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Professional Objective
Physical Education Coach
Dedicated professional with lifelong management skills developed through various careers and jobs.  The later in life career change to education came as a natural progression of continuous involvement with children and young adults through business ventures and sports. Role model in various sports as coach, umpire, official, and referee. Proven leadership and organizational skills in running sports events, leagues and teams. Respected sports official of swimming, softball, baseball and volleyball. Leadership roles and life experiences contribute to my value as a team player, authentic lifelong, self directed learner and educational instructor.

  • 2011-2012    St. Johns River State College, Saint Augustine, Florida-
    Education  Preparation Institute. Expected Date of completion: May 2012 with Florida
    Teacher Certification in English. Courses Completed: Instructional Strategies, Classroom Management, Technology in Education, Teaching and Learning Process, Diversity, Field Experience Diversity, Foundations Research Based Reading.
  • 1974-1977    Saint Leo University: Saint Leo, Florida- B.A. English/Business

Work Experience & History

  • Volleyball Referee Official, Florida High School Athletic Association, Jacksonville, FL- 2008-present
    Administer Match (First & Second Referee). General supervision of all officials present. Handle infractions, unexpected situations. Maintain administrative responsibility for contest.
  • Baseball & Softball Umpire Official, Florida High School Athletic Association, Jacksonville, FL- 2006-present
    Authority with complete jurisdiction. Final decision maker.  Absolute authority to disqualify players or non-players for unsporting conduct. Exhibit professionalism at all times while in contact with student athletes, coaches and parents. Responsible for health and welfare of contestants during time of jurisdiction of game.
  • Senior Field Appraiser, Duval County Property Appraiser, Jacksonville, Florida- 2003-present
    Inventory and review all categories of residential (2003-2005) and commercial properties (2005-present). In contact with members of community on a daily basis.  Address concerns of citizens regarding property values, requires ability to listen to their concerns. Work as part of a team to accomplish property appraiser’s office goals.
  • Regional Manager, Sunshine Vending, Jacksonville, Florida- 1997- 2003
    Maintain, supply, collect and P.R. with Management at 14 Wal-Marts in Northeast Region. Deal with general public on a continuous basis in a retail environment. Personal and professional interactions with retail management and personnel of all walks of life.
  • Owner & General Manager, Megatainment, Inc., Freeport, Illinois- 1995-1997
    Start-up and operation of Family Entertainment Center. Responsible for employees of a privately owned business. Responsible to hire, train, supervise and evaluate employees. Interaction with community on a daily basis to maintain a wholesome family environment in the operation of a family entertainment center. Organized family events and fundraisers on premises.
  • President & General Manager, TBI Games, Rockford, Illinois- 1992-1994
    Coin operated amusement operations consisting of street and arcade locations. Responsible for over 20 employees in a multi-million dollar company. Set up and manage league play for electronic dart leagues throughout Northwest Illinois. Introduce new technology to the industry in the form of an automated system of tracking league play results through the use of modems that interfaced with dart leagues and league management software. Turned an unprofitable company into positive territory within first year of leadership. Responsible for introducing innovative concepts to enhance profitability.
  • Vice-President-Operation, West Coast Music Company, Inc., Treasure Island, Florida- 1977-1992
    Operations Management, Family Fun Centers. Instrumental in expanding business to additional locations. Responsible for equipment upgrade, purchase decisions, computerization, bookkeeping, supervision of employees. Leadership role in the national and state industry organizations


  • Florida Amusement and Vending Association
    Board of Directors (Secretary/Treasurer), First Vice-President, President Elect- 1985-1992
  • Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Directors, Treasurer- 1986- 1990
  • Madeira Beach Board of Adjustment
    Board Member – 1986-1989
  • Gulf Beaches Triathlon
Founder and Race Director- 1986-1992
    Rotary International Group Study Exchange
Team Member- Argentine Trip- 1987
  • Madeira Beach City Council Member
    City Commissioner, District 4 (Elected)- 1989-1991
  • Amusement and Music Operators of America
    Board of Directors-  1991-1993
  • International Flipper Association
    Board of Directors, Vice President- 1992-1994
  • Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association
    Board of Directors- 1992-1994

Athletic Involvement

  • Youth Athletic Teams
    Soccer and T-Ball Coach- Freeport, Illinois- YMCA Association
  • United States Swimming
    Age Group Coach- Jacksonville, Florida- First Coast Aquatics
    Age Group and High School Official- Jacksonville, Florida- Beaches Aquatics Swim Team, Bartram Trail High School Swimming
    Competitor in Master’s Swimming- Jacksonville, Florida- Holmes Amber Jax
  • Men’s Sports
    Triathlon Competitor
    Slo-Pitch Softball Participant- Madeira Beach, Florida- Recreational Leagues

Excellent verbal communication skills, Strong motivational skills, Possess patience and extensive knowledge of physical fitness, sports, and exercise.  Certified Swimming Official, Referee, Starter, Stroke & Turn; Certified Umpire for Softball, Baseball; Certified Referee for Volleyball; Swimming Coach (Age Group & High School)

Certifications & Endorsements
English 6-12 (State of Florida)- Anticipated completion date May 2012
Competency II- Florida Reading Endorsement- Educator Preparation Institute- St. Johns River State College


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