RESUME

Education
College of Coastal Georgia

Bachelor of Arts - BA in American Studies

Concentration - History and Technical Communication

Summa Cum Laude, President's List: 7 Semesters

2012 - 2017

 

Awards

 

University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar 2017.  

University System of Georgia Academic Recognition Day Honoree 2017.

College of Coastal Georgia Student Hall of Fame 2017.

Excellence in Service Learning Award 2016.

Outstanding Student Humanities 2015-16.

Rose Foundation Scholarship 2015-16.

Study Abroad Scholarship 2015-16.

Outstanding Student Humanities 2014-15.

Berman Family Partnership Endowed Scholarship in American Studies 2014-15.

Outstanding Student Humanities 2013-14.

Activities and Societies

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society For International Scholars - member.

Golden Key International Honour Society - chapter president.

Shakespeare Club - president. 

Support for Interdisciplinary Learning - co-founder and vice-president.

Art Club - member. 

Study Abroad in Costa Rica.

Academic Services Advisory Committee 2016.

VPAA/Provost Search Committee 2015.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere Pro

Media Encoder

Audition

After Effects

Grant Writing

Technical Writing

Video Editing

MS Excel

MS Publisher

MS Office Suite

Training

Georgia Park Ranger Academy Black Powder Safety Certification

CPR/AED Certification

Interpretive Training

Active Shooter Preparedness

Workplace Ethics Training

Disability Awareness Training

Outstanding Student Award
Academic Recognition Day 2017
CCGA Hall of Fame Award
SAIL Organization
SAIL at International Fest
Golden Key Regional Summit
Shakespeare Club event
Service Learning Award
Phi Beta Delta Induction
USG Academic Honors Day Honoree
USG Outstanding Scholar 2017
Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Work Experience
Curator/ Preservationist 1 - Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - PRHS Division

​Aug 2018 - Present

 
Created and managed a variety of site programs and events based on interpretive themes and also updated legacy events. Awarded most innovative programing for a historic site in 2020.
 
Developed and offered outreach programs and presentations to promote Jarrell Plantation and Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, including 4H pioneer days and a 4 part class for Wesleyan College.
 
Designed and built museum exhibits to expand depth of interpretation and cultural representation. 
 
Handled all marketing at the site and answered visitor questions and concerns with care and sensitivity.
 
Maintained historic site structures and managed the organization and preservation of site's artifacts, including further inventory of collection, an overhaul of artifact storage, and new museum lighting. 
 
Researched and updated text for all site interpretive panels and the site’s self-guided tour brochure. Created new panels to meet accessibility standards. Also created a new edit of the site film. 
 
Served multiple times as manager on duty for High Falls State Park in 2019,  and currently serve on the Programming Advisory Committee, and in that role, assisted with Annual interpretive Training for 2022.
 
Completed the 2022 Georgia Park Ranger Academy and have Black Powder and CPR/AED Certifications.

 
Historic Preservation Intern
Oak Grove Cemetery Society Brunswick, Georgia Inc.

​Aug 2014 - July 2018

Assisted with preservation of cemetery’s monuments and grounds including unearthing and cleaning of buried grave markers and restoration of original pathways and gardens.

 

Wrote historic preservation grant for $5000 restoration project to be undertaken in summer 2018.

 

Promoted preservation programs through several presentation and film projects and developed 4 educational events for the historic site, encouraging increased community involvement.

Film Producer, Film Editor
Golden Isles Studios

Aug 2015 - Present

 

Wrote, produced, and edited 6 films for marketing and promotional purposes for use by Brunswick, GA organizations, including the College of Coastal Georgia and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 

 

Led a crew of 4 in planning each film production schedule and executing filming under a strict budget and deadline.

 

Organized and conducted 20 interviews on a variety of topics related to each project. 

Editor at Large, Assistant Manager
College of Coastal Georgia/Seaswells Journal of Art and Literature

Aug 2016 - Oct 2017

 

​As Editor at Large, managed a staff of four in evaluating journal submissions, creating layout design, and corresponding to the journal’s publisher, contest judges, artists, and writers. Planned and executed a series of events and workshops to help market the journal and find talent to feature in its pages, including 2 community reading events, 3 creative workshops for artists and writers, a poetry slam, and a first copy release event. 

