BFA in Fine Arts, minor in Art History. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Graduated Cum Laude; Woman of Promise Award, Top graduate in art department
-Superb written and communication skills.
-Published writer with book and magazine credits, including the novel SUMMERS AT BLUE LAKE (Algonquin 2007)
PAINTER/GRAPHIC ARTIST 2003-present
-Freelance graphic designer and copywriter: creating brochures, business cards, gift certificates, posters, booklets, and websites.
-Skilled in digital photography.
-Styled and wrote the brochure that was integral in securing funding from local businesses and health organizations for the 2005 Woman to Woman event.
-Paintings exhibited and sold locally in galleries (Red Raven, Gallery Piquel, Moondancer Winery, Goggleworks)
WORKSHOP PROVIDER 1998-present
-Skilled in public speaker and workshop innovation.
-Created and presented original programming for schools, libraries, community centers, church groups, and domestic violence shelters in areas of self-actualization, writing, art, and journaling. Organizing and publicizing workshops from initiating contact with organizations to creating fliers and press releases.
-Interviewed on local television news programs as an expert in the subjects of creative journaling and children's writing programs.
WOMAN TO WOMAN 2003-2008
Founding organizer for event (2003) in Lancaster, drawing over 300 women to participate in a day of workshops in the areas of health and discovery. The event raises $2000+ each year for Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County/YWCA. Executive committee member and program coordinator for WOMAN TO WOMAN event (2004). Creator of promotional booklet to attract sponsors (2005). Liaison between Domestic Violence services of Lancaster and Woman to Woman (2003-2005). Workshop provider for event (2003-2008)
LANCASTER LITERARY GUILD 2008-2011
Serving on board of directors. Assist in programming, membership, and distribution of Literary Journal as well as future planning for direction of the Guild. Past responsibilities included coordinating sales of books with independent book sellers and meeting with a local theater to launch an anniversary event. Co-chair of Lisa See Fundraiser event.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES OF LANCASTER 2003-present
Provide periodic creative journaling workshops to residents.