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Susan Harrow
email: susan@blueheaven.net
PO Box 5117   Whitefish MT 59937
406-581-5858

Objectives/ Contributions: Mentor, coach and assist others to learn, grow, and fulfill their individual potential. Create meaningful relationships using my skills including forward thinking, problem solving, decision making, and team-oriented solutions. Introduce a dynamic and creative perspective including new and fresh ideas, intuitive understanding, empathetic listening, eye for detail, organizational and artistic skills.

Experience/Skills Highlights
CASA Volunteer: Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in cases of abuse and neglect; conduct independent case investigation for the court, advocate for the child
Co-Director, After-School Program: Initiate and implement program for elementary school age children, including budget, materials, parent interface, etc.
Therapeutic Aide: One-on-one service to children and families with mental and emotional challenges, special emphasis on child advocacy and family dynamics.
Home Care/Foster Care/Elder Care: Personalized service to children and families, foster care parent, respite care, childcare, in-home assistance and home and office organization.
Management/Business Owner: leadership, business and financial planning, big picture thinking, scheduling, HR, management of teams, PR, advertising, computer skills.

Employment and Educational History
Research Assistant: New Vistas Enterprises, Livingston MT, July 2008 to present
Co-Director, After School Program: Children's House Montessori School, Whitefish, MT, January 2008 to June 2008.
Treatment Service Technician: AWARE, Inc., Livingston, MT, July 2001 to September 2007, including in-service training in mental health issues; training and licensing for foster care.
Part-time and Self-employment: 1998-present, including home care, elder care, daycare owner, medical transcriptionist, guest services representative, office and property manager.
Restaurant/Store Owner/Manager: The Ranch Kitchen, Corwin Springs MT, 1991-1998. Business ownership, retail sales, creative and health-oriented cuisines, chef.
Food Services Manager: Summit University, Woodland Hills, CA, 1979-1991.
Creative writing courses and freelance work: New York and London 1967-1979.
University of Michigan and Pennsylvania State University: Three years of undergraduate study majoring in English literature and creative writing, 1964-1967.
State College High School: Graduation from High School, State College PA, 1964

Creative Ventures and Other Interests
Freelance Artist: Photography, creative and feature writing, watercolor and pastel artist, art therapy for children, feng shui, jewelry-making, handpainted furniture.
Photographic Images: Samples on website www.blueheaven.net; featured on Oprah.com/Breathing Space; Earthjustice (environmental law firm): invitations and brochures
Other: Gardening, reading, research, hiking, yoga, meditation and spiritual growth.

References are available upon request.

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