Present

Web Designer and Developer Site Schemes
185 Zinn Way
Linden Virginia
Site Schemes designs and develops innovative web presentations that market information, products or services through creative, interactive design. With a focus on providing personal service and continuous support including complete webmaster and hosting services and editorial assistance. Site Schemes promotes communication and learning through good graphic design.
  • Design and develop web presentations.
  • Layout and design quarterly magazine, The Golf Guide.
  • Layout and design advertising, maps, and restaurant menus.
  • Design and implement database systems.
  • Design and develop email broadcast systems.
  • Create original computer-generated art, perform photograhic enhancements using Photoshop and Fireworks.
  • Hand-code html, xml, vbscripts, javascripts, and asp and revise existing Java components.
  • Provide personal computer tech support and assistance.
  • Prepare marketing plans, press releases, brochures, logos, business cards, newsletters, newspaper ads, and more.
  • Create and manage Site Schemes.
Projects have included: Institute for Supply Management—Carolinas–Virginia, The Golf Guide, Capon Valley Bank, Solid Woods Unfinished Furniture, Jefferson County (WV) Health Department, The Country Inn at Highview, Blue Ridge Auto Glass, Mechanical Systems Inc., Love at First Bite, NOVACON, SpecialEducationLaw.com, Winchester Law, National Association of Purchasing Management–Virginia and Central Pennsylvania, The Bhavana Society, Wilma's Corner, CSI Partners, Shoney's, Belle Starr Restaurant & Saloon, Site Schemes Software/Programming: ASP (VBScript), dhtml (javascripting), html, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design), Adobe PDF, Fireworks, Microsoft Office

1998

Graphic Designer (Visual Information Specialist) Harpers Ferry Center
Wayside Exhibits
Harpers Ferry West Virginia
The Harpers Ferry Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, provides interpretive media including publications, audio/visual presentations, visitor center exhibits, wayside exhibits, historic furnishings, and a complete conservation lab for all of the parks in the National Park Service.
  • Managed contract illustrators, designers, screen printers, cartographers, and photographers for projects up to $150,000.00 each.
  • Designed wayside exhibits (outdoor exhibits), collaborating with writers at Harpers Ferry and park personnel.
  • Created original computer-generated art and maps.
  • Designed and developed interoffice database.
  • Suggested and approved computer software and hardware.
Projects have included: Death Valley, Delaware Water Gap, Fort Caroline, Gateway, George Washington Birthplace, Glacier, Golden Spike, Hawaii Volcanoes, Ice Age, Indiana Dunes, Lewis and Clark, Martin Luther King, Jr. (for Olympics in Atlanta) Software/Programming: Quark XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, FileMaker Pro

1993
Graphic Designer (Visual Information Specialist) Harpers Ferry Center
Exhibit Planning & Design
(Later called Exhibits)
Harpers Ferry West Virginia
During my tenure at Harpers Ferry Center, I worked for Historic Furnishings, Wayside Exhibits, and Exhibit Planning & Design. I was requested to complete special projects for the National Park Service Director, the conservation lab, and the Division of Interpretive Planning.
  • Managed contract illustrators, designers, exhibit fabricators, screen printers, cartographers, and photographers for projects up to $150,000.00 each.
  • Designed or assisted in designing museum exhibits.
  • Travelled to parks to plan and design exhibits with park interpretive staff and to contractor facilities to inspect work.
  • Created original computer-generated art and maps.
Projects: Canyonlands, Death Valley, Fort Caroline, Lyndon B. Johnson, Manassas, Padre Island, Saugus Iron Works, Shenandoah, Steamtown, Voyageur Software/Programming: Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, CorelDraw, BlueprintDesigner

1991

Exhibit Specialist Harpers Ferry Center
Wayside Exhibits
Harpers Ferry West Virginia
  • Managed contract screen printers, cartographers, and photographers for projects up to $150,000.00 each.
  • Designed wayside exhibits (outdoor exhibits).
  • Managed the Task Order Assist program, coordinating projects and serving as liason between the parks and contractors.
  • Travelled to parks to assist in design and production.
Projects: Allegheny Portage Railroad, Andersonville, Apostle Islands, Badlands, Bandelier, Biscayne, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Blackstone River Valley, Bryce Canyon, Cabrillo, Cape Cod, Castillo de San Marcos, Chattahoochee River, Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Colonial, Denali, Ebey's Landing, Fossil Butte, Gettysburg, Grand Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, Harpers Ferry, Independence, Isle Royale, Jamestown, Kalaupapa, Mammoth Cave, Nez Perce, North Cascades, Rock Creek, Sleeping Bear Dunes, USS Arizona Memorial, Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, Yellowstone Software/Programming: CorelDraw, PageMaker, Ventura Publisher

1988
Editorial Assistant Harpers Ferry Center
Historic Furnishings
Harpers Ferry West Virginia
I wrote an article for Interpretation (Winter 1990), the National Park Service newsletter for interpreters, on desktop publishing and also served on a panel of "experts" at a desktop publishing training seminar. I designed the Summer 1993 issue of Interpretation entitled "Point of View."
  • Edited, wrote, and designed historical research documents.
  • Managed contract illustrators and photographers.
Projects: Appomattox Court House, Clara Barton, Carl Sandburg, Chiricahua, Christiansted, Cumberland Island, Death Valley, Thomas Edison Home, Eleanor Roosevelt Home, Ellis Island, Eugene O'Neill, Fort Larned, Friendship Hill, Hot Springs, Lincoln Home, Martin Van Buren, Sagamore Hill, Salem Maritime, Sitka, Valley Forge, Voyageurs Software/Programming: CorelDraw, PageMaker, Ventura Publisher

1985
Secretary National Fisheries Center
Leetown West Virginia
While an employee of the federal government I received 10 awards for special achievements and outstanding performance and numerous letters of appreciation.
  • Managed accounts and contracting for five governmental units.
  • Assisted in budget process and in debugging the budget program written for the USFWS.
  • Edited and designed quarterly reports.
  Software/Programming: Word processing software, BASIC and FORTRAN

1980

From 1977 until 1980, I stayed at home with my son.


1977
Graphics Arts Asst / Clerk Argonne National Laboratories
Germantown Maryland
Produced graphics (viewgraphs and reports) for presentations to Congress in support of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor project.

1976