Christian Burton

Swim Instructor at Highlands Ranch Community Association
& Author of Energy Dependence Day

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Christian's bio

In between watching the kids and writing, I've been teaching swim lessons for over a decade. You can check out my instructional videos on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisburton40/

I wrote the political thriller titled Energy Dependence Day which was published last year. I knew my degree in Political Science would come in handy someday. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Dependence-Day-Christian-Burton/dp/0991205200/

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned. Click on experience to learn more.

2001 - Current

Swim Instructor

Highlands Ranch Community Association

1998 - 2001

IT Project Manager (ITPM)

Sprint Nextel

1993 - 1998

Intelligence Officer

United States Air Force

Swim Instructor

Highlands Ranch Community Association

Provide swimming instruction to Highlands Ranch Community Association customers. Experienced teaching group and private lessons ranging from Parent Tot classes to teaching all four competitive strokes.

IT Project Manager (ITPM)

Sprint Nextel

Represented IT and Billing Ops issues on corporate projects. Documented system requirements for billing vendor in support of the Credit Card Billing initiative. Developed testing requirements for new features and product enhancements. Develop process flowcharts of key billing and corporate procedures in support of process improvement initiatives including NPA/NXX splits, Bill Auditing procedures, and Change Management.

Intelligence Officer

United States Air Force

Devised and employed plans for the electronic distribution of reconnaissance aircraft products. Educated potential users on the communication requirements for tailored system deployments, evaluated customers current communication and computer resources, and assisted in the integration of these systems into their communications architecture.

Tracked the integration of new systems through the planning and installation phases. Refined users system requirements, organized system demonstrations, made purchasing recommendations to management, and prepared our site for incoming systems. Developed in-house training guides, and provided training to over 110 personnel.

Ensured security policies were enforced, developed secure operating procedures for incoming systems, and provided security awareness training to incoming personnel. Organized the relocation of site secure operations facility to a temporary location while the primary facility underwent renovation.

Education

See what I studied and where I gained valuable knowledge to start my professional career and take on the world.

Golden Gate University

Master of Science in Telecommunications Management

1995 - 1996

United States Air Force Academy

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

1988 - 1992

Energy Dependence Day

As an author in today's digital world, you want to showcase your work on multiple platforms and in different environments.

Energy Dependence Day on Amazon.com

Two countries, different in almost every way, yet bound by the common thread of oil. What would happen if that thread broke? When the turbulent waters of the Arab Spring reach Saudi Arabia—the birthplace of Islam and home to fifteen of the 9/11 terrorists—the United States will need to balance conflicting ideological goals, and learn how to determine when old friends turn into new enemies.

Energy Dependence Day on Barnes & Noble

Energy Dependence Day weaves a tale through the political, social, and religious differences of the United States and Saudi Arabia, experienced through the lives of two men, both orphaned as children. One has lived his life in terrorist training camps while the other entered the military and then law enforcement. Each is loyal to the world in which he was saved, moving them on a collision course that will affect the future of the world.

Energy Dependence Day on CreateSpace

"Burton creates a deep-hearted novel that serves as a refreshingly unbiased examination of political and social conflict between the Middle East and the United States." - Red City Review

Energy Dependence Day on Smashwords

Wow, I LOVED this book... I literally could not put my kindle down for the last half of the book, at least. It was surprising that there is even a bit of a romance in this very 'alpha male' terrorism, thriller, political-action book, but it totally works! This was a fast paced book and I highly recommend it to others. - Indie Book Reviews

Energy Dependence Day on Kobo

From the very beginning the action flowed seamlessly from one page to the next, and was unpredictable enough to make me just *have* to see what would happen next. Not formulaic or cookie-cutter at all, even though there are plenty of "familiar elements" necessary for a political/terrorist action thriller. I was impressed with this author's writing style and will look for more works from him in the future. - Indie Book Reviews

Energy Dependence Day on Amazon.com

Two countries, different in almost every way, yet bound by the common thread of oil. What would happen if that thread broke? When the turbulent waters of the Arab Spring reach Saudi Arabia—the birthplace of Islam and home to fifteen of the 9/11 terrorists—the United States will need to balance conflicting ideological goals, and learn how to determine when old friends turn into new enemies.

Energy Dependence Day on Amazon.com

Energy Dependence Day on Barnes & Noble

Energy Dependence Day weaves a tale through the political, social, and religious differences of the United States and Saudi Arabia, experienced through the lives of two men, both orphaned as children. One has lived his life in terrorist training camps while the other entered the military and then law enforcement. Each is loyal to the world in which he was saved, moving them on a collision course that will affect the future of the world.

