Tina Metzer brings high-level, project management, and organizational development experience to National Center for Resource Development. From non-profits to the private sector, Tina possesses an array of skills and experiences. Tina is a native West Virginian and has worked in the nonprofit community as a career and volunteer for most of her life.
Tina developed a strong sense of devotion to rural communities, non-profits, and entrepreneurship at an early age. Like most young people after graduating, Tina left West Virginia for better opportunities. However, a strong sense of allegiance brought Tina and her family back to West Virginia. Early on in Tina’s career, as Project Manager of a large industrial auctioneering firm, Tina saw the impact of large companies leaving rural areas – completely changing the landscape and economic stability of a region.
As the Donor Resources Representative for the American Red Cross, Tina executed all aspects of blood drives including recruiting donors, volunteers, and staffing for various community, business, and school locations. Tina also represented the Red Cross in all aspects of public relations including public speaking, writing press releases, and media interviews.
As the Human Resources Manager for Lantz Construction, Ms. Metzer worked on HR issues including managing employee benefits and maintaining a positive work environment with employees.
With her entrepreneurial venture, Attic Books and Treasures and Attic Books Promotions, Ms. Metzer, coordinated an array of authors, booksellers, and resellers to market products online and specialized in rare, out of print books, vintage magazines, and ephemera.
Most recently Ms. Metzer has managed a variety of projects with a focus on rural issues, Agriculture and Technology for Eastern WV Community and Technical College as well as Behavioral Business, LLC.
Ms. Metzer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bridgewater College and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources from Towson State University. When not working, Tina is usually found with her daughters as well as her many pets; relaxation is walking and reading.
NCRD was founded on the principle of collaboration and community. During her experiences one of the most prolific issues which stood out in non-profits, entrepreneurship, government agencies and more was the lack of communication, collaboration, identification of challenges and lack of ecosystem development, Tina hopes that NCRD will bridge this gap!