2 years as a Project Manager; 2 years as a Research Assistant; 3 years as a Senior Research Analyst in economics and geographic analysis; 4 years as a Director of Research for an Urban non-profit, Community Resource Network (CRN); 4 years experience as a GIS Analyst for the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration (PVA); 15 years of experience with data analysis and cartography; 10 years as a freelance artist.
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Ability to lead projects and motivate others;
Skilled at project management, timely delivery and accountability;
Outgoing and at ease interacting with various people and organizations;
At ease with presentation and negotiation;
Excellent visual and analytical skills;
Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, including ACCESS, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
Property Valuation Administration of Jefferson County, KY; GIS and IT Specialist.
Conducted spatial and parametric analyses for the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration (PVA).
Reviewed performance of the PVA Mass Appraisal System to ensure accuracy and fairness in the assessment process.
Reported trends and patterns in residential property activity.
Community Resource NetworkDirector of Research
Led restructuring of Community Resource Network and increased production capacities to support initiatives among local and national community-based non-profits.
Significant achievements included creation of a digital data library indexed for easy reference and use in analysis; development of CRN work standards, document templates, in-house production logs and performance-tracking processes; acquisition of ESRI ArcGIS and IBM SPSS platform upgrades; established a partnership with the University of Louisville to provide internships at CRN for Geography students; development of an online Results Database for the Annie E.
Casey Foundation to track performance outcomes of the Casey Foundation initiatives in Louisville, Kentucky.
University of LouisvilleInstructor
Distance Learning Series on World/Regional Geography.
Designed and taught college-level course incorporating internet research, video broadcasts, and current events to illustrate basic concepts of world and regional geography.
University of LouisvilleSenior Research Associate
Conducted analysis of post-secondary educational attainment levels among 16 metro areas for the academic years 2000-2006.
Created an on-line interactive search tool for students, parents, school and employment counselors that linked jobs and career paths with specific degreed programs offered by local post-secondary institutions.
Conducted an in-depth analysis of water usage patterns in Jefferson County Kentucky for the Louisville Water Company.
Creative consultant and project coordinator for Explore Kentucky, a CD of the Geography of Kentucky, sponsored by National Geographic.
University of Louisville, Office of University RelationsResearch Analyst
In partnership with the University and Louisville Development Bancorp, I employed new technologies in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create an innovative electronic database of physical (real property) characteristics linked to socio-economic data and business intelligence for 10 inner city neighborhoods.
Produced a comprehensive Economic Needs Assessment for the Louisville Development Bancorp.
Compiled and analyzed data for the geographic center of the City of Louisville, wrote final reports of the analysis and gave presentations to various organizations..
Shea Advertising; Project Manager
Freelance photo-retoucher and illustrator for the advertising industry in Louisville, KY.
University of LouisvilleB.S: Geography and GeosciencesGeography and Geosciences Senior Thesis. Spatial Patterns of Ethnic Diversity in San Francisco County, California
University of LouisvilleM.A: Sociology -Urban Geography TrackSociology -Urban Geography Track Thesis: A Spatial Analysis of Viability for Inner-City Redevelopment; a Case Study of the West End Neighborhoods of Louisville, KY
University of Louisville, College of Business and Urban AffairsPh.D: RetiredRetired
2003 Joint Staff of Louisville Development Bancorp Companies, Louisville, KY; Highlights of the LDB Economic Needs Assessment.
2002 Neighborhood representatives and civic leaders with Champions for West Louisville; West Louisville's Hidden Assets.
2002 Board of Directors, Louisville Development Bancorp, Inc., Louisville, KY, Louisville Development Bancorp 2002 Economic Needs Assessment.
2002 Association of American Geographers (AAG), annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA; The Spatial Variability of Deprivation: A Case Study of Ten Inner-City Neighborhoods in Louisville, KY.
2001 Joint Staff of the Louisville Development Bancorp, Inc, Louisville, KY; Advantages of GIS and a Micro-level Database.
2001 Board of Directors, Louisville Enterprise Group, Louisville, KY; Advantages of GIS and a Micro-level Database.
2001 Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, New York, NY; An Analysis of Viability of the Porter Model for Inner-City Redevelopment; A Case Study of the West End Neighborhoods of Louisville, KY.
2000 Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Pittsburg, PA; Immigration in Louisville, 1999.
1999 Applied Geography Conference, annual meeting, Charlotte, NC; A Retail/Service Sector Analysis of Inner City Neighborhoods in Louisville, KY, 1999.
1998 Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Boston, MA; Spatial Patterns of Ethnic Diversity in San Francisco County, California, 1980-1990.
academic, photo, advertising, analytical skills, basic, business intelligence, CD, oral communication, consultant, Database, delivery, ESRI ArcGIS, Freelance, GIS, IBM, illustrator, Information Systems, ACCESS, Excel, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, 2000, Word, Needs Assessment, negotiation, Network, internet research, presentations, processes, project management, San, SPSS, upgrades, Valuation, video, Excellent written
AWARDS 1999 Louis Seig Award in Geography, Outstanding Undergraduate 1998 AAG Special Interest Group Awards, Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award for: "Spatial Pattern of Ethnic Diversity in San Francisco County, California 1980-1990". Presented at the Boston AAG 1998. 1997 Jerry Pardue Award in Geography, Outstanding Non-Traditional Student (Scholarship) 1995 Dean's List, University of Louisville 1994 Louisville Ad Club Award 1993 National Society for Marketing Professional Services Award 1989 National Photo Design Award (publication)