Senior SharePoint Consultant at JRC LLC January 2016 – Present
Work as part of the Academy for Defense Intelligence (ADI) Communications Team to conceptualize, design and develop custom SharePoint sites at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Manage SharePoint 2013 sites and sub sites, gather user requirements, analyze business processes, and develop, deploy, and test applications to achieve goals and objectives on the JWICS system. Design custom SharePoint master pages and associated graphics. Design and produce marketing and training materials for intelligence courses in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher. Brief senior leadership on project requirements and concepts to meet the mission.
Knowledge Manager at Lockheed Martin December 2014 – January 2016
Developed a Knowledge and Information Management Plan for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Command Center (DCC) at Ft. Meade. Worked with DISA DCC customers and Cyber Forces knowledge managers both internally and laterally across the extended organization. Identify Knowledge Management Working Group, Information Officers and requirements for future communication infrastructure where critical daily operations data and information would be stored based on operational requirements. Conducted a survey, interviews and a SWOT analysis to identify the organizations current KM culture. Implemented a KM strategy by developing SharePoint sites and tools to assist with filling knowledge gaps. Produced KM best practices, FAQ's, reference guides, checklists, continuity books, training, handbooks, battle rhythm and roles and responsibilities. Development conducted in SharePoint 2010 and 2013 environments both on NIPR and SIPR to include INTELINK.
CEO / President at Vitruvian Group Inc. October 2012 - December 2014
Vitruvian Group is a Veteran owned and operated creative design company specializing in graphic and web design, corporate identity branding, and search engine optimization. Worked with clients to design and develop web sites, marketing materials and corporate identities. Included the client in the design process, this interaction between the client and designer ensured robust and unique designs meet expectations, time lines and within budget. Developed campaigns for clients and worked with each client to develop a branding campaign that worked in an organized and active way toward promoting their business. Created Section 508 compliant documents for Government clients.
Army Active Duty September 2009 – September 2012
Chief Operations Officer at 29 Combat Aviation Brigade September 2011 - September 2012:
Directed, supervised and coordinated overall daily tracking of unit training and flight missions for 5 battalions with over 2,500 Soldiers and 100 aircraft. Prepared weekly situational reports and briefing scripts for senior leadership. Supervised current operations staff of 20 Soldiers. I also served in Iraq as the brigade liaison officer to the 25th Infantry Division in support of Operation New Dawn and as the brigade Liaison officer to Army Central Command (ARCENT) headquarters in Kuwait.
Aviation Action Officer at National Guard Bureau December 2010 - September 2011:
Worked with both Aviation and Mobilization and Readiness Divisions synchronizing aviation mobilization actions for Operations Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and the Balkans. Developed key products for Director, ARNG and other senior leaders to enhance their situational awareness and support decision making during the highest deployment period of aviation assets in the history of the Army. Maintained communication with 29th CAB Staff and worked their issues while informing senior ARNG leadership on issues affecting ARNG aviation units mobilizing for deployment. Dealt with constantly evolving mission requirements and both initiated and managed mobilization order requests and subsequent amendments to ensure they met requirements. Worked collaboratively with USF-I and USFOR-A and managed the resolution of Aviation mobilization and deployment issues with HQDA, FORSCOM, First Army, and other NGB divisions.
S1 Personnel Officer at Maryland Army National Guard September 2009 - December 2010:
Responsible for the management of personnel readiness of the Brigade consisting of two battalions and three separate companies with over 1000 Soldiers. Provided guidance on personnel family member affairs, financial matters, and career considerations. Maintained synchronized coordination with the S3 (plans) and S4 (logistics) sections for personnel status. Also responsible for officer and enlisted promotions, evaluations, transfers, separations, and the Brigade awards program. Planed and coordinated retirement, promotion and change of command ceremonies and other special events. Developed a new Soldier welcome packet and aviation specific recruiting materials to support the commander's retention and recruiting program. Supervised 12 Soldiers.
Marketing Project Manager at Data Systems Analyst, Inc. January 2009 - September 2009
Developed a marketing campaign and supporting marketing materials for web 2.0 technologies for the Army Team C4ISR contract. Tasks included writing a detailed marketing campaign plan, developing a marketing campaign briefing, and designing and developing marketing materials to support campaign efforts. The marketing campaign centered on a single, core strategy that had an overarching objective: Increase overall usage of the Knowledge Management suite of collaboration tools. Ultimately, the strategy became a hub around which all the marketing activities rotated. These activities included a press kit, trade show schedule and display, articles and advertisements for magazines, web site, and standard briefing template for training, briefings and product demonstrations. Briefed senior management and the client on the marketing plan efforts and prepared weekly update reports.
