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Experience and accomplishments in:

the arts, wildlife care/conservation and business

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.

2006

Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA -- Judge

Regional Scholastic Competition For Accomplishments In The Visual Arts

2005

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

2004

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.

2003

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

1999

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.

2017

Certificate in Wildlife Conservation, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Washington DC

Business Experience

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.