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David D

Trustworthy, Experienced Property Manager with St. Croix Connections Available for Property Management and Caretaking
Christiansted, Virgin Islands
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House Sitter in Christiansted, Virgin Islands

I am a former chemistry, biology, computer, gifted/talented teacher in the state of New York. I am currently the Site Manager/Coordinator of an Aquatic Field Station for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the past fifteen years. I do have a few but very deep connections on St. Croix enabling me to connect with the resources necessary to address any issues or crises while managing or "sitting" your property on Island. Some excerpts from my resume include: Site Manager/Coordinator, Darrin Fresh Water Institute • Management of all institute resources for 20 diverse team members consisting of 8 buildings totaling 35,000 sq. ft., with 8 labs, 7 boats, 5 trucks, 13 dormitory units, 4 docks and 120 feet of waterfront • Annual budgeting of facility maintenance, improvements, and expansion costs • Effective interaction with local zoning boards, planning boards and independent contractors in working with ongoing site renovations and the overseeing of such projects • Design, procurement, fabrication, deployment, and troubleshooting of lab-based and field experiments • Supervision and coordination of a major renovation of an 8,000 sq. ft. housing structure built in 1896 • Creation, implementation, and oversight of environmentally sustainable facility initiatives • Onsite planning, preparation, oversight and coordination of construction of a 2,400 sq. ft. laboratory • Design, construction, permitting and deployment of 3 mesocosms of 36,000 liters with 30’support dock • Extensive vendor relations including bid processes for the procurement of goods and services • Coordination of governmental, media, and community relations • Operation and programming of automated building maintenance systems and software • Management of real estate and tenant relations • Authoring and maintenance of web site presence • Troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, transport, of boats, trucks, lab equipment, grounds, and buildings • Writing of curricula and presentation of both fieldwork and laboratory workshops for grades K-12 • Adherence and implementation of OSHA rules and record keeping along with the maintenance of standard lab safety procedures


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