Work
Experience

March 2022 -
Present

Human Resources Generalist, Petra Industries, Edmond

   

  • Organize, manage, supervise, and initiate a wide variety of HR functions, activities, and projects across the spectrum of human resources

  • Handle day-to-day employee issues relating to performance, payroll, PTO, policies, benefits, record keeping, unemployment, and more. 

Notable Accomplishments: Prior to joining Petra, the HR department was vacant for four months. Along with the new HR Director, we quickly rejuvenated the department to meet the ongoing needs of both the employees and leadership. This included creating and implementing  a monthly newsletter to increase communication and knowledge of important information, hosting a blood drive and fundraising event to build morale, and preparing for the annual open enrollment.

 

June 2017 -
March 2022

Executive Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, OKC

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to implement strategic goals

  • Cultivate and grow partnerships with other organizations statewide

  • Write and manage the annual budget

  • Write grants and fundraise to meet budgetary goals

  • Manage, develop, and evaluate all staff and programs

  • Serve as Editor for Art Focus Oklahoma Magazine

Notable Accomplishments:

Launched the new Thrive Grants program in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts awarding $60,000 to artists annually. Created a new program in response to the pandemic, the OK Art Crawl, that saw 2,500 visitors in one weekend and generated more than $25,000 in art sales for participating artists. Created a new Arts Administration Internship program that is the first in the state to offer both a cash stipend and curriculum. Launched a new website and oversaw the migration to a new donor database.

January 2018 - May 2022

Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma State University, OKC

    

  • Develop course syllabus and requirements to meet academic goals

  • Provide differentiated instruction to ensure student learning and engagement

  • Moderate online discussion boards and provide assessment through an array of thoughtful assignments and projects

August 2014 -
June 2017

Exhibitions Director, 108|Contemporary, Tulsa

   

  • Served as Interim Executive Director from 11/2014 – 1/2015 and 9/2015 – 3/2016

  • Oversaw and managed all exhibitions and programs

  • Created and managed exhibition and program budgets, and co-wrote and co-managed the annual budget

  • Managed, developed, and evaluated all staff and programs

  • Researched and wrote grants

  • Cultivated and grew partnerships with other organizations

  • Coordinated all print material including but not limited to postcards, catalogues, and annual brochure

  • Handled deposits, coding, reporting, and daily accounting duties

Notable Accomplishments: Oversaw the completion and installation of The Unbearable Absence of Landscape with artist Romy Owens, the largest knit-bombing project in the region at 4,000 square feet and the only conceptual knit-bomb to date. Launched the new Craft Kits program that provided educational, hands-on art kits with supplemental curriculum.

August 2012 -
August 2014

Teaching & Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

   

  • Researched and wrote about objects from the OSUMA permanent collection

  • Accessioned new objects and entered them into the database

  • Assisted in the installation of exhibitions

  • Gave lectures, met with students, and evaluated assignments

Notable Accomplishments: Was a part of the team that opened the new OSU Museum of Art. Worked as a curatorial assistant on the first two exhibitions, incorporating supplemental education guides through the use of QR codes and extended labels.

 

January 2012 -
August 2012

Artist Support Study Project Manager, Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma, OKC

   

  • Worked with co-chairs and consultants to implement the Artist Support Study from the Strategies for Tomorrow Cultural Plan of 2010

  • Organized focus groups consisting of artists from different disciplines and cultures to meet with the consultants

  • Hosted the consultants during each of their three visits and transported them to all of the focus groups

  • Coordinated the planning of the Findings Presentation event

  • Created a web site and continually updated it with current information

Note: This was an 8-month contract position for the duration of the Artist Support Study.

 

January 2007 -
August 2012

Service Manager, Tricorp dba TGI Fridays, OKC

   

  • Hired as a Server and was promoted to Bartender and Lead Coach, and again to Service Manager

  • As Lead Coach, I worked with our HR Director and the other 11 locations to implement the training curriculum in all front of house and back house departments, ensured we hit all of our sales goals, and that all employees were meeting our high-level customer service metrics.

  • As Service Manager, I managed the hiring, development, and performance of all of the Service and Host staff as well as the the training program for all front of house staff. This included the roll out of new menus quarterly and the implementation of a new training program. Conducted all trainings which included sexual harassment, food handling, alcohol handling, and customer service.

Notable Accomplishments: Our location, out of 12, was always a top performer in metrics including turnover, sales, and customer service. Implemented a new training and performance program that included involving all employees in sales performance and goals, and incentivized Coaches to improve the performance of their teams through monthly bonuses.

Education

2014

Oklahoma State University | Masters of Art History

Thesis: Fragility, Mortality, and Emptiness: Rawhide as Sculptural

Material in Contemporary Art

2009

Oklahoma City University | Bachelors of Art

Magna cum laude, focus in ceramics

Professional Development & Recognition

ConquerHR Bootcamp, ConquerHR, 2022

Nonprofit Management Certification, Professional, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, 2021

Leadership Arts, Class X, Oklahoma Arts Council, 2017

Mentorship Award, Third Floor, The University of Tulsa, 2017

NextGen Under 30 Awards, The Arts, ION Oklahoma, 2016

Nonprofit Management Certification, Fundamental, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, 2016

neXtulsa, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Training, United Way of Tulsa, 2016

Standards for Excellence, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, 2015

Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 2015

Emerging Curator, Momentum, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 2013

Committees & Organizations

2021

2017 – Present

2017 – 2020

2016 – 2017

 

2016

2015 – 2017

2014 – 2017

2014

2012 – 2016

Artistic Innovations Grant Review Committee, Mid-America Arts Alliance

Festival of the Arts, Creation Station & Sculpture Garden Committee, Arts Council of OKC

Board Member and President, Lean In Oklahoma

Education and Professional Basics Grants Committee, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

Exhibitions Committee, Hazel Modella Gallery

Concept/OK Committee, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

Tulsa Art Studio Tour Committee, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

Exhibitions Committee, Gardiner Gallery of Art

Member, served as President for 2016, FRINGE

Lectures & Conferences

Themes on Being Curator Talk, OSU Museum of Art, November 11, 2021

Grant Writing for Artists, Red Carpet Country Tourism Conference, August 24, 2021

Access 108: A Free Resource, Oklahoma Art Educators Conference, presenter, September 11, 2015

FREDtalk: Creative Conversations, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, April 28, 2014

Sharing a Journey: Building the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Collection, Graduate Research Assistant Talk, April 24, 2014

Research and Organizational Methods, guest lecture for Writing Methods in Art History, Dr. Jennifer

     Borland, Oklahoma State University, April 2014

Impressionism, guest lecture for Art History Survey II, Dr. Rebecca Brienen, Oklahoma State

     University, March 2014

Selfie: An Exhibition on Identity, curator talk, March 6, 2014

Violencia y Vacio: Doris Salcedo’s Atrabiliarios, Oklahoma Conference of Art Historians, presenter,

     March 1, 2014.

Fragility, Mortality, and Emptiness: Rawhide as Sculptural Material, Art History Roundtables Series,

     January 22, 2014

Momentum Tulsa, curator talk, October 24, 2013

Capturing Identity Through Exhibitions, panel participant in conjunction with the Melting Pot     

     Exhibition, October 4, 2013

Molas: Appliqué Art of the Kuna People, curator talk, June 13, 2013

Research and Organizational Methods, guest lecturer for Writing Methods in Art History, Dr.

     Jennifer Borland, Oklahoma State University, April 2013

Suppressing Sexuality: Janine Antoni and Art of the Body, Oklahoma Conference of Art Historians,

     presenter, January 26, 2013.