Experience and accomplishments in:
the arts, business and wildlife care/conservation
Experience in the Arts
2020 to present
Creativity Grows on Trees -- Founder
Creativity DOES grow on trees but trees need strong roots. Organization's mission: to provide strategies, tools and fundamentals to allow artists, writers and others to get in touch (or keep in touch) with what it takes to be creative through presentations, lectures, blog posts, recommendations & resources, as well as a 6-week course.
2019 to present
Artists As Activists -- Founder, Curator and Developer
Organization's mission: to distribute provocative art about the social issues of the day (through website and twice-monthly social media posts) which stimulates dialogue, raises consciousness and advocates change.
2007 to present
Private Students -- Instructor
Provide individualized and tailored guidance through regular in-person or virtual sessions
2004 to 2014
Washington (DC) Sculptors Group -- Advisory Board, President Emeritus
Non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture.
2000 to 2007
Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC. -- Adjunct Professor
Taught "The Sculptural Box:" a course designed by the instructor to expose under-graduate and continuing education students to thought processes and techniques for communicating personal experiences and concerns through the execution of individual projects.
Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA -- Judge
Regional Scholastic Competition For Accomplishments In The Visual Arts
Washington Project of the Arts, Washington DC -- Curator
Annual Arts Auction: selected 30 artists to contribute sculptures to benefit this nonprofit.
2003 to 2004
Mid-Atlantic Sculptors Groups Consortium -- Task Force Member
Formed to develop a plan for sculptor’s groups to be better served by the International Sculptor Center
Art on Call, Washington DC -- Juror
DC Heritage Tourism Coalition: Artists to link art and history in transforming 26 historic police and fire call boxes
2002 to 2003
Washington (DC) Sculptors Group -- President
Presided over this arts organization with more than 370 members. Directed 12-member volunteer board. Organization won the 2003 DC Mayor's Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts. Previously served as at-large board member.
Fairfax County Public Schools Secondary Art Teacher Program, Presenter "Approaches to Teaching the Creative Process"
1999 to 2001
Art-O-Matic -- Director and Task-Force Leader (inaugural year)
Arts group which works with Washington DC Cultural Development Center to organize annual arts show. In 2000, more than 750 artists participated.
1997 to 2000
Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC -- Teaching Assistant
Sculpture Department - Beginning to Intermediate Furniture Design and Construction
1998 to 1999
For F.L. Rick Wall, Washington DC -- Studio Assistant
Maker of sculptural furniture
Quest Arts for Education, Landover, MD -- Faculty
Directed and taught high school students in after-school program
Wildlife Care/Conservation Experience
2016 to present
Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC -- Assistant Animal Keeper
Big Cat Unit (volunteer position)
2017 to present
Action for Cheetahs in Kenya -- Member of the Board of Directors
Organization's mission is to promote the conservation of cheetahs through research, awareness, and community participation in Kenya.
Certificate in Wildlife Conservation, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Washington DC
1978 to 1997
Advertising Executive, Washington DC and Los Angeles, CA
For Fortune 100 companies such as Procter and Gamble, Honda, Domino's Pizza and major pharmaceutical companies: developed strategies, directed market research, and created and produced promotional programs while working for several different agencies.