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Darra Lindeke | (181) 671-1569 | Omaha, NE



Captain at Borsheims, NEApr 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 50 soldiers in combat operations during the Iraq War, resulting in zero casualties.
  • Successfully navigated a ship through rough waters during a hurricane, saving the lives of all on board.
  • Trained new recruits in military procedures and tactics, ensuring that they were ready for deployment.
  • Coordinated relief efforts after an earthquake struck Haiti, helping to save countless lives.

Senior Captain at Berkshire Hathaway, NESep 2018 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 50+ people and managed daily operations.
  • Achieved quarterly targets for the department and contributed to the overall growth of the company.
  • Trained new employees on company policies and procedures.
  • Developed & implemented process improvements that increased efficiency by 15%.
  • Reduced safety incidents by 25% through implementation of new safety protocols.

Lead Captain at Kiewit Corporation, NEAug 2015 - Aug 2018

  • Led a team of 50+ employees and achieved quarterly targets for the first time in 3 years.
  • Achieved cost savings of $1M by streamlining operations.
  • Introduced new safety procedures that reduced accidents by 25%.
  • Negotiated favorable terms with suppliers that saved 10% on annual budget.
  • Implemented employee development programs that increased retention by 5%.


High School Diploma at Lincoln High School, NEAug 2011 - May 2015

I've learned to read, write, and do math.


  • Navigation
  • Seamanship
  • Meteorology
  • Radio communications
  • First aid
  • Engine maintenance

Meshel Jerge | (108) 417-4748 | Billings, MT



Captain at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, MTMar 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 50 soldiers in combat operations during the Gulf War.
  • Successfully completed over 100 missions, including hostage rescues and search and destroy missions.
  • Captured high-value targets and enemy combatants while sustaining zero casualties.
  • Was commended by commanding officers for bravery under fire on multiple occasions.
  • Awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor.

Senior Captain at Big Sky Resort, MTAug 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Led a team of 50+ people.
  • Grew the team's business by 20%.
  • Achieved quarterly sales goals for 3 consecutive quarters.
  • Trained and developed 5 new members of the team.
  • Consistently achieved individual sales goals.

Lead Captain at Montana State University, MTAug 2015 - Jun 2019

  • Led a team of 50+ individuals and successfully completed projects on time and within budget.
  • Defined project scope, objectives and deliverables that satisfied the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Wrote clear and concise reports detailing progress, risks and issues for senior management.
  • Managed day-to-day operations ensuring quality standards were met or exceeded.
  • Implemented process improvements which resulted in increased efficiency by 15%.


High School Diploma at Big Sky High School, MTSep 2010 - May 2015

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution