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Professional Profile
 

Established a wide range of leadership skills through a variety of work and prison related experiences. Received Competent Communicator Award from Toastmasters International and served as President of Toastmasters at Potential and Self-awareness).  Inside coordinator for the result and focus driven. Excellent ability of taking instruction and communication on projects till completion. Good communication and listening skills.


Professional Skills Summary

Personal Skills

·   Facilitated many inmate attended programs while incarcerated, Opening Doors, GPS, Horizon Interfaith, Kairos Prison Agape/Poster Ministry.
·   Developed and facilitated Opportunities in Pork Production while incarcerated at MCI. Obtained outside financial and various media support from the local community and industry leaders and national organizations such as Purdue University, The National Pork Board and The National Pork Producers Council.
·   Identify and solving problems skills.
·   Excellent at communicating thoughts and ideas.
·   Interact with others to develop team and group atmosphere to create a positive work environment.
·   Look for ways to find positive solutions for myself and others.
·   Have skill with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


Work Related Skills

·   Have managed many swine farm enterprises. Each situation was unique: some required problem solving skills while others utilized startup skills.
·   These work environments utilized my organizational, time management and people skills to allow them to be successful.
·   Reestablish relationships in new community for company.
·   Worked with production manager concerning project setup and implementation and purchasing new products in remodeling project.
·   Have managed others in daily work environment. This includes training and teaching along with goal setting and scheduling of work, days off and various employee work related issues.
·   Served on various committees in inmate organizations and outside business.
·   Capable of exploring many avenues to enhance all facets of the business.
·   Excel in situations where I can learn and grow into the position.
·   Setup employee appreciation outings.
·   Experience in customer service.

·   Establish program Opportunities in Pork Production from conception to implementation within the prison environment.
 

Education
 

National Career Readiness Certificate -Silver Level   March 2011
 

Clinton Central Jr. /Sr. High School  Graduated 1975

 Michigantown, IN

Purdue University  Graduated February 1976

8-week Agriculture Short Course-Certificate of completion  West Lafayette, IN
 

Have attended various industry related professional and educational seminars.  1
Pork Quality Assurance Plus, National Pork Board expires 6-2013  



 


Community Service

Currently a Volunteer at Goodwill Industries, minimum of 16 hours a month

Work Experience

ClayNole Farms,  April 2010— November 2010
General laborer               April ,2010toNovember

Opportunities in Pork Production, Marion Correctional Institution  November 2008—April 2010
; Facilitator
Developed and taught “Opportunities in Pork Production” at Marion Correctional Institution. This program instructed prospective employees of the basics of the hog industry. Utilized pork industry criteria along with Pfizer Animal Health “Walking the Pens” and The National Pork Board Distance Learning Center DVD's to use as informational and teaching material. Some participants of this program successfully completed the PQA-Plus certification conducted by Dale Ricker OSU Swine Extension Specialist.
 

Marion Correctional Institution Work Record  February 2003—April 2010      
 

·   Chapel Yard Worker                

·   Horizon Program Aide  
·   Horizon Interfaith Dorm Porter
·   Hallway Porter
·   Kitchen Worker
 
Northeast Swine Services, Bluffton IN;   December 1999 —April 2000
Farm Manager      

Ohio Valley Farms, Urbana, ;   April 1998—November 1999
Farm Manager  

Heartland Pork/Cotswold U.S.A. Alden, IA;  June 1996 —April 1998

Farm manager                                                                                                            
Kokomo Grain Company  August 1988—May 1996
Genetic Improvement Services; Kokomo, IN
Assistant Farm Manager and Farm Manager

MCI inmate organizations:
 

o   Toastmasters International
§   Competent Communicator, May 2008
§   President 2006 -2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
§   Secretary 2005-2006
o   Kairos
§   Agape Poster coordinator/facilitator
o   Red Cross
§   Attended various programs
o   LifeLine Reentry Community Center(LLRCC)
§   GPS facilitator and committee member
§   LLRCC volunteer-program aide


References available upon request  2