BOTANY TEACHER TO UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
To educate others in the community about the benefits and lifestyles of farmers and to impact younger generations on their choices in relation to agriculture. Junior at Middle Tennessee State University Knowledgeable about a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs in addition with successful planting and maintenance. Strong interest in Plant Physiology. Familiar with soil and water testing. Accustomed to working long periods of time on lab work and field testing. Comfortable in learning new tasks and asking questions on work that may need to be done numerous times. 10 years of experience with plants and the environment. Familiar with environmental conditions in both rural and urban areas and how to manipulate the soil to make it do what you need it to do.
Botany Teacher to Upper Elementary School Children, 08/2014 － CurrentTheophany Homeschool Cooperative － Murfreesboro, TN
Creates weekly lesson plans in coordination to the curriculum Exploring Creation with Botany.
Organizes field trips to relate material learned in the classroom to the real world outside the classroom.
Communicates information with children and their parents on weekly basis to insure that parents understand how to assist in completing their children's schoolwork.
Assigns homework and tasks in class and at home.
Provides example projects in order for students to fully understand what the expectations are for their own projects.
Developing a community garden landscape for the school (begins February 2015).
Assists in evening sales of various power equipment (riding lawn mowers, push mowers, pressure washers, generators etc.)
Responsible for completing closing lists and evening stocking.
Proactively teaches customers about plants in addition to successful planting and maintenance.
Focused on the customer and selling them not just an item but the whole project.
Lowes Certified on heavy machinery ( Forklift, Reach truck & Order Picker.
Live Nursery Specialist, 01/2009 － 09/2012Lowes Home Improvement － Anchorage, AK & Columbia, TN
Accountable for all aspects of inside and outside live inventory and sustaining their quality.
Provided helpful information regarding quality care to plants within the community.
Learned Lowe's procedures and expectations on receiving, ordering and maintaining high quality plants for the public.
Ordered plants based on the season, considered fluctuations in customer demands.
Upheld frequent interaction with vendors in order to establish open communication.
Reported any discrepancies and/or damaged plants to vendors in order to receive credit.
Performed cycle counts on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis (on hundreds sometimes thousands of plants).
Recorded/filed the plant orders, credits, discrepancies, losses and non-sellable plants on our departments website to insure all management and loss prevention had easy access to all information regarding our departments sales plans and vendor communication logs.
Gardener I , 05/2008 － 09/2008Municipality of Anchorage - Parks and Recreation － Anchorage, AK
Preserved health of the plants located in the city's main flower beds (Anchorage Museum of History and Fine Art, Fire Stations and 5th Avenue flower beds).
Routinely watered the downtown's baskets that beautified the city.
Gained beneficial environmental knowledge.
Landscaped trees and shrubs and practiced routine maintenance such as hedging, planting trees and pruning.
KRUA 88.1FM Volunteer Coordinator, 10/2007 － 01/2008University of Alaska Anchorage － Anchorage , AK
Produced monthly newsletters about the stations involvement in the university, community and the nations broadcasting network.
Trained volunteers on how to become a part of our stations family, through DJ training, local band outlets and how-to represent the station at numerous events.
Coordinated the communication and set up the studio on game days for our Athletic Department's commentators.
Provided ideas for stations merchandise and free-bee's and followed through with the execution of those ideas that were voted best.
Gained an outstanding amount of broadcasting knowledge.
Lead volunteer meetings and represented the station at other organization events.
Composed agendas for these meetings and created itineraries for our stations outings.
Greenhouse Worker/Palmer FFA Chapter President, 08/2004 － 05/2007Blue Moose Gardens/Palmer Future Farmers of America － Palmer, AK
Provided customer service in our greenhouse, represented our organization and taught many workshop for FFA members and the community.
Explained general knowledge about plants and our greenhouses operating system to tourists, locals and sponsors.
Reorganized from a chapter without committees and activities to a nationally featured chapter (National FFA Magazine, August 2006).
Primary leader in promoting and organizing our chapter activities/meetings.
Created professional style proposals that outlined; estimated budget reports, responsibilities of individuals, and lesson plans for the conferences.
Constructed and designed professional business plans and proposal to school districted officials in order to hold events that represented our chapter.
Field Maintenance Worker, 05/2006 － 08/2006USDA Palmer Experimental Station － Palmer, AK
Primary caretaker of a couple acres of Rhubarb fields.
Learned how to build and repair PVC irrigation systems.
Assisted in scientific genetic research (measuring, collecting specimens and planting).
Handled pesticides and received proper EPA Pesticide Handlers Card.
Updated Certification: October 2013 Expires: 10/01/2014) Learned how to use various heavy equipment instruments.
Education and Training
2015Middle Tennessee State University － Murfreesboro, TNBachelor of SciencePlant and Soil Science
Estimated Graduation : August 2015
Address: 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
2007Palmer High School － Palmer, AKHigh School DiplomaAgriculture
2009University of Alaska Anchorage － Anchorage, AKNational Red Card CertificationWildland Fire SciencesWildland Fire Sciences