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I am a creative and highly productive professional with expertise in project management, finance, operational management & education

An educator at heart, I am fascinated by how our brains learn and retain information.  I  am passionate about people and how they find their place in the world.  I am driven by developing opportunities for others to be successful.  .

My repertoire of skills has been significantly enhanced by my transition out of traditional education and into business and finance.  Always working from the heart of a educator, I have performed with a high degree of success as a project management consultant within some of our largest financial institutions:

 Implementation of Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO) from the initial point of conception

Managing complex software solution implementations in response to financial regulatory requirements that are specific to Bankruptcy, SCRA Servicemember's Civil Relief Act and other consumer credit protection issues

Managing the initiation and planning phases of a KPMG internal special initiative KPMG Global Services (KGS) for KPMG's Financial Risk Management offices in the US, UK and India

Data systems management, data integrity, system solutions, MySQL queries and reporting

At the core of my being, is the artist and musician.  Beginning the study of piano at the age of four and voice at the age of eight: music is my second language.  I continue to study, practice and perform.  I look forward to sharing that with you here.  Listen to one of my favorites right here or CLICK the Listen button for more about my current performance services and to listen to other styles and options.

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Education

June 2004
May 2006
University of Idaho
4.0 GPA
M. Ed | Leadership

Very similar to the curriculum for an MBA, the Master of Education | Leadership degree is a challenging and comprehensive learning opportunity.  The program is designed to provide the a educational business knowledge and leadership development that is missing from traditional master’s in education programs. Program Features and Benefits The program focuses on developing personal traits and characteristics of...

June 1998
December 2000
Lewis Clark State College
3.8 GPA
B. Science | Elementary Education

Studied Elementary Education with a minor in Reading.  This was an exceptional program with top notch experiential training for future educators in the state....

January 1994
May 1995
Washington State University
3.0 GPA
B. Music| Opera Performance

I intended on attending Washington State University as a Freshman.  Roger Kelly, the director of Crimson Company, a top notch Show Choir that performed for the Alumni Association, had recruited me as a Junior at Lewiston High School. It was with great excitement that I took to the stage at WSU upon leaving NNC.  I studied...

September 1991
December 1993
Northwest Nazarene University
Major
Music | Special Education

Dr. Marvin Bloomquist was responsible for my decision to attend Northwest Nazarene College, now University.  I studied voice under Dr. Bloomquist, performed with the Crusader Choir and then the Northwesterners. Majoring in Music and Special Education, my time at NNC was unforgettable....

Work experience

May 2010
current
KPMG
Financial Risk Management
PMP | Project Management Consultant

I was responsible for the procurement process of 65 plus contractors, 3rd party contracts and risk management policies, resource allocation and schedule management for the Commercial Credit division of KPMG's Financial Risk Management. I was promoted in the first year to a consultant position in the same division.  I continued to manage the procurement process, but...

September 2006
May 2010
Triad Distribution Inc.
Operations Management
Customer Experience | E Commerce Development

A wholesale distributor for Architectural Hardware, Triad distributing held the largest market share for the Pacific Northwest in decorative door and bath hardware.  I was responsible for the expansion of the E-Commerce division as well as Customer Experience. I managed the development and launch of various online store locations, including consumer packaging and shipping for proprietary...

September 2000
August 2006
Joint School District No. 2
Elementary | Alternative Middle School
Educator | Admin Intern

I began my career at the Meridian School District under Barbara Horn.  An amazing opportunity for me, the Music Curriculum was non-existent during this time.  This provided me the opportunity to collaborate with the elementary school teachers and write a curriculum that enhanced the classroom education and the annual school goals. I conducted In-Service presentations to...

January 2005
May 2006
Idaho Digital Learning Academy
Reading 8 | Music 12
Course Development | Online Instruction

I joined the IDLA team to develop courses for 7th and 8th graders.  I developed the Reading 8 Course, as well as taught and continued to teach 12th grade Music which required re-development as well.  An outstanding opportunity, I look forward to online education in my future....

August 1999
October 2003
Idaho Army National Guard
116 Engineer Bn |
Support Platoon Leader | Plans and Operations (S-3 Asst)

HHC provided all logical and training support for the Engineer line companies in the Battalion.  As the Support Platoon Leader, I served to manage soldier training in alignment with annual training goals of the Battalion and Brigade. I served as a Battle Captain in Wiesbaden, Germany post 9/11 with the V Corp of the US Army....

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What I do

A voice and piano combination that is perfectly set to the richest standards and soulful ballads make an exceptional backdrop to any casual dining experience.  Listen Here:

Whether its a festive holiday party or a fun family BBQ, I have the repertoire to keep the energy high and the party moving. Rhythmic piano accompaniment to fun tunes from Sara Bareilles, Diana Krall, even a karaoke selection. Special requests are always welcome.  Listen Here:

The tone of the wedding is always set by the music and frequently overlooked. Trust a professional to create magic with the musical selections that will express your deepest convictions and truly add a touch of class to your special day.  Listen Here:

There is nothing more sacred than honoring the life of someone who was loved and will be missed. Canned music (pre-taped) may be easy, but it lacks the live energy that a professional musician can add to your solemn experience. I am always honored to share music for these difficult and sacred occasions.  Listen Here:

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If you would like more information regarding anything you have read or experienced here, including performance availability and rate, please contact me. I look forward to speaking with you. Kindest Regards.

My address

Hidden Springs Drive
Boise, Idaho 83714

+1 208 891 1381

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