K9 Search Specialist, FEMA, CA OES, Wilderness Finders Canine Search Teams

• Deployed to the Federal Building Bombing Incident in Oklahoma City, OK.                                    4/1995

• Deployed to the Yosemite National Park, Rockslide Incident                                                                   7/1996

• Served as an evaluator and instructor for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Program

• Board member for Wilderness Finders, CA Office Emergency of Services, FEMA

• Vice chair of ERK9, a non-profit international training organization based in Istanbul, Turkey

• Autodesk: AutoCAD Architecture 2017& AutoCAD LT 2019 • Trimble SketchUp Pro 2020
• Microsoft Office – Current subscription • Adobe Photoshop CS & Illustrator • CorelDraw 2017

SUMMARY

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fredric Pitts

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

I have over thirty-two years’ experience working in cabinet shops, architectural firms, and as a self-employed architectural designer. My experience includes hand and CAD drafting, graphic design, architectural design, business communication, as well as business and project management.
 

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

I hold an Associate degree from Santa Rosa Junior College and over 400 units of continuing education from several sources within the California College and University systems.

 Santa Rosa Junior College, AA degree, Santa Rosa, CA                                                                                   1988

• Computer Science • Drafting Technology • CAD Drafting • Photography
 
Autodesk Training Center at Napa College, Napa, CA                                                                           1997 – 1999

• AutoCAD • 3D Studio MAX • Architectural Desktop

 Other coursework completed:                                                                                               

• Business of Solar • Photovoltaic Systems & Installation • Green Building Practices

• Home Energy Survey Professional • Art • Art New Media • Lighting Design • Interior Design • Rescue Systems 1

• FEMA Canine Search Specialist Training Program

Freelance Architectural Designer/Drafter/Illustrator, CA & OR                                                 1/2010 – present
Fredric Pitts Graphics                                                                                                                  
• Residential new construction and remodel design and drafting
• Light commercial and residential illustration utilizing Trimble SketchUp
• Project management consulting
• Produced logos, graphic art, and garment decoration
 
Project manager, Sacramento, CA                                                                                                7/2003 – 12/2009
Monighan & Assoc., Architects
• Project manager for architectural projects
• Project design collaboration with design/build team
• Drafting for all phases of design, schematic design through construction administration

Structural CAD Operator, Davis, CA                                                                                              3/2001 – 1/2003
Harris and Sloan Consulting Group
• Drafted structural plans/details for custom and production residential, light commercial, and hotels
• Maintained the computer network
• Converted the drafting department from MicroStation SE to AutoCAD LT 2002

CAD Manager, Davis, CA                                                                                                                 7/1998 – 2/2001
Ridge Builders Group
• Architectural CAD Operator and CAD Manager
• Upgraded the existing network to a fast ethernet system
• Maintained the computer network.
• Developed and maintained a project tracking database using Microsoft Access

Kennel Manager, Sonoma, CA                                                                                                       10/1996 – 1/1998
Ebony Range Pet Resort
• Rebuilt and modernized much of the kennel and office
• Restructured the management format
• Increased kennel profits substantially

CAD Drafter, Cotati, CA                                                                                                                8/1995 – 10/1996
Liberty Valley Doors
• Produced shop drawings and details
• Researched hardware for selection and fit
• Receptionist, the friendly face at the showroom door and on the phone
 
Drafter, Estimator, & Project Manager, Cotati, CA                                                                       7/1988 – 6/1992
Northern California Cabinets
• Began hand drafting shop drawings before converting the office to CAD
• Estimated projects, converting the methodology from handwritten to computer spreadsheet
• Maintained office communication with contractors and clients, scheduled installations
 
Mechanic, USAF                                                                                                                                   2/1976 – 2/1980
United States Air Force, Shift Supervisor, Sgt
• Performed scheduled maintenance on aircraft
• Diagnosed and repaired problems with equipment
• Loaded and unloaded conventional and nuclear weapons on aircraft
• Saluted a lot