BA in Liberal Arts, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
Concentration: Global Studies, History & Culture
Oral History Intensive Workshop, Southern Foodways Alliance, Center for the Study of
Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS
Certificate in Guided Autobiography, The Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, Laguna
Woods, CA
Affrilachian Storytelling, John C Cambell Folk School, Brasstown NC

professional experience

Roots & Reasons Storyworks, Washington DC & Hardy County WV
Founder & Folk Life Documentarian (Feb 2013 - Present)

Smith Center for Healing & the Arts, Washington DC
Digital Media Consultant (Apr 2017 - Present); Operations & Special Projects Manager (Sep 2018 - Present & Aug 2013 - Jun 2015)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, North Beach MD
Chief Professional Officer (Aug 2009 - Feb 2012) & Chief Operating Officer (Feb 2009 - Jul 2009)

North East Community Center, Millerton NY
Director of Programs (Apr 2005 - Oct 2007)

Metropolitan Police Boys & Girls Clubs of DC, Washington DC
Director of Programs & Community Resources (Jan 2002 - Jan 2003)

Howard University, Washington DC
Chapel Administrator (Mar 1998 - Aug 2000) & Assistant to the Internal Auditor (Mar 1997 - Mar 1998)

Documentary projects

Cullers Run School, Mathias WV: Oral Histories of Former Students of the One-Room Schoolhouse
Story District (Formerly Speak Easy DC), Washington DC
Critical Exposure, Washington DC:  Video production of annual event
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC: Historical & promotional productions of artists and exhibits.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, North Beach MD: Promotional video and website design.|
Cornell Cooperative Extension (4H) Millbrook NY: Community mapping.
Bard College, Annandale-0n-Hudson NY: Community mapping in New Orleans LA.

Hardy County Tour and Crafts Association Heritage Grant, January 2019
Project: Cullers Run School Oral History Project

Grants and awards

teaching experience

Introduction to StoryGathering: Wardensville Garden Market, Wardensville, WV
Introduction to Oral History:  Sasha Bruce Youthworks, Washington DC

Volunteer Work

Practitioner Support Network (PSN) Coordinator
Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change (October 2017 - Present)

Tellabration! Annual International Night of Storytelling Producer
National Storytelling Network (2014 - 2018)

Heritage Weekend
Hardy County (WV) Tours & Crafts Association (2018)

Web & Digital Media Master
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland (February 2012 - December 2018)