Phone: 1 (504) 214-3082
As a Security Professional with over 20 years in the industry, I am seeking a managerial or supervisory role with a professional company where I can utilize my training and experience. I am authorized to work in the United States for any employer, and am willing to relocate if necessary. I endeavor to mobilize business owners, event planners, community groups, and concerned citizens into creating safety, with me by their side, for themselves and for the good of the community at large.
Bar & Event Security Advisor, Safe Fun Creator, and Nightlife Liability Reducer
I possess both a Louisiana Responsible Vendor License (August 2022 to August 2026), having successfully passed the exam on Louisiana Alcohol Beverage law and know how to recognize signs of intoxication and reduce establishment liability through age verification and intervention) and a Louisiana Responsible Vendor Security Personnel License (Bar Security Card), certifying me to work security, as what I call a “Safe Fun Creator,” alongside bar and other alcoholic beverage
outlet owners, management and, staff in Louisiana. My technical term for this service is being a Nightlife Liability Reducer, in light of today's litigious climate.
Security Coordinator, Mardi Gras Parade After Party
Apocalypse Ball, New Orleans, LA
February 2023 to Present
Coordinated security at entrance of this Mardi Gras Parade After Party on February 11, 2023. Monitored attendees wristbands and made sure female patrons safely get their rideshares in a dark warehouse area.
Creating Safety Amid Insecurity
Cap Black Safety Creator - New Orleans, LA
February 2023 to Present
Created Safety Amid Insecurity and Safe Fun: Serving Up Revelry and Security Presenter: My Conversation With the Nation! I mobilize folks within their comfort zones and the law to create safety personally and where they live, work, and play.
Let's Talk! As always, your Safety IS my happiness! Experience this Experienced Nightlife Liability Reducer!
Security Coordinator Mardi Gras Parade After Party
New Orleans, LA
Coordinated with repeat Mardi Gras event client to direct Les Faus Du Carnal crew members to the door guy, who verified or issued wristbands and took Venmo payments from non-members; Monitored area for potential robbery or car break-in subjects: checked on clients cars and waited with patrons until their rideshares arrived.
Security Host (On Call)
#CapBlackSafetyCreator #SafeFunByCap - New Orleans, LA
January 2023 to Present
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
High School Diploma
References and Media Appearance links provided upon request.