PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2009-Present: Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Educator and Author with the Jack Up Your Life seminar and lecture series and the personal development narrative Becoming . . . , Long Beach, CA

1999-Present: Part-time Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

2005-Present: Adjunct Instructor at Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

2015-2016: Semimonthly Life Coaching for Teens classes at H.I.S. House, Homeless Intervention Shelter and House, Placentia, CA

2014-2016: Semimonthly Life Coaching classes at H.I.S. House, Homeless Intervention Shelter and House, Placentia, CA

2011-2013: Vice President, Fullerton College: Adjunct Faculty United board of directors, NOCCCD, Fullerton, CA

2010-2012: Part-time Lecturer at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA

2001-2006: Part-time Instructor at Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

1999-2005: Part-time Instructor at Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

2001-2002: Part-time Instructor at Chapman University, Orange, CA

1999-2002: Part-time Instructor at Golden West College , Huntington Beach, CA

2001-2002: Part-time Instructor at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2000: Part-time Instructor at Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

Courses taught over the years at the above institutions:

Essentials of Argumentation; Forensics/Debate Coach; Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Hybrid); Interpersonal Communication; Interpersonal Communication Theory (300 level); Intercultural Communication; Introduction to Human Communication; Public Speaking; Liberal Studies in Communication Processes (300 level); Small Group Communication; Storytelling

1996 – 1999: California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Teaching Associate (Intro. to Human Communication, 2 sections, six semesters)

1988 – 1999: State Licensed Building Contractor, Long Beach, CA

Sole Proprietor

1980 – 1995: Semi-professional Musician, Long Beach, CA

Songwriter/Keyboards/Vocals

 



EDUCATION


1999: California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

M.A. Speech Communication (4.00 GPA Graduate School) Interpersonal/Intercultural Emphasis

1996: California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

B.A. Speech Communication (Graduated with High Honors)

1991: Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

A.A. Music (Graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors)

 



OBJECTIVE


 

Changing Lives!

 



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


• 2016, Addressed the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship Dinner entitled The Ideal Student, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California, March 20.

• 2016, Delegate, representing Adjunct Faculty United, to the California Federation of Teachers Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 11-13.

• 2015, Guest Lecture on Conflict Management at the Human Communication Studies teaching associate pedagogy class, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California, October, 26.

• 2015, Keynote speaker of Free Will and the Unconscious Mind for the Re-think Sunday Meet-up group: The NewFreethinkers of Orange County at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, Irvine, California, August 30.

• 2015, Co-Organizer/Coordinator, Master of Ceremonies and Presenter of segment Choose “Now!” for the Personal Wellbeing Symposium, sponsored by the GE Pathways Program, Food, Health and Well-being pathway,  California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton California, April 14.

• 2014-Current, Faculty member for the GE Pathways program pilot project in the Food, Health and Well-Being pathway, CSUF, Fullerton, CA.

• 2014-2015, Faculty advisor for the TEDx CSUF club at CSUF, Fullerton, CA.

• 2014, Faculty advisor for The Forum: American Cultural Awareness club at CSUF, Fullerton, CA., Fall.

• 2014, Chief Organizer/Coordinator, Master of Ceremonies and Presenter of segment Only You! for the Personal Wellness Symposium, COMM Week, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton California, April 23.

• 2014, Presented an introduction to the film The Intouchables at the Fullerton College French Film Festival, Fullerton, California, March 15.

• 2014, Attendee at the Centennial Futures Conference at Fullerton College, Fullerton, California, January 31.

• 2013, Addressed two International Baccalaureate high school classes on The Perception of the Self, Palisade High School, Palisade, Colorado, October 3.

• 2013, Conducted discussion group at Cavalcade’s Deep Tea entitled Habits of the Unconscious Mind, Fruita, Colorado, October 2.

• 2013, Jack Up Your Life life coach presentation Crafting Your Best Life, during COMM Week at CSUF, April 22.

• 2013, Self-published the personal development book: Becoming . . . , FriesenPress, April.

• 2013, Attended the California Federation of Teachers Leadership Conference, Oakland, CA, February 7-9.

