Laurie X Wayne
PO Box 219, Fort Bidwell, California 96112      (503) 662-2482    inquiry [at]
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Career Focus Leading and teaching people in a customer-centric, team-oriented environment where I can creatively contribute to the quality of life in any organization while enhancing its sustainability, diversity, and the bottom line.


People Management
Project Management

Community Development
Grant Writing
Permaculture Design

Human Performance Technology Analysis and Intervention
Technical Documentation and Training
Computer System Analysis and Implementation

Professional Experience
Surprise Valley Saturday Market/Modoc Harvest

Market Co-Manager/Executive Director:
Co-managed the first Certified Farmer's Market in Modoc County, wrote one grant to fund two years of staffing, outreach activities, producer support, and the formation of a local-food oriented nonprofit and facilitated formation of regions first Food Hub.
Key Skills: Community engagement, nonprofit organization and development, corporate administration, regulatory compliance, reporting, grant writing.

Oregon State University Extension

Field Educator:
As part of the statewide "GROW Healthy Kids and Communities" project team, conducted interviews, assessments and engaged community members around environmental factors that affect rural childhood obesity.
Key Skills: Planning, communication, research, assessment, event planning and preparation, garden-based elementary nutrition education, community building.

Locavore Farms
Created and manage the implementation of a small organic farm in the high desert of extreme northeastern California. Manage volunteer workers, supplies, equipment, crops, and marketing efforts, resulting in a unique community-enhancing experience for a remote and rural area.
Key Skills: Planning, people management, organic agriculture, habitat development and restoration, interface with governmental regulatory agencies, money management, creative fund raising, community building.


Portland State University

Graduate Student:
MA-TESOL student in Applied Linguistics department. Courses of study in intercultural communication, cognitive development, language acquisition, teaching methods, international English, and revitalization of endangered indigenous languages. Teaching experience as graduate teaching assistant.
Key Skills: Teaching, teamwork, research, writing.



SUN Community ESL

Practicum participant in award-winning Community ESL program:
Designed and implemented English as a Second Language curriculum for multilevel, open entry/exit class for adult immigrants and refugees. With class, revitalized local community garden, resulting in development and delivery of workshop for educators entitled "You Can Teach ESL in the Garden!"
Key skills: Lesson and materials design, flexibility, English language teaching.


Azumano Travel

English Teacher:
Designed and implemented English as a Second Language curriculum for Japanese teenagers in the US. Lessons incorporated the outdoors, art, and adventure projects.
Key skills: Lesson and materials design, classroom management, creativity, English language teaching.

Portland Metro YMCA
Curriculum Designer/English Teacher:
Worked with a small team to design and implement complete English as a Second Language curriculum for Japanese teenagers in the US. Materials were designed to be reusable, relevant to real-world activities, and flexible.
Key skills: Lesson and materials design, classroom management, teamwork, English language teaching.

Independent Language and Career Consultant

Language Teacher and Career Coach:
Provided internet-based English-language instruction and translation for German university graduates and technology professionals. Typical projects included web forms and surveys, Curriculum Vitae, cover letters.
Key skills: English language teaching, business and technology terminology, coaching, customer service

QAnalysts LLC,
Santa Clara, CA
Principal Consultant:
Acted as engineering project manager for java-based VOIP system. Provided consultation on schedule, budget, and product integration.
Key skills: Negotiation,  product and project management,  communication.

2002-2003: TheraMedia Solutions, Santa Clara, CA Founder and CEO:
Building health care multimedia company from concept though customer, product, and market development required to bring product successfully to market.
Key Skills: Influence and persuasion, articulation of vision, people management, financial planning, effective writing and presentation.

Cisco Systems,
San Jose, CA
Manager, EMAN Development, 2001-2002:
Managed 35 software engineers (junior to senior level) who built and enhanced a system to manage the infrastructure and applications used to run the company globally, including system and network monitoring, service management, messaging and directories, configuration management for networked devices, call centers, and process support. Managed Strategic Architecture Group for Enterprise Management.
Key skills: People Management, Technology Management, Cross-functional, global, and virtual team management.

