STRENGTHS: Knowledgeable in different communication styles and enthusiastic about interpersonal interaction.



  • Fourteen years of communicating with audiences of all types.
  • English focused schooling from grade school on.
  • Presented a paper at the 2005 Michigan Academy Conference on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.
  • Written professionally presented songs for 9 years.
  • Edit for Passages North literary magazine and NorthWind student newspaper.
  • Research and write articles, interviews and briefs.
  • Working on 4th draft of a novel.

Teaching/Personal Interactions

  • Toured with the ‘Theater Du Jour’ program from the Delta Memonimee Intermediate School District.
  1. Wrote plays with classrooms of all ages.
  2. Wrote songs to go with plays.
  3. Created scenery and minimal costuming with classrooms.
  4. Helped classrooms present plays to parents, teachers, and other students.
  • Wrote and presented services for Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout the Midwest.
  • Strengths include grammar and attitude.
  • Three years as “first face” in a collegiate office setting.
  • Trained in sales of technical products and office supplies.


  • Familiar with MS Office 2000 – 2007, Adobe Creative Suite 2 and 4.
  1. Word processing and layout design.
  2. PowerPoint presentations.
  3. Created signs, posters, flyers, and newsletters using MS Publisher and Quark.
  4. Work with websites in Dreamweaver or Front Page.
  5. Some Flash capability
  6. Create and run databases and spread sheets
  • Troubleshooting elementary software problems.
  • Worked with all office peripherals, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Used office machines: copier, FAX, postage, shredder, printer, scanner, projector.
  • Run AS/400 in a retail setting
  • Familiar with DOS and HTML programming languages


  • April 2010 — Present     Island Resort and Casino: Hotel Associate. Supervisor: Carla Sullivan (906) 466-2941
  • 1996 — present      ‘SKI Enterprises: performing singer-songwriter. Supervisor: Kathryn Morski;
  • 1996 — present     Crafty Cat Beadwork: Bead artist and sales. Self-employed
  • 2007 — 2010     Staples, Escanaba: Easy-Tech Associate. Supervisor: Josh Godfrey. Copy and Print Associate. Supervisor: Tricia VanEnkevort, (906) 233-9629
  • 2004 — 2007     College of Arts and Sciences, Northern Michigan University: Student assistant. Supervisor: Mary Kuczwara or Wendy Carlson, (906) 227-2700
  • 2006 — 2007     The NorthWind Student Newspaper, Northern Michigan University: Staff Writer. Supervisor: Rebecca Korpi, (906) 227-2545
  • 1995 — 2001     Upper Peninsula Title and Abstract/Professional Business Services: Junior Administrative Assistance. Supervisor: Steven Morski, (906) 233-9000


  • 2004 to 2007 — Northern Michigan University. Graduated cum laude with B.S. in English Writing, Sociology Minor. 3.43 GPA
  • 2003 to 2004 — Bay de Noc Community College. English transfer program. 3.9 GPA
  • 1991 to 2007 — Home schooled for 11 years with a focus to English and Communication. Determined curriculum, found materials, kept records. Did well on standardized testing up to and including G.E.D. Active in community activities including Girl Scouts, civic cleanups and beautification, community Thanksgiving dinner, Delta Folks musical productions, Bonifas Arts Center

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