Location: Baxter, TN USA
Writing is my passion.
My career skills are varied:
- Since 1997 I have been a Geographic Information Specialist (GIS) with the City of Cookeville TN USA Gas Department. I have worked with the City of Cookeville in various positions since May 1989.
- In the past, I have been adjunct faculty with Nashville State Technology Center – Cookeville Campus. I have created training materials and booklets for students and faculty.
- I have worked retail at Books A Million (BAM) to increase my knowledge of book sales, categories, best-selling genres.
- My ambition is to be a Freelance Writer full-time in the future.
- House Hunters Handbook
- Ongoing creation of Monthly Articles for real estate professionals since 2013.
- Ongoing creation of two weekly content page/blog posts since March 2017.
Ghost Written Projects for Multiple Clients Online with Upwork (Formerly oDesk and Elance)
- Decorating Ideas – Decluttering
- Shipping Container Living
- Baseboard Heating Systems
- Embroidery Techniques
- Fifteen Crochet Problems & How to Solve Them
- Am I Pregnant?
- Body Language
- The Alpha Male
- Emotional Intelligence
- Manners for Children How to Teach Kids Manners & Raise a Polite Child
- 100 Affirmations to Inspire Your Life
- Anti-Inflammatory Diet
- BRAT Diet
- Mediterranean Diet
- Fast Metabolism Diet
- Ayurvedic Cookbook
- Oil Pulling Techniques for Better Health
- Home Schooling for Middle School – Is Home Schooling Right for My Family?
- Leading and Managing Teams
- Entrepreneurs vs Managers
- And many other subjects.
- Training and Quiz Generation Projects
- MS Word Quiz
- Ocean eBook Quiz & Answers
- QuickBooks Training Guide 2009 for Tennessee Small Business Development Center
- Complete Guide with Screen Shots and Graphics
- Taught a one-day seminar (Three times) using QuickBooks Training Guide
- Future Writers of America Short Story Contest – 8th Place – $100 Prize – “Briar’s Edge”
- ByLine Magazine Inspirational Article – Honourable Mention – “Who’ll Feed the Ugly Birds?”
- Adjunct Faculty Nashville State Technology Center – Appreciation Certificate – May 2000
- Adjunct Faculty Nashville State Technology Center – Appreciation Certificate – May 2001
- Published – Herald-Citizen Cookeville TN
- “It Should Be Hedgehog Day” – Front Page – Feb 2005
- “Stepping Back in Time to the Renaissance” – News Features Section May 2005
- Press Release Cookeville Creative Writers Poetry Workshop – Lifestyles Section– July 2005
- Published – Citizens Statesman Clay County TN
- “New Court House to Make History” – News Features Section July 2005
- “Times Changing with Crotty (Factory) Closing” – News Features Section July 2005
- “Education Spotlight with Clay County Schools Dir. Doug Young” Lifestyles August 2005
- Published – International Hedgehog News – International Hedgehog Association Newsletter
- “Glad to Meet You – From the League Hedgie Clan” – April 2005
- “Camping Trip Spells Trouble for Frodo” – June 2005
- “Sleeping” Poetry Contest Entry – June 2005
Education & Qualifications
- Cookeville High School – 1979 Diploma with Beta Honors
- Nashville State Technology Center
- Career Advancement Series – AutoCAD Drawing & Drafting – Certificate –– May 1999
- Career Advancement Series – Electronic Office Technology – Certificate –– May 2000
- Penn Foster Career School – Freelance Writing – Two Year Online – Completed November 2005
- ESRI Training Center – Charlotte, NC USA
- Intro of ArcInfo Mapping Techniques – September 1997
- ESRI Training Center – Birmingham, AL USA
- Advanced ArcView Mapping – Sept 1998
- ArcView Version 3.2 Update – May 2000
- ArcGIS Desktop I – North River Geographic Systems – March 2012
- Trimble GPS Systems Training Center – Knoxville, TN USA
- GPS Mapping for GIS – February 2000
- ESRI – Udemy Online Training Series
- Going Places with Spatial Analysis – April 2015
- Location Advantage (GIS) – July 2015
- UDEMY Online Course Work
- Revise and Edit Your Own Novel – Completion Certificate February 2017
- General Training in Multiple Areas
- How to Troubleshoot, Tune Up, and Maintain PCs – CompuMaster – August 2001
- Intro to Visual Basic & Map Objects 1 CEU – TN Geographic Information Council March 2002
- Managing a WebCT Course – In Service Training as Adjunct Faculty March 2002
- Annual GIS Conference – Tennessee Geographic Information Council April 2011
- Energy Efficiency Series Lectures-Cookeville Energy Leader Program September 2011
- Utility Safety Training- Hazard Communications – Southerland Safety Inc. – February 2012
- Introduction to SQL – 3 CEU – Tennessee Technological University –February 2012