Curriculum Vitae


Education

2006 – 2009      M.F.A. – Painting, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2004                      Charles H. Cecil Atelier Program, Associated College of the Midwest. Florence, Italy
2001 – 2005      B.A. – Art, Cornell College. Mount Vernon, IA.

Certifications

2020 – Present      Adobe Creative Educator – Level 1
2016 – 2019            Kiln Maintenance Technician Certification. Paragon Industries Inc. Mesquite, TX.

Awards & Grants

2022                     Honorable Mention – Critical Mass 10, Artspace. Shreveport, LA.
2019                     Honorable Mention – Critical Mass 7, Artspace. Shreveport, LA.
2018                     First Place & Best Overall Magazine – Southern Region, Small Colleges Division, Literary & Visual Arts Magazine Competition for Savoir Faire (Co-Editor & Advisor). Community College Humanities Association (CCHA).
2018                     Honorable Mention – Critical Mass 6, Artspace. Shreveport, LA.
2017                     Second Place – Southern Region, Small Colleges Division, Literary & Visual Arts Magazine Competition for Savoir Faire (Co-Editor & Advisor). Community College Humanities Association (CCHA).
2017                     Honorable Mention – Critical Mass 5, Artspace. Shreveport, LA.
2016                     First Place – Southern Region, Small Colleges Division, Literary & Visual Arts Magazine Competition for Savoir Faire (Co-Editor & Advisor). Community College Humanities Association (CCHA).
2015                     40 Under 40 Honoree – Young Professionals Initiative, Shreveport Chamber and Bossier City Chamber of Commerce. Shreveport, LA.
2015                     Collectible Artist – Common Culture Week, Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Shreveport, LA.
2015                     Honorable Mention – Critical Mass 3, Artspace. Shreveport, LA.
2014                     Excellence Award in Teaching, National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Austin, TX.

Employment

2019 – Present      Associate Professor of Art, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA. 
2019 – Present      Adjunct Instructor, Louisiana State University. Shreveport, LA.
2018 – Present      Instructor, Baton Rouge Community College. Baton Rouge, LA. 
2016 – 19          Assistant Professor of Art, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA. 
2014                     Adjunct Instructor (Pilot Program), Nunez Community College. Chalmette, LA.
2012 – 16          Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA. 
2012                     Continuing Education Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2012                     Adjunct Instructor, Louisiana State University. Shreveport, LA.
2011 – 12          Adjunct Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA. 
2011                     Continuing Education Instructor, Louisiana State University. Shreveport, LA.
2011                     Camp Cavaliers Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA. 
2010 – 11          Lecturer, Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, IA.
2010                     Adjunct Instructor, Lake Michigan Community College. Benton Harbor, MI.
2009 – 10          Continuing Education Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2009 – 10          Adjunct Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2009                     Staff – Independent Contractor, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2008 – 09          Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2007 – 09          Graduate Studio Assistant, Kendall College of Art & Design.
2006 – 08          Graduate Librarian Assistant, Kendall College of Art & Design Library. 
2005 – 08          Mount Maker, Sanders Museum Services, Shepherdstown, WV.
2003 – 05          Canvas Stretcher/Framing Construction, Personal Business.
2003                     Summer Programs Teacher, Mount Vernon City Hall. Mt. Vernon, IA.

Workshops Attended

2014                     Printmaking workshop with Sean StarWars, Centenary College. Shreveport, LA.
2014                     Oil glazing workshop with Daniel Mark Cassity. Bossier Arts Club. Bossier City, LA.
2013                     Screen-printing workshop with Richard Duardo, Artspace. Shreveport, LA.

Workshops Presented

2021                     Landscape Painting Workshop. Redbrook at The Glen. East Ridge Country Club. Shreveport, LA.
2019                     Presentation & Art Demonstration, University of Louisiana: Monroe. Monroe, LA.
2018                     Painting & Casting Demonstration, Marshal Art League. Marshall Visual Art Center. Marshall, TX.
2014                     Artist Lecture: Color Theory, Shreveport Art Club. Shreveport, LA.
2014                     Artist Lecture: Linear Perspective, Shreveport Art Club. Shreveport, LA.
2011                     Guest Speaker & Painting Demonstration, Shreveport Art Club. Barnwell Memorial Garden & Art Center. Shreveport, LA.

