Professional Experience

Professional Experience

II have spent the last seven years functioning as an HR Generalist, focusing on all primary HR functions in a fast-growing flight school. I spent 2020 leading our HR Operations through a lengthy acquisition by United Airlines. Currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for a Non-Profit. Previously at Wells Fargo on the retail side selling financial products. I am passionate about organizational design and development, business models, people operations, finance, and solving complex problems.

Skills & Strengths

Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values. Knowing where one belongs can transform an ordinary person—hardworking and competent but otherwise mediocre—into an outstanding performer. - Peter Ferdinand Drucker

  • Soft Skills - EQ
  • Organization - People and Things
  • Connecting Unseen Dots - Systems & Processes
  • Bridging Small Operations to Big Picture Success

Resume 📜

Director, People Operations


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Human Resources Manager

Westwind School of Aeronautics / United Airlines - Phoenix Arizona 1.14 - 9.21

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I am currently overseeing all HR initiatives for two entities with 150 team members, acting in an HR Generalist's capacity to cover the HR functions listed below to some degree. The core tasks revolve around payroll, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and performance management. Contributing anywhere else that allows aligning people operations with the business's strategy and mission.

  • Staffing - Hiring, Onboarding, Offboarding
  • Compensation & Benefits - Health, 401K, PTO, Payroll, Flight Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Compliance & Design
  • Training and Development
  • Safety, Health, and Security

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Behold - Phoenix Arizona 11.17 - Current

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I am currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Behold, a Non-Profit with a mission to guide the next generation to discover and enact their leadership potential. We believe this starts with educating our youth on pragmatic approaches to life, understanding their strengths and method of work, and the qualities and mindset that will prepare them for success in today's culture.

  • Assist and advise on entity formation, business direction, and organizational development
  • Create and enforce Behold bylaws
  • Develop and fulfill Behold's Board of Directors
  • Schedule, record, and direct board meetings
  • Assist and advise on entity direction, talent, and model frameworks

General Manager

Westwind Air Service - Phoenix, Arizona 816 - Current

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In early 2016 we set out to create a new middle management role. As we began designing this role, I actively stepped into those responsibilities to better understand our needs. What was intended as a short term stint during recruitment turned into a long-term, permanent position in addition to the current HR Management Role. Ultimately, I am responsible for driving business and aligning business strategy and operations. Currently overseeing Sales and Advertising, multiple state-wide locations, non-flight budgets, and people operations.

  • Manage multiple state-wide locations and departments
  • Manage and implement non-flight budgets
  • Manage and implement software and systems
  • All HR & People Functions

Personal Banker

Wells Fargo - Phoenix Arizona 3.12 - 9.13

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In 2012 my journey at Wells Fargo began as a Teller. My role was to understand the financial services and products we offered, how Wells Fargo functioned at the retail branch level, and how to serve customers through deposit, withdrawal, and credit functions. In late 2012, I accepted a new position as Lead Teller, where I continued to learn about financial products, how cash shipments work, dual custody control and bank inventory, foreign currency operations, and safety AML/KYC procedures for approving large transactions. In 2013, I stepped into the role of Personal Banker, where I sold financial services and products to customers that best fit their needs. These products consisted of checking and savings accounts, trusts, loans, credit lines, business and merchant services, and other general banking needs.

Education 🎒


Associate of Science: Business - Accounting

Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College - Glendale, AZ 1/2015 - 12/2016

I attended GCC for my first two years of college where I focused primarily on business and entrepreneurship, and emphasized in accounting.

Bachelor of Science: Human Resources Management

Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ 2019 - Current

I started attending GCU in 2019 for Human Resources Management. Paused education for 2020 to be more present with our first child, born January 23rd 2020. Preparing to restart classes in March of 2021

Certificates / Licenses

aPHR - Associate Professional in Human Resources from the HRCI

Associate Professional in Human Resources certificate from the Human Resources Certification Institute. License # 601141954

PHR - Professional in Human Resources from the HRCI

Professional in Human Resources certificate from the Human Resources Certification Institute. License # 601141954PHR