Positions & Clients

HomeAid San Diego, Project Consultant
  • HomeAid builds and maintains housing and programmatic facilities for reputable nonprofit organizations and public institutions serving those experiencing homelessness by leveraging relationships within the building industry to garner in-kind donations of labor and materials.

Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, YIGBY Initiative, Lead Project Manager
  • YIGBY works with leaders of faith communities, nonprofit organizations and local governments to help them transform their underutilized real estate into low income housing which serves their missions and communities. This is done using philanthropy and impact investing.

LeSar Development Consultants, Principal
  • Housing Policy Leadership Academy development and implementation

San Diego Architectural Foundation, Project Consultant
  • Leadership and fundraising development

Housing You Matters Coalition, Executive Director
  • Build a broad based coalition of nonprofit organizations to create an agenda of policies and practices that lowers the cost of new housing in the San Diego Region
  • Work with the coalition to find agreed upon platform, fundraise and create the structure for effective decision-making
  • Develop a communication strategy and implement

California Economic Summit, San Diego Host Committee, Project Consultant
  • Coordinate leadership team fund raising and program development activities

Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana, Executive Director
  • Implemented new position within organization and set up first time office and systems including website
  • Coordinate more than 50 events/year focused on research and education around best land use practices
  • Over the course of the last 5 years have engaged 100s of members to work on as many as 12 committees
  • Moved organization from $125,000 a year operation to over $300,000 in 9 months from 2007 to 2008
  • Secured ULI Community Action Grants for Binational Mayors Forum, Creative Infrastructure Finance Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), Building Healthy Communities Conference and Innovation Economies Conference
  • Developed strategic alliances with regional organizations, universities, elected officials and the media
  • Positioned ULI in the public arena as a binational regional resource through marketing and public relations
  • Created, developed and implemented annual Smart Growth Awards program honoring projects, plans and people demonstrating outstanding sustainable practices
  • Worked with ULI Young Leaders to develop seven years of successful Forum programs
  • Conduct the overall administration of the organization plus manage membership, sponsorship and Management, Governance and Advisory Committee meetings
  • With Treasurer and Chair, develop and manage annual budget and re-certification process
  • Connect ULI members to national programs such as speaking opportunities at national conferences, Product Councils and authoring articles forUrban Land Magazine
  • Conducted TAPs for the following entities: City of National City; City of El Cajon, Port of San Diego, Jacobs Foundation, SANDAG; City of Tijuana. ULI San Diego/Tijuana charges $25,000/TAP.
  • In partnership with ULI CA district councils, conducted a State-wide TAP on High Speed Rail
  • For the past seven years have developed and coordinated an annual Real Estate Trends Conference
  • Created, developed and implemented a national program with the Aspen Institute, titled the Global Forum on the Culture of Innovation and its impact on Land Use. Developed and published report on Ten Principles for Creating Innovation Economies.
  • Participated on national Advisory Panel to develop 10 Principles for Building Healthy Places Report

Lambda Alpha International, Project Consultant
  • San Diego Chapter Management
  • Land Economics Weekend International Conference 2015 – Conference Management

Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation, Project Consultant
  • Secured development partner for Comm 22, a $150 million mixed-use affordable housing TOD development
  • Lead team that secured a $1.5 million Smart Growth Improvement Grant from CALTRANS
  • Represented CDC in negotiating long term lease with the San Diego Unified School District
  • Represented CDC throughout pre-development process
  • Coordinated community design charrette for over 200 residents, and 20 architects and developers
  • Coordinated community site tour for 50 architects, developers and banks
  • Implemented EITC site, returning millions of tax dollars to low income families over three years
  • Strategically aligned organization with the business community and elected officials
  • Project awarded planning award from the American Planning Association Awards in May 2004

Stepner Design Group, Project Consultant
  • Coordinated team for Family Justice Center Design charrette
  • Coordinated team for Warner Springs Ranch Specific Plan Update
  • Coordinated team for Colina Park and Logan Heights visioning for the LISC Neighborhoods First program

San Diego Roots, Fund Raising Consultant
  • In partnership with San Diego Natural History Museum and OB People’s Food Co-op worked to secure urban farm land to develop community serving agriculture and education center

San Ysidro Business Improvement District, Project Consultant
  • Designed proposal that secured $300,000 CALTRANS grant for a pedestrian master plan

Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation, Project Consultant
  • Designed and Implemented an Organizational Rebuilding Strategy

Space 4 Art, Project Consultant
  • Worked with Board and Staff to develop a 2 year strategic plan focused on development of a $2 million live/work loft project for artists

Highland Partnership Master Builder, Business Development Director

Smith Consulting Architects, Business Development Director

Downtown San Diego Partnership, Vice President
  • Managed process and campaign for $3 million Property BID for Downtown San Diego
  • Advocated for association before various City and County agencies, media, businesses and other organizations
  • Formed business development programs to promote Downtown San Diego as the region’s center of commerce, government and culture
  • Managed Urban Design and Development, Parking and Transportation, and Maintenance Committees
  • Created International Business Committee, positioning Downtown as an international trade center
  • Created the Social Action Collaborative to focus on addressing issues with the homeless
  • Created the High Technology Committee, positioning Downtown as a High Tech Center
  • Created inaugural Downtown Parking Map

Armed Services YMCA, Director of Communications
  • Created and executed communications strategy
  • Served as agency spokesperson and managed all communications between agency and public
  • Designed and produced quarterly newsletters, and all marketing materials
  • Raised over $60,000 through special events
  • Applied for an received $130,000 in grants for program support

Armed Forces Fleet Week, Executive Director
  • In conjunction with the City, County and Port of San Diego, coordinated annual county-wide celebration saluting the military, consisting of twenty separate events and 45,000 participants
  • Raised $200,000 for program support