My career has had many turns, some good and some unexpected. I have had a full career, starting with a small business, served as an electronics technician in the military, and over 28 years working as a Senior IT Technician in three US Federal agencies. In addition to IT work, I developed a statistical methodology to determine markers of activity (CronoBiology publication), created an approach to marketing to a specialized sector of small business (microbusiness), developed business processes that dramatically affected the efficiency and efficacy of my organization’s main-line of work (orange book, document publishing, ticketing system, etc), and co-managed two agency help desks. I have always focused on projects that, when simplified, provided profound business advantages. I based my work on an idea I had when I was 19 I called McDonalization. Yes, named after the world-famous burger manufacturer. I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of small intimate organizations, mostly women-owned. In summary, I provided my organizations with business process improvement and flexible Project Management ideas that pre-dated Agile.
For the past 10 years, I divide my time between consulting services to microbusinesses and working on various individual improvement projects. Much of my current work is as a volunteer and sometimes with compensation as a nanny, tutor, companion, and mentor. I provide date-night and overnight care! I work with agencies and independently to assist my clients to deal with a variety of issues including homelessness, mental illness, mobility challenges, confidence, and executive function challenges. I have experience working with non-verbal and self-injurious children and adults dealing with stress and depression. I believe in fact-based behavioral approaches that involve developing emotional connections between “caregiver” and “care receiver”. I strongly support experiential peer-based approaches where there is no delineation between support and patient therapy. Despite my acceptance of peer-based approaches, I believe strongly in the appropriate but limited use of medication and therapy, application of journaling and reflective practices, and physical work/conditioning.
In my spare time, I love cooking, music, meditation, and physical fitness. My work is also presented in my profiles on CARE.com and LinkedIn. I would love to hear from you regardless if you are looking for assistance or you would like to share your experience. I received my second COVID-19 vaccine in Feb 2021. My CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications were updated through NHCPS in June, 2021. My driving record and Criminal Background checks are available on CARE.com
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