¡Bienvenidos!

I’m a kindhearted, compassionate, and loving Caregiver that enjoys working with the elderly, dementia residents, and those in need. My goal is to continue my education toward becoming an LPN/RN so I can continue my work in assisted living.

It takes a special person to enter this career field and I feel it is a calling in my life. It’s not a job but a passion! My residents are my family and their care is always my number one priority.

My other passions are web design, learning Spanish, writing poetry and short stories, listening to music, amateur radio, crocheting, gaming, weather, hiking/camping, sports, and fitness.

Take some time to look around my website and learn more about me and the things I love!

Be safe and blessed. ✝️

My Journey

Vintage Park Assisted Living

Universal Worker, November 2019 – Present

Lenox, Iowa

Primary duties include medication management, bathing, grooming, dressing, daily task assistance, activities, housekeeping, meal service, continence, documenting in PointClickCare, and maintenance. Most of my time is spent assisting our residents in Memory Care.

Precision Pulley & Idler

Machinist, August 2018 – September 2021

Corning, Iowa

Duties include reading work orders, setup and safe operation of a saw machine, forklift operation, and measuring parts in accordance with product specification and production schedule.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Communications Specialist, November 2012 – August 2018

Des Moines, Iowa

Duties included providing emergency medical instructions to callers in critical situations, accurately and efficiently dispatching law enforcement, fire personnel, and medical personnel for several departments in Polk County, disseminating and recording 911 calls, and using multiple computer systems to enter and receive sensitive documentation through the Iowa system, NCIC, and more. Additional tasks included using web developer skills to create a live “on-call” website for staff, and assisting with social media interaction with the community served.

DeVry University

B.S. Technical Management, December 2009

Kansas City, Missouri

Skills

Professional

  • Gifted and skilled in providing companionship and care to Memory Care residents
  • Skilled in assisting residents with activities to live life to the fullest
  • Experienced in checking blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature and other vital signs
  • Hands on experience in assisting residents in toileting, bathing, dressing, and maintaining their personal hygiene with dignity
  • Ability to accurately administer medications
  • Skilled in performing housekeeping, pet care and providing companionship
  • Experienced in keeping accurate digital and written resident records

General

  • Team management
  • Self-motivated
  • Dedicated
  • Independent & team player
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • PointClickCare
  • iOS & Android
  • Typing
  • Data Entry

Certifications & Clearances

  • Arizona Certified Caregiver
  • Level 1 Arizona Fingerprint Clearance
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
  • COVID-19 Vaccination (X3 Moderna)
  • Arizona Food Handlers Card

My Thoughts

I love to write everything from poetry to stories. If you’d like to take a look of some of my work, I have posted them below.

A Proud Gay Man
A Proud Gay Man

I will survive your stares and glares
Your hateful words, your jokes unfair
I will outlast your prejudice views
Your damnation of me will not come true
A proud gay man, that’s me

Change
Change

Change is not something we take well
It feels like a swift trip through hell

Coaster

Life is like a rollercoaster
Rising high into the sky

Careless Crumble
Careless Crumble

As a child we grow and play
Color blind, universal love
Little drama, little pain
No shed of blood

Dark Eyes

When you look into my eyes, what do you see?
A light of hope, or the dark sea?

Against Us
Against Us

Why do we feel like everyone is against us?
In times of doubt, life feels empty
People watch us day by day
Blank expressions on their face
Why do we feel like everyone is against us?

Let’s connect. A great way to get my attention is to follow me on LinkedIn.