I have been diversified in leadership for over 10 years and have gained experience in nonprofit management, business development, construction management, architectural & civil engineering drafting designs, and website development consulting. My experience in these areas have provided me with the tools to effectively deliver organizational and strategic planning solutions for various business models.
My philanthropic activities include mentoring young people, in addition to, researching youth behavior and strategies to improve the effectiveness of youth development programs and urban education.
Overall, my mission is to become a leader of change and innovation in urban communities by inspiring youth and encouraging community and economic development .
Specialties: Mentoring, Tutoring, Consulting (Business Concept Design, Strategic Planning, Website Development, Organizational Development), Research, Drafting, Motivational Speaking, Writing, Operating Microsoft Office 2007 programs, Web Designing, Photography, Video Recording and Editing.
Simcha Media is a digital media company that provides digital art and website development solutions. We target emerging and small business to help with brand development and online marketing needs to establish notable footprints in their market(s). We value bringing satisfaction to our clients, providing them with a joyous experience in photography, videography, and developing website.
What do you like most about your profession?
I enjoy being able to engage with clients on their projects; helping them take ideas and converting them into a visual presentation; capturing natural moments; and achieving satisfaction with clients.
Describe a recent client engagement or project.
Recently, we went out to the home of one of our newest clients to capture beautiful pictures of their new born baby girl. The experience was memorable for them and we are excited to present the pictures we captured. (www.simcha-media.com)
What are 3 attributes you need to be successful in your industry?
Patience, Creativity, Adaptive
How do you typically handle disagreements with clients?
We manage disagreements by bringing the focus to our clients satisfaction and assuring that there is a complete understanding regarding the subject matter.
Youth Services Coordinator at Cleveland Catholic Charities/St. Martin de Porres Family Center
June 2014 - Present
I work with the Cuyahoga Tapestry System of Care program as a youth advocate for the Northeast Cluster assisting families, primarily the youth, with finding programs in their community that will serve as an alternative to keep young people actively preparing themselves for the future and to keep them engaged in the community.
Most of the youth that I work with are involved with the juvenile court system and the Department of Children and Family Services.
Every third Monday and Wednesday of each month I facilitate a group session that focuses on teaching youth in our program about building connections, developing morals and ethics, and evaluating oneself.
Code Compliance Specialist/VPR Administrative Assistant at Safeguard Properties
July 2012 - June 2014
Manage the administrative flow of property registrations that are submitted to or returned from cities for vacant, abandoned, and foreclosed registry.
Temp at NACCO Industries, Inc.
January 2012 - January 2012
I assisted the office managers of the Corporate Headquarters with daily tasks for managing incoming and outgoing mail; helped to setup conference and lunch rooms for various professional meeting occasions; and maintained stock and inventory of office supplies.
Operations Manager at Simcha Photography & Videography
April 2011 - Present
Capture special moments of events, urban life, and other occasions through photography and videography services.
Other services include photo and video editing.
Director of the New Media Department at 3rDay Records, LLC
September 2010 - November 2013
Guide and support 3rDay Record artists to the next level through several media outlets including video and internet streaming, while constantly seeking new technologies and ways to reach the masses on behalf of the 3RDay family.
Construction Manager - Intern at Ozanne Construction Company
July 2009 - April 2012
I worked with the OHGR Team on the redevelopment plan of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Schools.
Intern at Cleveland City Planning Commission
February 2009 - May 2009
Work with the city planners with the future plans for development of the City of Cleveland. Also, draft designs for future developments.
Intern at Forest City Enterprises
June 2008 - August 2008
Worked with RMS Management to conduct research for Southgate USA Shopping Center for ideas and recommendations to revive the commercial property. Also, assisted the management office with daily tasks and searched for potential anchor tenants.
Intern at Richard L. Bowen + Associates, Inc.
May 2007 - August 2007
Assisted the Civil Engineering Department on the schematic design plans for Adlai Stevenson, Robert Jamison, Harvey Rice and Garfield Schools of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Also, reviewed specifications for items of ongoing projects and assisted engineers with site visits and inspections. Assisted with the scanning and archiving of old drawings. Participated with the RTA design team for the proposed University Circle transit station.
Founder/Chairman/CEO at Young A.D.U.L.T.S. Inc.
March 2005 - Present
We are an non-profit corporation that focuses on the educational and character development of youth primary ages of 13-25. We provide mentoring, tutoring, educational consulting, workshops, leadership training, etc.
Cleveland State University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Field of Study: Urban Studies
PO Box 21394