IT GURU & TECH TRAINER
WEB DESIGNER, MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST
Ricky Cortez’s Highlights in Professional & Community Activism
Witness.org and International Human Rights non-profit - Director of Technology.
Diversity Task Force at Lake Naomi Club - Communications Liaison.
Poconos Sewing Volunteers in immediate grass roots response to COVID-19 - organized local teams, and distributed 1,500 masks to essential workers and local organizations like the Pocono Hunger Pantries and Clymer Library & Fire Dept.
Poconos Vacation Rental Owners - A Community Reporting and Communication tool to bridge the gap between Residents, Owners who flexibly rent and our Visitors.
Rent Responsibly - Area alliance representative for the Pocono Region.
Township STR Task Force - Logistics, Research, Implementation, Enforcement
LNVHHA - Executive Member. The Lake Naomi Vacation Home Host Alliance community exists to support and promote effective management of vacation rental activities within the Lake Naomi community.
ALROA - Member. Goal is to ensure ongoing, positive contributions from owners who flexibly rent and overall activities in the ALCA community.
AirBnB Ambassador & Expedia/VRBO Alliance member - Dedicated to proper training, regulations and balance locally and nationally for travelers.
670 President Coop - Board Member of Coop in Brooklyn, when he lived there
LGBT Families - Founding Board Member. Creating safe space for non-traditional family planning.
Tuscan PTA - Board Corresponding Secretary. Website, Newsletter and Community Communication liaison for Parents, Staff and Students.
OWN Charter School - Director of Technology + Media & Community Outreach Coordinator
IT Manager, Help Desk
System Administrator for over 10 servers, SAN, NAS , VPN, Backup & remote access.
Managed budget, vendor relations & interns
Help Desk for over 30 clients.
O.W.N. CHARTER SCHOOL
Director of Technology
Administer over 250 Mac/PC servers, printers and mobile home client computers with VPN. OS X Server Administration, SuccessMaker, PowerSchool, developed newly created positions, implement CSL Program (Computers as a Second Language).
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)
Director, Choreographer, Actor, Singer and Dancer. Over forty professional productions, Two Broadway National Tours; West Side Story & Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Web designer, graphic designer, network technician, server administrator, multi-media a/v technician, onsite IT tech & instructor.
Director of Professional Services
J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy, Wonderworks Construction, Weinstein Company, Anomaly, Peoples Revolution, Access IT, Scherman Foundation, Tourism Ireland, Argo, whY-Q. Managed all aspects of corporate relations, including: hardware and software sales and upgrades, system repairs, and all IT services
Onsite Services Manager
Managed customer’s onsite needs including system repairs and technical support. Directed the restructuring of multiple departments to optimize efficient client services. OS X Help Desk, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, Parallels, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Now Up to Date and Contact, iWeb, Pages, iLife