6714 ½ 34th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
My objective is a position in Program Management with a growing software company in Seattle, WA where I am challenged to wear many hats, build strong cross-functional relationships, and use empathetic leadership to strategize and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.
University of Washington, Seattle WA — Project Management Certification
SEPTEMBER 2016 – MAY 20017
PMI accredited certification to lead complex projects through all stages with confidence and professionalism.
University of Washington, Seattle WA— Masters in Computational Linguistics
SEPTEMBER 2007- SEPTEMBER 2009
The intersection of language and technology merges techniques from Computer Science and Linguistics to analyze and synthesize language problems in diverse fields.
Areas of coursework included:
Natural Language Systems: Planning, Ambiguity and Error Resolution
Statistical Methods and Data Processing in Natural Language Processing
Shallow Processing: Algorithms for Smoothing, Tagging, Classification, and N-Gram Modeling
Knowledge and Grammar Engineering
Deep Processing and Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing in Speech Technology
Cascade Designs Inc, Seattle WA
MARCH 2015 – PRESENT
An industry leader of innovative outdoor and recreational products.
As a Manufacturing Engineer (current role), I:
Streamlined the company’s entire foam manufacturing program by designing, prioritizing, and planning peripheral components to support a state of the art CNC machine the company recently purchased.
Own and improve all events related to the company’s foam manufacturing program which utilizes a Kanban pull system.
Cut the volume of foam waste handling by 60% by improving the scrap handling logistics and process.
Successfully drove the construction and installation efforts for major components of the company’s production manufacturing equipment.
As a Mechanical Engineering Technician and Project Coordinator, I:
Communicated and coordinated with production engineers and designers on proper implementation and best practices of parts, assemblies, and weldments based on project needs.
Processed and mitigated change orders during machine assembly and documented corrective action by updating CAD models or communicating with designers and engineers.
Planned and strategized efficient time tables for machine assemblies as well as identified and assigned specialty resources for high tolerance or complicated parts.
Instigated a culture shift in shop workflow and efficiency by introducing and cultivating formal project management techniques.
Proven track record as the go-to guy for unconventional projects.
James Betts Enterprises, Anacortes WA
NOVEMBER 2009 – MARCH 2015
A family owned manufacturer of custom composite racing sailboats.
As a Project Coordinator and CNC Operations Owner, I:
Regularly communicated and coordinated schedules, designs, and pertinent project details with clients, engineers, designers, and vendors.
Created and documented CAD models for in-house designs. Managed blueprints and incorporated change orders on shop floor for workers.
Facilitated tooling and mold designs with outside designers.
Owned all operations for 3 Axis CNC Router. Derived CNC Programs from designs using RhinoCAM as well as G-Code editing at terminal.
Created Bill Of Materials and Request for Quote documentation and carried out purchases for projects.
Created composite samples and built test packages for engineering documentation for hull scantlings.
Verilogue Sound Insight, Horsham PA
JUNE 2009 – SEPTEMBER 2009
Verilogue uses Natural Language Processing to tackle challenges in medical marketing research by analyzing large Linguistic data sets mainly focused in dialogue.
As a Computational Linguist, I:
Researched and discovered communication patterns in raw data between patient and physician dialogue to apply original information extraction techniques.
Bootstrapped existing open-source software into development software to generate feasible solutions to drive new market research efforts.
Explored the possibilities of distributed processing and likely methods for integrating into the company’s current systems.
Generated metrics for using keyphrase extraction in dialogue-based data sets.
University of Washington, Seattle Washington
SEPTEMBER 2008 – SPRING 2009
An ongoing UW Research Project for training a Machine Learning Algorithm designed by Professor Fei Xia.
As a Computational Linguistics Annotator, I:
Annotated and flagged successes and misses after various iterations of applying a Machine Learning algorithm to Interlinear Glossed Text in Linguistics academic writing.
Technical and Academic Writing
Linguistic Analysis in Grammar Engineering, Discourse Analysis, Text Classification, Co-Reference Analysis
Journeyman trade skills in Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Electrical, and Mechanical
CAD Modeling with Solidworks, AutoCAD Inventor, and Rhino 3D
MS Project, Excel, Word
- Program management certified
- Programming in Python
- veritable fount of ideas