Résumé

Experience

Visual Arts Director (2014 – Present), Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls, ID

Oversee all visual arts activities for the Idaho Falls Arts Council. Manage the development and programming for ARTitorium on Broadway, curate rotating exhibitions in the Carr and Hall galleries in the Willard Art Center, coordinate the annual Roaring Youth Jam, and oversee artists in residence.

Deputy Chief, Media and Technology (2013 – 2014), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Developed and maintained strategies for web, social media, and e-mail for museum-wide programs, events, collections, exhibitions, and scholarship. Conceived, managed, and implemented digital initiatives in the museum, including mobile applications, interactive kiosks, and cross-platform games. Prepared budgets, supervised technical and programmatic staff, recruited and managed interns, and presented reports. (View visual résumé of professional experience (PDF) to this point).

Web and Social Media Content Manager (2011 – 2013), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Created and implemented strategies and coordinated content development for web, social media, electronic outreach, and digital initiatives. Oversaw all museum websites, coordinated e-marketing, and managed social media accounts.

Exhibition Coordinator, The Art of Video Games (2009 – 2012), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Managed development of The Art of Video Games exhibition, including fundraising, contracts, exhibition design, licensing, content, programming, marketing, and electronic outreach.

Interpretive Programs Manager, Luce Foundation Center (2006 – 2011), Project Manager/Research Assistant (2004 – 2006), Advanced Level Intern (2003 – 2004), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Managed staff, programs, interpretation, and promotion for the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, a visible storage facility that displays 3,300 objects from the museum’s collection. Created interpretive multimedia content (including over 3,000 didactic labels) and oversaw the development of an award-winning kiosk system and companion website.

English Teacher (2002 – 2003), Foreign Language Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Normal University, Songjiang, China

Taught twenty English lessons per week of students 11 – 18 years, organized and ran 2 English Corners per week, took lessons in conversational Chinese.

Education

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Graduated 2001 with high honors in BA (Hons) in Design: Visual Communication/Illustration

Blackpool and the Fylde College of Art and Design, Blackpool, Lancashire
Graduated 1998 with Distinction in BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Art and Design

Selected Exhibitions

Wonderful WAC: Recent Work by Resident Artists, Hall Gallery, Willard Arts Center, Idaho Falls, ID, September 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015 (Paintings: Goat #1, Craters of the Moon, Storm over Grant, Mr. Teton, and Vortex Over Two Ocean Lake)

Art of Our Century & The Natural Man, Juried Exhibition, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT, May 20 – August 9, 2014 (Painting: Craters of the Moon)

Training

  • Using and Publishing Linked Open Data (January 7-11, 2013), Digital Humanities Winter Institute, University of Maryland.
  • Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (2012), Smithsonian Institution Office of Contracting.
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Introduction (2011), Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer.
  • Certificate in English Teaching Practice (2002), awarded by The British Council with Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce, Shanghai University.

Publications

Selected Advisory Work

  • Media Arts Executive Committee, Idaho State Department of Education, 2014
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Interactive Humanities, 2013.
  • Member of “Interagency Working Group on Digital Game Technologies,” U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2012-2013.
  • Panelist for IMLS Museums for America grant program peer review, 2013.
  • Selection Panelist for the Innovation Lab for Museums, American Association of Museums Center for the Future of Museums, 2012 and 2013.
  • Field Reviewer for IMLS Museums for America, 2011 and 2014.
  • Jury Member for American Association of Museums MUSE Awards, 2011.

Awards

  • Innovative Spirit Award, Smithsonian Institution Secretary’s Awards for Excellence, 2009.
  • Official Webby Honoree, Environmental and Experience Marketing category, for the “Ghosts of a Chance” Alternate Reality Game, 2009.
  • American Association of Museums Gold MUSE award, Extended Experience category, for the Luce Foundation Center kiosks, 2007.

Selected Presentations