11347 Ford Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
General Manager, Specialty Retail – (10+ years experience)
• Directed and supervised up to 50 employees.
• Trained  and mentored sales staff
• Generated sales of 5 million dollars per year
• Administered accounts payable and payroll.
• Implemented computerized accounting system.
• Researched and implemented computerized point of sale system for 10,000 sku inventory.
• Coordinated store operation activities
• Lead by example, hands-on operations, customer service and staff support
• Footwear, camping & paddlesports buyer
National Sales Manager- (4 years experience)
• Importer of high-end kayaks and accessories from the United Kingdom
• National distributor in the United States
• Trained and managed sales representatives
• Tracked staff revenues
• Developed sales reports
• Designed and staffed space at Outdoor Retailer trade show
Sales Representative- (4 years experience)
• Sold high end paddlesports equipment and accessories
• Developed new sales and maintained existing accounts
Merchandising/Marketing- (10+ years experience)
• Developed effective strategies for product merchandising for 25,000 sq.ft. store
• Created displays highlighting slow-moving products resulting in increased sales and
reduced markdowns
Lecturer/Trainer- (20+ years experience)
• Provided sales training to new and existing dealerships; including demonstrations and staff clinics.
• Expert symposium speaker on a variety of outdoor subjects.
• Expedition leader for canoeing, kayaking and backpacking excursions.
• Coaching certification from ACA & BCU in sea kayak, whitewater kayak, and canoe.
• Instructor/coach trainer (training the trainers)
IT Technician-  (15 months experience as primary responsibility, 15+ years as secondary)
• Installed structured cabling systems (network and telecom)
• Configured and installed new PCs and peripherals
• Performed remote and on-site desktop troubleshooting of user requests
• Installed and configured video security systems
• Developed websites using Dream Weaver and WordPress
2013- Director of Outdoor Education Summit Sports Outdoors Brighton, MI
2009-2012 General Manager  Geneva Kayak Center Yorkville, IL
2007-2008 IT Technician Patriot Systems, Inc. Metamora, MI
2004-2009 Owner Kairos Sales Lapeer, MI
2000-2004 General Manager Great River Outfitters Waterford, MI
1996-2000 Owner Kairos Rep Group Browntown, VA
1986-1996 Management Outdoor Sports Center Wilton, CT
1987-present Freelance writer Various publications
1987-1990 Co-owner Atlantic Kayak Tours Wilton, CT.
1985-1991 Staff Instructor O.C.N.E. Miller’s Falls, MA.
New Canaan High School, Graduate
Southampton College, Marine Biology and Business Administration, 2 Years
Norwalk Community College, Library Science course
Fairfield University, Accounting course