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Day In The Life

Director of Operations and Project Management

Supervise Broadcast Operations, Total Quality Management across all Departments, Project Management

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    San Diego State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    San Diego State University

  • Associate's Degree

    San Diego Mesa College

  • Vocational

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    Technical Career Institutes

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Media Programming Directors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Associate's Degree

Certification: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Went to tech school, got a career, that career became devalued and vanished. I had to start over.

  • 2.

    Became a Realtor. Did that for 5 years and hated every minute of it, but I learned about business.

  • 3.

    Had a meeting with a mentor who changed my life by asking me: What I would do for free?

  • 4.

    Made a commitment to living my ideal life. Went back to school and the miracles started coming.

  • 5.

    Moved closer to my goal with every class and job. Created the Solar Car Project and wrote a book.

  • 6.

    Landed the job at KPBS, finished two degrees and reached my ideal life goal. Then set some new ones!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I was actually encouraged to be all I could be. After my career as an electronic tech became devalued, I didn't know what to do. I was all dressed up with no where to go. I blamed myself for not going a different route and for ending up the way I did.

  • How I responded:

    I decided one afternoon that I was never going to be down on myself again. I took out every diploma, trophy, certificate, license I ever earned and stapled them to the wall so I could see that I had and still could accomplish anything I set my mind to. I then committed myself to solving this problem no matter how hard it got or how long it took. In that moment my life changed. The only thing between me and my better life was a point on a time line. I had a future to look forward to now.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I put myself on a strict budget and worked as many as 3 jobs at one point. As time went by I got better jobs and kept control of my spending.