Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Eden Park, Ohio     1990 - 1994
Major: Illustration/Graphic Design
Minor: Sculpture

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

25+ years of learning which includes:
Art Direction
Website Design
Illustration (digital and traditional)
Freelance Portraiture
Graphic Design
CostumingConvention/Event Planning

Well-motivated and self-directed
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Team player and self-starter
Great organizational skills
Problem solver and skilled researcher

Adobe Creative Suite 2023 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, Acrobat)
Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2021 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Works on both Macintosh and PC computers

Owner of Queen City Steam: 2023 – Current
Convention Runner of The International Steampunk Symposium: 2022 – 2023
Captain of The Airship Caduceus: 2018 - Current
Woman Within Kentuckiana Event Coordinator: 2012 – 2015
Geocacher: 2007 – current
Wild Ones Native Plant Society: 2010 - 2020
Salato Wildlife Center Docent: 2009 – 2020
Kentucky Native Plant Society: 2006 – 2020
Louisville Zoo Docent: 2008 – 2013
Lexington Public Library Foundation Board of Directors: 2013
Bluegrass Dive Club: 2007 – 2013
Lexington Art League: 2004 – 2014

Salato Wildlife Center Raptor Training: Frankfort, KY- 2011
Salato Wildlife Center Advanced Docent Training: Frankfort, KY - 2011
Interpretive Guide Certification Course: Bernheim Forest, KY - 2010
Growing Up Wild Workshop Certification: Frankfort, KY – 2010
Salato Wildlife Center Docent Training: Frankfort, KY- 2009
Louisville Zoo Docent Training: Louisville, KY - 2008

Legislative Research Commission

Frankfort, Kentucky     2001 - current
Web / Graphic Design / Illustration
In charge of overseeing design, creation and implementation of posters, business cards, memos, documents, and many other projects for the Legislative Research Commission. I also create and implement reconstruction of outdated designs and streamline production of numerous documents, which also create considerable free space on LRC servers.
Southern Legislative Conference 2016
Art director in charge of logo design and promotional materials.​
Seal and Visual Styling Manual
Designed a new seal as well as a whole manual to create a uniform look for the agency.
Beagle Book
Re-created a coloring book on how a bill becomes a law for the Legislative Research Commission.
Logo and Campaign Poster Design
“Check it Out – Line 38 on your Kentucky tax return!”
Designed a family of materials for promoting breast cancer education and money donation for research.

Queen City Steam
Lexington, Kentucky     2023 – Current
After the success of The International Steampunk Symposium, I decided to expand and move on to create events that would encompass not just Ohio, but Indiana and Kentucky.

The International Steampunk Symposium
Cincinnati, Ohio     2022 – 2023
Obtained ownership of a long running Steampunk cosplay convention, and created the theme "Steampunk Under The Big Top" for 2023. Created brochures, maps, business cards, posters, postcards, tags, banners, pins, buttons as well as wrote copy, promotions, created budgets, contracts and built the convention basics from the ground up.

Splendid Obstacles
Lebanon, Ohio     2023
Designed a teapot racing logo for Tim Davis’ personally created race course.

Cooking Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky     2023
Designed a logo for Sean Burton Saunders cooking show.

Green Lake Soap Company
Seattle, Washington     2023
Designed a logo for Rich Weyls' soap company.

McCarty Wildlife Management
Frankfort, Kentucky     2023
Designed a logo for Brent McCarty’s nuisance animal company.

Lexington, Kentucky     2023
Designed a logo for William Cardwell’s photography business.

EVYN Adornments
Lexington, Kentucky     2023
Designed a logo for Abigail Jacob’s jewelry business.

Funereal Hair Weaving
Lexington, Kentucky     2022
Researched the art of funereal hair weaving and created a piece in honor of my friend Kelli Norfleet who died of cancer.

Salato Wildlife Center
Frankfort, Kentucky     2009 – 2020
Walk With the Animals T-shirt Design, 2016. Bear Aware promotional logo and exhibit design, 2016. Walk with the Animals coloring books and maps, 2009-2016. Various images for the “Friends of Salato” Facebook page, 2012-2016. Various event flyers, brochures, posters and certificates, 2009-2016. Wood burned sign and metal sign design for new fisheries exhibit, 2014. Display signs for frog exhibit, 2013. Display signs for flying squirrel display, 2012. Turkey diorama display posters, 2012. Snake display signage, 2011. Record fish wall display signage, 2011.

Strokes of Genius Face and Body Painting
Lexington, Kentucky     2015 - 2020
Design of logo, promotional materials, face painting selection books as well as face painting for various fairs and events.

The Traveling Revelers
Lilburn, Georgia     2017 - 2023
Design of logo and promotional materials.

Lexington, Kentucky     2019
Layout work for promotional items.

The Ren Cruise
Cincinnati, Ohio     2019

Logo and promotional materials design.

Chicago Steampunk Exposition
Cincinnati, Ohio     2019

Logo design.