Full or Part-time
United States of America
Years in the field:
20 – 25 Years
Areas of Expertise
After-School Programs, Distance/Digital Learning, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Access, Education, Explainer/guide, Guest/Visitor Services, Intern Programs, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Social Media, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs
In my most recent role, I was Shedd Aquarium's Manager of Interpretive Volunteers. I oversaw the recruitment, training and supervision of 200 guest-facing volunteers. Throughout my 20+ year aquarium career, I developed more than 100 programs and facilitated countless interpretive opportunities from live animal encounters to guided tours for the aquarium's 1.8 million annual guests.
I am an active member of the National Association for Interpretation and have Certified Interpretive Guide Training. I currently am part of the Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Aquariums Member Community's leadership group and have presented at the Association's annual conference on volunteerism and technology in programs.