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SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS

Having served as president of a web design company and director of an International NGO, I possess over 25 years of IT experience and am well-versed in Art direction, project management, web development (specializing in PHP, CSS, and MySql), graphic design, business strategy and product design. I also have a proven background in public relations, sales, marketing, and am adept at combining all these disciplines for achieving creative business solutions.

“His professional and personal skills are absolutely first-rate.”Rob Wright
(Senior Communications Officer, The World Bank)

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

  • Software: WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash ~ Microsoft Office
  • Languages: PHP ~ ASP ~ CSS ~ DHTML ~ HTML ~ JavaScript ~ MySQL
  • Databases: MySQL Server

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Food Yoga (www.foodyogi.org)

Founder 2011 – Present

  • Authored book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul
  • Presented talks on Food Yoga and gave demonstrations on raw food nutrition in Australia, USA, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, India, China, Hong Kong, Bali, Philippines, Fiji, New Zealand, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, Bosnia, Latvia, Poland, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica.
  • Produced a 4 hour Training DVD on Raw food nutrition.

Food for Life Global (www.ffl.org)

International Director 1993 – Present

  • Traveled to more than 65 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Pacific, and the Americas to support this successful international NGO in its mission to provide healthful and environmentally responsible food to the disadvantaged, malnourished, and victims of disaster
  • Actively launched new food relief programs, authored training materials, and food relief program management guides, delivered more than 150 training seminars worldwide, served in a public relations capacity, and monitored program performance
  • Led team of more than 50 volunteers in establishing relief kitchens throughout Sri Lanka following the tsunami and directed the creation of COTTAGE www.cottageyouth.com, a gift card program benefitting orphans ; oversaw food relief efforts for other major natural disasters worldwide, including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the Gujarat earthquake, and most recently, the earthquake in Haiti
  • Personally responsible for raising more than $1M for global FFL projects through a variety of channels – wrote, performed, and produced Prasada Sevaya music CD; co-produced 10-minute fundraising video; developed, designed, and continue to maintain www.ffl.org
  • Authored numerous texts, including 200-page official Food for Life Training Manual on food relief program management and training supplements, two books: How to Start a Vegan Food Relief and The Yoga of Eating, and international FFL newsletters

Soul Yantra (www.soulyantra.com)

President / Yantra Designer / Numerologist 2011 – Present

  • Accomplished numerologist, having studied and practiced the teachings of the late David E. Phillips and Harish Johari.
  • Successfully created over 100 personal yantras for individual clients
  • Presented hundreds of numerology readings for individual clients
  • Gave Numerology workshops in Bali, Australia, USA, Colombia, Ecuador, Slovenia, Taiwan and China.

Houddini Design Studios (www.houddini.com)

President / Marketing Manager / Lead Designer 1997 – Present

  • Successfully manage all aspects of web design and hosting company serving a diverse client base including USAID, World Bank, IFC, MCI, Heineken, Amstel, Captain Morgan, Marriot Hotels, Columbia House, Long & Foster, and Food for Life Global
  • Work closely with clients to identify and address unique needs and goals; diligently map out comprehensive Internet strategies including company branding, online marketing, user interaction, database integration and search engine rankings
  • Personally designed and developed more than100 cutting edge client websites; conduct strategic marketing campaigns to assist clients in achieving top ten positioning  in search engines and directories

The World Bank (www.worldbank.org)

Graphic Designer and Web Developer 2006 – 2010

  • Designed and developed Flash-based learning modules for Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) and the Learning Board
  • Developed ePublish sites for the Environment, Watsan, and Transport departments; additionally designed and developed Content Management website for Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA)
  • Assisted with design and development of www.MyAdvisorySpace.org for the Small and Medium-Size Enterprise (SME) Department
  • Designed numerous posters, flyers, books, banners, and other collateral for the Farmer Based Organizations (FBO) project and more than 25 other World Bank departments

Senior Knowledge Manager – ETC – GG Level 2005 – 2006

  • Facilitated communications between (CTR) and Central Web Team (CWT); worked directly with content originators and publishers, editors, technical staff, and country offices on site development
  • Performed in-depth research, conducted user interviews, and analyzed activity to prepare business case
  • Managed creation of new (ACTKD) Intranet website, oversaw migration of Country Office Accounting website and developed CTR statistical “Dashboard” using Omniture

Graphic Designer and Web Developer 2003 – 2005

  • Played an integral role on team responsible for developing World Bank KMS/LMS and produced e-Learning Modules in Macromedia Flash for PRSP & ESRP
  • Created planning and strategy documents for ISP Migration of World Bank websites; redesigned and migrated numerous websites
  • Managed branding initiative for Staff Learning Department; created logos and marketing collateral for ECA, OPCS, MNA, KLE, DevComm, Corp Sec., HR, LSG, and many other departments

Web Server Administrator 2000 – 2001

  • Entrusted with responsibility for 200+  hosted sites on the World Bank servers; designed user interfaces for World Bank website analysis portals
  • Managed Intranet/Internet NT and Unix servers and utilized Web Trends Enterprise Server Edition to monitor and maintain server log files

The Billiards Training Company LLC (www.billiardaimtrainer.com)

President and Product Designer 2004 – 2007

  • Invented an innovative billiards training device – the Billiard Aim Trainer www.billiardaimtrainer.com; oversaw product manufacturing in Taiwan, coordinated highly effective marketing campaign, managed sales team and distribution contracts, and demonstrated product at industry conferences

International Vegetarian Union (www.ivu.org)

Elected Council Member / Editor of International Vegetarian Magazine 1999 – 2003

  • Authored, edited, and published articles for the Magazine; worked with the Union to promote its mission and increase organizational awareness

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (www.aoa.gov)

IT Specialist 2002 – 2003

  • Led project team in redesigning and developing Internet and Intranet sites; additionally designed and produced official government publications, including booklets and reports for the Administration on Aging

International Finance Corporation (www.ifc.org)

Graphic Designer and Web Developer 2001 – 2002

  • As Lead Web Developer and Administrator, designed, developed, and maintained more than 10 websites for the SME department; built Notes Databases for SME websites; created layouts for numerous publications and reports; and designed award-winning IFC Corporate Awards brochure for 2001

ICG Communications

Public Relations and Media Liaison 1990 – 1993

  • Executed diverse PR functions for non-profit clients, including conducting on-site management of emergency food relief efforts, writing press releases, planning, and managing fundraising events, and designing fundraising publications

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Raw Food Culinary Training, Living Light Institute – 2008
  • ePublish Administration, World Bank – 2003
  • Rationale / Vignette Content Management Suite, Rationale – 2003
  • Netegrity SiteMinder Deployment and Administration, MicroTeck – 2003
  • Certified MacroMedia Flash Developer, TecHead  – 2002
  • Certified MacroMedia Dreamweaver Developer, BrainBench – 2000

REFERENCES

Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World)
Executive Director
dmoncrief@awfw.org+1 202 495 1348
Morallina George (email)
Snr Learning Officer & Former President of WB Staff Association
+1 202.473.1826 (w)
+1 202.522.7545 (m)
Julianne Walsh (Tomorrow Finance)
National Sales Manager (Australia)
julianne10@gmail.com
+61 456007737
Brad Cohen (Capital Bank)
Senior Mortgage Lender
0PointsBrad@Gmail.com
+1 240-292-1440