Designing & teaching pathways for success

MA in Advertising Design  - 2005

Syracuse University

Bachelor Degree in Art - 1992

California State University, Long Beach

Workshop Presenter

We'll use some elbow grease to make everything right as rain.

Experience

Curriculum Developer

Since October 2015


Video Instruction

Since 2009

Digital Media Educator

Since September 2001

education

OC Pathways

Orange County Department of Education 

Curriculum Alignment
Team Member
October 2015 – Present

The purpose of the Curriculum Development Teams is to engage high school teachers and college instructors in a collaborative effort to align postsecondary programs and courses with secondary curriculum to improve delivery of career-oriented academic and technical education and ensure seamless transitions for students from one level to the next. Curriculum Development Teams will review curriculum content, assessments, industry certification and competencies, and work-based learning opportunities to develop recommendations for course alignment and revision.

Adobe Certified

Since 2010


Teach the Teacher

Since August 2014

AIGA Orange County
Workshop Presenter
June 2015 – Present 

This workshop focused on the basics of the of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and how to get a business up and running.

Take Aways:
Each participant will get a link to the recording of the entire workshop
Each participant will receive a discount on the Adobe APA Certification Exams
We will be raffling off a free year of Adobe Creative Suite!

For over 15 years, I have been educating students in the digital media arts  using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Typography, and more at schools all over Southern California. In 2013, I became an Adobe Certified Photoshop Associate, an Adobe Education Trainer working with groups of K­12 teachers and an Adobe Campus Leader. In 2014 I was involved in writing a grant to established a site license for the ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) program at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. 

San Francisco City College
Workshop Presenter
August 2015 – Present


Introduction to Photoshop CC15
Introduction to Indesign CC15

This workshop will focus on the basics of the of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and how to best utilize these programs together to create polished designs. No prior software or design knowledge required. 

Take Aways:
Each participant will get a pdf and necessary files of the entire workshop
Each participant will receive an offer to take the Adobe APA Certification Exams
We will be raffling off a free year of Adobe Creative Suite!