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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: Amy.Biedenbach@dep.state.fl.us 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: Sarah.Barrett@My.FWC.com 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: Weismans@leoncountyfl.gov 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: Khm11b@my.fsu.edu 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: Kwithrow@hammockbeach.com 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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