trade shows, start-ups, marketing, arts, signmaking,


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Dec 6, 2006



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