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Work experience

2016-12Present

Wayfinder/ Raptor Free Flight

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Birds of Prey Native to Arizona Sonoran Desert are allowed to fly untethered across their native desert habitat while a narrator describes their attributes, habitats and behaviors educating guests of their importance to a healthy ecosystem.

2015-12Present

Ethnobotanical/Agricultural Specialist

Zilker Botanical Garden

The Ethnobotanical/Vegetable Demonstration Garden displays the types of plants they used for food, basket making, medicine, and cultural ceremonies. All vegetables produced are donated to Central Texas Food Bank. Garden features drought tolerant and native plants.

2015-12Present

Horticultural Specialist

Austin Texas Parks and Recreation
2013-062013-06

F.A.R.M.S. Apprentice

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

6 Month Apprenticeship focused on translating the bounty of the farm into a fine dining experience, and the unique rewards of sourcing and serving seasonal ingredients. Blue Hill advocates deep appreciation for ecologically sound farming and demonstrates a sustainable framework for their career in hospitality management.

2012-012014-01

F.A.R.M.S. Agricultural Apprenticeship

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture FARMS Apprentice Greenhouse Seeding, Planting and Harvesting over 35 varieties of greens and vegetables. Blue Hill Farm’s pastures and surrounding wild spaces teach the “law of the second bite” Hands on experience in producing and processing healthy and delicious meats and dairy.

2015-012015

Educational Garden Project Manager

Hudson Valley Seed

Project Manager of South Avenue Elementary School Garden in Beacon N.Y. (HudsonValleySeed.org) Integrates Vegetable and Herb Gardens into Public and Private schools throughout the Hudson Valley and New England 

2011-012012-01

Agricultural Apprentice and Assistant Farm Manager

Catskill Mountain Foundation/Shumei Natural Agriculture

Education

2006-092008-12

Associate of Applied Sciences A.A.S.

Westchester Community College

Ecology, Agriculture, Visual Art and Native Cultures

20082009-06

Associate of Arts/Computer and Business Major

Westchester Community College
2004-012006-01

Agricultural Research and Food Systems

Cornell University Coopertive Extension

Skills

Volunteering and Special Projects

2016-12Present

Ethnobotanical Garden Volunteer

Tohono Chul Botanical Garden

Volunteer in Ethnobotanical Garden which displays the types of plants they used for food, basket making, medicine, and cultural ceremonies. The summer garden features native plants flood farmed by the Tohono O’odham, as well as indigenous plants they harvested for their fruit, seeds and fibers.

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2016-12Present

Horticultural Volunteer

Tucson Botanical Garden

Volunteer in Ethnobotanical Garden, Special Events and Landscaping. TBG advocates native and adapted plant species and resource management.

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2016-11Present

"Habitat at Home" Volunteer

Tucson Audobon Society

Tucson Audubon is southeast Arizona's leading non-profit engaging people in the conservation of birds and their habitats. We involve people through recreational birding, extend their horizons through education activities, and engage them in conservation actions from planting trees and counting birds, Habitat at Home is a Tucson Audubon program to recognize those that create sustainable, safe bird habitat in their yards. The cornerstone of this program is native plants.  

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2016-042016-07

Eastern Screech Owl Nesting Boxes

Zilker Botanical Garden

Introduction of Eastern Screech Owl Nesting Boxes near Vegetable Demonstration Garden to control rodent and pest populations without the use of harmful pesticides.

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2016-012016-08

Native and Adapted Gardener

"GROW GREEN" @ Zilker Botanical Garden

Grow Green is a gardening education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices through the planting of "Native and Adapted" plant species. "Grow Green" also addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated pest management philosophy, which encourages the least-toxic way to address pest issues.