Horticulture Worker with [17+] years experience in horticulture, environmental education, landscape maintenance and program coordination. Meticulous and detail-oriented with a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Dedicated natural resources professional who excels in project and personnel management and contract administration . Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Knowledge of plant maintenance
Greenhouse plant propagation
Retail and wholesale management
Highly skilled in multi tasking and deadlines
Highly developed organizational skills
Plant propagation/Greenhouse worker, Heartfield's Flowers – Huntsville, TX Greenhouse work, plant propagation, seed germination, maintenance of greenhouses and their contents, along with chemical application. Strong independent work and self direction required.
Floral Designer, Lavern's Flowers – Universal City, TX Responsible for customer service, retail marketing, deadlines, project requirements , and floral arranging.
Nursery Manager, Almos Park Nursery and Landscape Design – Almos Park, TX Managed and operated a retail plant nursery operation. Oversaw distribution of landscape materials to all crews for pick up in the morning and deliveries to landscaping sites. Oversaw, managed, and scheduled plant nursery employees. Ordered supplies, chemicals, and plant inventory. Tended to all areas of plant maintenance. Employed a strong level of customer service, communication and listening skills.
Floral Designer, Mercedes Bins – Bastrop, TX Customer service, retail marketing, deadlines, project requirements, and creative thinking for floral arranging.
Floral Manager and Designer, HEB – Bastrop, TX Floral manager and head designer for large retail grocery chain involving customer service and retail marketing. Responsible for inventory, ordering, and supplies. Scheduled department employees. All deadlines and project requirements were met. Floral arrangements for all occasions were created.
Secondary Science Teacher, American Heritage Academy – Cottonwood, AZ Hands-on, integrated, and collaborative instruction of high school biology science students, on average 125 students. Strong background in multi-tasking, deadlines, and project requirements. Functioned as the department chairperson. Developed marine science unit, which culminated into two separate trips to Puerto Pinasco (Rocky Point), Mexico for 4 days and 3 nights. Total of 40 students participated in this international study unit. Science Fair Coordinator for whole school district and additionally, at the Regional level as well. High level of confidentiality, trust, and independence. Strong levels of communication and listening skills. Organizational skills, creative thinking, and patience were necessary.
Intermediate School Teacher, Camp Verde Unified School District – Camp Verde, AZ Taught 4th grade, specialty in science, utilizing hands-on, integrated, and collaborative instruction with four other classrooms. Strong background in multi-tasking, deadlines, and project requirements. Master science teacher with strong communication skills. High level of confidentiality.
Master of Arts: Education, 2003 University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science: Horticulture/Agriculture/Crop Science, 1985 Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX
Earned the “Northern Arizona High School Science Teacher of the Year” Award in . Received personal recognition from Tom Horne, Arizona Superintendent of Schools.
Certified Medical Aesthetic Laser Technician and Laser Safety Officer
December 2012 to January 2017
Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency certifications to operate non-ionizing lasers
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Companies Worked For:
Almos Park Nursery and Landscape Design
American Heritage Academy
Camp Verde Unified School District
University of Phoenix
Sam Houston State University
Job Titles Held:
Plant propagation/Greenhouse worker
Floral Manager and Designer
Secondary Science Teacher
Intermediate School Teacher
Master of Arts : Education , 2003 Bachelor of Science : Horticulture/Agriculture/Crop Science , 1985
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