Tilt-Up Convention 
Attended seminars on tilt-up strategies & trends and presented with colleagues on utilizing Revit with Autodesk 360 to fully utilize Building Information Modeling for coordinated Tilt-Up design across architectural, engineering, and construction entities.
World of Concrete 
Attended 4 day conference in Las Vegas, NV, on concrete trends, techniques, specifications, and strategies, including an exterior exhibit. Received a "Masters Certificate in Decorative Concrete" for attending a concentration of courses specialized in the subject.
Autodesk University 
Attended 4 day conference in Las Vegas, NV, including several specialized classes dealing with Revit, fabrication, and collaboration platforms.
BIMForum [2016 & 2017]
Attended 3 day conference in Atlanta, GA and San Diego, CA on latest trends in Building Information Mod
Habitat for Humanity [2014-2016]
Volunteered at two separate renovation sites in the greater Pittsburgh area to prepare homes for families in need.
Volunteer Dog Handler 
Dog walking, cuddling, and enrichment activities at the Western PA Humane Society.
JA Job Shadow Day 
Hosted Baldwin HS Students at Desmone's Offices to present design related careers ranging from architecture and interiors to photography and marketing.
Career Fair Booth Design/Presentation [2014-Present]
Meet with and present to soon-to-be graduates of Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
JA Teaching Day 
Taught JA job-related concepts to second graders at Arsenal Elementary School.
Carnegie Science Center Tour Your Future [2015-2016]
Tour, discussion, and design-related activity for young students interested in STEM careers. Hosted at Desmone's Offices.
A/E Softball League [2014-Present]
Go Team Desmone! (Don't look up our record...but do check out our Mascot).
Designed & constructed a themed (Fredosaurous Rex) display made entire of cans. Fundraising was done to raise money for the cans, which were displayed at the Mall at Robinson to garner additional donations & later all were donated to a local food bank.
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up 
Weeded, removed trash, and planted at the new Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse site in Spring Garden.
[Often with a small committee, developed and implemented the following inner-office programs/initiatives]
Revit Template Management
Worked with another colleague to implement continuous improvements to our inner-office custom Revit Template, including the creation of custom families, standards, and templates. Additionally, created a BIM kick-off procedure to facilitate better Revit workflow relationships with our consultants.
TOOLS for Licensure
Developed a program for supporting IDP/ARE/NCIDQ candidates to promote licensure, including mentorship and resource management
Employee Mentor Program
Created & monitored an inner-office partnered mentorship program designed to facilitate the careers and development (both personal and professional) of staff members of all ages. Based on the idea of knowledge transfer across experience levels.
Job Shadow Program
Worked with another individual to standardize/streamline Job Shadow requests to facilitate mentorship of potential future design professionals
New Employee Welcome Program
Created an orientation and onboarding program (as well as an accompanying packet & procedural checklist) for new hires including an orientation ally to ensure that onboarding runs smoothly
Intern Selection Process & Candidate Review Team
Strategy for processing and reviewing internship applications, as well as interviewing interns by peer committee to streamline hiring process for ownership
Employee Review Cycle Implementation
Researched, selected, and deployed a web-based system for automating peer, self, and managerial reviews to streamline preexisting inner office procedures.
Strategic Planning [ongoing]
Working with another colleague on developing office standards, organizing file structure, refining organizational role descriptions, refining project execution standards and QA/QC procedures, standardizing project startup/closeout procedures, implementing client feedback retrieval, etc.