MY SKILLS

WRITING

Uses the genre of storytelling to convey the impact of sexual trauma and bring awareness to healing modalities. In collaboration with other writers, creates trauma-informed content for support groups, workshops, and literature related to sexual trauma. Published in multiple genres demonstrating skill in academic, public, and personal writing.

TEACHING

Formally trained in curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management. Familiarity in formal classroom settings, as well as group and workshop facilitation and individual mentoring. Trauma-informed approach when working with survivors of sexual trauma.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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MY EXPERIENCE

February 2019 - Present
The Younique Foundation, The Haven Retreat

MUAY THAI INSTRUCTOR

Provide martial arts instruction for survivors of childhood sexual abuse with the intent to foster a positive self-image, experience somatic release, and create a body-mind connection. (https://youniquefoundation.org/the-haven-retreat/)

June 2018 - February 2019
The Younique Foundation, The Haven Retreat

NIGHT CASE MANAGER

Monitor retreat participants' needs and concerns, provide support and encouragement, maintain a safe environment, and fulfill maintenance tasks for retreat facility. (https://youniquefoundation.org/the-haven-retreat/)

November 2017 - March 2019
The Younique Foundation

FINDING HOPE SUPPORT GROUP CONTENT COLLABORATOR AND GROUP LEADER

Collaborated on the design and editing of Finding Hope Support Group literature and website during and after the pilot program. Created an online forum for future support group leader education and training consisting of learning units regarding group safety, group leader roles, conflict resolution, etc. Created written resources for group leaders in the form of a New Meeting Handbook, Crisis Management Guidelines, and other documents that have been used as resources in the building of the Finding Hope Support Group website. (https://findinghope.org/)

February 2013 - February 2019
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR AND RECOVERY MENTOR

Participated in the production of group recovery documents including handouts on cross talk, group safety, and meeting guidelines and procedures. Delivered guest speaker presentations for participating trauma recovery groups. Facilitated support group meetings and mentored women through a recovery program addressing childhood trauma.

September 2007 - June 2008
Provo City School District

7TH GRADE SCIENCE/HEALTH TEACHER

Maintained a high standard for content and material through current research and regular editing. Instructed students in science/health curriculum, collaborated regarding teaching innovations and attended conferences for improved educational practice. Improved overall student assessment.

September 2005 - March 2006
Avalon Hills Eating Disorder Specialists

EDUCATION COORDINATOR AND CASE MANAGER

Created education program structure and procedure. Supervised and facilitated patients education. Coordinated with schools concerning progress and assessment. Participated in team meetings regarding client progress and plan. Maintained client records and case notes.