• 2013-Present, Member of the Western States Communication Association.

• 2012 (Spring), Faculty Adviser for the CSUF Reddit Club, CSUF, Fullerton, CA.

• 2011, Top Ten Finalist, Teacher of the Year, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA.

• 2010-2014, Committee member for the French Film Festival at Fullerton College, Fullerton, California.

• 2010, Jack Up Your Life life coach presentation Owning You: Becoming Accountable for Your Life Choices, during COMM Week at California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California, April 27.

• 2010, Addressed the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship Dinner entitled The Best You Can Be, Fullerton, California, February 22.

• 2009, Jack Up Your Life life coach presentation Living With Your Roommates Without Killing Them at the residence halls, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California, October 14.

• 2000-2009, Member of the International Communication Association.

• 1998-2009, Member of the Western States Communication Association.

• 2006, Guest faculty member and speaker at the Leadership Conference, CSUF, Fullerton, California, March 18.

• 2005, Guest lecturer at “Kids to College,” CSUF, Fullerton, California, .

• 2004, Research paper published in Intercultural Communication and Understanding.

• 2003, Research paper presented at the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies annual meeting, Fullerton, California, July.

• 2002, Reviewed Argumentation and Debate course and submitted revisions for Santa Ana College division of Fine and Performing Arts.

• 2002, Judged debate and individual event rounds with the Chapman University Debate Team at the Annual High School Speech and Debate Tournament at CSUF, Fullerton, California, January.

• 2001, Attended the Western States Communication Association annual conference, Coeur’d Alene, ID, February 23-27.

• 2001, Volunteer as assistant debate coach for the Cerritos College Falcon Forensics Team, Spring semester.

• 2001, Judged debate rounds and assisted in administration at the Annual Tabor-Venitsky Invitational Speech Tournament at Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA, February 16-17.

• 2001, Judged debate rounds at the Annual High School Speech and Debate Tournament at CSUF, January.

• 2000, Participated in the conference on Critical Thinking at CSUF, January 21.

• 2000, Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference in Acapulco, Mexico, June 1-5.

• 1999, Member of the BTEP instructor team at CSUF, Fullerton, CA.

• 1999, Taught one class session for SPCH 300, Introduction to Communication Research, and SPCH 301, Liberal Studies in Communication Processes, in absence of Dr. John Reinard at CSUF, Spring semester.

• 1998, Speech Communication department’s (CSUF) award for Outstanding Teaching Associate sponsored by the Instructional and Development Division of the International Communication Association.

• 1998, Member of the committee to create the CTP Peer Advisement Center at CSUF.

• 1998, Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association conference in Denver, February 13-17.

• 1998, Planning committee member for the Interdisciplinary Theory and Research on Intercultural Relations Conference at CSUF, Spring. Co-Chair of the Hospitality Committee. Paper presented at the conference.

• 1998, Judged debate rounds at the Annual High School Speech and Debate Tournament at CSUF, January.

• 1997-1998, Instructor for the Study Abroad Training Seminars, CSUF, Fullerton, California.

• 1996, Taught one class session of SPCH 413, Interpersonal Communication Theory in absence of Dr. William Gudykunst at CSUF.

• 1993, Lifetime member of Alpha Gamma Sigma, California Community College Honor Scholarship Society, December 11.

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES


• 2013, Volunteer, Kathy Ireland’s Children’s Christmas Celebration, Irvine Spectrum, December 7.

• 2013, Volunteer for The Fullerton College Foundation Train Station BBQ event, Fullerton, CA, May 21.

• 2004, Walk for the Homeless along with students from SAC, Thomas House, Garden Grove, CA, February.

• 2003, Volunteer, along with students from CSUF and SAC, for Habitat for Humanity, Orange County, CA, April.

• 1997-1998, Volunteer camp counselor two years, Camp Titan, CSUF.

• 1991-1993, Participated in Alpha Gamma Sigma activities at Long Beach Community College volunteering for several community oriented events such as:

The Make A Wish Foundation
Chairperson for the Catholic Charities Food Drive
Chairperson for the Catholic Charities Clothing Drive

 



REFERENCES


References available upon request