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Drury Gallery on C-Street 2015-2016: Practicum Student

  • Assisted in gallery management and monthly show preparations

  • Curated an exhibit in April 2016 called: Crafting our Wellbeing: Art as Therapy


Guest Panel on Ozark Public Television

  • Answered questions on how the arts are benefiting and influencing the younger generation as well as college students.


Citizens for the Arts Day in Jefferson City, Missouri

  • Visited Jefferson City in 2013 and 2016 to advocate more funding to the Missouri Arts Council to Missouri legislatures.

Developed and created an arts curriculum for Montereau Retirement Community

  • Created an arts curriculum for Independent, assisted, memory care, and skilled nursing seniors. The four curriculum books each include over 20 classes with step-by-step instructions, a supplies list, and a sample picture of the project.

Created a single community strategic plan for a sustainable arts program

  • This is a two-year plan that consists of different arts programming to incorporate into a retirement community.


Awards and Honors

  • Graduated with Cum Laude 

  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

  • Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society

  • Girl Scout Gold Award

  • Springfield Regional Arts Grant of $1,500 for Student Advocates for the Arts

  • Student Government Association allocation of $4,000 for Student Advocates for the Arts

  • Recipient of the Drury Art Grant of $1,000 annually

JOB EXPERIENCE              

Visual Artist & Private Art Instructor                                                           Bunch of Art                        

2016 – Present 

  • Live painter for events and weddings

  • Fulfill custom painting orders and customer experience

  • Teach private painting classes and lessons

  • Manage marketing and outreach to current and future audiences

  • Manage budget and reconciling monthly expenses 

  • Manage all other operational tasks for this business

Content and Communications Strategist

Spirit Box, LLC


  • Providing high school students with real world experiences and hands on learning experiences

  • Creating a wholistic communications plan with current customers 

  • Capturing and nurturing new leads

  • Managing social media, writing blog posts, and email communications

  • Project manager and writer on Spirit Box Academy Curriculum

    • Developed a 5 Unit Curriculum and wrote over 40 modules​

Content Creator: Excel Creative

2019 - 2020

  • Create social media content for 7 different clients

  • Design compelling social posts that are tailored for each client's brand

  • Increase engagement on client's social platforms

Adjunct Professor: Drury University 

July 2019 | July 2020

  • Social Advocacy: Nonprofit and Civic Leadership Master's Program.

    • Teaching nonprofit leaders how to advocate and spread awareness about their organization. ​

Events Coordinator: Lost & Found Grief Center

2018 - 2019

  • Organized and orchestrated all events

    • Evening of Hope: Dinner and Auction​ ($480,000)

    • Run and Remember: 5k and Awareness Event (over 300 runners)

    • Golf Fore Hope: Golf Tournament ($30,000)

    • Game Day: Indoor Tailgate ($27,000)

  • Attain sponsors for each event

  • Market events through social media marketing

  • Events are Lost & Found's largest revenue stream. I set revenue goals that were met and exceeded for each event.


Graduate Assistant: Community Outreach and Leadership Development     

2016 – 2018

  • Facilitate yearly fundraising event Soak Up Springfield. This event is a business and nonprofit showcase. 

  • Facilitate the “Drury Impact Project” and “Project Panther”  

  • Developed Real World Leadership, a leadership program for students to learn leadership skills for when they graduate. 

Art Instructor and Intern:  Montereau Retirement Community                     

June 2014 - 2016                              

Intern in Activities and Wellness summer in 2014 and 2015

  • Created the Summer Arts Program and taught classes once a week in each center of Montereau 

  • Created art curriculums for each center and created the Montereau Art display to display residents’ work

  • Hosted and planned a Summer Arts Festival to display resident art

  • Created a resident-led arts council: The Montereau Arts Council

Office Assistant in the Administration Office 

Summer 2014

  • Data entry: Completed entering all 2014 resident data into Montereau’s system

  • Filed resident documents, scanned insurance and legal documents

  • Contacted all residents who did not complete the resident data form

Salon Concierge 2014 – 2016

  • Scheduled salon appointments for all centers of Montereau.

Founder, Director “CPR for the Arts” Art Camp                         

Summer of 2011 and 2013

  • Created camp for 6th-9th graders  

  • Created curriculum, procured guest artists for a variety of mediums

  • Advertised throughout community to fill camp to capacity

  • Partnered with Montereau (2013)

  • Introduced a knitting club with residents and campers

  • Hosted art show for residents and campers’ families highlighting the camper’s work

Arts Administration Office Assistant at Drury University                   August 2012 – May 2014

  • Assisted with the running of the Drury Gallery on C-Street

  • Assisted with the planning of the Self Employment in the Arts Conference by creating a marketing plan

  • Assisted with weekly arts therapy sessions for kids with disabilities called Special Artist Academy

Resident Assistant at Drury University                                             

August 2015 – May 2016

  • Community building and retention of Drury freshmen

  • Resolve roommate conflicts and dorm policy enforcement



Drury University class of 2016 and 2018

Bachelor of Art Administration and Fine Arts

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Master’s of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership class of 2018 GPA 4.0


Regents University, London: Spring semester 2015


The Drury on C-Street Gallery: Magnum Opus                                     March of 2016

  • Three paintings were displayed

The Drury on C-Street Gallery: Transformations                                 February 2016

  • One piece displayed

Drury University Pool Arts Center: Senior Showcase                         May 2016

  • Seniors displayed their senior portfolio

The Drury on C-Street Gallery: Representing Reality

April 2017

  • Five pieces were displayed

The WaterCo: Collaborative Showcase with Alexis Newton

July 2017

  • 5 piece series displayed

Systematic Savings

July 2017, 2018, and 2019

  • 11 pieces displayed

The eFactory

August 2017 - 2019

  • 20 pieces displaying

The Drury on C-Street Gallery: Holiday Craft Show

December 2017

  • 25 pieces displayed

Submerge: Solo Exhibition

February 2018

  • All recent works displayed

Fresh Gallery: Open Call to Artists


  • 3 pieces displayed

Ensley and Swan

2019 - present

  • 7 pieces displayed

Creave Studio

2019 - present

  • 5 pieces displayed


Association for Women in Communication  

Marketing Committee

2017 - 2018

One Million Cups

Intern 2017 

Organizer 2017 - 2020

Art Feeds

Volunteer 2017 

Alzheimer's Association


2016 - 2018

  • Participated in the Longest Day

President of Student Advocates for the Arts                                                                                 

2015 – 2016

  • Promote the arts on campus and host a free arts event each semester

  • Host a trip to Jefferson City on Citizens for the Arts Day to advocate for more funding for the Missouri Arts Council

Vice President of Student Advocates for the Arts                                                                        

2012 – 2014  

  • Assist with the planning and organizing the Self Employment in the Arts Conference at Drury and create a marketing plan for the Self Employments in the Arts Conference   

Vice President of Public Relations for Drury Chapter of Delta Delta Delta                                      


  • Advertise Philanthropy Events, oversee Public Relations committee, and update social media pages                                                   

  • St. Jude Board: Chair of Public Relations: advertise “St. Jude Week” at Drury including:  marketing plan, social media, flyers, etc. 

Summit Park Leadership Community                                                                                                      


  • A living learning community that requires a yearlong partnership with a nonprofit organization and the completion of 40 hours of community service.

  • Partnered with Newborns in Need, a local nonprofit organization that provides low-income mothers clothes and supplies for their newborn baby.

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