As Web Consultant, created design and layout for the forthcoming online companion journal. 

As Organization President, managed the journal's records and budget to keep journal in compliance with college regulations.

 

 

Supplemental Instructor, History and Writing
College of Coastal Georgia

​Jan 2013 - Aug 2016

As a Supplemental Instruction Leader, researched and planned supplemental lessons in history, political science, and writing to help students struggling in those courses succeed. Led lessons of 30+ students 3 times a week to help with difficult material or prepare for exams, papers, and projects.​ Assisted professors and students in the classroom each week, coordinated meetings with students, and kept organized records of communications.

Leader of Coastal Discovery Workshop half semester course in 2015, meeting with 20 students in the classroom and online over D2L for homework and exams. 

Leader of Anchor Days 2016 D2L workshop for all incoming freshmen.

 

 

Monticello Intern - International Center for Jefferson Studies
Thomas Jefferson Foundation

​May 2014 - July 2014

 

Provided technical assistance for three offices at Monticello. Created informational packets for all incoming research fellows, Created an exhibit archiving the photo history of ICJS events and speakers, and answered Thomas Jefferson and Monticello related inquires by phone and email. 

 

Facilitated ICJS presentations and interdepartmental meetings and gave tours of Monticello and the ICJS. Worked closely with International research fellows to ensure all concerns were alleviated during their stay. 

 

For the oral history office, built an archive and organized research materials and kept minutes for their meetings. Assisted the enrichment office in hosting VIP events and tours.

General Contractor

​American Building Services

Feb 2004 - June 2012

 

Planned renovation projects and managed team of 3 in completing cabinet installation, interior painting, wall repair, lighting solutions, shelving and floor installation.

Outreach at Dauset Trails
2022 Rangers Conference Awards
Labor Day Folklife Festival Event
2021 Awards Rangers Conference Jarrell Wins for Innovative Program at a Historic Site
Filming for Costa Rica documentary
Preparing to film at Oak Grove
Speaking at Seaswells release event
Hosting ICJS fellows at VIP event
Preparing to give tour of Monticello
Restoring garden at Oak Grove
Working to keep Oak Grove clean
Presentation on grant writing
Unearthing a lost grave marker
Presentations

Wesleyan College - WALL Academy - March 2022

Plantation Perspectives: History of the Plantation System and Slavery in America

Daughters of the American Revolution - December 2019

Evolution of Holiday Traditions in 19th Century Georgia         

 

Guale Historical Society - April 2017

Service Learning and Historic Preservation                    


Friends of Historic Jekyll Island - October 2016

Discovering Local History through Documentary Film


Georgia Sociological Association - October 2015

Teaching and Research on Southern Identities (panelist) 


CCGA- Service Learning Symposium - April 2015

Archiving Comics: Digital Tools and the Humanities


Gordon State College- Teaching Matters - March 2015

Using and Building Digital Archives


CCGA- Coastal Scholars - October 2013

Influence of Memory: The Way History is Communicated 

2015 Coastal Scholars
Gordon State Conference
FoHJI Presentation Prep
Coastal Scholars 2013
Guale newsletter 1
Guale newsletter 2
Community Outreach

Cannonball House Historic Place Board Member and Volunteer - 2019 - 2020

Helped with program offerings and consulted on film projects.

 

Jones County 4-H Pioneer Day - 2019

Offered a day long program on pioneer skills, toys, and games.

 

Kennedy Road Middle School Career Day - 2018 - 2019

Offered a class on careers with Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 

 

Oak Grove Cemetery Clean-up Volunteer - 2014 - 2018

Helped with regular site maintenance and storm cleanup.

 

Georgia Department of Natural Resources - 2017

Videographer for Coast Fest 2017

Selden Park - 2017

Fundraiser and assistant to event coordinator.

Note Taker - 2016 - 2017

Note taker for students with disabilities.

Georgia Association of Historians - February 2017

Facilitated technology services for the 45th Annual Meeting.

Georgia Literary Festival - November 2012

Author Assistant