Bleacher Report July 2010 - Present
Tampa Bay Rays Featured Columnist producing at least 2 articles per week with over 77,000 reads online.
Progressive Greek Magazine February 2011 - Present
East Coast Baseball Magazine May 2011 - Present
Tampa Bay Rays Featured Columnist
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UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE, Tampa, FL May 2006 - Present
Company Commander, 993rd Trans. Company (Captain) Part-time, 1 drill weekend per month, 2 weeks annual training
Responsible for the resourcing, manning, training, and equipping of combat service support units in the USAR for a Company headquarters in Palatka, Florida and a Detachment in Lakeland Florida
Lead more than 300 Soldiers, and Civilians in 1 Combat Service Support (CSS) unit covering four Major Florida cities managing in excess of $40M of equipment
Ensure unit/Soldier readiness in order to support missions and contingency operations upon notice generating operational and functional forces and capabilities; providing mission command and control (ARC2), and nurturing connections and relationships while expanding strategic partnerships across the Group.
On order the 993rd TC (PLS) will provide transportation for the movement of containerized cargo, general non-containerized cargo, and ammunition in support of CSSB or higher headquarters to meet national security objectives.
ARCADIA HOMECARE & STAFFING, Tampa, FL Oct 2010 – June 2011
Branch Manager Full-time, 50 hours per week
Branch Manager responsible to oversee operations and business development in Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Highlands Counties.
Responsible for recruiting, hiring and orientation of field staff personnel to ensure customer satisfaction.
Provide supplemental staffing services to area hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities throughout territory.
Implemented and maintained policies and procedures for field personnel and ensuring that all federal state and local regulations are adhered to.
Increased weekly sales from $8,000 to $24,000 in under 3 months.
COMPREHENSIVE HOME CARE, Tampa, FL Jun 2010 – Oct 2010
Community Liaison Full-time, 50 hours per week
Identified and marketed to referral sources, such as physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities, for home health care, clinical services, telehealth and Part B services.
Prepared and presented presentations of company’s various product lines to referral sources.
Served as the company’s representative in the community to promote a positive image of the company and to promote interest in the company’s various product lines.
Participated in professional associations and organizations as applicable to enhance knowledge of the home health care industry and to understand needs of referral sources and patients.
MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, Tampa, FL Oct 2006 - May 2010
Account Manager Full-time, 55 hours per week
Branch Manager for one of the largest home health agencies in Tampa responsible for providing private duty nursing to medically complex pediatric and adult patients. Responsible for outside sales in second largest geographic territory in the district and supervising office staff of 13 internal and over 200 external employees.
Maintained a staff of over 200 healthcare professionals through effective and efficient recruiting and retention methods.
Sourced and screened over 2,000 resumes annually as well as utilized online job boards to find best candidates to fill nursing, supervisor, and office administrative positions.
Conducted interviews and facilitated orientation for new hires in order to ensure preparation and competence for essential job functions.
Coordinated annual in-services and CEU programs for employees in order to keep personnel files in compliance with laws and accreditation policies.
Sold a portfolio of home health services. Produced over $20M in 4 years. Decreased office expenditures 15% by implementing needed controls on stock/supplies and standardizing ordering procedures.
Increased weekly sales from $30,000 to $60,000 in 6 months.
Processed over 300 patient referrals from case managers, hospitals, nursing homes, hospice companies and insurance companies annually.
UNITED STATES ARMY, Afghanistan Jan 2009 - Feb 2010
Military Postal Officer (First Lieutenant) Full-time, 78+ hours per week
Responsible for all postal operations in Regional Commands North, East, Central, and West in Afghanistan providing services to over 60,000 US personnel.
Supervised the processing and distribution of over 40 million pounds of mail and $10 million of postal finance services.
Maintained flawless accountability of equipment valued over $1 million and postal stock of over $400,000.
Successfully managed 17 geographically separated Army Post Offices in a combat zone with minimal direct supervision.
Established policies and procedures to ensure accountability of funds, security of mail, and prevention of dangerous matter being introduced into the postal system.
Led, mentored, and trained 45 Soldiers and 35 civilian contractors.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA, Tampa, FL 2006
Sports Management, BS 3.2 GPA
SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY, Dade City, FL In progress
Management, MBA 3.9 GPA