Resume

Skill Set Summary:

  • Problem-solving; able to identify problems and implement corrective processes.
  • Communication; able to synthesize and deliver complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Leadership; able to prioritize, delegate tasks, and make sound decisions quickly while maintaining a focus on the bottom line.
  • Organization; able to independently coordinate tasks to accomplish projects with timeliness and creativity.
  • Analytical; skilled at compiling and editing information to achieve objectives.
  • Resourceful; able to adapt to changing priorities awhile maintaining a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Education:

                              Pragmatic Self-Sufficiency- Self-Designed B.A.: Green Mountain College, Poultney Vermont

-Cum Laude

Professional Experience:

 

Vice President of Lending – (Undisclosed Non-Profit)                                               (2017-Present)

Working for a Lewiston based Community Development Financial Institution, the  VP of Lending is responsible managing staff required for the growth and sustainability across all lending products including Residential and Business portfolios. ü  Financial Underwriting

ü  Portfolio Management

ü  Reporting to Funders

ü  Federal Compliance

ü  Federal Reporting

 

Loan Officer – (Undisclosed Non-Profit)                                                                     (2015-2017)

As the sole Business Loan Officer, responsibilities include managing a $6.4 Mil portfolio, reporting to private and federal funders and facilitation of loan closings with various agents and other lenders ü  Loan Origination

ü  Pipeline Management

ü  Financial Underwriting

ü  Portfolio Management

ü  Financial Reporting

 

Strategic Development Specialist – Potemkin Management Services                          (2012-Present)

Potemkin Management provides contract based staffing for private businesses, municipalities and non-profits. Past services provided entailed commercial loan underwriting, class facilitation and presentation as well as representing numerous community and economic development organizations by serving in leadership roles for various groups and boards. ü  Financial Underwriting

ü  Legislative Facilitation

ü  SBA Business Advisement

ü  Workflow Audits

ü  Class Facilitation

 

  

Founder/CFO – Square Root Natural Foods                                                                         (2009-2015)

Square Root Natural Foods was a family owned retail operation. As founder responsibilities bridged from concept development to daily operations. Completed accounts payable/ receivable and long-range financial planning.  

ü  License & Permitting

ü  Workflow Optimization

ü  A/R & A/P Management

ü  Employee & Payroll

 

 

Mortgage Loan Officer – Reliant & Cumberland County Mortgage                            (2011-2013)

As a Federally licensed banker responsibilities included helping people negotiate funding for their homes through various secondary funding sources that included VA, USDA, FHA & Conventional products. ü  NMLS #870929

ü  Loan Origination

ü  Pipeline Management

ü  Employee & Payroll

 

Nonprofit/Volunteer:

Androscoggin County Government                                                                           (2016-Present)                                       

County Commissioner

 Fiddlehead School of Art & Science (Gray, Me)                                                        (2015-2017)          

                         Treasurer (2016-2017)

 Town of Poland                                                                                                                  (2010-2016)

                             Budget Committee (2013 – 2016)

Committee Vice Chair (2015-2016)

Town Manager Hiring Committee (2013 –2014)

Community & Economic Development Committee (2010-2014)  

Committee Chair (2013- 2014)

AOCC Passenger Rail Coalition Liaison (2013-2014)

Committee Vice-Chair (2014)

 Americorps VISTA                                                                                                                (2008-2009)

                             UMaine 4H Camp at Bryant Pond (Woodstock, ME)

Mahoosuc Arts Council (Bethel, ME)

 

Continued Education & Certifications

  • SBA Credit Underwriting – Portland, ME
    • National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders                          2016
  • Business Credit Analysis – Jackson, MS
    • National Development Council                                                                     2016
  • Fundamentals of Micro and Small Business Underwriting – Washington, DC
    • Neighborworks Training Institute                                                                 2015
  • Financing Community Economic Development – Washington, DC
    • Neighborworks Training Institute                                                                  2015
  • Federal Banking License NMLS #870929– Portland, ME
    • National Mortgage Licensing Service                                                            2011