Manager, Information Technology Learning Group, 1999-2001:
Led the creation of the IT Learning Group and oversaw its evolution from a technology training team to a results-based consultative group focused on innovative ways to enhance productivity through targeted knowledge transfer. Drove creation of coordinated global IT Learning Groups in the US, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. Operated with budget surplus for 2 years while expanding group and implementing business-based metrics for success.
Key Skills: Human Performance Technology (a systems-based approach to organized work), People Management, Cross-functional, global, and virtual team management, informal and e-learning optimization, design, and implementation.

Manager, Technology Apprenticeship Program, 1998:
Created and managed program to prepare high-potential Liberal Arts and Science grads for successful careers in IT. Provided 35 outstanding employees to company in two years at no cost beyond what would have been paid to temps.
Key Skills: Recruiting, Training, Negotiation, Motivation, Communication, People Management, Financial Management.

Project Manager, Global Extract System/Operational Data Store, 1997:
Start-to-finish oversight of design, architecture, and implementation of global, consolidated source of operational data for use by reporting and decision-support applications.
Key Skills: Project Management, distributed (Oracle) database design and implementation, application management, operational management.

Infrastructure Project Manager, Corporate Data Warehouse, 1995-1996
Development, application, and enforcement of standards for applications and operational documentation, supervision of training program, implementation of web-based information delivery systems.
Key Skills: Project Management, cross-functional communication, process improvement, training, documentation, operational standardization.

Claris Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
Corporate Integration Project Manager, 1995:
Coordination of functional business teams to define and resolve Information Technology concerns relating to AppleSoft/Claris Integration effort.
Key Skills: Written and Oral Communication; Project Management; Technology Consultation.

Enterprise Services Project Leader, 1994:
Management of Data Center and projects around production computing environment.
Key Skills: UNIX (SunOS and Solaris) System Administration, Internet Services (Mail, Web, and ftp) Administration,VMS System Administration, Sybase Database Administration; Production Control (Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery), Networking (TCP/IP, AppleTalk, LAT, DECnet; Cisco and Apple Router configuration and maintenance); Help Desk/Customer Service training and design; Project Leadership; Training.

VMS Systems Analyst, 1993-1994:
Management of production and international VMSclusters.
Key Skills: VMS System Administration, Solaris System Administration, Creation of DCL and shell scripts for System Management; Training, Documentation; Desktop (PC/Macintosh) and File/Print Server Support.

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
System Administrator/Senior Software Applications Analyst, 1993:
System administration for VAX/PC network and coordination of agency computer training program.
Key Skills: System Administration; Supervision; Training development/delivery/train-the-trainer; Development of computer-based reference and training.
Systems Analyst, 1990-92:
VAX applications development and PC network administration.
Key Skills: Systems and Applications programming; Supervision; Documentation, Training

Systems Specialist, 1989-90:
PC Technician, PC applications trainer.
Key Skills: Hardware repair and maintenance; Telecommunications/Networking; Training program development and delivery, documentation.


Other Projects and Interests Career

Ecological Farming Association Fellow
Presenter, Great Basin Language Conference
Organizer, Stanford discussion series: “Conversations about Learning and Work”
Informal Learning Research resulting in workshop series for Santa Clara County
Member, Film Arts Foundation, Northwest Documentary
Member, International Society for Performance Improvement


Director, Central Modoc Resource Conservation District
4-H Project Leader

OSU Extension Master Gardener
Volunteer Naturalist, Metro Parks, Portland, OR
Teacher, English as a Second Language, Portland YMCA
Participant, Habitat for Humanity, Portland, OR
Participant, Habitat for Humanity Global Village, Portugal
Member and volunteer, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Portland
Co-manager, Alviso Community Garden, San Jose
Member, Alviso Resource Coalition
Participant, Team in Training
Advisor, Ronda’s Organic Montessori Garden School, Austin, TX



Film and Photography (director/producer, award-winning short documentary "Luisa's Legacy")
Nature and Natural Systems
Player of 2005, Cribbage Regional Association of Portland