I have always been an artist. I have worked as a nonprofit arts administrator with extensive knowledge in budgets, IRS nonprofit compliance, board development, committees, policies & procedures, retail and gallery management, HR management, program operations, fiscal sponsorship, marketing and fundraising and community development... always with an emphasis waste reduction and green principles.

Professional Highlights

Education

1986-87 & 2003 College of Marin: Art
1979-1981 Sonoma State University: Anthropology
1978-1979 Grossmont Community College: Anthropology

Professional Development

2006    Ford Family Leadership, Siskiyou County,  CA

2006     Executive Director 101, Compass Point, San Francisco, CA

2006     Leadership Siskiyou County, Siskiyou County, CA   

2003     California Integrated Waste Management Board Teaching certification

2002    Green Business Certification from the County of Marin

Professional Experience

2015-2017   Founding Executive Director - Siskiyou County Arts     Council, Siskiyou County, CA

2012-2014   Founding Executive Director - Siskiyou Arts Museum, Dunsmuir, CA

2005-2011  Executive Director - Siskiyou Arts Council, Siskiyou County, CA

1999-2005    West Marin Waste Information Coordinator - County of Marin, CA

2002-2004   Organizer & Promoter- Oh, Rapture, it's Scrapture! on Tour Point Reyes Sta., CA

Teaching Experience

2014-2106   Annual Artist-in-Residence, Butteville Elementary School, Edgewood, CA

2008-2011   Art Matters - Arts instructor for Adults with disablities

2006-2012  Art Instructor, Siskiyou County Special Day Class, Mount Shasta, CA

2006-2015   Visiting Artists Program, Tulelake, Butte Valley, Seiad Valley, Happy Camp Schools, CA

Awards & Grants

2015    Prosperity Scholarship Individual Development Account Program, Mount Shasta, CA

2002    Marin Arts Council,  Oh, Rapture, It's Scrapture!, junk art show and competition. Point Reyes Station, CA

2009    Stewardship Fund, Jefferson Economic Development Institute, Litter Butts Project. Mount Shasta, CA