Command Marketing Manager at Maryland Army National Guard May 2008 - January 2009
Developed marketing/recruiting initiatives for the 29th CAB. Duties included serving on recruiting and retention board, designing and developing online presence for the Brigade, and developing supporting marketing materials. Most notably I worked with the Maryland Aviation Administration to design a cover for their 2009-2010 Maryland Airport Directory and aeronautical chart. A total of 13,000 directories were printed with distribution to 36 public use airports and 31 other general aviation airports. Additionally, directories were handed out at several fly-ins across the state of Maryland and shipped to the EAA Fly-In at Oshkosh Wisconsin, one of the largest air shows in the world. I also attended and graduated from the Army Aviation Captains Career Course at Ft Rucker, AL during this time.
Manager, Web Design and Marketing at Perpetual Enterprise Partners October 2007 - April 2008
Manager of the 'HR Marketing Services' division of the company and was responsible for all web design and marketing programs conducted. Tasks included designing and producing collateral materials including brochures, fliers, annual reports, invitations, newsletters, and other print and web-based communications. Re-designed the corporate brand to include business cards, brochures, marketing materials and web sites. Managed project timelines, worked as part of the business development team, researched perspective RFQ's, wrote supporting sections of proposals related to web design and marketing, and created graphics for proposals.
Multimedia Branch Chief at National Guard Bureau November 2004 - September 2007
Served as the Multimedia Branch Chief in charge of the national image of the Division. Lead a team of 7 personnel to execute an $800,000 yearly budget and was responsible for the design and development of the Division brand that included producing videos, designing web sites, layouts for brochures, posters, briefings, designing and staffing a traveling display for 20+ events per year, and editing and distributing a quarterly magazine. Trained as a Contract Officer Representative (COR) to manage contracts worth over $200k. Also served as the Army Aviation Logistics Officer and was responsible for managing Aviation operations and planning for the Reconnaissance Aerial Interdiction Detachments. Coordinated logistical support for mission equipment installed on 125 aircraft in 37 states.
Senior Web designer/developer at American Institutes for Research February 2004 - October 2004
Worked with clients to establish requirements for web site Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) and then designed several prototypes and wireframes for approval. Created project plans for approved designs and then developed graphics and coding. Gained client approval through periodic design development review meetings and then launched the finished product after thorough testing. Documented design and development process and maintained web site throughout the life cycle of the project. Ensured web sites were Section 508 compliant and met usability guidelines.
Independent Consultant November 2003 - February 2004
Assisted start-up businesses by developing a corporate brand which includes designing the corporate identity and developing a marketing campaign to support the branding effort. Prepared proposals, developed marketing campaigns, designed and developed web sites, created corporate logos, and instructed computer software courses. Utilized project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects were delivered on time, within budget, adhered to quality standards, and meet customer expectations.
Project Manager at Maryland Army National Guard June 2002 - November 2003
Served on active duty to supervise soldiers supporting Operation Noble Eagle and improved information management in the Operations section. Served as the Command Marketing Officer and designed, developed, published, hosted and maintained the Aviation Brigade's recruiting and public website which greatly improved the commands recruiting effort and increased assigned strength. The website was recognized by Recruiting and the Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) as "an example for others to follow". Graduated from the Army Aviation Officers Basic Course and flight school.
Web Project Manager at Global Management Systems, Inc. March 2001 - December 2001
Recruited, mentored and managed a development team of 4 people to design, develop, implement and maintain an Intranet information sharing system for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) division of the National Institute of Health (NIH). Performed requirements analysis for Intranet site, development software and server hardware. Additional tasks included improving the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the existing web site and making it Section 508 compliant, enhancing the Web sites search engine placement (SEO), developing additional web sites for divisions, advising technical staff on Web related concerns, and developed graphics and logos for print materials. Prepared monthly status reports/presentations for senior staff to update on progress.
Consultant at KPMG Consulting December 1999 - February 2001
Performed duties as the Creative Lead Consultant for National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership eBusiness Solutions Center Team. Designed and developed web sites and wrote content for the sites. Worked with management to gather and document user requirements, and worked with marketing to ensure the sites supported marketing and business strategies. Designed prototypes and wireframes for client approval and then met with clients to ensure requirements were met and adhered to Section 508 standards. Documented development process and wrote supporting documents. Wrote sections of proposals that pertained to web design.
Internet Specialist, Network Admin at High Technology Solutions July 1996 - December 1999
Designed and developed Intranet websites for clients including Department of Veterans Affairs, Naval Sea Systems Command, and Letterkenny Army Depot. Worked on technical help desk, providing daily on-site support for network, hardware and software assistance, installed and upgraded operating systems and application software, and built network servers. Administered MS Outlook Post Offices. Developed interactive multimedia presentations, planned and developed Folio Infobases, and established Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreements with partner companies.