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Work independently on projects including planting schemes, fence building, and species inventory

Maintained and cared for ornamental annual test fields

and other exhibit gardens


Work Experience Timeline

Grounds Keeper Assistant

*learned xyz did bunch of stuff and it was pretty great so yeah! 

Summer 2010 
Kansas State University Extension- Experiment Station
Grounds Keeper Assistant
Grounds Keeper Assistant
Summer 2010 
Kansas State University Extension- Experiment Station
Grounds Keeper Assistant

Guided and inspired staff through professional development and to take ownership of projects 

Served as committee head for an event incorporating 45 volunteers and 36 partner organizations

Collaborated with marketing staff to developed and execute a three phase outreach and social media campaign

Preserved a high standard of garden appearance when installing and maintaining exhibits

Took daily plant ID walks and toured other East Coast botanic gardens 

Led diverse groups of volunteers on gardening projects of varying scales

Handled customer concerns efficiently and respectfully

Summer 2013 
Dollar General
Community Center Programs 
Cornell University
Horticultural Intern
Summer 2014
Heritage Museums and Gardens

Operated primary check-out desk, stocked shelves, managed money, and invoiced

Designed, executed, and evaluated educational programs, weekly, for local communities and students

Maintained and repaired hand tools, gardening equipment, greenhouse control unit; installed irrigation system

Store Clerk
Clay's Clothing Store

Respectfully and honestly aided customers shopping for both exciting and somber occasions

Stayed current with large inventory to best serve customer needs

Open and closed the store, made deposits, created displays, manned cash register, and unpacked new stock

Developed, executed, and evaluated programs and workshops on gardening topics for diverse audiences

Collaborated with numerous partner organization to achieve like-minded goals

Helped increase organization capacity and further educational mission 

Increased growing and educational capacity of the one acre fruit and vegetable garden

Led weekly volunteer work parties concerning various garden projects and educational themes

Practiced sustainable and organic garden techniques including IPM, soil health, permaculture, and crop selection

Grew over 1,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables which were donated to the local food pantry

Community Garden Connections
February 2017- December 2017
Westmoreland Garden Project

Managed group dynamics of children ages 4-15 in groups sizes of 2-16 children

Served as naturalist for teen nature photography course

Developed and executed camp, after school, and school programs on winter and spring nature topics

Developed, executed, and evaluated formal and non-formal educational opportunities for adult learners 

Developed and implemented educational signage 

Environmental Educator
Spring 2018
Bonnyvale Environmental 
Education Center
Garden Educator and Curator
Summer 2018
C&S Whole Grocer Workplace Organic Gardens Project 

Designed, installed and maintained education and demonstration garden plot

Substitue Teacher
October 2018- December 2018
Keene School District
Urban Agriculture Coordinator
Feb. 2019- Present
New Castle Conservation District

Administer and oversee the Urban Farmer and Gardener Mini- Grant Program

Developed and teach Grow It Yourself, an adult container gardening program

Provide technical assisatance to urban growers through lectures, workshops, planning, etc.

Managed classrooms in grade school through high school in multiple subjects

Followed lesson plans and teacher expectations

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Horticulture Club Public Relations/Outreach Officer


Study Abroad- Dublin, Ireland Fall  2014

Sustainable Agriculture Trip- Nicaragua

January 2013

Ithaca Children's Garden Volunteer  


Cornell Orchard Tour Guide


High School Greenhouse Manager 2009-2010

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