Skills & Abilities
• intensive training in servant-leadership and flat leadership techniques
• professional visual artist, photographer, and artistic/design consultant
• accredited career development, art, English and MS software instructor
• interactive work with special needs groups including homeless populations,
at-risk students, abused children, (ex-)offenders, adult students, and underserved populations
• extensive grant-writing/evaluation/research/management experience
• 20+ years of volunteer management, public service, project creation and management
• excellent communication/public speaking skills
• experience in all aspects of non-profit administration and operation, and board service and development
• professional experience in economic development, membership management, and governmental/political/community activism
Director - Works In Progress Louisiana
Centenary College – B.A., Art and Visual culture - 2004
Louisiana Tech University – 1988 - 1990
· Former Commissioner - Shreveport Mayor’s Women’s Commission (2015)
· Member – National Association of Professional Women
· President – N.O.W. Shreveport/Bossier (2013 – 2015)
· Former Board Member - Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
· Advisory Board Member – Highland Cultural District
· Founding Board Member - Noel UMC Community Arts Program
· Former Commissioner – Louisiana Governor’s Women’s Commission (2005)
· Contributing Writer – HenryHarbor.com, ForwardNow.com, et al
· Juror/Curator/Critic – Shreveport Art Club, Bossier Arts Council, et al
· Louisiana Civil Law Notary (1998)
· Contributor – Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, Forum for Equality Louisiana, various political campaigns
· Community Supporter/Organizer - Shreveport Opera, Baylor University Kappa Omega Tau Fraternity, Meadows Museum of Art, Philadelphia Center HIV/AIDS Resource Center, MLK Health Center, Holy Angels Residential Facility, ACLU, Shreveport House Concert Series, Renzi Education and Arts Center, Montessori School of Shreveport, YWCA, Volunteers of America, Multicultural Center of the South, ACS Gender Studies Conference, Northwest Louisiana Art Gallery, Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center, Community Renewal International
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Poets Versus Practicality
A friend wrote,
‘It reads better than it lives.’
Baffling, ‘til I realized
His autobiography is mine.
Learn about thinkers –
(Descartes, Dylan, and Dorothy Parker);
Live with assholes –
(Politicians, ex-lovers, and bosses).
See, you’re set up for failure from the start –
Philosophy has no effect on the short-sighted
And college classes are useless in the real world.
They only prove you’ve got sticking power
In the face of obnoxious self-righteousness.
Damn those professors for not warning us about
Hierarchical leadership and Excel spreadsheets.
Their tenured advice – wise and well-intentioned and right in every way -
Loses its efficacy out here in the real world.