Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2006 - Aug 2010

Prenatal Educator

Legacy Health

Facilitate new parent/infant groups in East County once a week. Recruit community guest speakers, gather and provide resources pertinent to group. Maintain group email list.

2009 - 2010

Freelance Artist

Interpretive Exhibits

Fabricate leaves and work with dried natural material to create small trees for natural history exhibit. Work as needed to help with fabrication of exhibits.

Oct 2008 - 2010

Exhibit Artist Intern and Volunteer

Portland Children's Museum

Assist with designing, finishing, and developing exhibits and signs. Includes use of shop. From Nov. 2009- Feb. 2010, develop summer Children's Building and Place-Making exhibit. Research, network, design and administer survey, write exhibit paper with references. See paper in portfolios section.

Sep 2006 - 2010

Parent Volunteer

Richmond Elementary School

Volunteer as needed at Richmond Dual Immersion Public School. Serve on Arts Committee, Scrip Committee, assist with book fair, classroom support, auction donations. Current focus: Spring Festival 2010 logo, poster, banner, and T-shirt design; Solicit vendor quotes and prepare artwork for production;  Programming assistance , and vendor outreach.

Mar 2008 - Jul 2009

Exhibits Intern/Volunteer

Oregon Zoo

Fabricate and finish full-size scale, teeth, skull, copralites, and footprint for summer Dinosaur exhibit with epoxy, resin, and cement. Assist with making vines and cement rocks. Assist with painting mural for primates remodel, paint finish on Predators of the Serengeti exhibit, and other projects as a volunteer.

Mar 2002 - Jun 2006


Morrison Child and Family Services
Intake, evaluation, assessment, referral, parenting classes, and mental health outpatient treatment of children and families. Wraparound facilitation and case management.
Oct 1992 - Mar 2002

Children's Mental Health Clinician/Facilitator

Various NW Children's Mental Health Organizations
I have worked for various regional mental health agencies in contractual, on-call, part-time and full-time capacities including community health education, day treatment, residential, and tribal community mental health since 1992. They are: Kaiser, Warm Springs Community Counseling, Albertina Kerr, Columbia River Mental Health, Clackamas Children's Center, and Youth Contact.
Jan 1995 - Mar 1997


Mount Hood Community College
Teach two successive Graphic Production classes in Graphics Technician program. Lecture, demonstration, workshop supervision, and grading responsibilities.
1993 - 1997

Graphics Technician

Oregon Zoo
Design, layout, and production of printed materials. Design, fabrication, installation, maintenance of exhibits. Some secondary illustration, editing, and visitor studies. MacIntosh programs used include: Freehand, Illustrator, Tablet, PageMaker, and Photoshop.
Oct 1989 - Aug 1992

Freelance Artist

Design and produce booklets, brochures, displays and ads for Massachusetts Audubon Society, Museum of Our Natural Heritage, Boston Parents Paper and others. Also, work for specialized temp agencies such as MacTemps and TechAid in Boston and Providence.
1989 - 1991

Graphic and Exhibit Designer

Massachusetts Audubon Society

BLUE HILLS TRAILSIDE MUSEUM: Design, install, write copy for and maintain exhibits. Design, illustrate and produce newsletters, brochures, maps and signs. Spec type for vinyl lettering and layout. Serve as printer contact. Assist with designing and maintaining museum accessioning system.

SOCIETY: Assist with teaching workshop on using PageMaker for Society. One-on-one help with using Pagemaker. .MacIntosh programs used include: Illustrator, FoxBase Plus, PageMaker, and Photoshop. Also, Abaton flatbed scanner.

1990 - 1991


New England Aquarium

Complete docent training and volunteer on a weekly basis in areas as requested, mostly as museum interpretive volunteer on the floor. 

1988 - 1989

Artist Intern

Beaver Lake Nature Center
Design, illustrate, and produce etched herbal garden signs and printed material such as flyers, posters, and maps. Produce illustrations for newsletter. Some proofreading and printer contact. Create children’s wildlife face painting at annual Golden Harvest Festival.
1987 - 1989

Graphic Artist

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Design and produce brochures, posters, books and pamphlets using Macintosh software including Freehand and PageMaker. Proofread and edit copy. Also use Abaton flatbed scanner, Compugraphic, and Graphics 2 lettering machine.
1983 - 1987

Graphic Designer

University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Design, illustrate, and produce timetables, flyers, books, and promotional merchandise using mechanical methods. Spec type, use graphic camera, handset type.


1992 - 1994


Marylhurst University
1983 - 1987


University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


I am passionate about creatively connecting people to the natural world. I use multi-sensory methods to bridge information for hard-to-reach populations. I also facilitate communication and healing through creative arts experiences.


To creatively engage children, youth, and adults in meaningful exhibit experiences with the natural world. To facilitate healing experiences and communicaion through fostering the creation of art.