Ambitious Executive Director who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support cultural art education experiences and events.
Event management and promotion
Managed successful Gallery and Cultural Center
Created a place of vitality for the Community
Implemented art education programs for K-12 students
Team Coach December 2014 to CurrentMount Shasta Race Association － Mount Shasta, CAWorked with head coaches to create a comprehensive training plan. Attended training and clinics to be able to evaluate athletes on the snow. Fostered a culture of good sportsmanship, cooperation and responsibility with the All Mountain Coyotes Club.
Executive Director February 2014 to CurrentSiskiyou Arts Council － Mount Shasta, CAReopened the Gallery and Cultural Center with a renewed focus on art education with a cross cultural perspective. Curated art exhibitions every four to six weeks. Wrote and received the State and Local Partnership Grant from the California Arts Council. Managed multiple grant programs simultaneously. Maintained the fiscal sponsorship program. Trained interns and volunteers to assist the organization. Initiated beneficial relationships with city, county, and state officials.
Gallery Manager, Assistant Executive Director September 2013 to February 2014Siskiyou Arts Council － Mount Shasta, CAManaged a cooperative of twelve to fifteen artists who showed there work collectively. Drafted meeting agendas, supplied advance materials and executed follow-up for meetings and team conferences. Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information. Designed electronic file systems and maintained electronic and paper files.
Ski Instructor April 2013 to April 2013Mt. Shasta Ski Park － Park, MtSet up and take down of ski school area carpets, fences, gates, and signage. Attended morning clinics to assess terrain and snow conditions, learned new teaching styles and progressions, focused on personal skiing. Instructed children and adults from first time beginner through intermediate skiers in both private and group lesson environments. Insured guest comfort ability in equipment to improve skills and ability while increasing enjoyment. Implemented responsibility code for safety on the mountain at all times. Maintained OSHA safety standards in the workplace.
Activities Director May 2012 to September 2012R-Ranch － Hornbrook, CaDeveloped and implemented activities schedule for owners and guests on a 5,119 acre vacation ranch. Instructed art classes to large groups of children and adults. Coached and choreographed the first ranch equestrian drill team, The R-Ranch Riding Renegades. Designed and executed a ranch wide recycling program that procured financial benefits within the first three months. Edited and published a twelve page quarterly newsletter, and handled all social media, including management of the website. Designed, ordered, and sold merchandise such as shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and bags. Partnered with owners and guests to create a family vacation experience that reflected their own interests.
Server June 2010 to November 2011Branches Wood Fired Chop House － Ukiah, CAProvided stellar service in large, fast-paced steak house. Greeted guests, described menu and specials. Stocked and organized the service bar. Trained in proper wine service. Increased check averages with meal coursing and up selling of wines and entrees. Facilitated the set up and break down of banquet events, service of large parties, and catered off site events. Proficient knowledge of POS systems and ALOHA.
Sales January 2008 to January 2010Beautiful People Boutique － Arcata, CAOpened the boutique, set out mannequins, and signage. Received orders, priced merchandise, checked invoices, and inventory. Assisted customers with proper sizes, materials, and informed on company ethics. Maintained awareness of all merchandise and accessories.
Behavioral Respite Worker January 2008 to January 2009Changing Tides Family Services － Eureka, CAProvided one on one behavioral intervention with children and youth receiving specialty mental health services in the client's home, residential placement, school, or community outings. Served as a personal attendant to provide care and supervision of children who have developmental disabilities, including but not limited to; autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, and epilepsy. Worked with parents and behavioral consultants to create a structured behavioral plan. Maintained ongoing training such as Positive Behavior Support, Non Violent Communication, Confidentiality, and Mandated Reporter Training.
Office Manager January 2005 to January 2006A&B Asphalt Sealing Company － Sacramento, CAManaged the office of a well-established construction business. Secretarial duties included accounts receivable, accounts, payable, payroll, certified payroll, taxes, and filing. Proficient use of QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Excel. Handled human relations, hiring paperwork, insurance benefits, and community service. Instituted company wide switch to green energy, recycling program, and website.
Dance Instructor January 2003 to January 2004Healthsport － Fortuna, CACreated and taught a Dance Basics Class for beginning students of varying ages and abilities. Facilitated warm-ups, strengthening and conditioning exercises, repetitions, stretching, and cool-downs. Offered variety within the class guidelines by working with other instructors of various techniques.
Assistant Teacher January 2000 to January 2002North Coast Children's Services － Arcata, CaWorked closely with the Team Teacher to assist in implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children participating in the program. Assisted students with self-help skills and daily routines such as toileting, dressing, eating, and nap time. Created a warm and accepting environment to encourage independence and self-esteem. Assisted in preparation, service, and clean up of food program.
Substitute Teacher's Aide January 1997 to January 1998San Juan Unified School District － Sacramento, CACompleted testing to be an on call aide. Traveled to multiple schools within the district to fill in for teachers. Lead teacher for a summer school class for children from the ages of 4-12. Created a comprehensive curriculum for the children and coordinated with the aide to provide a meaningful and relevant summer education program that included hands on art projects, reading, writing, math, and physical fitness.
2010The Northwest School for Botanical Studies, Professional Herbalist Training ProgramThe Northwest School for Botanical Studies, Professional Herbalist Training Program - 2010
Bachelor of Arts : Liberal Studies, Concentration in Studio Art, 2009Humboldt State University － Arcata, CA, USAHumboldt State University, Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies, Studio Art Concentration
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Companies Worked For:
Mount Shasta Race Association
Siskiyou Arts Council
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Branches Wood Fired Chop House
Beautiful People Boutique
Changing Tides Family Services
A&B Asphalt Sealing Company
North Coast Children's Services
San Juan Unified School District
The Northwest School for Botanical Studies, Professional Herbalist Training Program
Humboldt State University
Job Titles Held:
Gallery Manager, Assistant Executive Director
Behavioral Respite Worker
Substitute Teacher's Aide
2010 Bachelor of Arts : Liberal Studies, Concentration in Studio Art , 2009
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