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CSUEU-sponsored AB 1231
Monday April 16, 2018

The CSUEU campaign to generate thousands of CSU employee letters to state Senators in support of CSUEU-sponsored AB 1231 starts now! The legislation, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, to reinstate 5% annual salary step increases for CSU support staff was approved by the state Assembly yet faces a new challenge in the state Senate.

Is writing a letter to your state Senator worth a 5% annual salary increase to you? We hope so…

Photography White Balance
Saturday April 14, 2018

I'm still learning the basics of photography... and I just learned the value of checking the white balance.

I had a lot of blue photos... sigh

Not a Bad Week at All
Sunday April 08, 2018

Working at Fresno State and being involved in my community has really paid off this month.

Within a few weeks a part two programs that I greatly care about at Fresno State were awarded over $1,000 each in grants and/or donations!

Toastmasters and Leadership
Wednesday April 04, 2018

Toastmasters and Leadership go hand in hand.  At Toastmasters the organizational leadership has crafted a host of training, leadership, and communication materials for members to use and grow with!

At the Clovis Speech Masters we get opportunities to both lead and serve the Club, its members, and the community.

We meet most Tuesdays at noon near the Fresno/Clovis border at Seven Cafe and Grill.

This month I was assigned to the California State University Employees Union, Statewide Organizing Committee lead by Pete Rauch of Chapter 321, San Marcos.

I am very very very happy to serve the students, staff, and Union members at Fresno State University in any capacity I can.

Strong employees make a strong campus.

Week 13 2018 - Gyumri Armenia Project
Tuesday March 27, 2018
On Thursday March 22, 2018 at Tornino's Banquets North Fresno Rotarians will be presenting a report and update on our Gyumri Armenia Medical and Energy Project.
PMP - Courses and Webinars
Saturday March 24, 2018
I realized the importance of project management and communication in 2005 when I was involved with launching a Charter School in Fresno.  Since that time, I have grown to truly love project management and project planning.
Week 12 2018 - Jenelle Higton
Tuesday March 20, 2018
This week at North Fresno Rotary I got to meet Jenelle Higton from the Art of Living in Fresno California.  
Week 11 2018 - ARC of Fresno Madera
Sunday March 11, 2018

This week was pretty exciting in Community Service as I got to run around taking photos and creating a wireframe a new website for LIGA. 

My photography is improving(?).  I think.  Hope.  Not sure.  Argh... wish me luck.  

Donate to Support Community Service
Monday March 05, 2018
If you'd like to support my community service work please donate now to my Fresno Fitness LLC account on PayPal.   Your donation will fund community service projects in the Fresno Area.
Wish List - Photography
Monday March 05, 2018
In community service and community service projects you have to do what needs to get done and document the organizations activities.  One of the best ways to do it... is with PHOTOS and videos. My first photos were on OnePlus 3T in 2013... then a Note 7 in 2015... and finally a Nikon D7200 in 2017.  In 2017... disaster struck and my home was broken into and all my gear was stolen.  In 2018 I began to rebuild and repurchase some of my photography equipment.
Help our Fresno State Bulldogs Take a Bit out of Hunger. One of the best things at Fresno State is our focus on student's education and their physical needs.  The campus understands that if a student is only focuses on where their next meal is coming from... they are unlikely to be able to study, learn, and reach their full potential.
District Public Image Officer
Sunday February 18, 2018
Over the past 5 years my involvement and commitment to Rotary International has grown.  As a new generation arises, Rotary International has an opportunity and duty to provide them with meaningful service opportunities that  allow them to grown and enhance their skills and provide benefits to their communities.
Provisional Ballot
Tuesday February 06, 2018
If you have not received your ballot in the mail; you can obtain a provisional ballot from our current Union President, Nancy Kobata.
PMP Certification 2017
Monday November 27, 2017

Why I Became a PMP

My professional, academic, and service roles revolve around programs and projects.

In 2017, after serving North Fresno Rotary's Technology Director for nearly 4 years,  I was offered the opportunity to help Rotary International at the District level and given a chance to impact even more clubs and communities. I became a Rotary International District Resource Leader (DRL) to help the clubs within my district have an even bigger impact in our world.
In 2017, I applied, was selected, and joined Fresno State's local chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) to continue my education in conflict resolution, team building, and to become culturally aware of my surroundings.
Grant Writing - Advanced 2017
Saturday March 18, 2017

In 2017 I completed the Basic Grant Writing course through Fresno State's Division of Continuing and Global Education and realized how valuable grant writing is to community and service groups.  Thus I enrolled and successfully completed CGE's Advanced Grant Writing course and earned a certificate.

Grant Writing - Basic 2017
Saturday February 11, 2017

Through my work and association with Rotary International at the Zone and District levels, and North Fresno Rotary and North Fresno Rotary Endowment at the Club and member level; I realized the value of learning to locate and acquire grant funding. 

Toastmasters Clovis Speech Masters
Thursday November 17, 2016

I joined Toastmaster's in 2016 and began serving as their social media guy, or Public Relations Officer.

I selected Clovis Speech Masters in part because it had several colleagues of mine from Fresno State.  I stayed because I enjoy the conversations, listening to a public speech, watching the members and myself improve over time. 

University of Phoenix - Faculty 2014
Wednesday December 11, 2013

I love teaching students in new environments and spaces.  University of Phoenix is such a place because it offers students a new way to learn and collaborate.

Mediator Mentors 2013
Saturday May 04, 2013
In 2013, as part of my education at Fresno State and as part of my core belief system, I volunteered to serve in Fresno State's Mediator Mentor Program and continue to serve as a technology consultant and trainer to this day.
Peer Wellness Ambassador 2011
Wednesday May 04, 2011

I became a Peer Wellness Ambassador at Fresno State because I value community service and healthy living.  As a Wellness Ambassador I was able to share my experiences and knowledge in wellness, practice team collaboration, and lead meetings.

Growing up in the Silicon Valley I was surrounded by innoventions and technology. Such experiences lead me to pursue a degree in Computer Science and a career in technology, education, business solutions, information systems, and technology.

The LSAMP program supports comprehensive attention to those processes and factors that promote baccalaureate attainment, preparation for graduate study, and preparation for successful careers by students within alliances.  

I have always loved teaching and community service. In 2005-06 I served the Fresno State campus and its students as a Microsoft Student Ambassador (MSA), now called a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP).