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Director of Philanthropy

Project Manager, Business Developer and Grant Writer

Rio Rancho, NM


Advanced technical skills include expert user of all Microsoft Office products and versatility in graphic design and document production with the Adobe Creative Suite; skilled in executing successful professional marketing strategies and events. Educational background is rooted by a bachelor degree in business management and real world experience in economic development.

Work Experience

Director of Philanthropy

Fort Definance Indian Hospital Board
Fort Defiance, AZ

August 2010 to Present

• Established Division of Planning and Department of Philanthropy  
• Fundraising plan utilized private donors and federal grants to yield $1.2 million  
• Economic and growth forecasting, trend analysis and business planning 
• Analysis of rural healthcare services and impact to health disparities on Navajo

Graphic Design and Web Development Summer Internship

Albuquerque Studios

March 2010 to July 2010

• Graphic design and development of promotional material and reports 
• Website enhancement and functionality provided to client sites 
• Graphic and social media project administration, meeting facilitation, documentation

Research, Web and Project Technician in Economic Development

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
El Paso, TX

May 2008 to March 2010

• Grant writing and management of multiple economic development projects for the Pueblo 
• Established Tigua Inc., tribal development corporation, Tigua Community Foundation, a 
nonprofit and the Tigua Hope Society, an educational endowment from application for 
IRS designation to incorporation and served as Secretary to Board of Directors 
• Designed website and managed content; public relations administered with applications in video, web and print media, grant reporting, strategic planning and document production 
• Project/meeting documentation, public correspondence, desktop publishing, research and statistical analysis to support Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Customer Service Agent

Bank of America
Rio Rancho, NM

June 2006 to May 2008

• Exceeded customer service performance metrics with 100% on-time reliability 
• Elected team A.S.S.E.T representative advocating for environmental projects


Bachelor in Business Administration

College of Santa Fe -
Albuquerque, NM

May 2007

Associate in Arts in Agriculture

Santa Monica College -
Santa Monica, CA

June 2003


Business and grant writer, accounting and financial data management, payroll systems, workforce management and labor law, Federal Indian Policy, graphic design, web content development, program development and management, public speaking, event planning and coordination Six-Sigma systematic management processes

Additional Information

• Desktop publishing, graphic design and web management using the Adobe Creative Suite 
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView for service and population mapping 
• Presentations, financial reports, budget analysis and marketing campaigns 
• Data collection, analysis and reporting with statistical evaluation for academic publication 
• Telehealth application and network design and support, six- sigma project management 
• Event organization including fundraisers, exhibits, training workshops, tradeshows, media 
sponsored events and board meetings, facilitation and publications of strategic plans