1998 – 2000 University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
1990 – 1993 Middle TN State University Murfreesboro, TN
Bachelor of Science
Double Major – Sociology & Psychology
Minor – Education & Theatre

Work experience:
2000 – 2002 Tennessee Voices for Children Knoxville, TN
Family Outreach Specialist
Mental health training
Child advocacy
Mental health community awareness
Parent education
Special Event Coordinator – Children’s Mental Health Day

1987 – 1989 Frazee, Thomas & Tate, CPA Memphis, TN
Direct client assistance
Maintained mailroom and files
Final preparation of financial reports

1984 – 1986 Creative Controls Inc. Memphis, TN
Inside Sales
Took client orders
Made vendor orders
Billed clients
Bulk mail advertising
Trade show booth advertising
Computer demonstration and set-up
Vendors included: Siemens, Texas Instruments, Allen-Bradley, AutoCAD

1982 – 1984 General Cinema Mall of Memphis Memphis, TN
Concession & ticket sales

Interests and activities:
Knox County League of Women Voters webmaster 2012 – present
PTA activities 1995 – present
PTSA President at L&N STEM Academy 2013-2014
Knox County PTA Social Media Admin 2013-2014
Room parent, Silent auction chairperson, Eighth grade dance chairperson, Lost & Found chairperson
Blogger since 2001
Girl Scout leader 2003 – 2007
Special Needs Parents’ Support Group facilitator 2003 – 2009
School Matters moderator 2007 – 2011
Basic ASL competency
Intermediate computer hardware/software skills
Advanced social media experience

Membership History:
Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth (secretary)
Children’s Mental Health Coalition (Chair)
Tennessee Mental Health Planning Council
Tennessee Region 2 Planning Council
Tennessee System of Care Council
Childwatch III Coalition
Mental Health Awareness Coalition (vice-chair)
Lakeshore Patient Review Committee
Peninsula Patient Advocacy Program
Tennessee Consortium for Full-Service Schools
Blount County Community Health Initiative
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Knoxville Board Member
Nine Counties One Vision – education team
Smoky Mountain Home Education Association
Participant in IDEA reauthorization hearings

Volunteer experience:
Aug. – Dec. 1999 Mental Health Association Knoxville, TN
August 1999 RID Student Representative Boston, MA
May, Oct, Dec. 1999 Deaf Awareness Days Dollywood, TN
March 1999 TSD Mason Dixon Tournament Knoxville, TN

References available upon request.