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Grateful CAD
Architectural Drafting & Design


To provide drafting & design services while pursuing architectural licensing qualifications. Along with first rate CAD skills, I am extremely organized and detail oriented. I meet deadlines by communicating with clients to determine their schedule, the scope of their project and amount of production time needed. I have 17 years of experience working in the A/E industry.


AutoCAD (2D & 3D)
MS Office Applications
Adobe Acrobat
Field Surveying
Hand Rendering



Grateful CAD, San Francisco, 1.2005 – present.   
Grateful CAD provides drafting and design development services for residential & commercial projects for architects, landscape architects, structural & civil engineers, and as-built drawings for home owners. 

CAD Designer

The KPA Group, Oakland, 7.2004 – 12.2004. 
Produce structural & architectural plans & details for Type I buildings, including Watsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant Admin Building & Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.

CAD Manager
Shen Milsom & Wilke + PAOLETTI, San Francisco 3.2000 – 1.2004

Manage CAD department, consistently meet project deadlines through team-work, planning and work flow coordination. Develop & implement drafting standards, detail and block libraries and reference manual. Install and maintain CAD customization on 15 workstations. Train CAD operators and designers to produce drawings according to SMWP standards. Schedule production. Develop project drawing lists. Set up, maintain xref structure, current backgrounds, and issue all drawings. 

CAD Designer
Shen Milsom & Wilke, Inc., San Francisco – 6.1999 - 3.2000

Produce drawings according to engineers’ redlines for audiovisual, telecommunications and acoustics disciplines. Set up drawings. Develop drawing lists. Determine drawing content. Plot, coordinate reproduction, distribution of drawings. 

Executive Assistant
Shen Milsom & Wilke, Inc., San Francisco – 6.1998 - 6.1999

Assist Principal in operations and start-up of branch office. Coordinate with contractors for office build-out and office furniture. Choose and maintain office equipment. Select vendors and establish accounts. Arrange travel (domestic & international). Assemble proposal and credential packages in response to RFP’s, including SF 254 & 255. Maintain catalog library. Provide technical support for video teleconferences.

Senior Secretary

HOK Architects, Inc., San Francisco – 9.1994 - 6.1998

Assist Sr. Vice President of Engineering.. Arrange meetings, conference calls, directed client inquiries. Arrange travel (domestic & international), assist in relocating employees. Maintain P.E. registrations. Assist in project management by tracking project man-hours and earned fees. Produce specifications.    

Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator
Avila & Tom Company, (architecture) San Francisco – 11.1993 - 7.1994
Temporary Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Secretaries Express, San Francisco – 1.1993 - 10.1993

Assignments included architectural firms Heller & Leake, Richard Pollack & Associates, and cost estimating firm Hanscomb Associates.


BA cum laude, University of Indianapolis, English & Journalism, 1991

Associates Degree with honors, City College of San Francisco, Architecture, 2007


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