Education + Previous Highlights

 

  • BA in Psychology SUNY New Paltz 2011

  • Suicide Prevention Training 2013-2014

  • Independent Counselor/Crisis Hotline Management at Family of Woodstock 2013-2015

  • Childcare Coordinator at Washbourne House Domestic Violence Shelter 2014

  • Housekeeper, Personal Assistant for Artists in Catskill Region 2013-2015

 

Professional Experience

 

Piscataquis Regional Food Center

March 2019-Current  Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Community Food Services Coordinator

Facilitation and management of non-profit programming involved in food access for those in need in Piscataquis County and the Central Highlands of Maine. Program specific responsibilities include development of a narrative project aimed to tell the story of seniors served by FarmShare for Homebound Seniors, a program delivering vegetables to seniors who can’t leave their home. Project manager for pilot Garden in a Box, assisting individuals with limited space, income or physical ability to grow their own vegetables in containers. 

 

Voices from HOME Oral History Project

March 2019-Current Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Central role in the planning committee for an oral history project led by the Thompson Free Library. Involvement includes writing articles and transcripts, planning community events, story slams and monthly themes in a collaborative group process. Special notice on virtual pivot and initiation of state-wide story archiving efforts due to Covid19.  

 

Marr Pond Farm

March through November 2019-2020  Sangerville, ME

Farm Hand

Seasonal farm hand for a certified organic farm growing vegetables, shiitake mushrooms and flowers. Duties include seeding crops, pest management, weeding, harvesting, packing produce for wholesale, CSA and vending regularly at local farmers markets.

 

Chimera Makerspace

Fall 2018 Sebastopol, CA

Volunteer support for Sonoma County’s first makerspace specializing in a woodworking space, jewelry studio, textile and sewing, metal fabrication. Volunteer time was exchanged for studio access and equipment use with training. 

 

Visiting Artist Critique

2016 University of Maine Orono, ME

Invitation to discuss and support work by University of Maine Rapid Practice Class students receiving their Intermedia MFA. Artist and Professor: Susan Smith. 

 

Creative Class

July 2016-November 2017 Home Studio/Mobile  Derby, ME

Facilitated one-on-one student-led designs and projects for a home-schooled teenager. Finale of Creative Class was planning, design creation, and execution of photoshoot at local Transfer Station. 

 

Arts + Crafts: Gem and Mineral Show

January 29th-February 7th 2016 Quartzsite, AZ

Collaborative Vending selling handcrafted jewelry, rare objects and vintage lingerie

 

Welding Apprenticeship

2015-2018 Argyle, ME

Apprenticeship with Peter Crockett of Argyle IronWorks

Lessons in TIG, Stick Welding, rivets and fabricating basics.

 

Aeons by Design

April 2014-June 2018

Owner/Designer

An ethereal/nature-based jewelry/sculpture line. Refining discarded items and synthesizing problems of waste with elegant design.. Incorporating conversation with the public on material sourcing, environmental awareness and social dynamics. Materials used: leather, bark, beads, bones, feathers, metal, ribbon, found objects. Workshops and classes geared towards self directed creativity and story-telling offered in conjunction with personal artistic expression. Workshop attendees ranged in age and gender. Taught private creative classes to a homeschooled teenager. 

 

Workshops

 

StoryBox Workshop

Fall 2017  The Mill Inn & Cafe  Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Open to the Public StoryBox Workshop- telling personal stories with objects in 3x3 boxes

 

Storytelling Workshop

2017   Temple University  Philadelphia, PA

StoryTelling Workshop (adaptation of StoryBox Workshop) at Students For Zero Waste Conference

 

Heavy Metal Days: Blacksmith Demo

Fall 2016  Fall 2017  Leonards Mills  Bradley, ME

Blacksmith Demo for Heavy Metal Days Event

 

Storytelling + Art Talk

1st and 2nd Annual Session Summer 2016 and 2017  Argyle, ME

Around the campire: Informal storytelling and discussion of the future of art and land. Sharing stories about the intersection between art and fighting the waste crisis with Summer Interns/Post-Landfill-Action Network

 

Workshop: Evening of Repair + Alteration

2016 The Mill Inn & Cafe  Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Evening of Repair + Alteration

Open to the Public- invitation to think creatively about possessions and mending.

 

Exhibition/Gallery

 

Art of Reuse Auction/Benefit for Post-Landfill Action Network

2016 Newmarket Millspace Newmarket, NH

Submission and sale of jewelry pieces for auction.

 

Food As Medicine Auction/Benefit

Fall 2016  Orono, ME

Submission of Mill Beam, Beaver Twig + Twine Dreamcatcher sourced from Piscataquis and Penobscot River for auction. Proceeds donated to Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need.

 

Vigil

Summer 2016 Private Residence  Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Spoken Word Performance/Participating Artist

Vigil Offering via plexiglass hexagonal container filled with mirror shards, a live bullet and scrolls

 

Art of Reuse Auction/Benefit for Post-Landfill Action Network

2015  3S Artspace Gallery  Portsmouth, NH

Art of Reuse Auction/Benefit for Post-Landfill Action Network