Rick’s Resume

Summary

  • Unique combination of computer skills, liberal arts, business, education, and marketing background,
  • Online applications and communications since 1990, including an international company, a local Internet service provider, and small business startup,
  • Excellent communicator with logical enthusiastic style.

Employment

Consultant 2002-Present

Web Design & Consulting, Salida, CO

Perform daily operations of a Web design and consulting business including, marketing, business development, Web services, and Web management.

  • Provide consulting services, design, implementation, maintenance, and project management of Internet Web sites for small business clients.

Snowsports Instructor and Trainer 1978 – 1982 & 1996- Present

Monarch Mountain Resort, Monarch, CO

Provide ski instruction to skiing guests. Lead and participate in regular ongoing clinics to improve outstanding lessons and guest experiences. Continued pursuit of highest levels of  PSIA-RM certifications.

  • Nominated to Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Instructor of Year, 2016.
  • Regularly among top requested instructors on staff.

Internet/Web Strategist 2001– 2002

Agilent Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO

Implemented, designed and maintained Web presence for business unit with four manufacturing divisions supporting staff, field sales, and channel partners.

  • Enabled sales and support staff to find information from a current, consolidated, and reliable data source by consolidating a multitude of internal and external Web sites.
  • Implemented content management and sharing for multiple intranets, extranet, and Internet sites using Microsoft SharePoint services.

Webmaster 1999 – 2001

Agilent Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO

Managed all manufacturing division’s intranets, extranets, and other electronic communications to field sales engineers and channel partners.

  • Reduced the costs of hosting and maintenance by creating a unified and consistent Web presence through consolidation and organization of numerous intranets and extranets.
  • Reduced the time needed to create new Web pages and Web sites by redesigning and implementing a professional presentation with templates.
  • Removed the need for personnel to physically mail product photos on a regular basis to media representatives by creating a digital product photos database with Web interface.
  • Increased sales support by creating an electronic newsletter designed to aid the sales support, field engineers, and partners of an over 800-member readership.

Senior Web Developer 1998 – 1999

Colorado Information Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO

Represented and provided company’s Web site development, consulting, and support to clients and customers.

  • Created a new Web project department to support new and existing clients.
  • Spear headed and lead a $70,000 plus project to implement an early ecommerce site using Microsoft eCommerce Edition.

Consultant 1997 – 1998

Web Works Design & Creative, Colorado Springs, CO

Performed daily operations of a small Web design and consulting business including, marketing, business development, Web services, and Web management.

  • Created new business to provide consulting services, design, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of Internet Web sites for small business clients.

Internet Services Administrator/Webmaster 1995 – 1997

Christian Booksellers Association, Colorado Springs, CO

Duties included information acquisition, editing, layout, graphic user interface design, and management of Web sites and electronic communications.

  • Pioneered, planned, developed, and created an Internet/intranet presence to assist CBA staff and entire Christian retail trade association from scratch.

Electronic Publishing/Communications Specialist 1991 – 1995

Christian Booksellers Association, Colorado Springs, CO

Performed all phases of digital design and color prepress production of a trade magazine, trade show newspapers, and presentations.

  • Replaced two typesetters and one cut and paste person by moving the company from traditional prepress methods to 100% digital prepress.
  • Established and maintained procedures for production process for editorial and prepress.
  • Saved production department 90% of prepress imaging costs by investigating and implementing photo CD process.

Composition/Graphics Technician 1990 – 1991

Chem-Nuclear Geotech, Grand Junction, CO

Performed typesetting, layout and design, and editing of various information products, which included technical reports, policy and procedure manuals, and newsletters.

Education

MBA, e-Business – University of Phoenix, Colorado Springs, CO 2004

Specialization in e-Business (MBA/EB) focuses on the rise of electronic business and how it is changing the way traditional firms operate and structure their organizations. The comprehensive MBA/e-Business program equips managers with the necessary skills to conduct business in an e-business environment and is based upon courses in e-business operations, e-business marketing, e-law and risk management, e-strategy, and creating the e-business.

BA, Humanities & Fine Arts – Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO 1989

  • Communications, public relations, philosophy, and business.
  • Editor of Literary Review magazine.
  • Member College Center Advisory and College Media Boards.
  • School of Humanities and Fine Arts representative in Student Body Government
  • Member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Military

US Army, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs, CO November 1976 – November 1982

Active duty 1976 to 1979, inactive reserves 1979 to 1982. Combat Engineer, 4th Infantry Battalion. Two years special duty as mountaineering instructor assigned to Mountain Skills and Survival Committee, Ft. Carson, Colorado.

  • Train troops and civilian summer and winter mountaineering courses.
  • Specialized in summer rock climbing and winter skiing (alpine, cross country, randonee).
  • Honorably discharged.