Small Business

Recognizes needs of small businesses. Positions included:

  • Housing Provider & Property Manager, Downtown San Jose (31 Years)
  • Yoga Instructor & Owner, Union Studio on First Street
Education
  • Villanova University, PennsylvaniaAccounting, BS
  • Santa Clara University, CaliforniaLaw, JD
  • University of San Francisco, CaliforniaMarriage & Family Counseling, MA
  • Northern California Graduate University Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.
Experience
Legal

Brings a complete approach to understanding ethical, financial, contractual, and mental health issues. Positions included:

  • Administrative Law Judge, Santa Clara County
  • Judge ProTem, Santa Clara County (over 2,000 small claims cases heard)
  • Board of Directors, Sentencing Alternatives Program, Santa Clara County
  • Founder & Director, Mediation Program for Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project
  • Mediator & Arbitrator, Santa Clara County
  • Mediator, Department of Insurance, State of California
  • Arbitrator, Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA)
Mental Health

Understands mental health issues through hands-on experience counseling minors in a locked facility with schizophrenia, anorexia, suicide attempts, cutting, substance abuse. Settled conflicts between young adults stemming from multicultural backgrounds. Resolved organizational issues arising from family disputes. Positions included:

  • Assistant Counselor, Pacific Center at San Jose Medical Hospital
Teaching

Inspires students to resolve issues creatively without litigation. Taught research, writing, and mediation. Positions included:

  • Professor, San Jose State University
  • Guest Lecturer, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, University of San Francisco
  • Guest Lecturer, San Francisco State University
Finance & Sales

Adheres to high ethical standards set by IBM. Proven experience in meeting and exceeding objectives. Ability to reduce challenges into a quantifiable form. Analyzed accounting data and located misallocated funds. In-depth knowledge of corporate financial, organizational, and legal viewpoints on intellectual property from the research and development stage through marketing and sales. Provided critical financial information, which resolved stalemates between marketing and research on the release of new products. Positions included:

Financial
  • Financial Analyst R&D
  • Cost Analyst for Production & Manufacturing
  • General Accountant Corporate
Sales
  • IBM Executive Management Consultant
  • IBM Networking Regional Manager
  • IBM Networking Area Marketing Manager
  • IBM Client Marketing Manager, Finance

Recognized by IBM management for extraordinary achievement through awards including: Top 10 Sales Managers in North America, Business Unit Executive’s Award, Leadership Club Award, General Manager’s Award, Sales Management Excellence Award.

Training
Mediation & Arbitration
  • Family Conflict Mediation
  • Lemmon Mediation Institute
  • Oregon Mediation Institute
  • Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations
Communication & Negotiation
  • Conflict Management, Harvard Negotiation Project
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (6 weeks)
  • IBM Marketing (30 weeks)
  • IBM Management Consulting (6 weeks)
Volunteer & Leadership
  • Initiator & Organizer, 40 meals for 40 nights for Fire Fighters affected by 911
  • Initiator & Organizer, Community Event for Firefighter’s Bell
  • Arbitrator, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member, Santa Clara County Coalition of Dispute Resolution Programs
  • Mediator, Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations
  • Consultant, Junior Achievement
  • Director, ACT for Community Mental Health
  • Assistant Counselor, Covenant House for Runaway Minors
  • Assistant Counselor, Children’s Institute for Autism
  • Teachers Assistant, McCauly’s School for Mentally Handicapped Children
  • Fund Raiser & Hugger, Special Olympics
  • Souper, NYC Soup Kitchen

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