Energy Dependence Day on Barnes & Noble

Energy Dependence Day on CreateSpace

"Burton creates a deep-hearted novel that serves as a refreshingly unbiased examination of political and social conflict between the Middle East and the United States." - Red City Review

Energy Dependence Day on CreateSpace

Energy Dependence Day on Smashwords

Wow, I LOVED this book... I literally could not put my kindle down for the last half of the book, at least. It was surprising that there is even a bit of a romance in this very 'alpha male' terrorism, thriller, political-action book, but it totally works! This was a fast paced book and I highly recommend it to others. - Indie Book Reviews

Energy Dependence Day on Smashwords

Energy Dependence Day on Kobo

From the very beginning the action flowed seamlessly from one page to the next, and was unpredictable enough to make me just *have* to see what would happen next. Not formulaic or cookie-cutter at all, even though there are plenty of "familiar elements" necessary for a political/terrorist action thriller. I was impressed with this author's writing style and will look for more works from him in the future. - Indie Book Reviews

Energy Dependence Day on Kobo

Energy Dependence Day Reviews


Amazon Reviews

5 Stars (avg. rating) - "Well written global thriller..."

Goodreads Reviews

4.29 Stars (avg. rating) - "Taken right from today's headlines..."

Red City Review

4 Stars - "Burton creates a deep-hearted novel..."

Self-Publishing Review (SPR)

4 Stars - "Energy Dependence Day is an eye-opening and thrilling ride..."

Amazon Reviews

"Well written global thriller..."

Amazon Review Page

Goodreads Reviews

"Taken right from today's headlines..."

Goodreads Review Page

Red City Review

"Burton creates a deep-hearted novel..."

Red City Review Page

Self-Publishing Review (SPR)

"Energy Dependence Day is an eye-opening and thrilling ride..."

SPR Review Page

Skills

A concise list of the most valuable, professional skills I posses, my tricks of the trade I use and what I can bring to the table.

Business Process Improvement

Product Management

Coaching

Change Management

Leadership

Team Building

Training

Team Leadership

Swimming

Program Management

Fitness

Strategic Planning

Social Media

Public Relations

Personal Training

Project Planning

Swim Instruction

The internet has made the world more interconnected and has greatly impacted education and learning. Today, you can learn how to swim. My YouTube videos cover everything from beginner swimming skills to more advanced instruction for newly competitive swimmers.

Freestyle - Adult Beginners

This video focuses on teaching freestyle to adult beginners. I’ll start by looking at the 3 most common mistakes that beginning swimmers make.

Breaststroke - Beginner Drills

In this video, I’ll be reviewing a couple of Breaststroke drills that address common problems faced by novice swimmers. We’ll be looking at the Corner Kick drill and the Hoop drill.

Freestyle Side-Breathing Drills

This video provides several basic drills for beginning swimmers that focus on side-breathing.

Flip Turns for Beginners

Learn how to gauge your distance from the wall, initiate the flip, find the wall with your feet, and push and twist off the wall.

How to Hold Your Breath

While there are plenty of videos out there showing babies holding their breath underwater, a lot of the kids that I teach have forgotten how. In this video, I show how to "hold your breath" by relating it to several out of water activities.

Breaststroke Kick Drills

Breaststroke Dryland Drills for Beginners - Sometimes it's easier to work certain skills on deck before trying them in the pool.

How to Tread Water

Learn how to tread water. This video covers the sculling motion, eggbeater kick, as well as some alternatives to treading water.

Freestyle - Adult Beginners

This video focuses on teaching freestyle to adult beginners. I’ll start by looking at the 3 most common mistakes that beginning swimmers make.

Freestyle - Adult Beginners

Breaststroke - Beginner Drills

In this video, I’ll be reviewing a couple of Breaststroke drills that address common problems faced by novice swimmers. We’ll be looking at the Corner Kick drill and the Hoop drill.

Breaststroke - Beginner Drills

Freestyle Side-Breathing Drills

This video provides several basic drills for beginning swimmers that focus on side-breathing.

Freestyle Side-Breathing Drills

Flip Turns for Beginners

Learn how to gauge your distance from the wall, initiate the flip, find the wall with your feet, and push and twist off the wall.

Flip Turns for Beginners

How to Hold Your Breath

While there are plenty of videos out there showing babies holding their breath underwater, a lot of the kids that I teach have forgotten how. In this video, I show how to "hold your breath" by relating it to several out of water activities.

How to Hold Your Breath

Breaststroke Kick Drills

Breaststroke Dryland Drills for Beginners - Sometimes it's easier to work certain skills on deck before trying them in the pool.

Breaststroke Kick Drills

How to Tread Water

Learn how to tread water. This video covers the sculling motion, eggbeater kick, as well as some alternatives to treading water.

How to Tread Water

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Greater Denver Area

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