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Work experience

Oct 1995Present

Freelance writer/editor


Researched, wrote, and published Career Finder Workbook for Teens, You're Not the Boss of Me: Empowerment Strategies for an Imperfect Workplace, and Pine Island Travel Guide.

Write and edit articles, press releases, and grants.

Dec 2005Present


Pine Island Library

Part time position assisting patrons with reference questions and computers. Check books and other materials in and out using Polaris software.

Nov 2004Sep 2005


Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce

Managed all functions of chamber of commerce office and tourist information center including membership, communications, volunteers, web site, retail sales, events, grants

Feb 2000Oct 2002


Pine Island Eagle

Originally wrote weekly column, book reviews, and theater reviews.

Promoted to editor. Produced 12-16 pages weekly for community newspaper. Wrote articles. Took photos. Edited columns of 12 freelance writers. Produced special sections such as travel guide.

Apr 1998Jun 1999

Education Program Manager

Junior Achievement of SW FL

Managed economic education programs for K-12 students in 3 counties. Recruited and trained volunteers and educators. Public speaking. Maintained statistical information on programs for international headquarters of JA.


Jan 1995Dec 1996

M. Ed.

University of Pittsburgh

Major-Student Personnel Services Management-Counseling emphasis

3.98 GPA

Sep 1976Apr 1980


Magna cum Laude


National Certified Counselor
Maintained through 200 hours of continuing education
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Training and experience in Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Front Page