As former, full time, solo practitioner, my goals in semi-retirement are to:
> Share My Knowledge and passions by:
. . . focusing on my strengths and experience in:
- Knowledge Management
- Strategic Planning
- Hi-Tech Agriculture Food Chain
- Developing local AgroTourism
- Designing / Delivering Seminars
- Public Speaking
Greatest Life Achievements:
> Being a father of four children and, as of March 6, 2018 11 grandchildren
> Having the opportunity to travel for eight months on the way home in some 30 Countries and living abroad for three years
> Working for over two years in Afghanistan and Turkey for the Peace Corp and Agency for International Development ... and ....
> Studying French in Paris during the mid-1960s was a true gift that provided me experiences to fill a lifetime
> Learning to speak local languages while working and studying with differing cultures, changed my perspective about the freedoms, liberties, and responsibilities of being an American Citizen.
> Serving the Brighton Community allows me as a volunteer provides me the opportunity
TO PAY IT FORWARD ...
... and to apply my skills as a:
> Certified Management Consultant, with an MBA
> Vice President Commercial Banker,
> Software Programmer/ Analyst,
> Speaker/Workshop Facilitation,
> Educational Design experience as
Adjunct Professor Regis University Online teaching
>Independent consulting 1977 - 1985
> Entrepreneurial, Independent Consultant since 1977. Active now in semi-retirement serving medium to small, local companies.
> Employed eight years as Commercial Banker in both small and large banks
after earning my MBA.
> Served six years as an Internal Knowledge Management Consultant/Programmer Analyst with a major East coast
Software company in Health Care.
> Practiced as an independent
Management Consultant 1977-1985.
Consulting with small, medium, and large firms
public/ private/ & government clients, lecturing throughout the US.
- Authored: Ten Steps to Successful Exporting published by American Management Association and self published by my successor company
Global Trade Corporation in 1980s.
- Received a $100,00 Competitive Bid Contract to design and conduct a five-day Export workshop for the Small Business Administration in five US cities.
- Won a $100,000 matching grant from the Department of Commerce resulting in Rochester, NY awarded Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Status
- Served one year as Director of International Trade for suburban Philadelphia's Chester County
- Authored articles on Exporting and publishing
"Ten Steps to Successful Exporting"
- Lectured for the American Bankers and American Management Associations
- Appointed Director of Board on the
Rochester Mutual Fund Family early 1980s
[ prior to its joining the Oppenheimer Fund ]
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Together let's Grow
Brighton & Adam-Weld Counties
In 2001, I chose to return to Denver, my home town after being laid off as an Internal Knowledge Management Consultant/Program Analyst along with some 700 employees when Shared Medical Systems, a major medical software company, was purchased by
Siemens Corporation of Germany.
Facilitated Strategic Management online graduate courses for Regis University
2002 - 2008.
In 2009, Brighton proved the perfect place to begin active retirement. I chose Brighton because of its historical Agriculture Heritage, Civic Pride, and desire to maintain a
"Small Home Town Appeal".
My love of Colorado began in 1946 when I was two years old. My sister and two brothers were born in Denver, but Dad had a job assignment in
Minersville, Utah where I born in the nearest
Hospital in Beaver, Utah
Educated in Denver schools and graduating from the University of Colorado. Boulder Cum Laude. in International Affairs after three years in Peace Corps service during the miid 1960s where I re-generated my love for our beautiful, open spaces of the mountains and the high plains with blue skies.
Living near the South Platte River, Ginger (my shelter rescued blond Australian Shepherd), we regularly use the Bike trails for exercise and walks in
Veterans and Ken Mitchel Parks.
I enjoy home gardening in three raised beds in the backyard. My favorites are hot peppers and tomatoes. I like to cook with peppers, dry and freeze them for winter. The Cherry tomatoes rarely make inside <;-)).
Today, I want to express my appreciation for what community offers and the opportunity ...
"To "Pay It Forward"
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As John Audubon shared:
"A true conservationist is a man
who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children."
As of March 6, 2018,
I now have
eleven GrandChildren to consider.