I am a transformational leader with 10+ years of experience within workforce development. I leverage my professional expertise and educational background to guide the success of state and private workforce development programs in collaboration with one stop centers, partner agencies, and key stakeholders.
➤ WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE: As a faith-based leader, I believe in the goodness of everyone around me. I work hard to maximize the success of others, whether that is through finding suitable housing, gainful employment, or even just believing in one’s personal value. For most of my career, I have worked primarily with veterans helping to improve their emotional, mental, and financial wellbeing. I believe this experience, in addition to my educational background (Doctorate in Transformational Leadership), has laid the foundation for me to be successful working with people from all walks of life.
➤ WHY A CAREER IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Ever since I was young, I have had the natural ability to connect with others and approach problems with an innovative mindset. Following my honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, I found myself as a veteran seeking a geographical move. During this time, I relied heavily on my military training and the motto to “improvise, adapt, and overcome”. Ultimately, my persistence to secure gainful employment, network with other professionals, and continually improve my skillset paid off with an opportunity in Case Management. Thus, my career had begun, and I realized how much I truly enjoyed helping others better themselves to gain independence and stability.
➤ MY BACKGROUND: I am a veteran of the U.S. Army where I worked as a Cannon Crew member stationed in Baumholder Germany. After being honorably discharged following 2 years of service, I spent my early professional career identifying and recommending changes to program law, administrative codes, and municipal laws. This helped me gain a comprehensive understanding of public policy and strategic planning. My military background also helps me connect with veterans and other underserved populations who are seeking to better themselves on a highly personal level.