The information below is organized in chronological order and by place of employment.
I came to Napa to live and work in wine country. Following a USDA grant I obtained for an Oklahoma winery, the American Viticulture Areas (AVA) I pioneered, and tourism work I had previously spearheaded, this professional opportunity was a natural fit.
In addition to other downtown projects, I managed the redesign of two major capital improvement projects for the City. These redesigns focused on a strong "sense of place," and improving the walk-ability of the downtown.
Adding to the tourism work I did in Oklahoma, I gained even more tourism experience in one of the hottest tourism spots in America by administering the City's Tourism Improvement District (Napa TID).
Napa has a robust public art program and I was lucky enough to manage several of the City's Public Art projects, including the "Veil of Water," artwork by Ned Kahn and "Begin and Continue" by Mikey Kelly. I also pioneered the City's first online Public Art Registry and interactive Story Map.
From Oklahoma, I returned to Southern California - this time to Ventura County, where I would live and work for one of the most beautiful cities in America.
From Philadelphia, I returned to the small town in Oklahoma (pop. 17,000) where I was born to work for a non-profit organization that specialized in community development.
As Executive Director of MPOWER, I hired "Insight Visual Media Productions" to shoot and edit this video. Using my background in media, I worked with the videographers to write and produce this promotional video on McAlester.
One of the most exciting jobs I ever held was with the City of Philadelphia. The "City of Brotherly Love" hired me to help create neighborhood plans for the Northeast section of Philadelphia as part of the Mayor's "Neighborhood Transformation Initiative."
The Delaware River
Benjamin Rush State Park
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