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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Education

BS Technology Management
AAS Construction Management
AAS Architectural Woodwork & Cabinet Making
United States Army Engineer School (February, 1988)

Certifications

NCCR (National Center for Construction Education Research) Master Trainer (September, 2002)
ADRS Training (May, 2010)
Caleffi Solar Thermal Water Heating Training Course (December, 2008)
GMB Graduate Master Builder (January, 2003)
Utah Certified Public Manager Program, Course 1 & 2 (2008)
Engineer Officer United States Army (Retired)

Construction Industry Involvement

Licensed General Contractor (Commercial & Residential)

Monarch Builders – Construction Company
    As Owner & Operator I managed and personally completed work in the following fields:

  • General Contractor
  • Hang & Tape Sheetrock
  • Install hardboard Siding
  • Concrete Work
  • EFIS (Stucco)
  • Commercial Buildings
 
  • Framing
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Fire Clean Up & Restoration
  • Remodels
  • Multi Family Units (Sub Work Only)
  • Tenant Improvements

Project Sampling:

  • Winter Sports Park, Park City, UT
  • Marriott Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Multi Family Unit Apartments & Condos (Up to 500 units/job)
  • Large Custom Homes up to $3,000,000 in value


Highland Furniture/High Woodworks – Architectural Mill
    As Owner & Operator I managed and Personally completed work in the following fields:

  • Architectural Millwork
  • Residential Cabinetry
  • Commercial Cabinetry
  • Store Fixtures
  • Institutional Fixtures

 Project Sampling:
    Department Stores ,( Macey’s, Bloomingdales, etc.)

  • Hotels, Worldwide
  • Disneyland/Disney World/Disney Stores
  • Schools, Universities, Libraries
  • Hospitals
  • Residential

DOPL Regulator (Division of Professional Licensing)
    Responsible for all construction related trades within the state of Utah to include:

  • General Contractors
  • All Classification of Sub Contractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Building Inspectors
  • Direct Supervisor Over Investigators

Apprenticeship Director at Utah Valley University
    Curriculum development, Implementation & quality control for:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Carpentry
  • Cabinet Making
  • Industrial Maintenance

Director over 500 Students

Managed 25 instructors and classes/ Managed 4 full time office staff

Maintained Leadership positions in state wide apprenticeship directors committee to standardize curriculum

Trained instructors in classroom management

Worked with the Federal Department of Labor to implement Federal Apprenticeship Standards

Worked with professional licensing boards to increase education standards and enhance compliance

Coordinated with multiple businesses, companies and advisory boards in each discipline

Career & Technical Education Director at Utah Valley University
Upper administration overseeing all career and technical education at Utah Valley University.

Responsible for disbursement of $2,000,000 of funding to programs.

Managed approximately $2,000,000 in federal & state grants

Participated in state wide committees to coordinate CTE training between higher education and public education

Chaired a committee designed to coordinate CTE training with higher education and public education for the region

Developed and wrote a local plan for management, control, and accountability of $1,000,000 of Federal Perkins Grant

Adjunct Professor of Construction Classes
    Utah Valley University
    Salt Lake Community College

Trade Association Positions

NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
    National Executive Board
    National Board of Directors
    Attend Committees for:
        Codes
        Environmental Issues
        HBI (Home Builder Institute)
    Served on
        Products Issue Committee
HBA ( Home Builders Association) State Representative for:
State Executive Committee
    State Board
    State Government Affairs Chairman

HBA Local Representative for:
    Boards
    Committees
    Education Chair
    Government Affairs
    Parade of Homes
    Public Relations/Ethics

AGC (Associated General Contractors)
    Government Affairs Committee
ABC (Associated Building Contractors)
    Government Affairs Committee
    Outstanding Project Judge
AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute)
    Student Chapter Organization
JATC (Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee)
    Committee Member
RMGA (Rocky Mountain Gas Association)
    Board Member
Construction Service Commission Commissioner
    Commission task with rule making authority for contractors.
Uniform Building Code Commission Education Advisory Committee
    Committee that reviews code education classes and disburses state funding for them.
Regular Attendance to Plumbing & Electrical Boards
    Attended as an education representative monthly.