For as long as I can remember I've dreamed of being a designer. I started out at around 10 years old drawing fashion sketches on the floor of my parents’ house while watching cartoons. I also loved to tinker with my toys often taking them apart and putting them back together as many inquisitive children do. This has shaped who I am as a person today. I went to college and studied Industrial Design. With a strong love of interiors and also what makes things work I gravitated towards Furniture Design and Fabrication. I've spent the last 7 years of my life working in a production environment and using my expertise to not only create new projects for my employers but to also implement lean manufacturing systems to improve our facilities, production lines and testing methodologies.

Work Samples

  • My Work

Work History

  • Distribution Center Supervisor

    • Ross Dress For Less
    • Feb 2016 - Present (1 year 8 months)

    Lead lean manufacturing initiatives throughout plant
    Schedule employees to fulfill shipping requirements as estimated in stock analysis
    Develop and mentor employees to create internal growth
    Fabricate training manuals for new supervisors and associates

  • Designer

    • Rebmalution
    • Jan 2009 - Present (8 years 9 months)

    + Consult with clients for interior and industrial design solutions
    + Fabricate furniture, curtains, pillows and other housewares for clients
    + Tailor clothing and do alterations

  • Management Consultant

    • Dewolff Boberg and Associates
    • 2014 - 2015 (1 year)

    + Work with front line supervisors and managers to implement lean manufacturing process
    + Conduct observations to calculate operating capacity and conduct gap analysis
    + Help managers create schedules/training plans to ensure their business needs are fulfilled

  • Production Supervisor

    • Johnson Controls
    • Jul 2013 - Oct 2014 (1 year 3 months)

    + Schedule production to fulfill shipping requirements
    + Created new training program to cross train all staff in formation of batteries, lean manufacturing and six sigma
    + Lead team in continuous improvement efforts

  • Lead Manufacturing Supervisor

    • The Resource Center
    • Aug 2009 - Jul 2013 (3 years 11 months)

    + Train all staff in aspects of sewing, quality control and machine maintenance
    + Create timesheets, handle all disciplinary actions of staff and other supervisors, recruit new employees and assess their skill levels
    + Work directly with director of design and engineering to create new products

  • Associate Product Engineer (Intern)

    • Bureau Veritas
    • 2008 - 2009 (1 year)

    + Assigned testing to consumer products
    + Studied and performed all aspects of quality control standards for testing of toys including ISO, ASTM, EN-71

  • Shop Manager

    • Buffalo State College
    • 2007 - 2008 (1 year)

    + Assisted students in proper usage of machinery

Education

  • State University of New York College at Buffalo

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Wood/Furniture Design
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

    • Associate of Applied Science Industrial Design Technology

Specialties

Affiliations

Industrial Design Society of America

Awards

In private exhibition to the dean of arts and humanities, SUNY Buffalo Deans list, SUNY Buffalo Merit Award Scholarship, Wentworth Institute of Technology James B. Carey Scholarship, Lockheed Martin

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