Don Parris

Basic

Charlotte, United States of America

Skills

Facility Management
LEED Accredited Professional Operations + Maintenance
LEED Project administration
Air Quality
Safety
Security
Editing
Writing
Public Speaking
Marketing
Linux
PostgreSQL
MS Access
Perform Weddings/Funerals/etc.

Timeline

Professional experience for Don Parris

  • Current 9 years, since Jan 2013

    Facility Services Coordinator

    National Gypsum Company

    I provide reception services, coordinate facilities-related projects, backup mailroom services, oversee the security team (training, scheduling and payroll), work with service providers to ensure services performed per agreement/needs

  • 19 years and 4 months, Sep 1993 - Dec 2012

    Security / FM Coordinator

    U.S. Security Associates

    I serve as a LEED Project administrator for a large wallboard manufacturing client. I have coordinated the alternative commuting outreach program since 2006. I work with nearly every vendor on a regular basis, frequently serving as the primary point of contact between the client and vendors. I am responsible for maintaining documentation for all fire, security and mechanical procedures, in addition to my normal security monitoring and patrol duties.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jun 2007 - Jun 2009

    Publisher/Owner

    Blue Gnu Media & Technology

    I was the proprietor of a multi-faceted business involving publishing, marketing, and virtual communities. I produce Blue GNU, a newsite focused on the Free/Libre Software movement (GNU, Linux, etc.) and serve as an outsource marketing and Linux consulting partner to small/medium businesses.

  • 7 years and 10 months, Jun 2001 - Mar 2009

    Pastor

    Matheteuo Christian Fellowship

    Responsible for all church activities, including overseeing the worship services, counseling, education and outreach.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 2005 - Jun 2007

    Editor-in-Chief

    LXer

    Managed news queues and moderated discussions for one of the largest GNU/Linux news sites on the Internet. I also wrote and edited news and op/ed articles, how-to articles and interviews. Under my oversight, LXer grow by approximately 15%.

  • 1 year, Sep 1990 - Aug 1991

    Owner/Consultant

    The Parris Group

    Responsible for all business activities and operations. Upgraded hardware, software, taught computer classes (for non-profits), light desktop publishing and assisted one client with MS Access database project.

Educational background for Don Parris

  • 1 year and 8 months, May 2012 - Dec 2013

    Computer Technology Integration

    Central Piedmont Community College

    Networking, Database Administration

  • 1 year and 9 months, Sep 1998 - May 2000

    Theology

    Lighthouse Christian College

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Basic

  • Spanish

    Intermediate

Wants

Facility Management
LEED
Sustainability
Air Quality outreach
Editing
Writing
Public Speaking

Interests

Foreign languages (German & Spanish)
bicycling
camping/hiking
college football
Word Cup Soccer
and growing vegetables
photography

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