Wilderness First Responder
Swiftwater Rescue Level Four
Encouraged discussion of class materials and class assignments to promote critical thinking and application of knowledge.
Kept accurate records of student performance in tutoring sessions, maintaining confidentiality of student records and information.
Responsible for the teaching of two separate leisure skills courses, LS1450 Backpacking and LS1650 Inland Kayak Touring.
Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and experiential learning opportunities.
Worked independently and as part of a team on multiple research and teaching projects.
Provided specialized programming for groups participating in the Team Ventures program including high and low rope element, group initiative, and climbing tower programs.
Consulted with other Outdoor Lab staff to provide personalized goals for individuals with physical, intellectual, social, and psychological disorders.
Maintained proper risk management protocol and safety precautions.
NCTRC Recreational Therapy Internship
Facilitated ADLs and assisted participants with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
Assessed patients to establish measurable goals and implemented therapeutic activities including aquatic therapy, anger management, horticulture therapy, arts and crafts, adventure based therapy, as well as facilitating numerous community outings.
Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of adaptive fitness equipment, weights, and other equipment.
Evaluated progress daily/weekly with regular participants and established longterm care plans for individuals who were transitioning to other locations.
Presented during citywide Columbus Recreation and Parks Department staff trainings on participant behavioral management, and to citywide Therapeutic Recreation staff on employee burnout and the importance of energy/time management.
Scheduled, planned, and executed off campus weekend treks for middle and high school boys with intellectual, social, and psychological disorders.
Consulted with interdisciplinary team to create individualized treatment plans for ten to twelve students weekly, as well as completing daily and weekly evaluations.
Assisted students with ADL's while addressing therapeutic issues and teaching hard skills related to camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting, whitewater canoing, inland kayak touring, rock climbing, and spelunking through experiential learning opportunities.
Maintained up-to-date knowledge of outdoor recreation skills and risk management through Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED Pro, Swiftwater Rescue, Lifeguarding, Behavioral/Emotional Stabilization Training (BEST) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certifications.
Provided specialized programming for groups participating in the Lapdog Inc. Leadership Development program including high and low rope courses, group initiatives, and climbing tower programs.
Maintained appropriate rescue and safety training and oversaw the safety of individuals and groups participating in connected zipline courses.
Led daily whitewater rafting trips on the Nantahala River and supervised safe running of the on campus zipline.
Oversaw technology needs including sound and lighting design for small or large group presentations and musical performances in three separate settings.
Facilitated daily discussion groups with middle school and high school students.
Responsible for various graphic design including the maintenance and design of the company websites, flyers, signs, and educational programs.
Provided everyday care and basic medical treatment for small exotics including galagos, kangaroos, wallabies, porcupines, binturongs, and Patagonian cavies.
Performed specialized educational programs including small and large exotics, small and large native animals, reptiles and amphibians, and exotic birds and birds of prey.
Concentration in Recreational Therapy
Masters Thesis: The Effects of Utilizing a High Elements Rope Courses on Self-Efficacy
Vice President and Event Coordinator for the Toccoa Falls Outdoor Club
Toccoa Falls College Women's Soccer
Coursework in Youth Ministry
Newspring Church, Fuse Student Ministry
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Club of Toccoa
Creation Encounters Camp, Director
Advanced Problem-Solving, Great Organizational Skills
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