Kenneth Mortensen

Kenneth Mortensen

Yucaipa, CA, US




Angel View, Desert Hot Springs, CA, US, QIDP

• Instructs and manages Direct Care Staff in the proper methods of conducting individualized programs, activities and care for individuals with disabilities.
• Responsible for the safe, clean and presentable physical condition of each residence supervised, including operational fire-life-safety equipment and preparedness for disasters.
• Collaboration with administrative staff and nursing staff to insure residence with operating within local, state and federal regulations.

Aug 2013 - current

Forest Home, Forest Falls, CA, US, Director of Projects

• Coordinate planning and collaboration in project identification for a capital campaign, budget $64 million and preparation of revised Final Development Plan for a residential camp and conference center.
• Coordinate with 6 departments for project identification (typically 30 per year with total budget of $400,000) and timing to maintain 95% use of facilities at all times.
• Plan and coordinate maintenance and improvements to facilities by up to 5 contractors and annually 130 volunteers.

Mar 2006 - Feb 2013

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Mountain Center, CA, US, Director of Facilities

• Recruit, engage, train, supervise and evaluate 3 site support staff.
• Develop and manage site development and operational budgets of $75,000 annually.
• Coordinate and manage pricing and purchasing of site support materials.
• Coordinate Volunteer Work Weekends, twice annually, for 140 volunteers to complete 2,500 hours of facility maintenance and improvements.
• Owner representative in infrastructure and building development planning, budget $20 million.

Jan 2003 - Mar 2006

Advanced Contractors Inc., Torrance, CA, US, Project Supervisor

• Supervise and coordinate construction and alteration projects with in-house staff of 12 and up to 6 sub-contractors at a time.
• Liaison to AbilityFirst on deferred maintenance renovation, budget $6 million, 2000-2003 Capital Budget preparation, East Los Angeles Center planning and Camp Paivika staff housing construction, budget $278,000 – on budget.
• Marketing services to non-profit organizations (AbilityFirst, Long Beach YMCA, Camp Max Straus, YMCA Camp Whittle, YMCA Camp TaTa Pochon, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times) and residential camps specializing in Universal Design, ADA compliance and real world accessibility.

Feb 2000 - Dec 2002

AbilityFirst, Pasadena, CA, US, Director of Programs

Director of Programs – March l999-January 2000
• Direct and oversee agency programs, including: 1 day care center, 8 day camps, 1 infant-toddler development program, 4 specialized aquatics, 8 adaptive recreation centers, 2 resident camps and 3 vocational training centers, total serving 3,500 children and adults monthly.
• Supervise department directors and directors of 6 service centers (nine direct reports) with a total staff of 160 and annual budget of six million dollars.
• Provide leadership for development of quality programs and development and maintenance of policies and procedures that facilitate agency goals; ensure that programs meet established service goals, agency requirements and licensing/accreditation standards.
• Review and analyze reports of activities, costs and operations to determine facility or department progress toward stated goals and objectives and implement corrective strategies when necessary.
• Prepare monthly reports for President and quarterly reports for Board of Directors and make presentations.

Director, Resident Camp Programs – March 1993-March 1999
• Supervise directors of two resident camps with total year round staff of ten, summer season staff of 100 and annual budget of $900,000.
• Collaborate with camp directors in development of policies and procedures, recruitment of summer staff and development and implementation of staff training.
• Ensure that all camp operations and programs were of high quality and met standards of American Camping Association
• Coordinate with architect and contractor on all aspects of design and construction of $400,000 camp residence.
• Coordinate with architect and contractor as well as U.S. Forest Service on all aspects of design and construction of $4,000,000 camp lodge on U.S. Forest Service land.
• Provide staff support to trade association group in staging annual fund raising events, netting $65,000 annually for camp scholarships.

Mar 1993 - Jan 2000


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Masters, Physical Education

• M.S. Physical Education/Recreation Management
Thesis: The Validity of Liability Waivers in a Southern California Risk Recreation Environment. 48 quarter units, GPA 3.65

Sep 1984 - Jun 1986

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelors, Recreation Administration

• B.S. Recreation Administration
Emphasis: Outdoor Recreation. 196 quarter units, GPA 3.48

Sep 1981 - Aug 1984

Areas of Specialization