Renewable Energy, Utilities, Business Management, Strategy Development
Concentration in Energy.
GPA: 4.0. Recipient of Nicholas Merit Scholarship. Communications chair of MEM/MBA Club.
Coursework in advanced excel-based energy modeling, energy economics and regulations, energy law and policy, energy technology and engineering, fundamentals in power markets and utility systems.
Concentration in General Management
Recipient of leadership and community service scholarship.
CEO and Founder, Bridlewood Farm LLC et al. Aiken, SC
Equestrian training facility (www.bridlewoodaiken.com). Conceived and executed a comprehensive business plan to build a profitable best-in-class facility. CY 2016 sales were $635,000, an increase of 22% over 2015 and operating profit of 30%. Maintained General Ledger, budgets, and P&L to make operational decisions. Achieved yearly decreases in direct cost percentages and a 16% compounded increase in sales since 2013. Developed creative multifaceted marketing plan and positioned facility as dominant player in a competitive market. Resulting in selection as USC Aiken’s equestrian team training site and attracting 5 sponsorships with key vendors, accounting for significant cost decreases. Recruited team of 12 employees and structured management; personally had 4 direct reports. Guaranteed employee satisfaction and productivity via weekly operations meetings using inclusive decision-making process, incentive plans, performance reviews, and guided mediation discussions. 2010 – 2016
Shaw Creek Hills, LLC – established company to manage property and align stakeholder incentives.
Managed $2M in facility improvements, including tech advancements, building additions, and fire-safety systems. Installed network of over 60 cameras for monitoring horses and property, accessible to clients and staff on smartphones, enabling premium pricing. Designed a run-rate proforma to model the optimal combination of stalls and staff to maximize operational and budget efficiency. Implemented model by expanding stall capacity by 100%, increasing value of property and Bridlewood Farm revenue by 70%. Increased sustainability by implementing irrigation system and underground moisture sensors, reducing hay costs by 50% and water consumption by 33%.
Jenna Weiner, LLC – established equine sales company to align stakeholder incentives.
Imported, exported, marketed, and sold high-end horses in the hunter market yielding a 55% profit margin for 2016. Aiken, SC
2009 – 2016
CEO and Founder, TRYON EQUESTRIAN VILLAS, LLC, Tryon, NC
Equestrian rental property real estate (www.tryonequestrianvillas.com).
Assembled an investor participation package, located, and purchased rental properties integral to new international equestrian competition venue. Managed property renovations and marketing to achieve profitability in first full year of operation. 2015 − 2016
Skills: Energy systems modeling, Excel, VBA (Excel Macros), and QuickBooks.
Leadership: Member of MBA Jumpstart Women in Consulting Diversity Network, extensive volunteer work with adolescents struggling with substance abuse.