Thomas K. Knapp, MBA

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA

Health Administrator

Beaverton, Oregon (Portland, Oregon Area)
Hospital & Health Care

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Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Overview

  • Summer Intern at SCORE Portland

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Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Summary

Cell: 503-351-0600

I am starting out as a freelance writer interested in healthcare topics, particularly hospitals and public policy. At present, I accept cash, check, wire transfers, and money orders for payment. I can also accept transfers to my personal PayPal account via the above email. If you are looking to hire me for a writing project, my rates are as follows (minimum three hours):

$30 per hour for basic proofreading
$35 per hour for copy or developmental editing
$40 per hour to write new documents (provide as much info as reasonable)

A project can be a report,a blog post, advertising copy, or anything else that needs writing. Remember that I will charge you for three hours of work even if I finish sooner. I also need a single point of contact to ease communication.

I am active in three Toastmasters clubs to help develop my leadership and speaking skills. These clubs- include Portland Toastmasters, Liberty Talkers Toastmasters, and Feedbackers Toastmasters. So far, I've completed the Communication Track through the Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) award.

Specialties: corporate communications, Ubuntu Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, copywriting, technical writing, customer service, copy editing, developmental editing, digital photography, healthcare administration

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Skills & Expertise

  1. Nonprofits
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Sales
  4. Leadership
  5. Customer Service
  6. Technical Writing
  7. Marketing Communications
  8. Social Media
  9. Digital Photography
  10. Journalism
  11. Microsoft Office
  12. Training
  13. Marketing
  14. Fundraising
  15. Management
  16. Teamwork
  17. Research
  18. Community Outreach
  19. Recruiting
  20. Copywriting
  21. Microsoft Windows
  22. Event Planning
  23. E-commerce
  24. Storytelling
  25. Time Management
  26. Blogging
  27. Editing
  28. Leadership Development
  29. Public Relations

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Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Experience

Area 92 Governor

Toastmasters District 7

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Human Resources industry

June 2014Present (5 months) Beaverton, OR

--Mentor and supervise the progress of multiple individual Toastmasters clubs in Beaverton, OR
--Work with club Presidents to monitor their clubs' members on individual goals
--Chair Area Council meetings discussing club goals and officer training, record meeting minutes
--Update District Seven leadership on club progress towards Distinguished Club Program goals
--Coordinate and monitor the planning of semiannual speech contests

Vice President Membership

Liberty Talkers Toastmasters

June 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Beaverton, OR

--Recruit new members and process their applications
--Answer guests' questions from Guest Packets and discuss the benefits of membership
--Follow up with guests to receive feedback about their visit
--Sponsored five members during the annual membership building contest

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

June 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Portland, Oregon Area

--Maintain club records and files, manage all club correspondence
--Record minutes at club meetings and executive meetings
--Maintain and update meeting agendas, member attendance, and membership roster

Seasonal Sales Associate

Free Geek

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Computer Hardware industry

September 2012January 2013 (5 months) Portland, Oregon

--Sold Linux-based computers, hardware, and components, entered completed sales into database
--Entered customer returns in the database as they came in
--Priced and stocked items in Free Geek's thrift store
--Started as a volunteer intern, transitioned to temporary staff in November 2012

Head Server

Concordia Dining Services

January 2008April 2011 (3 years 4 months) Portland, OR

--Setup and served dinner to 150+ students nightly
--Substituted for cashiers, baristas, and dishwashers as needed
--Supervised closing 1-3 nights each week

Chairman of Intramural Sports Marketing

Concordia University Portland

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

May 2009May 2010 (1 year 1 month) Portland, OR

--Marketed Concordia University's intramural sports on campus
--Created print ads in Microsoft Publisher to recruit players and referees
--Managed events incluidng timekeeping, scorekeeping, and training referees
--Nominated for Unsung Hero award at annual Academy Awards ceremony

Summer Intern

SCORE Portland

June 2009August 2009 (3 months) Portland, OR

--Researched Web design best practices to improve SCORE PDX's website
--Presented research and recommendations to SCORE Portland's Board of Directors
--Chapter head of SCORE Anchorage asked for my research to revise their website

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Adopt-a-Grandparent Volunteer

      Maryville Nursing Home
      • Health
      November 2013 present (1 year)

      --Assist residents in getting to their rooms, the Activities Center, and the Dining Hall
      --Work with staff to assist residents, maintain resident confidentiality
      --Visit residents and spend time with them to improve their quality of life

    • Front Desk Supporter

      Free Geek
      • Science and Technology
      April 2013 present (1 year 7 months)

      --Schedule volunteers for classes & volunteer shifts, log volunteer hours in database
      --Enter volunteer applications into database, produce volunteer identification cards
      --Manage all front desk documents, make reminder calls about shifts & classes
      --Complete small projects for the Director of Public Services

    • Printer Reuse & Recycling Technician

      Free Geek
      • Science and Technology
      August 2011 present (3 years 3 months)

      --Assist staff in identifying printers with reuse potential, prepare unusable printers for recycling
      --Test printers for reuse through sales and grants programs; research testing methods and pricing
      --Perform basic printer troubleshooting and repair, extract valuable hardware for online sales
      --Work with bulk buyers to identify valuable hardware for their online businesses
      --Special Project: Assisted Director of Production with planning the 2012 Town Hall Meeting

    • International Sustainability Leadership (ISL) Project Volunteer

      City of Beaverton
      • Environment
      June 2010 September 2011 (1 year 4 months)

      The City of Beaverton's ISL project brought young adults from each of the City's six sister cities for two weeks of workshops on environmentally sustainable business practices presented by local business leaders. Towards the end of the two weeks, the mayors from each sister city came to Beaverton to learn about what was presented in the workshops and then implement the advice in their own cities.

