Established a wide range of leadership skills through a variety of work and prison related experiences. Received Competent CommunicatorAward 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 projectstill completion. Good communication and listening skills.
Professional Skills Summary
Â· Facilitated many inmate attended programs while incarcerated, Opening Doors, GPS, Horizon Interfaith, Kairos Prison Agape/Poster Ministry. Â· 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. Â· Identify and solving problems skills. Â· Excellent at communicating thoughts and ideas. Â· Interact with others to develop team and group atmosphere to create a positive work environment. Â· Look for ways to find positive solutions for myself and others. Â· Have skill with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Work Related Skills
Â· Have managed many swine farm enterprises. Each situation was unique: some required problem solving skills while others utilized startup skills. Â· These work environments utilized my organizational, timemanagement and people skills to allow them to be successful. Â· Reestablish relationships in new community for company. Â· Worked with production manager concerning project setup and implementation and purchasing new products in remodeling project. Â· Have managed others in daily work environment. This includes training and teaching along with goalsetting and scheduling of work, days off and various employee work related issues. Â· Served on various committees in inmate organizations and outside business. Â· Capable of exploring many avenues to enhance all facets of the business. Â· Excel in situations where I can learn and grow into the position. Â· Setup employee appreciation outings. Â· Experience in customer service.
Â· Establish program Opportunities in Pork Production from conception to implementation within the prison environment.
National Career Readiness Certificate –Silver LevelMarch 2011
Clinton Central Jr. /Sr. High SchoolGraduated 1975
Purdue UniversityGraduated 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
Currently a Volunteer at Goodwill Industries, minimum of 16 hours a month
ClayNole Farms, April 2010â€” November 2010 General laborer April ,2010toNovember
Opportunities in Pork Production, Marion Correctional Institution November 2008â€”April 2010 ; Facilitator Developed and taught â€œOpportunities in Pork Productionâ€ 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 â€œWalking the Pensâ€ 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 2003â€”April 2010
Ohio Valley Farms, Urbana, ; April 1998â€”November 1999 Farm Manager
Heartland Pork/Cotswold U.S.A.Alden, IA; June 1996 â€”April 1998
Farm manager Kokomo Grain Company August 1988â€”May 1996 Genetic Improvement Services;Kokomo, IN Assistant Farm Manager and Farm Manager
MCI inmate organizations:
o Toastmasters International Â§ Competent Communicator, May 2008 Â§ President 2006 -2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 Â§ Secretary 2005-2006 o Kairos Â§ Agape Poster coordinator/facilitator o Red Cross Â§ Attended various programs o LifeLine Reentry Community Center(LLRCC) Â§ GPS facilitator and committee member Â§ LLRCC volunteer-program aide