Let's start with something different:
I’ve taken two years of youth exchange-based education into AmeriCorps leadership by serving underserved communities across the East and Gulf coasts. I’ve taken that diverse service experience into meeting with the homeless in NYC. Then I applied my leadership aptitude to running operations for mentally ill men at a 200 bed shelter in NYC at twenty four years of age.

I asked many questions of my self, my faith, and the overarching question “why do people suffer”-- and considered the priesthood for a year, but not before circumnavigating the USA by motorcycle to find the peace of silence. Then after a year of discernment at the seminary, I left to cross the USA by bicycle raising money for affordable housing.

This was all before my professional career as a consulting contractor with a primary strength in photography. I led business development for a corporate wedding studio division of a brand agency. I am currently retained as a Creative Director for a tech startup in data management. And in all roles--I bring structure to where there was disarray. 
I meet people where they are and believe that I can impact their world without making them feel like their opinion or circumstance didn't matter. I create processes and procedures that help people feel good about where they're at and empowered to reach farther than they've gone before.
• Adept team builder, utilizing various social techiques and strategies--currently utilizing in role at VSO.
• Accrued over five years direct supervisory experience, notably at BRC managing 35+ staff and 200+ clients.
• Led recruiting efforts and offered hiring recommendations, at BRC and Roofsimple.
• Developed staff training programs to set expectations for success in most supervisory roles
• Created project-based budgetary reports and manage government project funds as an AmeriCorps Team Leader.
• Supported growth efforts through policy review and implementation at BRC and VSO.

Business Development
• Analyzed business plans to efficient routes to profit--increasing Mr. Stan LLC’s revenue by a yearly +70%.
• Employed a relational approach in cold-calling prospective clients in person, online, and on LinkedIn.
• Led client scope of work presentations and project briefs at most roles since 2009.
• Tracked various leads and accounts via CRMs and SaaS management software.
• Engaged clients and build strategic alliances to drive penetration into markets through direct sales.

• Experienced studio, product, and lifestyle photography business owner of over four years.
• Proficient user of Lightroom, Photoshop, Indesign, and Adobe Creative Suite.
• Contracted as Creative Director of a tech startup in 2019 and maintain that contracted position today.
• Created social media content, social ad campaigns, SEO optimized blogs, print ads, and product packaging.
• Developed visual marketing content for brands, adhering to brand guidelines and creative input at Mr. Stan LLC.

• Created project workflows for various businesses in Slack, CRMs and PM software.
• Collaborated with outside vendors for SEO and paid advertising campaigns.
• Managed and built social media strategy for startups, including one of a product launch.
• Responsible for client and customer success in consultative selling roles.
• Established teambuilding exercises and feedback loops to gain actionable insights.
• Strategically-minded approach to solving business problems and employee growth.
Mr. Stan
Independent Contractor
June 2016 - Present (4 years 2 months) Washington DC-Baltimore Area
I own a independent contracting company focusing on business growth. With the knowledge of small business verticals and the non-profit mantra “do more with less,” I implement comprehensive project plans to ensure projects meet KPI’s and maintain a positive ROI.
Bowery Residents' Committee 
Site Coordinator
November 2015 - May 2016 (7 months) New York, United States
I returned to New York City and BRC to run operations at a 101-bed shelter for mentally ill men in Harlem, NY with responsibilities over 25+ staff.
Montana Conservation Corps
Crew Leader
February 2015 - November 2015 (10 months) Bozeman, MT

I co-led a group of five crew members in the back country of Montana for conservation chainsaw work, primarily fire policy mitigation.
Bike & Build
Route Leader
March 2014 - September 2014 (7 months) New York City Metropolitan Area
I co-led this group of 30 young adults to raise money for affordable housing and ride bicycles from Providence, RI to Half Moon Bay, CA.
Archdiocese of New York
June 2013 - August 2014 (1 year 3 months) New York City Metropolitan Area
After several years in non-profit work, I entered the seminary to consider the priesthood hoping to mitigate some of the societal ills I encountered in my previous work. I soon discerned away from that calling.
Bowery Residents' Committee 3 years 4 months
Site Coordinator
July 2012 - May 2013 (11 months) Jack Ryan Residence
I was promoted from shift supervisor to this role to run operations at a 200-bed shelter for mentally ill men in Manhattan, NY with responsibilities over 35+ staff.
Shift Supervisor
July 2011 - July 2012 (1 year 1 month) Jack Ryan Residence
I was promoted from outreach specialist to help start a new homeless shelter in Chelsea, Manhattan, NY. 
Outreach Specialist
February 2010 - July 2011 (1 year 6 months) Manhattan, New York, United States
My first job in NYC, advocating for the homeless on the streets of New York. 
AmeriCorps NCCC
Team Leader
January 2009 - November 2009 (11 months)
I lead a group of eight in one year of public service, mostly along the East and Gulf Coasts in rebuilding capacities. 
AmeriCorps NCCC
Corps Member
February 2008 - November 2008 (10 months) Perryville, Maryland, United States
I served one year as a corp member on this team, primarily doing post-hurricane rebuilding work.
Rotary International
Youth Exchange Student
August 2006 - May 2007 (10 months) Denmark

Rotary International
Youth Exchange Student
August 2004 - May 2005 (10 months) Taiwan

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