Executive leadership: over twenty years in business development, strategic planning,
and organizational innovation gained in entrepreneurial startups, corporate divisions,
and advocacy non-profits.
Strategic success: recognize opportunities and then create, develop and implement
effective long-term strategic plans with ongoing tactical processes and actions.
Sales and marketing: prioritize customer service and deliver results by identifying core
objectives of revenue generation, targeting expected quotas, effectively communicating
complex information, and offering vision, integrity, humor, and the commitment to
Management performance: accomplish all phases of board leadership and
development, government relations, administration, finance, personnel development,
membership and volunteer engagement, information technology, and guide diverse
groups managing multiple projects developing products and services from conception
through engineering to final implementation and evaluation.
Government, Advocacy, Non-profits, and Community Affairs
Privileged to serve among leadership to a range of community-based non-profit
education and human service entities serving the people of the Eastside and Redmond.
Serving Redmond City Council upon election November 2013 - City of Redmond, WA.
Service on more than eleven regional and local government committees and boards,
and on three community non-profit boards.
Reconnecting the leadership within communities to re-establish advocacy priorities for
public education at the local, regional and state level.
Advocacy: Lake Washington Schools Foundation; Lk Wa Alliance for School Funding; Lk Wa Citizens
Levy Committee; WA State PTSA; Lake Washington PTSA Council; Redmond Junior High School
PTSA; Audubon Elementary PTSA, LWSD Budget Advisory Committee (all Washington State).
Not-For-Profit: co-founded Funding Washington Schools; member of Kiwanis, Hopelink, Together
Founding successful enterprises, including an industry-leading design and
manufacturing small business sold to an international corporation, and a public
advocacy resource for K-12 school funding,
Company: Garuda Mountaineering (Seattle, WA; Bozeman, MT)
Advocacy Resource: Funding Washington Schools (Redmond, WA)
Managing both small and large corporate companies as an executive officer responsible
for all aspects of profit centers.
Real Estate: Lowe Enterprises (Bellevue, WA); The Byron Shutz Company (Kansas City, MO)
Sales & Manufacturing: Garuda, Inc. (Bozeman, MT; a subsidiary of K2, Inc., aka Anthony Industries)
Initiating extensive ground-level travel throughout challenging geographies in Asia,
meeting wonderful people, and appreciating the extraordinary experiences.
Countries: Nepal; India; (Kashmir); Pakistan; Thailand; Malaysia; Singapore; Indonesia; New Zealand;
Hong Kong; and Japan.
Sales: Garuda Mountaineering product distribution.
Education and Other Experience
Continuously augmenting existing and new professional capabilities through diverse
education, training and experience.
Schools: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Interests: active Boy Scouting with my son, assistant basketball coach with my daughter; biographies
and world history; backpacking and trekking; flight simulation (particularly vintage 4-engine aircraft);
and aviation history enthusiast.