EMPLOYMENT & SERVICE
College Access Coordinator
~ Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Western Washington University (WWU) Huxley College of the Environment, Bellingham, WA
Developed 15 hours of Environmental-STEM-Based College Access Curriculum administered to over 500 5th-graders in local Title I schools. Created and Taught a 2-credit seminar course & 4 credit 300-level course titled: Coaching for Justice and Sustainability.
This year's requirements were 1,700 hours of service, 10 student coaches recruited, 100 economically disadvantaged youth served and 40 volunteers registered. My numbers were 1,903, 12, 118 and 736 respectively.
Director of Leadership, Environment, Action & Discovery
~ Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
WWU, Bellingham, WA
Recruited over 1,500 volunteers & developed service-learning curriculum for 110 events providing environmental restoration and protection. Worked with the City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Sehome Hill Arboretum and the Outback Farm.
Owner & Freelance Designer
~ Jan 2010 - Sep 2014
Crush Creations, LLC, Bellingham, WA
Provided clients with Web, Graphic & Information Design, Corporate Identity & Marketing.
Owner: Natural Products Company
~ Jun 2003 - Dec 2009
Peaceful Offerings, LLC, Anacortes, WA
Created the products, packaging, magazine ads, trade show booth and marketing materials for my All Natural & Organic Body Care Product Company. Hired and managed 6 employees.
Owner: Design & Usability Company
~ Dec 1999 - May 2003
Usercentric Design, LLC, Bellevue, WA
Performed Usability Testing, Information Design, User Interface Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Product Design and Heuristic Evaluations for clients including: multiple departments at Microsoft; University of Washington; Askme.com; King County Web Team.
User Interface & Web Designer/Usability Program Manager
~ Dec 1997 - Nov 1999
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Led a user interface consistency program for Site Server (a web-based web server administration software package) across seven departments at Microsoft. Managed 49 employees including: Program Managers, Graphic Designers, Developers & Testers from each department to ensure consistency and accurate brand representation. Produced a consistency manual for internal use. Designed one of the first animated/narrated tutorials for Windows Help.
Designer/Human Differences Specialist
~ Oct 1996 - Dec 1997
Boeing Company/Teague, Everett/Redmond, WA
Expanded Human Factors Design capability and created their Design Process Tracking Program at Boeing. Redesigned Teague’s Company Website at their Redmond facility
Design Department Teacher
~ Jan 1995 - May 1995
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Taught a 3-hour semester-long 4-credit course in Technical Drawing for 17 students
Product Designer & Technical Illustrator
~ Sep 1992 - May 1994
Delta International Machinery, Pittsburgh, PA
Designed a table saw and provided technical illustrations as a CAD operator for advertisements and instruction sheets.
Assembly, Warehouse and Shipping Department Worker; Technical Illustrator; Graphic Designer
~ After School and Summers Jan 1986 - Aug 1992
Titan Tool Incorporated, Oakland, NJ
I began as an Assembly, Warehouse and Shipping Department Worker. As my knowledge incresed while pursuing my undergraduate degree, I advanced to Technical Drawing and Graphic Design. This was the first logo that I redesigned.