Resume

CAREER PROFILE

• Accomplished professional with proven ability to administer programs that meet objectives.
• Strong organizational skills; adept at managing a variety of challenges and responsibilities.
• Creative program planner, working within budget limits and time constraints.
• Successful in developing outstanding relationships with co-workers and clients.
• Proficient at computer programs with ability to quickly learn new applications.

 

EXPERIENCE

Mainstream Creative, Program Consultant

• Planning, development and promotion of creativity programs based on client needs.
• Consultation, providing art advisory services to corporations and healthcare companies.
• Facilitator for private student seminars and staff development programs.
• Commercial and individual commissions including illustrations, paintings and mixed-media.

UMAR Arts Center, Arts Counselor

• Arts program facilitator for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
• Development of community relations through project collaboration.

Central Piedmont Community College, Adjunct Instructor

• Curriculum development for the Corporate & Continuing Education Arts program.
• Creative projects facilitator for College Fairs, attracting high participation.
• Featured author for “Charlotte Health & Fitness” promoting the college and the arts.

Carriage Club of Charlotte, Program Coordinator

• Planning and management of entertainment schedule and corporate programs.
• Supervision of event participation, staff involvement, budget and inventory.
• Volunteer program development through strong community relations.

Fastframe, Sales and Marketing

• Expansion of new business and coordination of special events.
• Designing and upselling of custom framing projects for fine art.
• Promotion of commercial art leasing program, art competitions and local artists.

Queens University of Charlotte, Adjunct Instructor

• Development of adult art program, increasing enrollment by 100 percent over 2 year period.
• Management of effective teamwork during creativity seminars for Student Life groups.
• Consistent maintenance of numerous repeat students and excellent evaluations.
• Successful coordination of exhibits on campus, displaying individual and collaborative art.

Calico Corners, Design Consultant

• Achievement of custom design visions, managing projects timely and within budget.
• Growth of strong relationships with design team members, clients, vendors and installers.
• Consistent execution of sales strategy and marketing goals.

Spirit Square and Community School of the Arts, Instructor

• “Young Audiences” project member for interactive, mixed-media exhibit.
• Planning and presentation of drawing, painting and printing classes.
• Coordination of art displays. Exhibit at Government Building in uptown Charlotte.

The Wallpaper Shop, Manager and Outside Sales Representative

• Effective training and management of staff; sustaining high morale and exceeding sales goals.
• Maintenance of all phases of high traffic, retail business including marketing and merchandising.
• Organization of direct project responsibilities for residential and commercial accounts.

Providence Day School, K-6 Art Instructor

• Planning, organization and presentation of visual art curriculum for 300+ students.

Federal Textile Engravers and Freelance, Color Separation Artist; Colorist

• Timely completion of image finishing and photo enhancement with high level of precision.
• Successful color selection and duplication for wallcovering and fabric designs.

 

EDUCATION

• Bachelor of Science with Honors, Textile Design,                                                                                                        State University of New York College at Buffalo

• MEPAP, Activity Professional Qualification with                                                                                                           Preceptorship at The Cypress, Charlotte, NC

 

INTERNSHIPS

• Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, New York, Assistant to Curator.
• Artpark, Lewiston, New York, Assistant to three nationally acclaimed Artists.

 

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE & AFFILIATIONS

  • Innovative Staff Development Programs including “Social Creativity in the Workplace – The Big Picture”.
  • Special Olympics Workshop Facilitator, encouraging a “can do” attitude with results.
  • Stewardship Director, increasing volunteer participation by 200 percent.
  • Art Instructor at the Shelter for Battered Women. Awarded “Educational Volunteer of the Year”.
  • Carolinas Rehabilitation Expressive Arts Volunteer. Collective artwork utilized on marketing collateral.

 

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