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Career Objective: 
To build on my existing knowledge, experience and passions in an exciting, innovative and supportive working environment, dedicated to creativity, education and the natural environment.    
                                                            
Education:
Masters of Arts Transpersonal Psychology, Sofia University, Creativity and Innovation, 2014
Masters of Science in Education, Syracuse University, Art Education Preparation, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Geneseo, Major Studio Art, Minors Business and Graphic Production, 2003

Experience:

REJuled, Artist  EST. June 2016
REJuled Eco-Chic Designs Jewelry and Décor sustainably fashioned with innovative materials. 

Interior and Exterior Real Estate Photographer Independently Contracted, January 2017 
Specializing in 3D Interior Tours using Matterport Technology with Native House Photography and BHHS Properties

Warehouse Arts District, Executive Board, Co-Chair or the EducationCommittee, St. Petersburg, FL January 2017
Organizing education and gallery opportunities for members in the Warehouse District, whose mission is facilitating artist growth, incubation and preservation of sustainable artist working space in St. Petersburg

Pinellas County School District, Guest Teacher, St. Petersburg, FL October 2016
Preferred Guest Teacher at Dixie Hollins High School

Licensed Real Estate Agent, St. Petersburg, FL August 2015
Working as a REALTOR facilitating the buying and selling of residential properties.

Installation Artist and Space Designer, TEDx Utica, Utica, NY, October 2013 and November 2014
Interior set designs were created in concept with the TED Talk conference themes using recycled materials and a choreographed performance piece.

Adjunct Instructor, Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY August 2014-December 2014
Instructor of Drawing, 3Dimensional Design, and Ceramics to college age students and adults. 

Ceramics and Sculptural Instructor, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY January 2013-December 2014
Students ages 6-8 learned techniques using clay and glazes and recycled materials to create 3D work.  Work was often inspired by a master artist of developed around a material of interest. 

Founder and Community Director, Upstate Flux, Utica, NY   January 2014-December 2014
Arts Incubator in vacant Utica building, where artist work together. Established art room at the CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center.

Graduate Assistant Seminar Facilitator, Sofia University Global Master’s Program, Palo Alto, CA January 2014
Created space for artistic explorations and program for incoming and returning masters students at the seminar.

Repurposing Art from Violent Video Games, Dream Catalyst, Ithaca, NY, November 2013
Led the artistic transformation of video games into a mosaic with community artist, Lily Yeh

Executive Member, Project U, Utica, NY January 2013
Artist collective whose initiative is Urban Revitalization through the Arts; by filling vacant windows in downtown with art. 
Art events, group shows, growth through collaboration and giving the artists a combined voice in Utica. 

Entrepreneurship Education Leader, Business Training Institute, Utica, NY January 2013-June 2014
Ran and developed the entrepreneurialship program in the Utica City Schools.  Guiding students to develop business plans using their skills, interests and finding a need in their communities to develop a business concept and mission around. 

Light on the Hill, Find Your Voice, Discover Your Dreams Leader, Ithaca, NY, January 2013
Workshop with Creative Exploration in Music and Art to reclaim the inner voice.  Collage work and leading discussion on speaking authentic truth.  This workshop was designed to hold the safe space for creative explorations. 

Visual Arts Teacher, Vernon Verona Sherrill CSD, September 2006-December 2012
Visual Arts instructor to students in grades Pre-K-12th using a variety of mediums, art techniques and inspirations.  Student work was showcased throughout the district in aesthetic displays and at annual school wide Art Show Exhibition.

Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University Office of Financial Aide, May 2004-December 2005
Assisted students with questions regarding financial aid on telephone and in person and gained in-depth knowledge of loans and personal finance as well and the United States financial Policies. 

Graphic Artist Internship, Photomosiacs© Runaway Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 2002-August 2002
Assisted graphic artist, Robert Silvers creator of Photomosaics©, art preparation using software created by the artist.

Clinton and Geneseo Figure Skating Clubs, Figure Skating Coach, Winter 1999, 2000 
Taught school aged children basic skills of figure skating in group lessons and private lessons.

Professional and Personal Development Workshops and Classes

Thai Yoga for Partners, Rissa Wray, Body Electric, St. Petersburg, FL July 2016
Marketing for Creatives, Joran Oppelt, Balance & Bliss Ayurveda, Tampa, FL July 2016
Ecstatic Movement/Trance ZEN Dance, Lillie Cintron, Dance of the Spirit, St. Petersburg, FL Winter 2015
Creative Consciousness, Lindsay Bomstein & Stephanie Ong, Tampa, FL Fall 2015
Women’s Movement Group, Melissa Rivera & Sara Sabourin Women Rethinking Everything, St. Petersburg, FL Fall 2015
REAL DIRT: Make Your Own, Nathan Levy, St. Pete Locally Grown, St. Petersburg, FL March 2015
Introduction to Welding, Paul Valdez, MWP Arts Institute, Utica, NY Summer 2013
Joy of Group Singing, Elisa Sciscoli, Grassroots Festival, Ithaca, NY Summer 2013
Autism Movement Therapy Training, Joanne Lara, Herkimer ARC, May 2013
Advanced Painting, Chris Cirillo, MWP Arts Institute, Utica NY, Spring 2013
Bonsai Living Art, Nancy Knapp, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY  May 2012
Collage Workshop, Jonathan Talbot, Utica College, Utica, NY, April 2012
Great Continuous Collaborative Collage, Steven Spect Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY Spring 2012
Wheel Throwing Level 1 & 2, Vartan Poghosian, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY February 2012
Magic of Paper, Jill Faison, Fresno University, CA, May 2011
Psycho Cybernetics, Louise White, From the Heart Holistic, Utica, NY, Winter 2011
Yoga Fit Training Level 1 and 2, Yoga Fit Kids, Beth Shaw, YogaFit, 2010, 2011
Digital Photography, Keith Sandman, MWP Arts Institute, Utica, NY, May 2010
NYSATA Conference, NYS Art Teachers Association, Rochester, NY, November 2010
Ascended Masters Course, Dolores Card, School of Infinite Light, Winter 2010
I Can Do It Conference, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dwyer, Hay House, New York, NY 2010
Emotional Tapping Release, Toni LaBella, From the Heart Holistic, Utica, NY Winter 2009
Reiki Training Level 1, Toni, LaBella, Enchanted Dragonfly Reiki, Utica, NY 2009
Building Self-Esteem through Art, Jill Faison, Fresno University, CA, November 2009
Drawing Magic, Jill Faison, Fresno University, CA, November 2009
Intro to Autism, On-line Course, Oneida County BOCES, Oneida, NY, Fall 2009
My Mindful Classroom, On-line, NYS Teaching, Summer 2009
Stress Reduction for Children, Dr. Brad Bennett, Clinton Counseling Center, Clinton, NY 2009
Level One and Level Two Spirit Courses, Rev. Joan Lee, School of Infinite Light, Syracuse, NY, 2008
Artistic Graphic Organizers, Linda Evans, BOCES, Oneida, NY, October 2006
NAEA Conference, National Art Education Association, New York, NY, September 2006


Interests and Continued Explorations:
Psychology, Spirituality, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Woodworking, Sculpture, Jewelry, Ceramics, Welding, Repurposing Materials, Travelling, Yoga, Dancing, Running, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Gardening, Cooking, Reading, Natural Health and Wellness, Thrifting
  

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