Creative, multi-faceted professional with strong business sense and innovative flair. Particularly adept at working with distinct ideas and multiple aspects of a project to create artistic unity and a successful outcome. Additional skills include-
•Excellent and effectual writing skills; confident and concise communicator; ability to establish rapport and interact well with people.
•Proficient at working both independently and collaboratively; flexible & able to thrive in a dynamic & undefined environment. Entrepreneurial in spirit, self-starter, organized, detail-oriented with exceptional project facilitation skills.
•Confident in expressing and applying ideas; diversified background disciplined with strong visual awareness.
Artist Designer PR/Marketing
Interior Design Special Events Coordinator
Photographer Fashion Stylist Radio Commentator
Graphic Design Make-up Artist Editor
Visual Display Merchandiser Published Author
Currently: doctoral student in Transformative Studies, CIIS, San Francisco
Dissertation Topic: Integral Beauty, Flamenco & Somaesthetics
M.A. in Humanities— Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation 2005, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA
B.S. in Anthropology, magna *** laude, 1997, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Member: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Word, Windows, Internet, Email, Publisher, Power Point, Adobe CS3
Professional Consultant/Writer –
Writer - Southern Oregon Magazine & Southern Oregon Business Forecast
Topics include: wine, beer & food, health & healthcare, environmental issues, retirement
Feature writer & columnist Jefferson Monthly, members monthly magazine for Jefferson Public Radio/NPR affiliate Southern Oregon/ Northern California
Wine blogger for Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival
PR & Marketing/Writer 2004 - current
Precision Structural Engineering, Klamath Falls, OR
Exhibit and website design. Consulting, writing and PR.
Created effective brand strategy to enhance Green division of company.
South Central Oregon Economic Development Community (SCOEDD), Klamath Falls, OR
Conducted interviews of local green business people for online articles and photographs.
SEED Graduate Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2003 - 2007
Arts, Humanities and Organizational Consultant - Advisory Board
Freelance Writer 2005 - current
(NPR)National Public Radio
Jefferson Public Radio and Jefferson Monthly, Ashland, OR
On-air commentator and writer; contributing writer
Author - local, regional and international publications include:
Southern Oregon Magazine, Translation editor for The Will @ Phanomen-Verlag
World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution,
High Country News, Amnesty International
Linkville Monthly, Arts and Entertainment for the Klamath Basin
Contributing writer and monthly column, ‘Paula’s Pub.’
Interviews, commentary and special interest pieces.
Children’s Books (Pending Publication)
Cosmology series based on science, art and indigenous history.
Visual Merchandising, Artist & Sales 2011 - 2012
Carefree Buffalo, Jacksonville, OR
Additional clients include:
Mark London Design, Precision Structural Engineering, Drew’s Boots
Klamath County Library, Klamath Falls, OR 2000 - 2006
Main reference desk. Multi-task position requiring extensive Internet and research skills with use of various online databases. Use of Microsoft Word, Publisher, Power Point, Excel.
Public library services include: general patron services, various components of patron computer and database training; staff and patron research; historical research, collection development and library displays.
Public relations, community programs, press releases; created monthly ‘Talk of the Town’ speaker series covering topics of local awareness, entertainment and information.
Ashland Waldorf School, Ashland, OR 1998 - 2000
Stepped into role of director, enrollment coordinator, main office person, and community liaison, throughout summer program. Focus simultaneously on maintaining school functions, improving community outreach and increasing enrollment.
Conducted tours, public relations, community outreach and enrollment. Advertising for Open Houses, Visitor Mornings, etc. Worked outside of school with art venues for showing student work. Taught various community education arts classes based in anthroposophical theory.
Managed and directed summer program, including preschool and elementary programs. Administrator of all phases of school management throughout summer. Directed inventory, ordering, purchasing and disbursements of school supplies for following year.
Managed main office: edited and wrote for monthly newsletter: maintained records of inquiries, applications, enrollments, etc. Conducted interviews with interested parents and maintained follow-up procedures. Kept and maintained student files.
Two years of hands-on experience of what it takes to run
a Waldorf school on a daily basis. Recognized for forming exceptionally strong relationships with staff, parents and students, providing leadership, direction and spirit to get the job done.
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR 1998-1999
Executive Director (Interim)
The Art Museum was in a transition period having recently purchased
an historic building. Directed various stages of transition and planning to new building while maintaining exhibit schedule, events and daily museum operations.
Administrative functions included board reports, budget development and tracking of specific financial aspects. Responsible for day-to-day operations and museum development. Upgraded and expanded gift shop inventory and presentation.
Chair of Public Relations, Membership and Marketing Committees.
Designed exhibit brochures, all media communications and edited and wrote for monthly newsletter.
Initiated new membership program and policy resulting in 19% membership increase in 6 months.
Initiated docent “leadership” training program.
Inventoried and documented permanent art collection. General curator of collections and museum exhibits. Curated exhibit - Echoes, Dimensions in Light - which received ‘Best of the Rogue’ award from Southern Oregon Arts Council.
University of Utah /Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City UT
Special Events Coordinator 1996-1997
Oversaw Museum Public Relations and Marketing Events, Produced special events, lectures, and museum speaker series, through coordination of: educational activities, collections and exhibitions, budgets, catering, entertainment, guest transportation and accommodations, personnel management and community resources and alliances.
Produced open house for members of Utah Congress and their families culminating in $100,000+ grant from the state enabling implementation of proposed traveling exhibits and statewide outreach program.
Initiated effective network of local businesses support resulting in the highly successful EARTHFEST ’97, a major community-centered event to enhance Museum access. Resulted in KUER, the local NPR affiliate and university radio station becoming a sponsor.
Planned, coordinated and directed open houses and numerous community events to promote museum exhibit, substantially increasing museum attendance. Events included Members Only Family Night, community outreach and related education programs.
Wrote promotional copy, press releases, and created in-house correspondence and announcements.
Fashion & Beauty Industries – Stylist, Artist, Visual Display, Sales
Arizona, Utah, California, Idaho, Illinois
Cosmetics 1988 - 1995
Account Specialist Nordstrom/Chanel, Utah region
Account Coordinator Jurlique, Utah, Idaho, Illinois
Visual Display/Merchandiser, Utah 1984 - 1988
Casual Corner – Lead Designer and Visual Display, 6 stores
Nordstrom – Lead Stylist & general visual specialist
Account Executive, The Design Center 1985 - 1987
Client list included: Chevron, Snowbird, University of Utah,
South Town Mall, Utah Department of Agriculture,
Deer Valley & Stein Erickson Resorts, etc.
Assistant Buyer/Fashion Coordinator, Magee’s Fashions 1983 - 1985
Salt Lake City, UT
Professional Make-Up Artist, Fashion & Production Stylist 1978 - 1997
Tucson, AZ., Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT
Client list included: Old Tucson Film Productions,
Wilhelmina Agency, Citicom, Levi Strauss, Diamond’s,
Video West/KSL TV, Jess Allen Photography,
McCarty Agency, Barbizon Talent Agency, etc.