Lives & works in Lawrence, KS
As you can see in my timeline to the right, I've held a wide variety of creative jobs.
When I took time off to raise my small children, I had no idea how hard it would be to get back into the job market!
After having been a long-term substitute teacher in Special Education for a little over a year, I discovered that I really enjoy working with special populations, and seem to have a knack for it. My experience in the schools translated well to the field of mental health, and I'm considering (at the age of 57) going back to school for a Masters in Social Work.
Have a great day,
1966 Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
1984 Graduated from Naperville North High School (suburb of Chicago)
1984-1988 Majored in Painting at the University of Kansas
1986-1987 Study abroad at the Université de Nice, FRANCE
1988-1989 Cosmetology School at Pivot Point International headquarters in Chicago
1989-1994 In-house graphics and illustration for Pivot Point International
1996 Graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Photography
1996 Moved back to Lawrence, KS
1996-1997 Freelance illustration on a special interactive educational project for American Management Systems, Inc.
1997-2000 Design, illustration, and drafting for Star Signs, Inc.
2000-2001 Customer service representative (soul searching after a major life event)
2001-2005 Scientific Illustration for a professor of Entomology at the University of Kansas
2004-present Mother (best job of my life!)
2010-2018 Intensive volunteering at the elementary school
2015-2017 I gave fitness instruction and personal training a shot
2018-2020 Standardized Patient for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas (loved this work!)
2020-2021 Millpath Specialist at Hallmark
2022-2023 Substitute teaching
2023 Behavioral Health Specialist at our local Community Mental Health Center
For my very most recent status, please see my Now Page