HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent organizational and managerial skills and an ability to work well under pressure.
• Owned/operated a bed and breakfast in Sedona, Arizona for four years, performing all functions of an innkeeper.
• Acted as company representative at various functions and in a variety of capacities.
April 2012 to present: Director of The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs, AR. Responsible for operating, promoting and fundraising for 8-unit writers’ residency retreat.
April 2010 to present: Managing Editor of the Carroll County News, Berryville. Responsible for supervising staff and producing a twice-weekly newspaper, along with a variety of special sections. I also created and launched Currents, a quarterly lifestyle magazine.
January 2009 to April 2010: Copy Editor/Page Designer, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Lowell edition.
June 2007 to December 2008: Assistant City Editor, nights, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Lowell edition. Position was eliminated due to downsizing.
June 2004 to June 2007: Managing Editor, The Weekly Vista, Bella Vista, AR. Responsibilities include editorial content of weekly paper, writing a weekly column, working cooperatively with editors at sister daily paper, representing company at various functions and managing staff of 7.
January 2004 to January 2009: Part-time product representative, cooking and serving food samples in Walmart stores or demonstrating various products to customers.
January 2003 to July 2004: News Editor, The Weekly Vista, Bella Vista, AR.
1998 to October 2002: Owner/Innkeeper, Cozy Cactus Bed and Breakfast, Sedona, Arizona. Duties included marketing, accounting, extensive public relations, care and feeding of guests.
Criticism and Discipline Skills for Managers and How to Become a More Effective Supervisor, both CareerTrack seminars, Springdale, Ark.
The Business of Freelance Editing, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Canada.
Supervisory Skills, Seminars 1-3, Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Journalism Diploma, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Bachelor of Arts degree, double majors in Anthropology and Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Member, Carroll County Master Gardeners
Editor, Bella Vista Animal Shelter quarterly newsletter, 2008-2010.
Secretary, Bella Vista Animal Shelter Board of Directors, 2007-2009.
Publicist, Verde Valley Archaeology Society, Sedona, Arizona, 2001-2002.
Naturalist, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, Arizona, 2001-2002.
INTERESTS: Music, reading, wine and cooking, hiking, fishing, karate, yoga, four-legged furry creatures
REFERENCES: Available on request