Self-employed for 25 years as a real estate developer and the owner of several retail and contractor businesses in the home improvement industry, I have prepared and edited thousands of documents, including products and services descriptions, marketing plans, loan requests, community and government project advocacy presentations, business and capital funding plans, organization structures, and budgets, forecasts, and financial analyses. My education, community involvement, and broad entrepreneurial experience have developed me into an...
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Created vision piece for establishing overall development concept for master planned...
Created personalized values statement for building sustainable community based on...
Prepared executive summary and project financial details for investor presentations.
> Vast business experience makes me uniquely qualified to write effective proposals, plans and strategies.
> My exceptional attention to detail will ensure that proposals, articles, strategic plans will be delivered with accuracy and excellence.
> Large vocabulary results in rich and powerful words to maximize influence and credibility.
> Extensive knowledge of English language as native, educated speaker.
> Certified as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
> Perfectionist; methodical reader who consistently finds errors in published bestsellers.
> Strong financial and analytical skills developed educationally, as well as practically, with good understanding of management accounting principles.
> Vast knowledge of real estate, construction, and home improvement business types.
> Capable of building complex financial models and budget forecasts.
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FW BOVENKAMP VENTURES
2003 - Present
Real Estate Developer - Whatcom County, State of Washington
> Purchased, planned, developed and sold nearly 300 properties.
> Envisioned and entitled 20 communities with 1,700 dwelling units and...
Washington Policy Center
2007 - 2010
Board member of a nationally recognized free-market policy center and think tank.
ELEMENTS DESIGN CENTER
2003 - 2008
Business Founder and Owner - Bellingham, Washington
> Founded, operated, and managed Whatcom County's leading kitchen and bath design center.
> Designed and built a 25,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art...
Lynden Christian School
School Board Member
1999 - 2003
Elected school board member of a 1,000-student K-12 private school.
> Executive Committee member
> Member of Endowment, Planned Giving, and Trust & Investment Committees
WESTSIDE BUILDING SUPPLY DO-IT CENTER
1991 - 2002
Business Owner - Lynden, Washington
> Co-owned with brothers the family business founded by father in 1959.
> Managed sales and financial departments of one of the largest independent building...
City of Lynden
1994 - 1998
Elected City Councilman
> Chairman of the Public Works Committee
> Chairman of the Capital Facilities Planning Committee
THE MEISENBACH COMPANY
Venture Capital Consultant
1985 - 1990
Venture Capital Consultant - Seattle, Washington
> Analyzed and evaluated business plans as prospective venture funding opportunities for high net worth Meisenbach clients and colleagues.
ENI EXPLORATION COMPANY
1979 - 1985
Financial Analyst - Bellevue, Washington
> Prepared financial models and budget forecasts, and responsible for cash management and accounts payable, for 70 oil and gas limited partnerships and the...
Seattle Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts: Business & Political Science
1976 - 1979