Public Health Preparedness Systems Manager, Virginia Department of Health
I began my working career as a chemist fresh out of college with the WV Air Pollution Control Commission while continuing to perform and teach as a musician. This brought valuable attributes to my work experience. I then moved on to Union Carbide and further expanded into musician representation as a union leader, finding my organizational and management skills were in need there. This led to many roles including stage manager/entertainment director for the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta.
Dow Chemical Corporation saw fit to make me a laboratory information technology site expert which later led to my career as a distance learning coordinator, beginning at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences where I was also tapped for a house manager and artist liaison position due to my previous experience. Union Carbide and then Dow Chemical also trained me in facilitation, team building, Six Sigma and Apollo Root Cause Analysis, among many other subjects. Finally, I found my niche in distance learning and systems management at the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond where I currently live.