Plant Enthusiast

Resume posted by Iamgertrude in Environmental.
Desired salary: $40,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Palm Coast Florida, United States
(386) 597-3062


Recent, but older, college graduate searching for an off the beaten path type of career. Professional environmental maniac who can get the job done- love nature, particularly plants, horticulture, botany.


2016  Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (Focus: Environmental sciences, physical and Bio/geography)
  • Undergraduate Vice President GESSA (Geography and Environmental Studies Student Association)
  • Organic Campus Gardener – GESSA


2013  Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

  • Associates of Arts degree (Focus: General sciences)


Florida Department of Environmental Protection  6hr/wk        2016 — Present Historic Garden Volunteer                                                                                        6400 N. Oceanshore Boulevard                                                                                              Palm Coast, FL 32137

Supervisor: Amy Biedenbach                                                                                                   Title: Park Services Specialist                                                                                          Email:                                                                       Phone: (386) 446-6783

  • Assist with the planting, care, and maintenance, including watering and pruning of trees, flowers and shrubs, digging up, transplanting and potting of flowers and shrubs to maintain garden appearance.
  • Perform tasks involved in the operation of hand gardening tools and equipment, report safety hazards and need for repairs or replacements to keep grounds safe for visitors and park staff.
  • Aid in maintaining the parks ornamental and natural areas, interact positively and professionally with staff members and Washington Oaks visitors.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 15hr/wk       2016 — 2016 Black Bear Management Program Intern                                                                 1320 Executive Center Drive, Suite 301                                                                                      Tallahassee, FL 32301

Supervisor: Sarah Barrett                                                                                                         Title: Intern Coordinator/Database Manager                                                              Email:                                                                           Phone: (850) 617-6065

  • Responsible for creating ten bear related resource maps using ArcMap and Google Earth in order to make locating important resources more efficient for black bear management personnel in the state of Florida.
  • Gathered, analyzed then organized data into Excel spreadsheets, transferred files into different formats to be displayed in Google Earth and ArcMap software; also managed file database that stores geographic information.
  • Participated in nine public outreach events and presentations, spoke with over 800 people in order to educate local communities on issues involving black bears and other wildlife.
  • Prepared presentation to FWC officials across the state summarizing key efforts and results pertaining to my personal mapping project.

Tallahassee Leon County – GIS       20 hr/wk                                              2015 — 2016 GIS Technician                                                                                                                         301 S. Calhoun Street                                                                                                                        Tallahassee, FL 32301

Supervisor: Scott Weisman                                                                                                          Title: GIS Program Coordinator                                                                                         Email:                                                                             Phone: (850) 606-5592

  • Utilized a variety of imagery sources to locate and map storm water infrastructure and conveyances for use by local government agencies.
  • Interpreted human impact on drainage conditions and contributed to re-mapping efforts in order to update watershed boundaries using remote sensing data sources.
  • Aggregated smaller drainage units into lager drainage areas for storm-water engineering improvements and environmental management.
  • Examined aerial imagery from several key years to modify and update existing water-body features for Leon County Growth Management’s regulatory purposes.
  • Quality control GIS edits performed by intern colleagues to assure accuracy and completeness.


Florida State University – GESSA Garden   15hr/wk                                 2015-2016 Organic Campus Gardener                                                                                          600 West College Avenue                                                                                                        Tallahassee, FL 32306

Supervisor: Karissa Moffett                                                                                             Title: Garden Supervisor                                                                                                   Email:                                                                                         Phone: (904) 203-9738

  • Cares for variety of herbs and vegetable plants, waters, weeds, transplants, or thins plants as needed in growing area in order to provide organic produce to members of GESSA (Geography and Environmental Studies Student Association) year-round.
  • Attends to garden beds by removing leaves, weeds and other unwanted or foreign materials in order to maintain plants health, performed other duties to maintain garden health an appearance.
  • Propagated seeds and plants, transplanted plants from growing area to garden bed according to plans and growing season in order to make plant rotation and harvest more efficient.

Hammock Beach Resort 40+hr/wk                                                            2006 — 2014 Spa receptionist                                                                                                                 200 Oceancrest Drive                                                                                                              Palm Coast, FL 32137      

Supervisor: Kadie Withrow                                                                                              Title: Spa Manager                                                                                                            Email:                                                                       Phone: (386) 246-5423

  • Prepared spreadsheets to streamline the billing of spa clients, created and updated spa documents, managed a paper and electronic file system for clients and resort/spa managers.
  • Acted as liaison for upper management, identified and communicated specific client and staff needs in order to increase the efficiency of daily operations.
  • Served as acting supervisor, ensuring daily operational functions were delivered efficiently and in a timely manner in the absence of spa management.
  • Coordinated weekly employee schedules for on call and permanent employees, trained and monitored progress of new hires, assisted in monthly inventory, and performed weekly payroll operations as needed.


  • Knowledge of Horticulture practices
  • Gardening – 20 years
  • 80+ WPM typing
  • Microsoft Office Suite – 10+ years
  • American Sign Language – 4 years
  • ESRI ArcGIS – 2 years


    customer service

Groups & Associations

    Florida Native Plant Society, LinkedIn Green Jobs and Careers Network, SHRUG

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