PO Box 5117 Whitefish MT 59937
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.
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.
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.
leadership, business and financial planning, big picture thinking, scheduling, HR, management of teams, PR, advertising, computer skills.
Employment and Educational History
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.
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
Photography, creative and feature writing, watercolor and pastel artist, art therapy for children, feng shui, jewelry-making, handpainted furniture.
Samples on website www.blueheaven.net; featured on Oprah.com/Breathing Space; Earthjustice (environmental law firm): invitations and brochures
Gardening, reading, research, hiking, yoga, meditation and spiritual growth.
are available upon request.