Job Search

With the closing of the Tucson (Arizona) American Diabetes Association office, I am now searching for a new opportunity and job to use my vast talent and experiences. I was the Market Manager for the American Diabetes Association.

My skills and experience are vast (resume is below). I am open to job possibilities and am willing to relocate. Please contact me if you/your organization would like to see if my background/skills can benefit your business/organization and Thank You for the consideration! Please use contact page listed above. 

Dave Nevins Resume

Qualifications Profile

Dynamic, goal-oriented, and athletic professional with wide-ranging experience in community relations coordination; staff and volunteer training; videography and photography; and blogging. Equipped with outstanding planning skills in organizing and leading big events, activities, and shows. Equipped with communication and interpersonal skills; accustomed to build and maintain harmonious relationships with various individuals. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Web Design, Adobe Creative Cloud (beginner level), Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel VideoStudio, Macintosh, Blogger.com, and social media sites.

Core competencies

Data Collection ~ Film Development and Documentary ~ Strategic Planning and Execution

Continuous Process Improvement ~ Funding and Sponsorship ~ Cross-functional Coordination

Professional Experience

No Limits, Tucson, AZ; Sitka, AK; and Boise, ID

Executive Director/Volunteer                                                                                                        2005–Present

Effectively encourage and motivate individuals with diabetes and other medical conditions by initiating a non-profit diabetes outdoor and adventure group

Drive efforts in organizing numerous fundraisers with donations for the local diabetes organizations    and the community, as well as events, social media, speaking engagements, photography, and films in inspiring individuals with diabetes and other medical conditions

Assume various roles to strategically perform multiple tasks:

o    Race director for the Sitka Sound Ocean Adventure Swim (10k/5k, Sitka, AK);

o    Director for Banff Mountain Film Festival, Sitka, AK

o    Director for Radical Reels Tour (Banff Mountain Film Festival), Sitka, AK; and

o    Director for the Dive for Diabetes (Skydive) Event, Caldwell, ID

Develop a large skydiving event in the Pacific Northwest

Oversee a team comprise of four mountain bikers with type 1 diabetes within 24-hours in Old Pueblo that was featured in the film that I created called “You Only Live Once”

Offer support in creating “Sugar Free Ocean” which was a film documentary on the organization’s Destination Alaska Sea Kayak Expedition

Create the Kayak Program through SEARHC: Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska for individuals diagnosed with diabetes

Substantially contributed in acquiring funding for the film project (Sugar Free Ocean) for Banff Film Fest Sitka

Made it possible to gain the Steve Reifunstuhl Award in the Sitka Health Summit

American Diabetes Association, Tucson, AZ

Market Manager                                                                                                                                 2015–2017

Cultivated and maintained relationships with corporate community and individuals for mission funding through sponsorship, retail campaigns, event teams, grants, donations, and other partnerships

Established partnership by closely collaborating with high-level volunteers that provided leadership and resources

Facilitated and conducted various activities, including the Tour de Cure ride and the Step Out Walk events

Raised $250K to $500K annually from corporations, teams, and individuals by formulating and implementing fundraising strategies

Race Across America, Boulder, CO

Driver | Film Assistant – Race Across America, Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland             2015

Provided coverage to the Race Across America race leaders by driving Media 1 Team while supporting the lead video journalist

Took photos and videos for the Race Across America

Held accountability for the gas, hotel budget, and receipts

Successfully accomplished two complete cross-country drives across the United States in 19 days

Perimeter Bicycling Association, Tucson, AZ

Director of Indoor El Tour                                                                                                                           2014

Facilitated an event for El Tour de Tucson that gathered participants from across the world

Rendered assistance to El Tour de Tucson, Viva Bike Vegas, Cochise County Cycling Classic, and El Tour Adventure Run

Acted as the staff photographer and calendar of the events director

Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sitka, AK
Director of Visitor Services                                                                                                            2007–2013

Exemplified leadership skills in supervising 1 employee and 5 to 11 volunteers at 2 visitor centers

Demonstrated proficiency in hosting numerous media and travel writers with planning and follow-up

Served as representative for the featuring of photography regarding the beautiful area of Sitka, AK

Developed and facilitated the Sitka Picture Perfect Photo Contest

Served as the lead person for the visit by the Russian sailing ship Pallada during the international event

Education

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science § Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA; Dean’s Honor List

Associate of Arts § Green River Community College, Auburn, WA; Meritorious Scholarship

Professional Development

Research

Social Capital Training, American Diabetes Association, Scottsdale, AZ

Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sitka, AK

Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), Fine Art of Tourism, Sitka, AK

Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), License to Thrill, Juneau, AK

Western Association of Visitors Bureaus, Anchorage, AK

Certifications

TitleMapping the Modern Web Design Process Certification

TitleLearning Video Production and Editing Certification

TitleFoundations of Video: The Art of Editing Certification

TitleThe History of Film and Video Editing Certification

TitleIntroduction to Video Editing Certification

TitleManaging To-Do Lists Certification

Content Marketing: Blogs Certification

TitleWriting Headlines Certification

TitleWriting Articles Certification

Conferences

North American Conference on Diabetes & Exercise, San Diego, CA

Heritage & Cultural Tourism Conference, Sitka, AK

Horne Lake Leadership Conference, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association (DESA) Conference, West Chester, PA 

Awards

Medtronic Global Hero | Minimed Ambassador | Terry Lorts Award, El Tour de Tucson Cycling Event

Steve Reifunstuhl Award (Sitka Health Summit) | Lifescan Athletic Achievement Award (Honorable Mention)

Pepsi Hotshot Basketball Contest, Top 8 and Top 24 | I  Diabetes Sports Project, DSP Champion

Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards, 25-Year Medal |

Activities

Volunteer

Insulindependence, North American Conference on Diabetes and Exercise (San Diego, CA), VIP Athlete Expert/Guest

I Challenge Diabetes’ Events (British, Columbia and Alberta, Canada), Volunteer

Nonprofit Diabetes Adventure Group, No Limits, Co-Creator

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Volunteer

Medtronic Global Champions Team, Honorary Member

Radical Reels (Banff Mountain Film Festival), Director

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Director

Race Across America (Cycling), Crew Member

Medtronic Diabetes, Minimed Ambassador

Medtronic Global Champions Team, Honorary Member

American Diabetes Association, Participant

Type 1 Diabetic Athletes Group, Volunteer

American Diabetes Association, Participant

Sitka Mountain Rescue, On Call Volunteer

Medtronic Global Hero, Participant

Diabetes Sports Project, Volunteer

Publication and Film

Boise Backcountry Adventure, Co-author

You Only Live Once, Creator

Alaskan Waters, Creator