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Work experience

Aug 2006Aug 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.

20092010

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 20082010

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 20062010

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 2008Jul 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 2002Jun 2006

Clinician

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 1992Mar 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 1995Mar 1997

Instructor

Mount Hood Community College
Teach two successive Graphic Production classes in Graphics Technician program. Lecture, demonstration, workshop supervision, and grading responsibilities.
19931997

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 1989Aug 1992

Freelance Artist

Various
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.
19891991

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.

19901991

Docent

New England Aquarium

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

19881989

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.
19871989

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.
19831987

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.

Education

19921994

MA

Marylhurst University
19831987

BA

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Summary

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.

Oregon Zoo Dinosaurs! Exhibit

Oregon Zoo Masaai Boma Hut

Various works

Portland Children's Museum

Beaver Lake Nature Ceneter

Mass Audubon Trailside Museum

Graphic Design Samples

Richmond Spring Festival

Objective

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. 

Certifications

ATR

ATCB

Counselor

NBCC