Kathryn Troutman

Federal Career Coach™, President of The Resume Place, Author, Trainer

Kathryn Troutman is a leading expert in federal jobs, a hot topic with the change of administration and the current downturn in the economy. She brings over 30 years of experience in this unique marketplace and has the ability to take the complex subject of federal job searching and break it down into understandable steps.

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Charles Clark

Senior HR Instructor, Retired US Air Force

Charles Clark, Jr., is a Senior Human Resources Manager who has served in the Federal Government in numerous capacities including, but not limited to, Director of Human Capital Strategy, Chief of Strategic Outreach and Recruitment, Acting Chief Learning Officer, Veterans and Diversity Employment Program Manager, and Selective Placement Program Coordinator.

Prior to starting his federal civilian service, Charles completed a 24-year military career which included assignments with the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the DoD Presidential Support Program Manager and with the HQ Air Force District of Washington as the Superintendent of the Manpower, Personnel, and Services Directorate.

Charles’ extensive background and keen knowledge of federal hiring laws, merit system principles, non-competitive hiring programs, and special appointing authorities for veterans, military spouses, individuals with disabilities, and students has proven extremely successful in demystifying the complexities for those seeking employment with the Federal Government.

Charles has an MA in Human Resources Management and a BA in Business Administration. In addition, he has completed executive coaching, and numerous professional and leadership development programs, including the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government (EIG) Fellows Program.

Nicole Becker

Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Program Manager

A highly skilled administrator, entrepreneur, and recently retired US Army military spouse. Nicole Becker has been brought onboard to support the mission of the Ten Steps to a Federal Job® and The Stars Are Lined Up For Military Spouses® programs by continuing to provide top-notch support and training resources to new and certified trainers, professional organizations, and jobseekers. Nicole’s resume has been featured in the newly released copy of The Stars Are Lined Up For Military Spouses, alongside a set of cookies she created solely for the launch of this publication.

During her 12 year journey as an active military spouse, Nicole managed to facilitate six different household moves all across the US. She has consistently demonstrated her resiliency through a great deal of patience, preparation, organization, flexibility, and maintaining key relationships. To fully integrate into the military environment, Nicole acted as a Key Caller for a couple FRG units, volunteered extensive hours to PTO units both on and off post, provided assistance at Battalion events, and supported various Team RWB efforts.

• Fort Rucker, AL, U.S. Army Aviation, Mar 2018 to present
• Fort Drum, NY, 10th Mountain Division AVN, Mar 2015 to Mar 2018
• Fort Rucker, AL, U.S. Army Aviation, Jun 2012 to Mar 2015
• Fort Riley, 1st Infantry Division AVN, Feb 2007 to Jun 2012

Rebecca S. Biggio, PhD

Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Editor and Credentialing Manager

Rebecca Biggio is a professional writer, editor, and educator joining the Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Training Certification Program as Editor and Credentialing Manager. Rebecca brings more than 15 years of experience in classroom instruction, curriculum design, and community education as well as her developmental and copyediting skills to Kathryn’s project of re-envisioning her Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Trainer’s Guides.

Rebecca’s background is in higher education. She earned her Ph.D. in English from West Virginia University, and she has taught writing and literature courses at four major universities. She has also mentored women writers in Afghanistan, and she remains involved in education and mentorship through her current volunteer work with Scouts BSA. Rebecca has been a military spouse for more than 17 years.