Who am I?

I'm so glad you asked...

“I am currently the Director of Facilities at Southern Hills Country Club.  I manage four departments: maintenance, security, laundry, and housekeeping.  I have a Master of Business Administration in Finance, am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) through the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and maintain credentials as a Facility Management Professional (FMP) through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).”

“After 9/11, I joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard as a Private First Class with ambitions of being an officer.  Over fifteen years later, I resigned from state and federal service as a Major. I served the Army, both part-time and full-time, as an engineer in facilities and operations.  It was there at my first job as a facility manager that I realized I had found my passion and wanted to learn as much as I possibly could.”

“After college, I spent six years in residential construction before being deployed to Iraq.  I worked my way up from warranty manager to project manager and finally, vice-president of a local home-building company.  After Iraq, the market had turned for the worst, but the Tulsa Police Department was hiring.  I got some very good lessons as a police officer before being laid off twice!  Since the City of Tulsa couldn’t manage their finances, I decided to get a master’s degree and found my calling in commercial facilities for the military.”

So What?

“Throughout all of this, my favorite part of facility management is the constant quest for knowledge. There are so many facets and components to the ever-evolving built environment that we all manage, that there is no way that any one person can ever learn it all. It’s a fascinating career and I love sharing what I have learned with you.”