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Emergency Management Executive 16+ Years Experience
Plan Development ~ Training ~ Compliance ~ Contract Administration ~ Inspections
Procedure Development ~ Natural & Manmade Disasters ~ Radiological Hazards ~ Public Relations
Possess an extensive career in emergency planning, preparedness, response, mitigation, and management.
Adept at resource allocation, budgeting, cost control, best management practices (BMPs), and prioritization.
Expert knowledge of emergency and incident planning, analysis, methodology and regulatory requirements.
Detail-focused with an exceptional blend of analytical, leadership, decision-making, and communication skills.
Formulated Continuity of Operations Program (COOP) for State of Florida, directly supervising personnel in establishing COOP plans for each state agency.
Able to anticipate, plan, and respond accordingly to constantly changing challenges and demands.
Championed efforts in 2016 for office to rank #2 nationwide (out of 1,200 communities) in Emergency Management portion of Community Rating System.
Credentialed as Incident Commander (IC) for Type 3 Incident Management Team; currently serving as region 1 and 2 Incident Commander.
Navigated county operations upon receipt of FEMA Emergency Declarations for Hurricane Hermine (2016). Tropical Storm Dennis (2012), 2009 Flooding, and Tropical Storm Fay (2008).
Commanded Wakulla County Emergency Operations for several months during Deepwater Horizons M252 oil spill (listed as a Spill of National Significance).
On behalf of Florida Department of Transportation, I oversaw FDOT operational response to Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Seamlessly coordinated emergency response for Monroe, Miami-Dade, Charlotte, Hardee, St. Lucie, Walton, Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Gilchrist counties during Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne (2004).
Recipient of 2004 Rodney A. Richardson Award for exemplary service in the field of emergency management.
Wakulla County Sheriff s Office, Division of Emergency Management, Crawfordville, FL, 2006 to Present
Wakulla County Emergency Management Director
Oversee the complete spectrum of Wakulla County s emergency management program from preparedness and response, to mitigation and recovery.
Develop and maintain a vast range of emergency management plans encompassing COOP, local mitigation strategy, pandemic influenza, jail evacuation, mass casualties, long-term recovery, bus accidents, debris, emergency communications, NIMS, large animals, temporary housing, and 911 services.
Championed countless full-scale, tabletop and functional exercises to include scenarios for school shooter, bank robberies, massacres, pandemics, court house active shooter, Board of County Commission Chambers active shooter, mass casualties, bus accidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials, and communication outages.
Serve as Emergency Management PIO as well as Wakulla County Sheriff s Office s alternate PIO.
Department of Transportation, State Safety Office, Tallahassee, FL, 2005 to 2006
Transportation Security Program Manager
Spearheaded procedures and plans for emergency response and recovery including FDOT security program and FDOT COOP.
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Regulated compliance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines throughout Hurricane Dennis, Katrina, and Rita (2005).
Functioned as Logistical Staging Area Manager during Hurricane Wilma, efficiently orchestrating shipment of food, water and ice to impacted counties.
Department of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management, Tallahassee, FL, 2003 to 2005
Governed all aspects of REP Unit, COOP, Continuity of Government Planning (COG), and Terrorism Planning.
Applied strong leadership talents toward directing and coordinating team of four within Technical Hazards Unit.
Cost-effectively administered $4.3M FEMA planning grant, $12M ODP planning grant, and multiple operational grants (FPL, Progress Energy and Southern Nuclear).
Served as Temporary Housing Operations Chief for Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne (2004) and as Joint Operations Chief for state emergency response team in tandem with FEMA Operations Chief.
Held role as Deputy State Coordinating Officer for Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola area field office.
Department of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management, Tallahassee, FL, 2001 to 2003
Created and administered REP plan procedures for state of Florida and played a lead role in training state and county personnel.
Provided annual REP certification to FEMA for state, county, and nuclear power plants.
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture, Tallahassee, FL, 1999 to 2001
Environmental Specialist II
Advised aquaculturists in BMP compliance and permitting issues for alligator farms, dock construction, aquaculture submerged lands leases, food fish culture and marine bivalve facilities.
Delivered guidance with water quality studies, risk assessments, submerged lands leasing, submerged lands compliance inspections, and reef assessments.
Extensively assisted USDA during European Hoof and Mouth disease outbreak by providing comprehensive inspections and querying and decontaminating international passengers.
Primex Technologies, St. Marks, FL, 1994 to 1999
Advanced Senior Environmental Technician
Monitored and enforced rigorous compliance with hazardous waste treatment, spill prevention & reporting procedures, hazardous waste closure, NDDES, Title V, and Consumptive Use permits.
Delivered comprehensive training and instruction in environmental awareness, hazardous waste, biomedical waste, waste handling and storage, spill prevention, and spill reporting.
Supervised numerous projects including environmental sampling for compliance and site investigations.
Structured biomedical waste contingency plan and trained associated personnel.
Controlled Primex waste minimization program which featured several new recycling programs and efforts to maximize water conservation.
Certified Florida Professional Emergency Manager, Florida Emergency Preparedness Association
Graduate, FEMA Management Academy
Completed FEMA Professional Development Series
Completed FEMA Advanced Professional Series
Associate of Arts, Edison Community College, Ft. Myers, FL
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Big Bend COAD; Region Two Domestic Security Task Force; Executive Board Member of North Florida Regional Fusion Center; Board Member Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce; Member of Florida State Assistance Team; Member of State of Florida Mass Care Working Group; Member of State of Florida Special Needs Working Group
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