Phone: 1 (504) 214-3082
As a Security Professional with over 20 years experience, I am seeking a Full-Time position with a professional organization who will benefit from my skills and expertise. I am authorized to work in the United States for any employer and am willing to relocate anywhere.
Bar & Event Security Advisor, Safe Fun Creator, and Nightlife Liability Reducer
I possess a Responsible Vendor License (Bar Card), Responsible Vendor Security Personnel License (Bar Security Card), and Unarmed Security Officer Certification, allowing me to work Security Management, as what I call a Safe Fun Creator, alongside alcoholic beverage outlets and other establishments in Louisiana.
Security Coordinator, Mardi Gras
New Orleans, LA
January 2023 to Present
Coordinated security at entrance of the Apocalypse Ball, a Mardi Gras parade after party, as well as the after-parade party for Les Faus Du Carnal crew members. Monitored attendees’ wristbands and monitored area for potential robbery or car break-in subjects: checked on clients' cars or waited with patrons until their rideshares arrived. On-Call Security Host for The Franklin restaurant during Mardi Gras parades. Greeted and assessed patrons and informed them of policies and vacancies for seats at the bar and tables.
Creating Safety Amid Insecurity, Cap Black Safety Creator
New Orleans, LA
February 2023 to Present
I mobilize folks within their comfort zones and the law to create safety personally and where they live, work, and play.
Safe Fun: Serving Up Revelry and Security Presenter, Safe Fun By Cap
New Orleans, LA
Presented Join Bar and Event Security Advisor: An Informative, Entertaining Discussion of the Art and Science of Creating Safety at Alcohol Beverage Outlets.
Volunteer Safety Escort, Borrow a Brother
New Orleans, LA
April 2022 to Present
Founder, Borrow a Brother volunteer safety escort (#CapBlackBorrowABrother), where I stand watch to deter rampant carjacking and robbery targeting lone women while female friends get gas and run errands.
Bar/Event Security Advisor
Freelance - New Orleans, LA
March 2022 to Present
I manage Safe Fun creation for bar owners and event planners. I provide personal protection for bartenders/staff I'm assigned to protect; confirm age and sobriety of patrons per state law; assess area for threats and deter disruptions. I also brief bar owner or event planner on liability and incidents inside establishment, event, or surrounding area. My technical
term for this service is being a Nightlife Liability Reducer, in light of today's litigious climate. I also offer recommendations to enhance overall safety. Also did a three-day March 2022 event creating safe fun for a retreat by Wild Lotus Yoga and performance by the owner's band.
Hotel Security Agent (On Call)
Jean Lafitte House - New Orleans, LA
December 2022 to March 2023
I secured and supported Hotel manager and staff. Safeguarded guests and all property by acting on security plan I created to detect and deter suspicious or illegal activity; Responded to incidents, initiating or following up investigations; assisted eviction of disruptive guests; and served as point of contact with the appropriate authorities when official response was required.
Roosevelt Hotel Bar - New Orleans, LA
June 2022 to March 2023
Secured and supported bartender I was assigned to; strategically greeted patrons to welcome them and identify potential problems needing mediation; assessed surrounding area for clearly disruptive individuals and denied entry to same; verified patron age and intoxication level per Louisiana Alcohol Beverage Outlet law; and briefed bar owners on incidents inside establishment or within nearby vicinity of its New Orleans Central Business District (CBD) location.
The Rabbit Hole - New Orleans, LA
November 2022 to January 2023
Supported Security Manager by working the door or monitoring rear gate; Strategically greeted patrons to welcome them and identify potential problems needing mediation; assessed surrounding area for clearly disruptive individuals and denied entry to same; verified patron age and intoxication level per Louisiana Alcohol Beverage Outlet law; and briefed bar owners on incidents inside establishment or within nearby vicinity of its New Orleans Central Business District (CBD) location.
Security Lead and Safety and Support Manager
New Orleans Healing Center - New Orleans, LA
December 2016 to April 2020
Created policy and consulted fellow Management and businesses within building on best practices regarding crime and disruptive behavior on property and elsewhere; personally banned trespassers, theft, threat making, and shoplifting suspects; coordinated with the New Orleans Police Departments 5th District command staff on the arrest or citation of above mentioned offenders; posted alerts on social media to generate leads on offenders’ whereabouts and to network with their witnesses and victims; discreetly secured Board of Directors Co Chair, Executive Director, Building Manager, other staff, building business owners, and employees on an as needed basis; organized the Peace Walk as part of the Healing Centers annual Sacred Music Festival; served as Loss Prevention Supervisor, in an on-call capacity, for the New Orleans Food Cooperative inside the Healing Center; created policy and consulted Co-op Management and associates on best practices regarding crime and disruptive behavior in the store and elsewhere; personally banned shoplifters and coordinated with the New Orleans Police Departments 5th District command staff on the arrest of shoplifters; posted alerts on social media to generate leads on shoplifters whereabouts and to network with their witnesses and victims.
Hero of Home Defense Award
Presented to individuals who meet the criteria set forth by the Home Defense Foundation, a self-defense organization based in New Orleans. My Safety Creation (a combination of security consultant and safety advocate) produced results which got their attention.
Orleans Parish District Attorney Appreciation Award
Given to me by Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro in recognition of my Safety Creation efforts in the community.
Pelican Patriot Award
One of ten honorees for 2023, given to Civilian Volunteers and Activists, First Responders, and others, in recognition of their service to the community.
10+ years Security Management
10+ years Liaison with Law enforcement
10+ years Risk Management
10+ years Incident Reports and Safety Issue Writer
10+ years Freelance Writer
10+ years Citizen on Patrol
10+ years Event Security Supervision
Customer Service * Organizational Skills * Blogging * Social Media Management * Public Speaking * Writing Skills * CCTV * Conflict Management * Public Relations * Event Planning * Presentation Skills * Security * Legal Drafting * Legal Research * Surveillance * Emergency Management
High School Diploma
References and Media Appearance links provided upon request.