IT GURU & TECH TRAINER
WEB DESIGNER, MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST

I'M

Ricky Cortez.

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.

  • Relevant Professional & Community Experience

    • 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

 

01 BIOGRAPHY

 

02 Experience

2010-2014

WITNESS

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.

2006-2008

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). 

1993-2003

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

2003-present

MEDIA STAR

Owner

Web designer, graphic designer, network technician, server administrator, multi-media a/v technician, onsite IT tech & instructor.

2008-2010

VOLCHOK CONSULTING

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

2004-2006

TEKSERVE

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

03 PORTFOLIO

 
 
 
CONTACT

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(973) 913-5060

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