EXPERIENCE

I have been an art educator at You’re So Crafty since 2017. It is here that I discovered the world of felting. I was putting together curriculum for the upcoming summer arts camp when a friend recommended, I teach felted soap. I did some research, tried my hand and Mind Blown! I was immediately drawn into the world of fiber arts that I continue to explore today.

Fiber Show Events

March 2020 - Bandera Fiber and Arts Festival.  Classes offered in wet felting and needle felting.

Jan. 2020 – Yellow Rose on the Coast. Classes offered in wet felting and needle felting.

Nov. 2019 – Kin-N-Ewe. Classes Offered in wet felting and needle felting.

Community Involvement

2020 Seguin Art League - Board Member

2020 Fiber Artist of San Antonio member (FASA)

2017-2020 Habitable Spaces - Board Member

 

2017

You’re So Crafty, Art Educator

My home base is located in Seguin, Texas where I offer monthly classes in felting along with jewelry making, fused glass, mosaics and hand-built clay.  I also develop and teach the Summer Arts Camp for youth ages 6 – 16. 

 

2016

Gypsy Grace Botanicals, Owner/ Herbalist

I handcraft and package herbal teas, tinctures, salves and other herbal remedies. Originally a retail store front, products are now offered in select retailers and online.

 

Jan 2010 – 2015

Fixer/ Locations Scout & Manager

Responsible to the production for script breakdown, budget and scheduling of shoot, hiring technical personnel and vendors, arranging clearances and permits and overseeing the preparation of location sites. Liaison between site owners and production management team.

 

Jan 2011 – 2015

Development Producer for Bright Shining City Productions

Developed screenplays for Bright Shining City Productions. Emphasis on story development and research while working closely with screenwriters to produce quality screenplays ready for pre-production. 

  

Feb 2011 – Feb 2013  

Media and Event Specialist for Door64

Produced and managed tech industry events and video for Door64. Provided turn-key service from concept to implementation of corporate high tech events.

 

Mar 2008 – Oct 2010

Film Production and Location Management for Ranch Studios

Development of projects and pre-production management. Location scout and manager, assistant to producer.

 

Sep 2004 – Dec 2007

Earth Stone Beads and Design Studio, Owner/Designer

Jewelry designer, event staging and design. Managed small retail store front - from merchandising, marketing to inventory and education.

 

2002 – 2004

Regional Interpretive Specialist for Texas Parks and Wildlife

As regional program specialist I developed interpretive master plans for State Parks. NIA certified trainer, facilitator, liaison, interpretive writer. Developed and implemented interpretive master plans for State Parks and Historical Sites.

 

1998 – 2002

World Geography Educator

Instructed curriculum through process of inquiry where students gained a higher awareness and understanding of their global environment. Through project-oriented curriculum, major topics addressed throughout the world regions included human-environment interaction and environmental issues.

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