Other Notable Experience

2022                     Art Juror, Pros & Cons. East Bank Gallery | Bossier Arts Council. Bossier City, LA.
2018 & 2022           SkillsUSA Judge, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2020                     Live Virtual Presentation & Art Talk: Exploring Paint as a Medium, Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery. Mott Community College. Flint, MI.
2018 – 19          Portfolio Review Panelist, i3 Art Expo. Bossier Parish School Board. Bossier City, LA.
2018                     Technology Fee Grant: Pottery Wheels (Fully funded), Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2018                     Art Prospectus Consultant, ART IS… R.W. Norton Art Gallery. Shreveport, LA.
2018                     Juror, Micro/Macro, Marlene Yu Museum. Shreveport, LA.
2017                     Art Judge, Creative Art Connection. East Bank Gallery | Bossier Arts Council. Bossier City, LA.
2017                     Art Juror, Uncommon Murals Project with Lesli Marshall. Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Shreveport, LA.
2016 – 22          Art Juror, Bloom! R.W. Norton Art Gallery. Shreveport, LA.
2015 – 17          Shreveport Common Board Member (Northwest Louisiana Roster Artist Representative). Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Shreveport, LA.
2015 – 16          Advisory Council Member, Noel Community Arts Program. Shreveport, LA.
2015 – 16          Grant Review Panelist, Artist Career Advancement Grant. Louisiana Division of the Arts. Baton Rouge, LA.
2015 – 18          Co-Editor, Savoir Faire – Literary & Visual Art Magazine, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2014 – 18          Gallery Committee Member, Bossier Arts Council. Shreveport, LA.
2014 – 15          Art Judge, Digifest South. Bossier Arts Council. Century Link Center. Bossier City, LA.
2014                     Interim Advisor, Savoir Faire – Literary & Visual Art Magazine, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2014                     Technology Fee Grant: Vinyl Cutting Machine (Fully funded), Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2014                     Chairman, Donna Service Art Gallery Committee. Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2014                     Grant Review Panelist, Decentralized Arts Fund & City of Shreveport Grants. Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Shreveport, LA.
2014                     Team Captain (Building G). BPCC Foundation Family Campaign, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2014                     BPCC Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee, Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA.
2013 – 14          High School Senior Project Mentor, Airline High School. Shreveport, LA.
2013                     Digifest Volunteer, Bossier Arts Council. Bossier City, LA.
2013 – 14          Freelance Photographer, Bossier City & Shreveport, LA.
2013                     Visual Art Judge, 92nd Annual Judged Exhibition (Shreveport Art Club). Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Shreveport, LA.
2013 – 15          Art Break Volunteer, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Shreveport, LA.
2013 – 14          Eagle Scout Service Project Mentor, Boy Scouts of America. Bossier City, LA.
2013                     Art Badge Volunteer, “Git’r’Done” Badge Day. Boy Scouts of America. Bossier City, LA.
2013                     Juror, Mr. Debonair Pageant. Airline High School. Bossier City, LA
2012 – 17          Visual Art Juror, Savoir Faire – A Literary & Visual Art Magazine. Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier City, LA
2012                     Art Judge, Made In the U.S.A. Hoover Watercolor Society, Norsworthy Gallery.
2012                     Art Juror, 31st Annual Congressional Student Art Competition. Bossier Parish Community College: Donna Service Gallery. Bossier City, LA
2011                     Juror, Creative Art Connection: Fall Art Show. Bossier Parish Central Library. Bossier City, LA.
2011                     Member, Northwest Louisiana Roster Artist Directory. Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Shreveport, LA.
2010                     Art Consultant, Citadel Dance & Music Center. Benton, Harbor, MI.
2010                     Juror, Fall & Spring Student Exhibition, Lake Michigan Community College. Benton Harbor, MI.
2010                     B.F.A. & M.F.A. Thesis Review Panel Member, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2009                     Artist Volunteer, NicoTEAM & Grand Rapids Art Museum. Grand Rapids, MI.
2008 – 09          M.F.A. Community Leader, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2008 – 09          Painting Club (Secretary), Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2008 – 09          Guest Lecturer/Critic – Concept Development & Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2007 – 08          Juror, Student Gallery Exhibition, Kendall College of Art & Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
2003                     Theatrical Scene Painting – Aulularia. Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, IA.
2003                     Art Interest Group (President). Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, IA.