Nicholas J. Caris
Supporting Veterans | Alternative Medicine/ Holistic Recovery Specialist | Non-profit Manager / Engagement Professional
Mr. Caris is pursuing leadership opportunities where his skills, leadership, experience, mentorship, adaptability, and work ethic will be leveraged to assist an organization in exceeding expectations. His leadership, adaptability, and work ethic were formally developed within the US Marine Corps. They have been applied since his time serving in the Marine Corps towards helping fellow veterans thru leadership positions within veteran-focused organizations. As well as developed thru formal education and ongoing training.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & RECOGNITION
• Community Relations
• Web Development
• Leadership Award (DeVry University)
• Event Planning & Mgt
• Social Media Management
• Local Hero Award (Home’s for Hero’s)
• Non-Profit Management
• IT Management
• Service plaque for VA work (We the People Giving Back)
• Business Management
• Letter of Appreciation (VA domiciliary)
• Program Development
• Project Management
• Combat Action Ribbons (Iraq / Afghanistan)
Transformations Treatment Center – Delray Beach, FL, March 2019 – November 2019
Drug and alcohol treatment facilities providing services for veterans and non-veterans.
Veteran Affairs Liaison responsible for:
Facilitation of veteran outreach programs.
Providing combat trauma care
Program development and improvement
Exalted Warrior Foundation – Tampa, FL, March 2013 – Present.
Non-profit, veteran services organization. Developer and provider of the Adaptive Yoga programs for physically and mentally disabled veterans. Provided at Veteran Affairs facilities, Community Yoga Studios, and retreat centers across the United States.
Board Member, IT Manager, Veteran Counselor responsible for:
Organizational mission, vision, and strategy.
Information technology infrastructure, applications, and third-party provider management.
Event management and development.
Social media program development and management.
Program development, oversight, and governance.
Warriors at Ease - Tampa, FL, January 2017 - January 2018
Non-profit, veteran services organization. Project and grant manager supporting yoga teachers in different communities collect student demographics. Created scholarship applications for veterans interested in becoming trauma certified.
Created grant reporting software and procedures.
Reviewed and approved scholarship grants.
Collected and analyzed reported data.
Coordinated with individual teachers to develop individual reporting processes.
Tampa Bay Solar - Tampa, FL, Feb 2013 – July 2016
Renewable energy system contractor for photovoltaic systems (roof and ground), solar pool heaters and pumps, solar water tank systems, Solar attic fans, security systems.
The supervisor responsible for:
System design, implementation, inspection, diagnostics, corrective action planning.
Sales and System quotes
Crew scheduling, and management.
Shipping and warehouse management.
Team Red, White, and Blue – Tampa, FL, Oct. 2011— May 2015
Nationwide non-profit veteran services organization.
Social Director & Chapter Captain (Fort Lauderdale, FL) responsible for:
Program development, marketing, and administration.
US Marine Corps – Camp Lejeune, NC, Aug 2006 – Aug 2011
Served on Active Duty Infantry
Deployed to Ramadi, Iraq; MAGTAF MEU in South America; Marjah Afghanistan.
Advanced Medical Training, 8152 (Basic Security Training), Final Pay Grade E-4 CPL.
Master of Business Administration, In Process.
DeVry University- Miramar, FL.
Bachelor of Science & Technical Management, Computers & Electronics Concentration, March 2016
DeVry University- Tampa, FL
• VA Certified Peer Support Specialist
• 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance Certified
• Warriors at Ease Yoga Trauma Training (Level 1, 2, & 3)
• Private Security Training
• First Aid with CPR and Narcan Certification