Online travel guide and tour operator. Site launched in 2015, initially tour services are offered in Italy with plans to expand throughout Europe and the United States.
The website was launched in January 2009. The original focus of the website began promoting others through blogging and social media networking. After refining my own specific interests and passions the site now focuses on exploring my own various experiences including creative works, writing, teaching, and art modeling.
My design projects and interests focuses primarily on jewelry design, blogging, writing, drawing, and painting.
The Fun with Lulu children's books (http://FunwithLulu.com) began as the subject of my graduate thesis project at Full Sail University completed in 2011. I returned to producing this idea in the summer of 2015 while teaching at various locations in southern Italy during English language 1-2 week full immersion summer camps for Italian children (the first book is currently in development). The picture book and easy reader series will feature Lulu and the stories will be written to be bi-lingual, initially in English-Italian, targeting the ages of 4 years old up to 3rd grade levels.
Other long term plans include promoting teaching artists in various travel destinations throughout Europe and North America as an attraction for travelers who wish to experience something creative during their vacation or free time during business trips. This project is underway and information can be found at http://inspirationtrips.com.
For modeling I have experience working as a live nude art model during drawing lessons and for art photography. Artists and photographers interested in working with me should contact me for samples from my portfolio. Due to the nature of other projects I am doing to work with children I am no longer publishing my stage name in association with the modeling works.
Office manager for an electrical marine company specializing in mega-yachts.
HR management, weekly payroll, invoicing, data entry, budgeting, liason to ICT, WIP reporting, supervising, and training.
Electrical drafting - AutoCAD, ad design - Illustrator, and web design - SmartSite.
Consulted with Communications at parent company on branding compliance.
Implemented numbering system for incoming projects previously unorganized.
Upgraded record-keeping system for statistical data.
Initiated company's social media profiles.
Completed website information for company to parent company's site.
Hired as needed for typical stewardess duties on motor yachts, private estates, and shipyard daywork.
Often hired as chief stew for special events and also managed longer term assignments organizing and maintaining interiors of multi-million dollar private yachts and mansions.
Solo stewardess for retired live-aboard couple (70% of the year).
Travel itinerary included Florida, Bahamas, and U.S. Eastern Coast up to Maine.
Duties included food and beverage service, personal assistance, inventory, provisioning, interior and exterior maintenance, watch keeping and deckhand duties.
For the avid art collectors, I managed the packing, transport, and installation of all works onboard (over 200) to the owner's home during sale of yacht.
First personal website developed during my travels to share with family and friends of photos taken and personal stories of my experiences using tethered mobile data connections when wi-fi was often unavailable.
Coastal Canvas Products Co., Inc
Created drawings for production of awnings and canvas goods to be manufactured.
Computer administrator, website maintenance, and archiving photography.
Assistant to president and support for sales team including: obtaining sales lead information, preparation of quotes and work orders of new sales, locating information, and maintaining schedule for production. Assisted in taking orders, pricing, and design layout for industrial covers as needed.
Research of company's products and services to better assist customers with their needs.
Maintained inventory of maintenance supplies and miscellaneous canvas products sold directly to public.
Spokesperson for television media interviews.
Created a new production schedule format in Excel to replace an outdated program originally created in Nutshell Plus.
Learned and customized the database layout in Act! for maintaining contact leads and running sales and performance reports on a weekly and monthly basis.
A local art association whereby each member was required to work a minimum number of 8 hours each month in the association's gallery.
Assisted customers with jewelry and watch repairs, created occasional custom designs sent to in-house jeweler at a high-end, fine jewelry retailer.
Provided support on sales floor as needed and ran daily sales reports for accounting.
Participated in annual inventory of all merchandise.
Savannah College of Art & Design
Worked with students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists to coordinate art shows, receptions, and gallery events.
Created and maintained schedule for art shows in twelve on-campus and other off-campus venues.
Organized annual art shows for venues on- and off-campus, specialized shows for student, alumni, faculty, and staff works, and provided support for other traveling art shows both on campus and at international venues.
Art handling for student, professional, and masters works.
Special events planning and management.
Assisted buyers during artwork sales.
Supervision of work-study students and interns.
Researched and pulled together all info required for favored annual show, when during the week before the opening reception the key contact professor passed without providing the required information regarding student works, having left all works unlabeled and unorganized. The show was then dedicated to the beloved professor.
Society of North American Goldsmiths
A professional organization for arts & crafts jewelers.
Produced co-op billing and in store signage for area stores.
Provided assistance to art director for print ad layouts.