BeachSite Designs. Founded and currently operating full-service
website design company, including website design, hosting, maintenance and
search engine optimization for small businesses and organizations. Provided contract services
to EMJI, SciQuest Corp.; US Naval Research Lab. See
for selected designed sites.
1997 - present.
Instructor, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, NC and other venues, May 2006 - present.
Standardized Patient, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.
Testing, evaluating and coaching medical, pharmacy and nursing students.
July 2002 - 2008.
Co-Owner and Manager, Paradaesa Farms, Pittsboro, NC.
Started, developed, and managed exotic animal farm for ostriches, emus,
llamas, and other livestock. Principle products included breeder stock and ostrich and emu
meat, sold through the subsidiary company, Gourmet Ostrich. Responsibilities included
animal and land management, financial and tax management, marketing and sales.
1988 - 1997.
Co-owner and Treasurer, Gourmet Ostrich, LLC, Pittsboro,
NC. Developed financial program for meat distribution company, including
computerized inventory control, invoices, disbursements and marketing.
1995 - 1997.
Chief, Forest Products Market Development Program, NC Forest
Service, NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Raleigh,
NC. Developed State-sponsored marketing program for NC forest products.
Specific initiatives included industrial recruitment of forest products companies (as a
certified industrial developer), export assistance, and industrial wood energy.
Early application of PC computing applications
to marketing efforts.
1983 - 1985.
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Natural Resources, NC
Department of Natural Resources and Community Development (DNRCD), Raleigh NC.
Senior policy and budget advisor and chief staff aide to the Assistant Secretary of
Natural Resources. Responsibilities included top-level policy and budget analysis of the
State’s natural resource programs, including environmental programs, forestry, parks,
fisheries and coastal management. 1981 - 1983.
Director, Office of Plans and Programs, NC
Raleigh, NC. Management of five-member staff which developed Department’s
operating plans, expansion budget requests, legislative initiatives, administrative
policies, program evaluation and coordination of all data processing programs.
1979 - 1981.
Program Analyst and Assistant Director, Office of Plans and
Programs, NC DNRCD, Raleigh NC. Analysis of natural resource policies,
plans, programs, budget requests, and legislative initiatives., 1978 - 1979.
Regional Manger, NC DNRCD. Management of North
Central Regional Office, Raleigh, NC, including administrative supervision, program
coordination, and public relations for regional water, air and land quality; local
government assistance and economic development programs. Office housed 37 professional and
5 secretarial positions. 1975 - 1978.
Legislative Coordinator, NC Department of Natural
and Economic Resources, Raleigh, NC. Liaison to the NC General Assembly and NC
Congressional Delegation regarding all legislative matters affecting natural resources in
North Carolina. Departmental ombudsman, and special projects coordinator for pilot NC
Youth Conservation Corps program. 1973 - 1975.
Aqua Fitness Teacher
Training, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), October, 2006.
Yoga Instructor Training &
Certification, Embody Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program, Chapel Hill, NC.
September 2005-May 2006. Additional Viniyoga training for teaching yoga to
seniors, Yogaville, VA, November 2008; Viniyoga for Optimal Health with Gary
Kraftsow, Chapel Hill, May 2009.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) basic and extended training
(Hurricane and Flood Response, Winter Weather
Events, Animal Quarantine, etc) and drills (Mass Vaccinations, Chemical
Spills, Hurricane Response and Sheltering), under auspices of Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). American Red Cross (ARC)
supplemental training in Mass Care, Disaster Services, Shelter Operations, January 2005 - present.
Computer course certifications including
Microsoft’s Windows NT Support, Central
Carolina Community College’s Computer Upgrade and Repair, and
Virtual University’s HTML, Graphics and
Internet Law courses,
1996 - 1998.
Certification in Industrial Development,
University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, 1984.
Post-Baccalaureate studies in Public Administration,
State University, Raleigh NC, 1980.
In-service training in management, communications, supervision,
management systems, visible emissions, DNRCD, Raleigh, NC, 1975-1978.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health,
East Tennessee State
University, Johnson City, TN, summa cum laude, 1973.
Fearrington Village CERT
Team, January 2005 - present.
Home Store volunteer,
Chatham Habitat for Humanity,
Pittsboro, NC, 1990 - present.
Board of Directors,
Friends of the Pittsboro Memorial Library,
Pittsboro, NC, 2000 - 2001.
President, Board of Directors, East Chatham Medical Center, Pittsboro, NC,
1995 - 1997.
Small Agriculture Committee,
Extension Service, Pittsboro, NC, 1989.
Cooperative Extension Service, Wake and Chatham Counties,
1986 - 1989.
President, NC Land Use Congress, Raleigh, NC, 1980.
National Honor Society of
Phi Kappa Phi 1973 - 1981.
Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Wake Health Services, Inc., 1974 - 1977
Health," National Environmental Heath Association (NEHA), Denver, CO, 1973.
and casting glass, yoga, working with my dog,
travel, reading, collecting art, scuba diving (YMCA SLAM instructor), parachuting,
swimming (former competitive swimmer, lifeguard and ARC Water Safety Instructor), sailing,
fiber art, gardening and
homeowner, owner of old Miata, which is current favorite toy.