Dedicated professional and innovative thinker with experience serving youth from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Seeking a position with the opportunity for new challenges, professional development and advancement. Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, organizational and computer skills.
Master of Arts, 2014
University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
Bachelor of Arts, 2009
Ouachita Baptist University – Arkadelphia, AR
Outstanding professionalism and communication skills
Exceptional versatility and adaptability
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a pressured environment
Proficient in office systems and computer applications – Windows and Linux operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Libre, Ubuntu, Needles case management software
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Case management experience
Effective public speaker and collaborator
Youth Care Coordinator
Texas Boys Ranch - Lubbock, TX
July 2015 to present
Coordinate services among professionals to address emotional, behavioral and academic needs of minors.
Collaborate with state and local agencies to maintain licensing and procedural standards.
Document and maintain daily behavioral records to ensure safety and wellbeing of minors.
Coordinate with internal and external collaborators to provide on and off-site educational activities.
Serve as mentor to provide emotional and behavioral support; provide instruction and support in development of life skills and soft skills.
Youth Counselor / Community Service Liaison Officer
Chiang Mai International School - Chiang Mai, Thailand
2014 – 2015
Assessed competencies and provided instruction to secondary students in a traditional classroom setting.
Provided individual and group academic support to student from diverse backgrounds.
Developed partnerships with community organizations to provide educational support and opportunities for student civic involvement and participation.
Organized and implemented activities to bolster student engagement in school and the community.
Teacher / Advisor
Washington Christian International School - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Provided academic support and tutoring in all subjects.
Organized and led nightly youth worship services.
Restructured class and daily schedule to optimize performance and engagement of students and staff.
Foundations Recovery Network – Brentwood, TN
2010 – 2016
Wrote and edited articles focusing on addiction recovery and mental health issues for publication in various aspects of recovery from addiction and behavioral health issues.
Performed independent topical research to support article content.
Managed and edited for content and format up to 50 articles per week to meet sensitive deadlines.
Created pre-publication guidelines for contributing authors.
Communicate updates on guidelines to writers in an effective and timely manner.
Taylor, King & Associates – Arkadelphia, AR
June 2009 – June 2010
Supported a team of six attorneys in private law firm.
Managed documentation and record keeping for up to 90 court cases simultaneously.
Coordinated requests and referral of clients to appropriate medical practitioner.
Assess and refer client complaints and concerns to appropriate avenues for speedy resolution.
Organize and maintain extensive case documentation prior to court proceedings.