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Innovative and passionate Federal Contracting and Acquisition Instructor with 23+ years of comprehensive experience in the federal contracting landscape, bridging the gap between practical knowledge and academic learning. As a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), I am adept at navigating the complexities of contractual language, business-related issues, and procurement challenges. As an accomplished educator, my expertise lies in curating a dynamic and inclusive learning environment, accommodating varying student needs and learning styles.

Currently excelling as a Deputy Division Chief at the United States Property & Fiscal Office of CA and a Global Campus Instructor at San Diego State University, I leverage my warranted Contracting Officer skills to serve as a business advisor and provider of holistic guidance. Committed to delivering high-quality education, I employ platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Adobe Connect to connect with my students.

During my tenure at Defense Acquisition University, I was chosen as the Curriculum Manager Regional Representative for the West Region, where I transformed the Contingency Contracting Curriculum to align with the current deployment scenarios. My knack for simplifying complex technicalities has enabled me to contribute significantly to the development of job support tools and effective training modules.

With stints at Trabus Technologies and Booz Allen Hamilton, I've honed my skills in contract administration and delivered effective compliance-focused training. My ability to manage contracts worth millions, coupled with my hands-on experience in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Contracting Officer, equips me with a profound understanding of contract lifecycle management.

As an experienced instructor, I’m keen to continue my journey in Federal Contracting and Acquisition, sharing my deep industry knowledge, practical strategies, and promoting enlightening learning experiences. Let's connect!

Specialties: Federal Contracting, Acquisition Instructor, Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Contract Management, Curriculum Development, Defense Acquisition University, Business Advisor, Education, Compliance Training, Marine Corps Contracting Officer.