Team Leadership/ Testing/ Manufacturing
A passion for precision and excellence is the through line of my experience across industries. I build highly productive and motivated teams by nurturing a shared investment in standards and compliance.
Key Skills & Competencies
Test Technician II , Orafol Americas Inc | Avon, CT | 4+ years
Photometric and physical testing on manufactured products.
Recorded and analyzed results and compiled resulting data into concise reports that assessed compliance with various internal, domestic and international specifications and certifications.
Worked with Testing, Quality and and Engineering teams for efficient information flow
Performed machine upkeep and precision maintenance, including daily calibrations and record keeping
Cheese Making Intern, Cato Corner Farm | Colchester, CT | 6 months
Supported farmstead cheese maker in all aspects of operation.
Followed strict safety guidelines to convert hundreds of pounds of fluid milk into cheese each day.
Performed various testing and safety protocols.
Deep cleaned make room and milk vats.
Specialty Team Leader, Specialty Associate Team Leader, buyer, Whole Foods Market | CT and MA stores | 5+ years
Opened Somerville store as Specialty Team Leader
Responsible for assessing customer needs, creating purchasing and marketing strategy, staffing and managing department which included cheese, coffee and coffee bar subteams.
Hired and trained the entire opening Specialty Team. Responsible for profitability and financial planning for all aspects of the team including: sales forecasting, purchasing and labor.
Directed Team Member development through training, mentorship.
Extensive hiring experience: screening, interviews, group interviews, job fairs.
Hands on Hartford Volunteer 1 year
BA, English; Film Minor | University of Rhode Island
Introduction to Lean for Service and Manufacturing Operations
Lean for Perfection and Quality
American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional