I would like an opportunity to use my Construction Management Degree to its fullest. After my twenty two years in the public sector as an inspector I would be able to bring the perspective and organizational skill of an inspector to projects large and small.
Most of my inspection experience has been in residential inspection until recently. In my position at Kittitas County for four years, I have preformed the inspections on the commercial improvements to the destination resort of Suncadia and throughout the county. The structures at Suncadia included the 380,000 square foot Lodge, The Spa, Suncadia & Tumble Creek Activity Centers and the Pro Shop at Tumble Creek, along with most of the residential structures. I also performed the inspections of the Trailhead condominiums in Suncadia, the Victoria Town Center in Cle Elum, and the new Central Washington University Flight Simulator, all of which are modular buildings.
I am very interested in giving back to my community and in green technologies. I serve as the Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity Building Committee Co-Chair and Site Supervisor, and I am the compliance officer for the Evergreen Sustainable Building Standard. Currently every Saturday is spent supervising 12 24 volunteers, some getting hands-on training as we go. I have also done residential and commercial Tenant Improvement and Pest/FHA Work Orders in my past work. I approach each type of inspection or project as a unique set of circumstances, am flexible and can learn quickly the requirements of specific settings or inspections, and look forward to new challenges in my career.
I am looking for a stable position with the opportunity to use and expand my skills and experiences in construction, energy efficiency and community development.
Ive been involved with construction in one form or another for most of my professional career. I have dealt with the construction process both as a private individual, general contractor, and as a professional building inspector and code enforcement officer. I have found that my photography training and work background with Federal Housing Authority and Pest Control Work orders has greatly helped me in that I am often able to see and explain to people the steps necessary to solve or resolve potential problems.
3/2008-Present Board Member/ Co-Chair Construction Committee Kittitas Co. Habitat for Humanity
Responsibilities: Construction plan development and checking for compliance with current codes, permit submittal and acquisition. I do the scheduling for the construction process for the Partner Family houses and am responsible for meeting the criteria of the Evergreen Standard. I delegate tasks to be done by others on my committee and volunteers on the job sites. In this position we work with a very diverse volunteer labor force, from professionals in their field to foreign exchange students who have never seen a hammer.
7/2005-9/2009 Building Inspector, Kittitas County Washington
Responsibilities: On-site inspections of all phases of construction from forms for concrete to Final inspection for residential and commercial construction projects including the 380,000 sq. ft. Lodge at Suncadia. I maintained written records for all my inspections for compliance with the current codes, state amendments and County ordinances. Plan review on an as needed basis when Plans Examiners were overloaded.
7/1989-7/2005Building Inspector, Snohomish County Washington
Responsibilities: On-site inspections of all phases of construction from forms for concrete to Final approval. I maintained written records for all my inspections for compliance with the current codes, state amendments and County Ordinances. Code enforcement issues up to forwarding enforcement actions to the Prosecuting Attorneys office for judgment by the court. Fire damage/ Structural assessment of structures before a Building Permit for reconstruction or demolition could be applied for.
3/1987-1/1990Building Inspector, City of Lake Stevens Washington
Responsibilities: On-site inspections of all phases of construction from forms to finish. I maintained written records for all my inspections for compliance with Uniform Building, Plumbing, Mechanical & Fire Codes and City Ordinances. Enforcement including issuance of Stop Work orders when required.
2/1987-1/1990Owner, If I Cant Fix It-Its Broke, Everett Washington
Responsibilities: As a Licensed and Bonded General Contractor I worked in all phases of construction dealing with FHA & Pest Control Work Orders, along with remodels and tenant improvements. Responsibilities have included: Building Plan drawing & takeoff, procurement of material and all aspects of actual construction.
10/1985-2/1987Maintenance and Construction Supervisor-Red Carpet Realty, Everett Washington
Responsibilities: Maintenance and repair of all trustee properties in the greater Everett area. Work included: minor plumbing repairs to major remodel construction in single & multi-family dwelling units. Also required completion of FHA and Pest Control Work Orders, related to the refinance or resale of properties.
A.T.A. Construction Management - Edmonds Community College 6/1988
Project Managers Certificate - Edmonds Community College 6/1988
Building Inspectors Certificate - Edmonds Community College 6/1988
Other Coursework:Spokane Falls Community College 1970-1972
Edmonds Community College 1969-1970
Course work through ICBO/ICC 1990-2008
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Board Member of Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity and Site Superintendent
Fishing, home construction projects for relaxation, photography, playing with my grandchildren and the dog.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES
Certified Building Inspector - 88 through 06 Codes
Washington Emergency Management Certificate for FEMA 154 and ATC 20 course completion
Washington State Community, Trade and Economic Development Manufactured Home Installation Certification Course 1998
Washington State Dept. of Transportation Construction Site Erosion and Spill Control Certification 1998
Past officer of North West Washington Chapter ICBO/ICC,
Current Professional Member of ICC
BPI Building Analyst Professional Certification