Independent college counseling, portfolio preparation coaching and visual art instruction.
Visual Art Instructor & College Counselor
Valley International Academy
Privately Held; Higher Education industry
August 2009 – Present (1 year 4 months)
Teach studio art to grades 9-12 and assist with college counseling
Independent College Counselor
Self-Employed; Professional Training & Coaching industry November 2008 – Present (2 years 1 month)
Work with students planning to study visual art in college to select a college program and help with portfolio development.
Undergraduate Application Reader University of California Berkeley
Higher Education industry
December 2006 – February 2008 (1 year 3 months)
Evaluated and scored undergraduate applications using comprehensive review policies involving academics, testing, activities, essays, availability of opportunities, and peer performance.
San Francisco Art Institute
Educational Institution; Higher Education industry
January 2007 – December 2007 (1 year)
Assisted with three courses:
1. Projects: The Museum: Research/Explorations/Interventions, Spring 07
Students installed work in Legion of Honor and de Young Museums in San Francisco.
2.Tracing, Mapping and Archiving Memory (digital photography), spring 2007, SFAI’s City Studio high school arts program, Richmond, CA
3. (instructor of record) Contemporary Practicum freshman foundations, Fall 07
Developed and taught two workshops:
Using Photoshop and Illustrator as Drawing and Thinking Tools
and Making Earthworks Proposals
Director of Admissions
Oregon College of Art & Craft
Non-Profit; Higher Education industry
March 2002 – June 2006 (4 years 4 months)
Directed recruitment activities and admissions decisions for college of 150 BFA and post-baccalaureate students. Supervised staff, managed recruitment budget, developed policy and procedures, directed marketing and publications and developed orientation programming. Presented and spoke about student and faculty artwork to art classes at over 80 community colleges and high schools annually, and reviewed portfolios at National Portfolio Days around the US and Canada. Developed and curated two exhibitions of Portland-area high school student artwork in college’s gallery. Full-time enrollment increased from 79 to 144 during my tenure.
Assistant Director of Marketing Oregon Ballet Theatre
Non-Profit; 51-200 employees; Performing Arts industry 2000 – 2002 (2 years)
San Francisco Art Institute MFA, studio art 2005 – 2008
Rhode Island School of Design BFA, Sculpture 1992 – 1995