SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Highly professional team player who enjoys a challenge and learning new things.
Skilled researcher, writer, editor, and proofreader.
Superior communication, organization, and customer service skills.
Meyer Consulting and Services; Manteo, NC and Tallahassee, FL
Independent Contractor (January 2007- May 2011)
Editing and proofreading content of multiple federal grant applications.
National Park Service; Manteo, NC
Office Personnel (Department of Interpretation, Park Ranger GS-0025-05) (May 2009-November 2009)
Researching, writing, editing, proofreading the websites; newsletter, and a temporary exhibit. Timekeeping.
Assisting in vital interpretation training to Teacher-Ranger-Teachers. Providing administrative expertise by maintaining statistics on volunteers and programs, following federal regulations for records management, and responding to inquiries. Aiding supervisors of the three parks as needed.
Office Personnel (Department of Interpretation, Park Ranger GS-0025-05) (June 2008-November 2008)
Researching, writing, editing, proofreading for informational site bulletins, the websites, newsletter, and a wayside exhibit. Timekeeping. Providing administrative expertise by creating new statistical collecting formats, following federal regulations for records management, and responding to inquiries. Aiding supervisors of the three parks as needed. Completion of Interpretive Writing course.
Office Personnel (Public Information Office, Park Ranger GS-0025-05) (June 2006-October 2006)
Researching and writing daily press releases. Researching and revising policies and procedures. Attending Incident Command team meetings and management meetings.
Office Personnel (Public Information Office, Park Ranger GS-0025-07) (June 2005-December 2005)
Generating press releases. Researching, developing and writing flyers on the protected species for public meetings. Aiding in the development of the interim protected species management plan. Attending internal and public scoping meetings. Ensuring correct incident information via press releases, websites, and the information line.
Interpretation Supervisor (Department of Interpretation, Park Ranger GS-0025-07) (May 2004-June 2005)
Supervising, coaching, and scheduling 11 seasonal rangers and up to 25 volunteers. Providing administrative expertise through reports, statistics, coordinating projects, answering inquiries, purchasing supplies, operating equipment, and providing evaluation information, recommendations, and creative ideas to supervisor. Providing quality customer service including presenting educational programs; working in the Visitor Center, Museum and lighthouse; coordinating school group visits; insuring safety of staff and visitors; and outreach. Working with other divisions and Cooperating Associations on various projects. Completion of Analysis Model for Supervisors and Performance Management Systems courses.
Lead ranger (Department of Interpretation, Park Ranger GS-0025-05) (March 2004-May 2004)
Supervision of site and staff in supervisor’s absence including daily schedule, handling disputes, and working with the visitors. Providing quality customer service via informal and formal interpretation as well as coordinating school group visits; insuring safety of staff and visitors; and outreach. General office work including statistics, answering inquiries, and operating equipment. Completion of Interpretation Modules 101, 102, and 103, CPR, and AED.
Manteo Preservation Trust; Manteo, NC
Independent Contractor (February 2007-January 2008)
Entering data from historic property surveys into state software system. Ensuring accuracy of information.
Outer Banks Conservationists; Manteo, NC
Independent Contractor (November 2003-March 2004)
Researching and developing the interpretive plan for the Etheridge Farmstead. Developing and cataloging the collections.
Crowley Museum and Nature Center; Sarasota, FL
Program Director (June 2002-August 2003)
Developing and scheduling programs, presentations, and large all-day events. Maintaining the collections, historic structures and the nature trails. Maintaining and developing the membership and volunteer organization. Publicity and public relations. Developing the newsletter and other publications; writing grants; maintaining the website. Creating a photographic database. Working in the gift shop.
Dillard’s Department Store; Sarasota, FL
Shoe Sales Associate (August 2001-April 2002)
Stocking, organizing and selling shoes in the ladies’ and children’s shoe departments. Opening and closing the register.
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Inc.; St. Augustine, FL
Curator of Collections (May 1999-Aug 2001)
Maintaining the collections, historic structures, archives, library, loans, and exhibits. Approval of historical information. Writing grants. Working with the media. Providing quality customer service via informal and formal interpretation.
Public Relations and Membership Coordinator (Jan 1998 -May 1999)
Advertising, publicity and public relations of the institution and its associated events. Maintaining and developing the membership and volunteer organization of the light station. Writing and producing the institution’s main newsletter. Aiding in writing and editing of grants and publications. Providing quality customer service via informal and formal interpretation.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; M.A., History, Concentration in Historical Administration and Public History
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN; B.A., History