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Master of Arts
in Teaching, 2020

Maine College of Art
Portland, ME


Bachelor of Fine Art
Painting, 1998

University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA

 Associate Degree
in Visual Art, 1995

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA



Maine Teaching Certificate

Visual Arts

Grades K-12


National Arts
Education Association



Maine Arts
Education Association


1st Aid and CPR Certified



Girls on The Run
Bellevue, ID  2018


Volunteer Firefighter
Wood River Fire &  Rescue
Hailey, ID  2011


Senior Horsemanship
Riding Instructor

Camp Ketcha
Scarborough, ME  2007–’10


Registered Maine
Whitewater Guide

Class V on Kennebec, Dead, and Penobscot Rivers, ME

Rock Climbing Instructor
Maine Rock Gym
Portland, ME

Anti-Gravity Center
Carrabassett, ME



Adobe Creative Cloud:

InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator


understanding of printing and

Layout and design


Excellent illustrative ability

Expertise in art mediums:



Pen & Ink




Hall-Dale High School                                               Feb.–April 2020

Hollowell, ME 

Teaching Intern – grades 9-12

  • Developed and implement coursework for Art II, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Metal Sculpture classes

  • Reorganized lesson content to accommodate at home learning during Coronavirus pandemic 

  • Transitioned all classes to an online platform                           

Poland Community School                                         Jan–Feb 2020

Poland, ME

Teaching Intern – grades K-6

  • Directed 20 classes of 10-26 students independently with the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports management

  • Collaborated in a district-wide scope and sequence plan for its art curriculum

  • Implemented lesson plans for all academic areas based on Maine Learning Results for Art

  • Prepared a streamlined classroom set-up for each lesson, cognizant of material need and student developmental needs


Adventures in Art, Institute of Contemporary Art         Nov. 2019

Portland, ME

Workshop Facilitator – grade 7                                            

  • Guided an exploratory exercise in the ICA gallery

  • Instructed a marketing workshop


Portland Museum of Art, Fall Workshop                        Sept. 2019

Portland, ME

Art museum facilitator – grades 5-6                              

  • Conducted a lecture on Maine artist Neil Welliver’s art

  • Crafted a follow-up lesson for students at The Breakwater School


Learning Works After School: Make. Art. Think            Aug.–Nov. 2019

Portland, ME

Art Enrichment Teacher – grades 2-5                              

  • Instructed in summer and after school art enrichment program

  • Worked with teacher candidates to compile students’ work into a group exhibit at MECA


PSL Services/STRIVE                                                     Sept.–Oct. 2019 

South Portland, ME

Outreach Teacher – young adult                               

  • Lead art lessons to help with independent living skills to people with learning disabilities

  • Coordinated, prepared and supplied the art lessons color expressionism and printmaking

ARTISTIC CAREER –––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Kaiser Creative – Idaho & Maine                                    1997–present 


  • Self-employed designer and illustrator

  • Collaborate directly with business owners and individuals to create graphic solutions for marketing or artwork for maps, diagrams, portraiture, and lettering. 

Idaho Mt. Express  – Ketchum, Idaho                                   2011–2018

Graphic Artist

  • Member of a 3 person crew designing 2 national award-winning newspapers a week and various local publications

  • Launch ideas and take initiative on new projects

  • Layout newspaper stories according to styles, standards and seek ways to bend and stretch the rules while maintaining a cohesive, professional and eye-catching design

  • Collaborate with journalists, photographers, and advertising reps to dream up innovative and imaginative ways to promote the product and support articles

Current Publishing – Westbrook, Maine                          2006–2007

Graphic Designer 

  • Page pagination for 8 weekly newspapers on an 8 member team

  • Work under 2-4 deadlines a day

  • Ad design, work with several ad reps to meet their needs

  • Consult with editors to achieve mutual illustrative answers


No Umbrella Media – Portland, Maine                                2002–2011

Art Director

  • Created image identity, staying true to its roots, and assembling the monthly paper from drawing board to assisting with delivery.

  • Founding art director of monthly 32-page color tabloid

  • Work with marketing reps and business owners to build distinctive and effective display ads

  • Conceptualize and create graphics and illustrations to accompany feature stories

AWARDS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

1st place Winner
Idaho Press Club Awards
Graphics and Page Design 2018, ‘16, ‘15, ‘14, ‘13 & ‘12

2nd place Winner
Maine Press Association
Graphics and Illustration

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