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Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA — Access Art and Schools Program Faculty

Aug 2016 - present

Use healing arts practices with mentally and physically challenged adults, veterans with substance issues, and refugees.

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA — Adult Studio Faculty

Aug 2015 -present

Work with intermediate and advanced teens and adult students in development of personal creative processes through open studio, advanced painting and drawing, figure Drawing, and oil painting classes.

Drake University, Des Moines, IA — Adjunct Professor

Aug 2015 - Present

Teach Drawing, Design and Figure Drawing to University students in the Art and Design Program.

Grandview University, Des Moines, IA — Adjunct Professor

Aug 2017 - Present

Teach Drawing 1 and Drawing 2 to University students and non-traditional students in the Art and Design Program.


University of the Cumberlands, KY —Counselor-in-Training

Seeking (MA) Masters of Arts in  Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Addiction

March 2017 present


New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM —MFA Painting

Aug 1997 - May 2000


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA—BFA  Printmaking

Aug 1988- May 1994




Project Lead/Lead Facilitator:

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

Drake Community Press/Above and Beyond Cancer

Class 2.0 scheduled for Summer 2019


Transgender and Non-binary of Ames (TAN Ames)- Volunteer/Ally


Volunteer/Chaperone (4 yrs) Im OK, You’re Ok, LGBTQ High school Alliance Dance


Youth Sports Consultant- City of Ames Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer Consultant: Conducted skills camps, hired and trained referees


President and Commissioner Ames Public Art Commission, City of Ames (2010-13)


❏      LGBTQ Safe zone Trained

❏      Trauma Informed Care (TIC) training: Orchard Tree

❏      Ability Awareness Training

❏      Working with adults with disabilities: LINK Associates

❏      22 years of art teaching

❏      10 years youth coaching

❏      Work with intellectually and physically challenged adults

❏      Work with Autistic adults

❏      Work with elderly

❏      Worked with students with schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety and depression, and substance issues





❏      MS Word, XL, PPT

❏      Website creation: Google sites, Squarespace, Facebook

❏      Google Drive

❏      Basecamp

❏      BOX

❏      Zoom

❏      Blackboard


Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) Conference 2017, 2018

Iowa Art Therapy Association Annual Retreat, Aug. 2018



American Counseling Association

Association of Play Therapy

Iowa Art Therapy Association

Chi Sigma Lota Honor Society (2017-present)

2018 Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association Scholar