California general contractor's license, specializing in design/build construction.
Contributor/consultant to the development of the “Tilt-Up Supervisor Training for Certification” seminar for the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Seminar Presenter, 1998-2008, “Tilt-Up Supervisor Training for Certification” at World of Concrete trade shows and TCA symposiums.
Tilt-Up Achievement Award For the Outstanding Use of Tilt-Up Concrete Construction by Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA): 1998 Westland
Giftware, Union City, CA; 2000 Supercom, Fremont, CA;
2002 Super Micro Computer, San Jose, CA; 2003 Valmark Industries, Livermore, CA;
and 2005 Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Livermore, CA.
Appreciation Award, in recognition of dedication to excellence in construction, New Life Church, 2007.
The Murray Parker Memorial Award, for outstanding contributions that advance the art of tilt-up construction, Tilt-Up Concrete
Association (TCA), 2006.
Reuse/Redevelopment Project of the Year, Cornerstone Fellowship Church, East Bay Times, 2004.
Presidents Award for unselfish devotion and distinguished service as President, Tilt-Up Concrete Association, 2001.
Vice President, Construction Division Balch Enterprises, Inc., Hayward, CA
Founder/CEO, CEDC, Brentwood, CA
Founder/CEO, Extollo International, Pleasanton, CA
2011 Recipient, Peter Coutois Memorial Award
Given for the highest level of commitment to advancement and innovation in the Tilt-Up industry.
Off-road Race Car Designer/Builder/Driver. Sponsors included Nissan and BF Goodrich. Winner Baja 1000 Off-Road Race 1976, 1982, 1987.
BA, Political Science, Wittenberg University, 1973
1974-1980 GAP Stores, Inc.
Store manager, district manager, and operational auditor.
1980-1985 MAS International
Sales Manager, VP Marketing for high technology equipment manufacturer.
1985-1992 Union Carbide
National Marketing Manager: high technology chemicals sold globally; based in Silicon Valley.
1992-Present Kirkpatrick Communications, Inc.
Founder of advertising & PR agency, located in Silicon Valley.
Client focus: start-up and small private companies, both in high technology and non-profit sectors.
1972-1973 Cal State University Hayward, CA
1971-1972 Chabot College Hayward, CA
1969-1970 Biola University La Mirada, CA
1993-2010 Diablo Valley Masonry, Inc., Sacramento, CA
1999-2001 Megawall, Henderson, NV
Director of Field Operations
1977-1993 APM, Inc., Livermore, CA
2004-2010 Masonry Industry Training Association (MITA), CA/ID
Board of Directors, 2004-2010
1994-2010 California Conference of Masonry Contractors Association, CA
Regional Representative to State Board, 2006-2011
1979-1983 Associated Builders and Contractors/Golden Gate Chapter, CA
California Representative to Washington, D.C. – National Board of Directors, 1983-1985
President/Board Chair – Northern California Chapter, 1982-1983
Board of Directors – Northern California Chapter, 1979-1984
1980-1989 Merit Shop Training Center, Dublin, CA
Board of Directors, 1980-1989
Masonry Instructor, 1985-1988
• Provide training for all construction trades for Northern California
• Seismic code compliance for masonry trade
1981-1985 National Center for Construction, Education and Research (NCCR) FL
• Developed the current national industry standards and curriculum for the
masonry training program, in conjunction with the University of Florida.
1966-1970 US Coast Guard / Search and Rescue
1970-1974 Millwright Apprenticeship - Winner International Millwright Apprenticeship Contest
1974-1975 Millwright Foreman / Superintendent Mechanical Contractor
1975-1990 Business Manager Millwrights of Northern Calif. / Chairperson for
the Apprentice and Training Committee/ Trustee and Chairperson for Millwright Annuity Trust Fund.
1990-1997 Director of Compliance Northern California Carpenter Trust Fund
1997-2002 Controller / H- R Director for Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
2002-2006 State Director, Crown Financial Ministries
MBA – 1977
Oklahoma City University – Meinders School of Business
BS – Accountancy - 1968
ZipRealty, Inc. – 1999 – Present
Realtor – Team Leader
THEOS Software – 1989-1999
Vice President – Finance & Administration
Kenetech/U.S. Windpower – 1997-1999
Vice President – Planning & Control
Kenning USA – 1984-1997
Vice President – Finance
Bennetts Photo Service – 1981-1984
Vice President – Finance
Memorex – 1979-1981
Manager – Budget & Measurement
Xerox – 1970-1979
Capital Planning Manager
Supervisor, Manufacturing Cost Control
General Motors – 1968-1970
Cost Analyst – Fisher Body Division
Founder & CEO
On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake. It was at that time that God started dealing with me about going to Haiti and using the gifts He had given me to help rebuild this country that had been torn apart by death and destruction. In March 2010, I traveled to Haiti with a team from Cornerstone Fellowship.MORE >
Director of Communications
Over the past two years of my Christian walk, I have been studying spiritual gifts and calling with a large group at my church. I have learned the distinction between natural talents and spiritual gifts and more specifically, how to call upon the Holy Spirit to guide me.MORE >