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Known for challenging the status quo and pushing for meaningful results, I’m an experienced management professional with a broad skill set. I’ve been part of successful major turn-arounds at multiple organizations and I’m ready for my next place to serve and shine.

KEY SKILLS
Management & Leadership
  • Set vision for Camp Indianola and developed core values and strategies to accomplish that vision.
  • Led diverse teams of volunteers and staff in projects of varying scale with 4-10 direct reports and 75+ staff reporting to them.
  • Oversaw $420,000 annual budget and all aspects of entire camp operation including development, marketing, human resources, administration, facilities, and community relations.
  • Served as lead for crucial and time-sensitive decisions across departments and in response to constituent concerns.
  • Developed and maintained robust systems for scheduling, tracking PTO, maintenance requests, and other operational needs, utilizing digital and analog tools to fit employee and guest needs.
Collaboration & Partnership
  • Participated on Management Team, setting joint policies and direction for four facilities located throughout the Northwest.
  • Built relationships with a diverse set of organizations and individuals including tribal authorities, ecologists, housing authorities, city & county officials, non-profits, and key constituents to accomplish programmatic goals.
  • Utilized technology tools to host remote meetings and collaborate with coworkers spread across the state and country.
  • Chaired or participated on multiple non-profit and public/private partnership boards for various efforts.
Creative Thinking & Innovation
  • Curtailed waste, beautified the grounds, and addressed critical facility improvements while turning a $40,000 annual shortfall into a $26,000 annual surplus.
  • Revamped programming and guest services to address needs of the community, leading to a 200% increase in participants.
  • Led teams with a constructively critical eye and strategic resourcing for maximum impact.
Marketing & Promotion
  • Took point on promotional efforts and communication with corporate-level marketing departments and staff, ensuring effective and accurate marketing collateral development.
  • Set marketing direction and strategy for community-focused recreation facility leading to 200% user growth over three years.
  • Created promotional materials using Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office Suite, and other desktop and web-based tools.
  • Built and managed organizational websites and utilized contractors as needed to maintain a modern web presence.
  • Developed strategy, directed, and generated content for social media, email newsletters, and direct-mail campaigns in collaboration with other departments and team members.
  • Managed Google AdWords content, Facebook ads, and online reviews processes to maximize organizational visibility and credibility.
  • Built personal website using Story Brand principles to market my consulting business and engage potential clients/employers.

Darin is great to have on your team! He is very efficient with his time, produces great creative content, and thoughtfully questions the status quo. He's an individual that will help move your organization to the next level.

Josh Hinman

Executive Pastor, Newlife Kitsap

Darin is a self-starter who likes new projects and is most comfortable when involved with a wide scope of activities. He is goal-oriented and driven by results. He is the team member who will try to keep the others on task.

DISC Assessment

Darin’s organization and experience is an asset to any team, and he flourishes in camping.

Brian Kienle

Executive Director, Peak 7 Adventures
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts,
Recreation Management

Western Washington University

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Director

2014-2019

Responsible for total operations of 75 acre camp and retreat facility.

  • Recruited, hired, trained, and supervised all staff
  • Wrote and managed $330,000-$420,000 annual budget
  • Maintained operational oversight
  • Implemented new programs and improved existing offerings

City Life and Juvenile Justice Director

2010-2013

Developed urban youth program and refreshed juvenile justice program.

  • Recruited, hired, trained, and supervised volunteers and staff
  • Maintained grant documentation and participated in grant writing
  • Created promotional materials for youth and donors
  • Planned and managed major fundraising events

Program Director

2008-2010

Oversaw all aspects of summer and year-round programs, hospitality, and activities.

  • Recruited, hired, trained, and supervised volunteers and staff
  • Oversaw $300,000+ annual budget
  • Actively promoted programs through sales calls and networking
  • Created, resources, and implemented innovative youth and adult programs

AmeriCorp Member

Youth Connection AmeriCorp Program, Everett Housing Authority

Hospitality

Server, Server Assistant, etc. in multiple restaurants culminating in 4 years in fine dining at Canlis in Seattle

Manual/Technical

Office Furniture Delivery, Landscaping and Heavy Machinery Operation, General Laborer

 

Scarlet Road
Kitsap Juvenile Advisory Board, Chair
Kitsap Homelessness Coordinating Committee
Grace Episcopal Church

I love designing and creating content. Check out a sample of my prior work:

ATTRIBUTES
TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite

WordPress

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Mobile Productivity