Deli Customer Service
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015
The Good Food Store, Missoula, MT
Performed deli service operations and food preparation duties, including meat and cheese slicing, cold case stocking, and customer service. Prepared food and operated according to Missoula County Health Department food safety regulations.
Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
Yellowstone-Glacier Adventures, Bozeman, MT
Coordinated eight-day Yellowstone ecology tours for groups of 22 - 28 Tokyo high school students. Supervised packing logistics, managed tour reservations and maintained trip accounting records.
Developed informal curriculum on camping and hiking safety, Yellowstone wildlife, and microbiology.
Cash Office Administrator
Jan 2013 - Jul 2014
Lowes' Home Improvement, Missoula, MT
Performed cash safe inventories, prepared daily bank deposits and balanced tills in preparation for opening of business days. Worked with Lowes’ national accounting department to resolve financial discrepancies. During corporate audit, received score of 100% accuracy for record-keeping and daily business reports.
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Ecology Project International, Missoula, MT
Organized and led 7 - 9 day Yellowstone trips for groups of 6 - 15 high school students. Developed curriculum and taught classes on the ecology, geology, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Kept accounting records and managed course funds. Practiced extensive risk management, including situational environmental briefings and emergency intervention for medical issues in the field.
Master of Science
University of Montana
Bachelor of Arts
University of Chicago
Adobe Acrobat (2 years), Adobe Creative Suite (2 years), Writing (10+ years), Editing (10+ years), Wordpress (1 year), Wilderness hiking/backpacking (8 years)
Watershed Education Network, Missoula, MT - October 2014 – May 2015
Grant writing and development internship: researched and wrote grants to fund watershed stewardship and classroom/field-based environmental education for area public schools
Upland Water Adventures, Missoula, MT- October 2014 – May 2015 Travel agency internship: Provided web content on the Joomla/K2 platforms, published web/video content and blog posts in conjunction with social media updates, researched and published site-specific travel brochures, worked with lodge concessionaires to negotiate terms for commission fees and travel arrangements
Montana Natural History Center, Missoula, MT- October 2012 - May 2013 Assisted MNHC Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Program, visiting 2- 3 classrooms/month to teach lessons on natural history topics; supervised elementary school students on naturalist field days
Former Manager, Jordan Grand Hotel, Sunday River Resort
Chief of Interpretation, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Co-Founder, Upland Water Adventures travel agency