Resume

ART Exhibitions

  • Red Soils Campus Entry Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon, March to June 2016
  • Providence Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, Oregon, October 2016 to January 2017
  • Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville Campus, April to June 2017
  • Public Services Building, Oregon City, Oregon, May to August 2017
  • Creative Spirits Gallery, West Linn, Oregon, July to August 2017
  • Broadway Gallery, Longview, Washington, August 2017

Art Commissions

  • Logo Design, Contortum Designs Jewelry, 2015

Art Awards And Honors

  • First Place in the Drawing Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2015
  • First Place in the Landscape Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2015
  • First Place in the Drawing Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2016
  • First Place in the Digital Art Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2016

ART MembershipsCPSA logo, colored pencil society for america

  • Clackamas Arts Alliance, Artist Exhibit Program, 2016
  • Colored Pencil Society of America, 2016
  • Colored Pencil Society of America Portland District Chapter, 2016
  • Clackamas Arts Alliance, Artist Exhibit Program, 2017

Writing Awards and Honors

  • Honorable Mention for the Joanna Catherine Scott Novel Excerpt Award, 2014
  • Second Place, Mary Mackey Short Fiction Competition, 2011.
  • Honorable Mention, Writer’s Journal Write to Win Contest, 2011.
  • Second Prize in Humor from the Alabama Writers Conclave 2011.
  • Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction from Willamette Writer’s Kay Snow Competition 2011.
  • Honorable Mention in Horror Writing from Writer’s Journal 2010
  • Honorable Mention in Fiction from the Alabama Writers’ Conclave 2010
  • Honorable Mention for the Rosalie Fleming Memorial Humor Prize, 2009
  • Honorable Mention for the Joanna Catherine Scott Novel Excerpt Award, 2008

Education & workshops

  • Drawing, Clackamas Community College Community Education, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1999
  • Associate of the Arts, Mount Hood Community College, 1997

Publications

Select Magazine Articles

  • Joshua Tree, The Blazing Star, Spring 2017
  • Conditions Matter, Horticulture, Spring 2016
  • Fox Grape, The Blazing Star, March 2015
  • Your Indoor Citrus Grove, A Garden Life, March 2014
  •  Red Huckleberry, The Blazing Star, April 2014
  •  Hive Mentality, Sasee Magazine, January 2014
  •  Year-Round Herbs, BackHome Magazine, December 2013
  •  Why is My Lab Going Bald?, Just Labs, May 2013
  •  Visiting Ecola State Park, Oregon Coast Magazine, November 2012.
  •  Northwest Maritime Museums, Oregon Coast Magazine, November 2012.
  •  Dining in Italy, AAA Midwest Magazine, November 2012
  • The Wild Horses of Oregon, Northwest Travel, October 2012
  • My Precious, Sasee Magazine, September 2012
  • Easy Freezing, Back Home Magazine, September 2012
  • Why is My Dog Going Bald?, Animal Wellness Magazine, August 2012
  •  Growing Beneficial Berries, Back Home Magazine, July/August 2012
  •  Deadly Imitators, Back Home Magazine, July/August 2012
  •  Refreshing Mints, American Gardener, May 2012
  •  Oregon’s Scenic Highway 38, Northwest Travel, May 2012
  •  Four Finger Bill, Horizons, March/April 2012.
  •  Home Cheese Making, Back Home Magazine, February 2012.
  •  Native Berries for the Birds, Wild Bird, January 2012
  •  You Want Me to Cook What?, Sasee Magazine, November 2011
  •  Cascade Head Scenic Area, Northwest Travel, November 2011
  •  Herbal Gifts from the Garden, Back Home Magazine, October 2011
  •  Year-Round Herbs, Herb Companion, March 2011.
  •  Show Your Bike Some Love, Northwest Cyclist, March 2011.
  •  Northwest Alien Encounters, Northwest Travel, March 2011.
  •  Vancouver’s Markets, Northwest Travel, December 2010.
  •  Oaks Bottom Raptors, Wild Bird, July 2010.
  •  Beneficial Berries, Herb Companion, July 2010.
  •  Herbs to Fight the Bite, Herb Companion, May 2010
  •  The Ritual, Underwired, April 2010
  •  Cerebellar Hypoplasia – Tipsy Kitty, I Love Cats, January 2010.
  •  Winter Cycling Needs, Outdoors NW, November 2009
  •  Tillamook – Land of Many Activities, Oregon Coast Magazine, September 2009.

Books

Anthologies

  • Ash Magazine Issue 2, 2011
  • Soup of Souls, 2011 – “L’Uomo Cotto”
  • Pets Across America, 2009 – “Jake – Bargain Basement Security System.”

Internet Publications

  • Garden Life Magazine – Growing Citrus Indoors, 2014
  • In the Know Traveler – Conquering Fear at Xunantunich, 2013
  • EarthSpeak Magazine – Making Space, 2012
  • Between 2010 and 2014, I published hundreds of articles on eHow Fitness, eHow Travel, eHow Home & Garden, eHow Food & Drink, USAToday Travel, LIVESTRONG.com. SF Gate Gardening, National Geographic, Global Post Food, AZ Central Healthy Living, and Opposing Views Science.