This is me
Besides the obvious love for all things creative, clever and imaginative; these are some things that make me me...
Traveling keeps me alive. Here are some of my favorite photos...
Burgeon Group. Phoenix, AZ 2013-present. Fabrication Artist. Work with team to produce interactive learning space for children in public libraries; work with wood, metal, and plastics.
Part of the Flock. Thesis Show. Bloomington, IN 2008 Artist. Created a unique body of work; designed, organized, promoted & installed show from start to finish.
Alternative Photo BFA Show. Bloomington, IN 2007 Artist & Design. Worked with a team to create, design, & promote art show; featured work; installation & lighting
Habitat for Humanity. Guarai, Brazil 2007 Global Village Team Co-Leader. Received leadership training; organized and managed 18 volunteers on international trip.
Other Shows & Achievements. 2006-08 Canvas Creative Arts Magazine. published Open Studio Sculpture Show Roberts Photography Award Winner Area Photography Show Alternative Processes Photography Show
Other Volunteer Experience Hurricane Katrina Relief. New Orleans, LA Habitat for Humanity. Lusaka, Zambia Urakuwayku Organic Farm, La Merced, Ecuador
-Proficient with Mac and Microsoft Office Suite -Photoshop & Illustrator -Digital imaging and large format printing -Woodworking and metal shop experience -Understand and follow design plans -Installation and lighting of artwork -Setup & maintenance of photo darkroom
.Alternative processes of photography such as cyanotypes, van dykes, salt prints, gum prints, liquid light and photograms
.Use of 4x5 and pinhole cameras
.Chromogenic color printing
.Experience with plastic, plaster, clay
.Painting and Drawing
.Simple mechanics and electrical motors
.Basic masonry work
.Working with volunteers
.Speak and write Intermediate Spanish
Indiana University. Bloomington, IN 2003-2008 Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography Minor in Sculpture. GPA: 3.78/4.0
I have spent the past few years after graduation collecting experiences and skills through volunteer work, travel, and work. The following are some highlights from my journey.
Vietnam Friendship Village. Hanoi, Vietnam 2008 Education Volunteer. Lived and worked with handi- capped children; assisted with education and supervision in classrooms.
Heifer International Ranch. Perryville, AR 2009 Education & Gardens Volunteer. Managed ‘real life’ educational programs with students of all ages learning about different cultures, hunger & poverty.
Art Miami, Int’l Contemporary & Modern Art Fair 2012. Intern & Assistant. Assisted exhibitor services manager; worked with curators & artists to prepare & organize for the fair.
Swartzendruber Hardwood Creations. Goshen, IN 2010. Office Administrator. General administrative duties, receptionist & experience with Microsoft Suite Programs.
Jose Mejia Centro de Educacion. Montinita, Ecuador 2011. Teacher. Taught English to elementary and middle school students.
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