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    Fred Silva, 2 Weaver Street, apt. 407, Fall River, MA 02720 | c: 774.955.0444, fred.silva@verizon.net

    SUMMARY

    Seeking a position at a medical cannabis facility utilizing my management skills and/or horticultural experience. Adaptable and dependable with a strong desire to educate people on the benefits of cannabis.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    ° 15+ years horticultural experience

    ° Managed other employees

    ° Commercial and Retail customer service

    ° Detail oriented

    ° Complex schedule building

    ° OSHA trained

    ° Working within budgets & time constraints

    ° Excellent team member

    RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

    Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Lead IS Technician

    Network Engineering Technologies – Middleton, WI (at CVS Health in Lincoln, RI) 2007 – 1018

    Adecco Staffing Inc – Cumberland, RI (at CVS Health in Lincoln, RI) 2002 – 2007

    Executed equipment upgrade projects for the largest retail pharmacy chain in the US. Responsible for each project from start to finish. Facilitated communication with both the client and vendors regarding scheduling, pricing and project updates. Answered phone calls from field techs. Updated work orders status and closed out tickets. Provided technical assistance for in- various in-store equipment. Resolved escalation of issues with techs and/or the client. Generated reports and attended meetings as needed. Directed project coordinators; advised internal staff on how to handle issues. Built complex schedules based on customer requirements, with built in flexibility. Responded to emails and calls off hours as required. Adapted my work schedule to the needs of each project. Worked an additional five years for Adecco on site at CVS Health as a project lead, which led to being hired by NET.

    Greenhouse Manager, Warehouse Manager, Senior Horticulturist 1989 – 1996

    Rentokil Environmental Services (aka City Gardens, Providence Plant) – Warwick, RI Oversaw greenhouse and attached warehouse for an interiorscape company. Responsible for maintaining plants and ordering inventory. Prepared orders for installation. Conducted training sessions; assisted in interviews and orientation of new employees. Assisted in relocating the business without disrupting work-flow. Serviced well-known clients in 2 states as a field horticulturist, generating the highest branch revenue. Held two pesticide applicator licenses.

    Grower, Assistant Grower

    Olson’s Greenhouses – Raynham, MA 1985 – 1989

    Managed a commercial wholesale greenhouse, specializing in photo period ornamentals. Completed all aspects of planting, fertilizing, pruning and disbudding. Used an Integrated Pest Management program to reduce the use of pesticides. When necessary, applied chemicals and growth regulators. Maintained logs. Utilized cultivation techniques and best practices. Directed coworkers and assisted other growers. Packed orders for shipping; unloaded deliveries.

    Assistant Manager

    Cataumet Garden Center – Cataumet, MA 1997 Supervised operations of a busy retail pet and garden center, selling a wide range of items. Purchased supplies weekly, restocked inventory daily and facilitated general property management as needed. Sold pellet stoves, firewood and related supplies. Recommend the best products and plants based on the customer’s needs. Answered customer questions. Provided garden design ideas for customers based on their own needs and the local environment.

    RELATED EXPERIENCE

    Sales Inspector at Teminix Inc – Hyannis, MA 1998 Performed pest inspections of residential and commercial properties. Sold monthly service contracts. Identified common pests such as ants, termites and spiders.

    Landscape Laborer at Blueview Nurseries – Canton, MA 1984

    Planted shrubs and trees at customer’s homes. Laid out new sod. Performed basic yard maintenance such as weeding and spreading fresh mulch.

    INTERESTS & HOBBIES

    Familiar with common plant propagation techniques, pruning methods and general cultivation of hundreds of types of plants and trees. Continually learning about horticulture. Seed starting. Raise vegetables and flowers hydroponically. Tutoring people, both on line and in person, on growing plants. Solving problems. Successfully growing cannabis at home, emphasizing both quality and energy efficiency. Use sensors to remotely monitor conditions. Learned how to use Linux OS with the ability to do some basic scripting. My long term goal is to automate the growing process using off the shelf technology, controlling aspects remotely.

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