Education, Certifications & Professional Development​​

  • National Geographic Educator Certification, National Geographic Society (2020)

  • Horticulture & Art Therapy Major, Portland Community College, Portland, OR (2017-2019)

  • Sustainability Symposium, Portland Community College, Portland, OR (2019)

  • Healing with the Arts Certification, Coursera through the University of Florida, Online (2018)

  • Age & Gender Equity in the Arts Symposium, Portland State University, Portland, OR (2017)

  • National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, American Horticultural Society, Vancouver, WA (2017)

  • Artists as Educators, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL (2016)

  • Bachelor of Arts: Mind-Body Medicine & Art, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (2011)

  • Associate of Arts: Psychology & Art, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA (2008)

 

Honors, Awards, Press & Exhibitions

  • Healing with the Arts & Nature Artist Reception and Solo Exhibition, OHSU Student Center, Portland, OR (2019)

  • Arts & Humanities 2nd Place Winner for "Vertical Wellness" Design, OHSU Arts & Humanities Recognition Ceremony, Portland, OR (2019)

  • News Feature "Helping for the Holidays," The Garden Island, Kauai, HI (2018)

  • WSECU Scholarship, two-year/vocational school, awarded Fall Quarter at Portland Community College (2018)

  • Study Abroad Photo Contest Winner for “Friend Request,” Portland Community College, Portland, OR (2018)

  • Published Artist in Bellwether Review, Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, Portland, OR (2018)

  • Event organizer for Veterans & Family Community Art Show, REACH Community Development, Portland, OR (2017)

  • Featured Artist Spotlight, Meta Lands, Metaxourgeio, Greece (2016)

  • Healing Arts Volunteer Spotlight, Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Jacksonville, FL (2016)

  • News Article Feature, Florida Times Union Newspaper, Jacksonville, FL (2016)

  • Walk a Mile in My Shoes Exhibit, Matrix Coffeehouse Cloud Painter’s Gallery, Chehalis, WA (2014)

  • Therapy Doll, Stonewall Youth Queer Art Heals Your Heart Group Exhibit, Spring Arts Walk, Olympia, WA (2010)

  • Event Organizer for Hate Hurts Us All Art Therapy Event, Stonewall Youth Queer Art Heals your Heart workshop, Olympia, WA (2009)

Related Volunteer & Professional Experience

  • School Garden Volunteer, Tualatin Elementary School, Tualatin, OR (2019-2020)

  • The Art of the Outdoors Alternative Summer Break, Oregon/California (2019)

  • Healing Arts facilitator, Children’s Healing Art Project, Portland, OR (2018-2019)

  • Assistant Crew Leader, Friends of Trees, Portland, OR (2018)

  • Therapeutic Horticulture Session Planning & Community Art Show Event, REACH Community Development, Portland, OR (2017-2019)

  • Garden Maintenance, Legacy Health Therapeutic Gardens, Portland, OR (2017)

  • Garden Maintenance & Humanitarian Clowning, Gesundheit Institute, Hillsboro, WV (2017)

  • Educator & Logo Designer, Tiger Academy Charter School, Jacksonville, FL (2016)

  • Hospital Art Facilitator, Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Jacksonville, FL (2015-2016)

  • Logo Designer, Rainbow Health Center, Olympia, WA (2016)

  • Artist, Tutor, Community Garden Building, Workaway, Ireland, Germany, Greece (2012-2013)

  • Healing Arts Workshop facilitator, The Hummingbirds Proposal, Olympia, WA (2013)

  • Mural Installation, Olympia-Rafah Mural Project, Olympia, WA (2010)

  • Executive Artist, South Puget Sound Community College Theater Department, Olympia, WA (2010)

  • Recreation Specialist, City of Olympia Parks Arts & Recreation, Olympia, WA (2007-2011 & 2013)

  • Executive Artist & Muralist, A.G. West Black Hills High School Art and Theater Departments, Tumwater, WA (2006)

  • Creative Theater Intern, Creative Theatre Experience, Olympia, WA (2004-2006)

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