      I performed copywriting and photography work, solicited cash and in-kind donations, and reviewed the City's websites to suggest ways to improve it. My advice was later utilized as part of a complete redesign of the website.

    • Senator

      Associate Students of Concordia University (Student Government)
      • Politics
      January 2007 April 2009 (2 years 4 months)

      --Represented student needs and interests to Concordia faculty
      --Senator for College of Theology, Arts & Sciences and School of Management
      --Served on Fiscal Growth, Physical Spaces, and Community Relations Committees
      --Nominated for Best Actor 2009 (male student leader) award at annual Academy Awards ceremony

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Health
      • Politics
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      • Free Geek
      • Toastmasters International
      • Free Software Foundation

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Certifications

  • CPR, First Aid, AED

    • American Hearth Association
    • November 2013 to November 2015

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Education

Concordia University-River Forest

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare Administration


Grade: GPA 3.83

I concentrated in healthcare administration by taking the HAL classes listed in the Courses section of this profile. The capstone class, Cases in Financial Analysis, consisted of a group project where I and three other students wrote a detailed business plan for a fictional brand of hand warmers.

Activities and Societies: Toastmasters International

Concordia University-Portland

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Marketing


Grade: GPA 3.04

I was involved with Student Government (ASCU) for five semesters as a senator and two semesters as co-chair of the Intramural Sports Program. I also volunteered with New Student Orientation (O-Crew) at the start of my sophomore, junior, and senior years to introduce new students (freshmen and transfers) to campus.

I was nominated for Best Male Student Leader my junior year for my efforts as the senator for the School of Management. I was nominated my senior year for the Unsung Hero Award (students or staff that help out behind the scenes) for my efforts co-chairing the Intramural Sports Program. Both awards were part of Concordia Portland's Academy Awards special each spring.

Activities and Societies: Student Government, Intramural Sports, Business Club (Chi Beta Chi), New Student Orientation (O-Crew)

Portland Community College

AGEN, General Studies


Grade: GPA 3.50

I earned placement on the President's List (PCC's highest award for a term's GPA) Spring 2011 (GPA 4.0) and Fall 2011 (GPA 3.75).

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Courses

  • AGEN, General Studies

    Portland Community College

    • Medical Terminology (MP 111)
    • Data Communication Concepts II (CIS 278)
    • Linux Installation & Configuration (CIS 240L)
    • Linux Network Administration (CIS 279L)
    • Computer Forensics (CIS 286)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare Administration

    Concordia University-River Forest

    • Health Care Systems I (HAL 6100)
    • Health Care Systems II (HAL 6150)
    • Health Care Finance & Economics (HAL 6400)
    • Public Policy In Health Care (HAL 6500)
    • Cases In Financial Analysis (MGT 6990)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Marketing

    Concordia University-Portland

    • Global Marketing (BA 366)
    • Marketing on the Internet (BA 364)
    • Sales & Advertising (BA 361)
    • Marketing Research (BA 363)
    • Computer Graphic Design (ART 265)
  • Seasonal Sales Associate

    Free Geek

    • Linux Command Line I
    • Linux Command Line II
    • Starting Out In Online Sales
    • Intro to Project Management
    • Sarbanes-Oxley and IT Compliance

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Honors and Awards

  • Competent Communicator (CC)

    Toastmasters International
    • May 2013

    This award signifies that I completed the Competent Communicator manual, which develops basic speaking skills such as persuasion, body language, and vocal variety.

  • Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)

    Toastmasters International
    • March 2014

    This award signifies that I completed two manuals from the Advanced Communication Series (Storytelling and Speaking to Inform) to advance my speaking skills beyond the basic skills I learned in the Competent Communicator manual.

  • Advanced Communication Silver (ACS)

    Toastmasters International
    • July 2014

    This award signifies that I completed two manuals from the Advanced Communication Series (Specialty Speeches and Special Occasion Speeches) and presented a module from The Better Speaker Series (A Lesson In Impromptu Speaking) and The Successful Club Series (Going Beyond Your Club).

  • Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

    Toastmasters International
    • October 2014

    This award signifies that I completed two manuals in the Advanced Communication Series (Speeches By Management and Public Relations), mentored a new Toastmaster on his first three speeches, and lead the Parliamentary Procedure In Action workshop from the Success/Leadership Series.

  • Competent Leader (CL)

    Toastmasters International
    • October 2014

    This award signifies that I completed all ten projects in the Competent Leader manual. The Competent Leader manual improves skills such as time management, organization, planning, and mentoring.

  • Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

    Toastmasters International
    • October 2014

    This award signifies that I served at least six months as a club officer (served a full year as both Club Secretary and Vice President of Membership), presented two modules from The Successful Club Series (Meeting Roles & Responsibilities and Keeping the Commitment), developed a successful club plan, and participated in District-sponsored officer training.

  • Leadership Excellence Award

    Toastmasters International
    • March 2014

    I chaired and emceed Area 92's International Speech and Evaluation contests in March 2014 as a High Performance Leadership (HPL) Project. The contests were the culmination of three months of planning. Completing an HPL Project is a requirement for the Advanced Leadership Silver (ALS) award.

  • Five Member Sponsorship Award

    Toastmasters International
    • June 2014

    I sponsored five new members during the 2013-'14 Toastmasters year. Each member joined Liberty Talkers Toastmasters and continues to thrive as a member.

Thomas K. Knapp, MBA's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

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