Resume

 

FREELANCE WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER/PRODUCER

Harvey Houses of Texas: Historic Hospitality from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle, The History Press, May, 2014.

Harvey Houses of New Mexico: Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming, The History Press, May, 2015.

 Harvey Houses of Kansas: Historic Hospitality from Topeka to Syracuse, The History Press, Fall of 2015.  This book received a "Notable Kansas Book" award in 2016.

Staff writer, Directions, national magazine published by the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers, 2014 – present.

Contributor, Las Vegas NM Visitors Guide, 2015 & 2016.

Harvey Girls, original three-act play produced at Garza Theatre, Post 2007; Slaton Harvey House and The Heritage House, Post 2009. Joint performances by Post ISD and Slaton ISD theater students at The Heritage House in Post and the Harvey House in Slaton, 2016.

Editor, Visitor’s Guide to Post, Texas, 2008, 2009 & 2010

Editor, City of Post Centennial Magazine, 2007

Developed & wrote national online education for home health industry (2001-04)

Supervising Producer, nationally syndicated children’s television program (1993 – 96)

Additional Publishing Credits:  Texas Highways; Houston Chronicle/Texas Magazine; Parent Magazine; Post Dispatch; Lubbock Avalanche-Journal; Dallas/Ft. Worth Living Magazine; Travel 50 & Beyond (National Travel Magazine); Look and Listen for Preschoolers; Living with Preschoolers; Kindergarten Sunday School Curriculum/Southern Baptist Convention

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Executive Director, Caprock Cultural Association (2010 – Present)

News Editor, The Post Dispatch (2008 – 2010)

Owner, Ruby Lane Books, Post, TX (2003 – Present)

Director of Education, The MED Group, Lubbock, TX (1998 – 2005)

TEACHER/FACILITATOR

West Texas Writers’ Academy, West Texas A&M University; Self-Publishing Seminars; Creative Writing Retreats and Workshops; Time Management Workshops; Creative Writing classes, Continuing Education, South Plains College; Business Writing/Customer Service, City of Lubbock and individual consulting.

MEDIA DIRECTOR/BUYER

The Benson Group, Lubbock, TX

Steve Moi Advertising, Dallas, TX

Wyatt & Williams Advertising, Dallas, TX

COMMUNITY

Centennial Committee, Post, TX Centennial Celebration, Executive Committee & Advertising/Marketing Chairperson

My Sister’s Closet, a Texas non-profit corporation, Lubbock, TX, Founder/Executive Director

Post City Celebrations, Inc., a Texas non-profit corporation, Post, TX, Board Member/Marketing Chairperson

Post Economic Development Corporation, Post, TX, Vice President

Harvey House, Slaton, TX, Board of Directors