Employment History

 
 

EDUCATION

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physical Geography. Subjects include

        Pedology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Climatology, Geology, Man and Environment, Social Subjects.

Community College of Vermont. Two one semester courses; English Composition and Creative Writing.           

Colorado Mountain College. Courses in Spanish, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Windows, Adobe Photoshop, Quark        

        Desktop Publisher.

Wilderness Medicine Institute, Australia, Seven day, 60 hour, Wilderness Leader First Aid certification .

NSW Medium Rigid Drivers License

Colorado C Class Drivers License


WORK EXPERIENCE

Photographer. 12 years. Posed portraiture and action photography at high end Vail ski area for a nationwide company. In a

        wide variety of  weather conditions, with and coordinating a broad spectrum of people and groups. High people, photo

        and sales skills required and used. Film and digital media. Operation of presentation and printing computers and

        machinery. Company top performer all 10 years.    

Hiking Guide. Full time outdoor activity guide taking groups from one to fifteen mostly adults with a vast range of abilities on

        anything from casual one hour hikes to 14,000 ft peak climbs. Accented heavily on instruction of the activity and of            

        nature and geography. High people skills, first aid and CPR certification, knowledge of the natural world, driving

        involved.

Manager of busy, high end Outdoor/Mountain and Bicycles Stores. Retail sales, in depth knowledge of  clothing and

        equipment, inventory control, customer communication, computer operation, data entry, merchandising, ordering and

        communication with vendors, all daily operations.

Photographer. Operate my own business showing audio-visual presentations of personal adventures to the wild and

        mountainous areas of the world (as below) to schools, outdoor clubs and public. Narrative is interesting, entertaining and

        educational. High photographic skills, a/v equipment operation. Communication with group leader, newspapers, TV

        interviews, and audience.

Newspaper Columnist. Wrote weekly column for local newspaper on an active, outdoor, fitness theme.

Leader of Bicycle Tours. 2 to 5 day Inn to Inn style. Instruction, co-ordination and daily organization of  up to 40 adult,

        often novice cyclists. Included co-ordination between office, inn and tour group, meals, medical situations and social

        director.

Crew Manager and Sous Chef for hectic restaurant. Responsible for production of meals, menu preparation, crew

        scheduling, instruction of employees, ordering supplies, customer satisfaction.

Instructor at cross country ski center. Mostly novice skiers.  

Greenkeeper/ Gardener. Care and maintenance of all types of golf, bowling, croquet greens and gardens. Includes

        operation of a variety of grass cutting, rolling and tractor machinery.  

Supervisor of a Geological Drill Rig in a remote area of the P.N.G. Highlands accessible only by helicopter. Operation of

        local camp and radio communication with base camp.

Soil Lab Technician. Performing a variety of soil tests for engineering purposes.

Radio Announcer (volunteer). Local college based radio station.