Sole Proprietor of Story Be Told, A narrative consulting business using story to help educators, organizations, and individuals achieve their goals, presenting over 300 performances, workshops, trainings, speaking engagements and conference keynotes annually from 1993-present.
Academic Success Coach for Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan 2018-2021. Coached a caseload of 120 college students using Empowerment Success Coaching techniques to assist with registration and teach skills for organization, discipline, goal setting, self-care, and college level writing.
Elementary/Middle School Education Teacher, Ionia Public Schools, Ionia Michigan 1987-1993. Taught sixth and second grade curriculum.
Environmental, Outdoor, and Adventure Education Teacher, Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Battle Creek Public Schools, Dowling, Michigan 1983-1987. Taught environmental science, outdoor skills, and adventure education to students in grades 3-6 in a residential education program.
- Bachelors of Science in Environmental Education from the University of Michigan.
- Secondary Education Teacher Certification in Language Arts & Biology from Michigan State University.
- Elementary/Middle School Education Teacher Certification from Western Michigan University.
- Post Graduate study in Literacy, Saint Francis University
Juried Artist for the Michigan Humanities Council Touring Arts Directory, 1997-present. Offering grant money for artists program fees. www.michiganhumanities.org
Teaching Artist for Arts for All Northern Michigan, based in Traverse City, Michigan 2011-present. Providing arts and cultural experiences to connect people of all abilities in the Grand Traverse, five-county region. www.artsforallnmi.org
Former Keynote Speaker and Training Consultant for Dr. David Walsh and The National Institute on Media and the Family, Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harm of electronic media on families and individuals. Dr. Walsh’s work is now the Spark and Stitch Institute. www.sparkandstitchinstitute.com
Past-president, Conference Chair and member of Northlands Storytelling Network, Regional Storytelling organization in the Midwest offering an Annual Conference, Journal, networking and support of storytellers and storytelling. www.northlands.net