M.Sc. Integrative Ecosocial Design
*Founding Owner/Operator of Mederi Cooperative
Construction, Landscaping & House Painting, 2003-present
Knowledgeable with: tools, woodwork, general construction and remodeling; also Greywater, drainage, drought tolerant native plants, building, and horticulture. Able to lead int/ext painting projects. Safe and efficient on job sites.
Aquaponic Design & Installation, 2014-present
Collaborative Aquaponic Research as part of MSc program. Business Development, Grant Writing & Aquaponic Support Staff with SchoolGrown Aquaponics, and BothCo
Gaia University M.Sc. ‘Integrative Ecosocial Design,’ 2011-2014
Independent Study, Project Based Transformative Action Learning; Versed in natural patterns, community integration, hydroliteracy, compost systems, solar design, rainwater harvesting, aquaponics, drought tolerant landscaping, and edible forest gardening.
Permaculture Design Certifications, UPISF & Sunrise Ranch, 2011-12
Urban and Rocky Mountain applications of permaculture principles, volunteer at community garden, holistic resource management with livestock and land
Photographer & Youth Mentor for the Sustainable Vocations for Youth course at Quail Springs Permaculture Research Institute Summer of 2012
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, 2011 & 2015
Artist in Residence at this Holistic Educational Institute; Managed the art studio
Long Hungry Creek Farm, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., 2011
Worked as an intern on organic biodynamic CSA farm in Nashville area
Leadclick Media, San Francisco, CA, 2008-2010
Account Manager; Managed 40+ clients; Qualify and acquire new clients; CPA/CPC lead generation, SEO, A/B testing, branding and invoicing; Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and Sale’s Force CRM. Responsible for over $1m+/month in accounts billable.
University of California at Santa Cruz 2002-2006
Interdisciplinary independent study of Sociology, Cultural Anthropology and Photography; B.A. in Ethnography and Photography. Managed darkroom; Graduated with Honors; Minor in Spanish Linguistics, including syntax, poetry and literature
Conversational in Spanish 1997-present
Studied language for 15+ years, including grammar, culture, and phonology; Able to write professionally in Spanish, and speak conversationally; American TESOL cert., Taught English to businessmen in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2007-08