B.A. in Art History (Honors Degree, Cum Laude) ~ Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24450 ~
May 2003 ~ 139 Credit Hours ~ G.P.A. 3.7 (4.0 scale) ~ Minors: History & Historic Preservation
Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta ~ Omicron Delta Kappa ~ Phi Alpha Theta ~ Unsung Hero Award ~ 2002-2003 Margaret Kable Russell Scholarship Award ~ Dean’s List ~Honors List ~Honors Scholar
Additional Courses : 
2005-2007 Germanna Community College courses: General Chemistry I & II, Painting Landscapes,
Drawing I and II, and Sculpture - G.P.A. 4.0 (4.0 scale)
2008: Course in Photoshop sponsored by the VCA, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA                                  2013: Modular Cleaning Program Workshop, sponsored by the VCA and AIC, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

work experience

Laboratory Manager and Assistant Conservator, Richmond Conservation Studio
Duties: Manage painting conservation studio lab, structural technician, photographer, supervise interns, travel on site to meet with clients, assist in surveys, creation of database file of projects completed, devise and perform treatments to paintings and objects. Some selected projects:
Murals of the “Four Seasons of the Confederacy” By Charles Hoffbauer (Virginia Historical Society)
“Portrait of Lady de la Warr” (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
“Portrait of Miss Bishop” (Tryon Palace, North Carolina)
“Filming” by Helen Frankenthaler (Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond)

Lab Assistant, Russell Bernabo Objects Conservation
July 2006-present, part-time
Supervisor: Russell Bernabo, conservator and owner - 804-798-6599
Duties: Assisted Mr. Bernabo in the conservation of (selected projects):
George Washington, Hubard after Hudon (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation).
Private collection of 15 bronze Rodin sculptures (Richard Adams, Jr.)
Private collection of 6 sculptures by Frederick Hart in a variety of materials (Frederick Hart estate)
'Taking the Oath and Drawing Rations' by John Rogers (Museum of the Confederacy)
Frame for Portrait of King George III by Sir Allan Ramsey (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

Volunteer, Staff, and Tour Coordinator ~ Stonewall Jackson House, Lexington, VA ~ June 2003 - April 2004
Supervisor: Michael Anne Lynn, Director
Duties: Managed and supervised volunteer and staff core of 70. Created and mailed schedules. Recruited, trained, and organized receptions, parties, and picnics. Evaluated performance of volunteers and staff. Prepared and counted time sheets. Answered brochure and educational public information requests. Managed Birthday Club. Coordinated visiting tour groups which included meeting, greeting,
giving directions, giving tours of the House, and attending to special needs. Assisted shop manager by stocking shop. Responded to customer service requests, took phone orders, created advertisements, and closed the cash register. Prepared press releases, PSA's, invitations, brochures, and posters. Interpreted and implemented ADA initiatives. Assisted Curator in cataloging collections, moving and handling
objects, and using Past Perfect computer software.

Curator Assistant Intern ~ Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Staunton, VA
June-August 2002
Supervisor Rick Potter, Curator
Duties: Indexed historical artifacts. Created computer database and entered information into Rediscovery program. Completed accession forms. Conducted historical research. Redesigned Pierce Arrow exhibit, moving artifacts, dismantling and installing a new exhibit.

Intern ~ Pennsylvania Art Conservatory
December 1999- August 2001
Supervisor Philip Rosenfeld, Owner/Director
DutiesMaintained cleanliness of conservatory. Arranged and hung gallery, measuring and handling artwork. Restored oil paintings and gilded frames. Reframed artwork. Painted. Created mailing lists,
managed paperwork and documentation, and ran errands. Packed art for shipment. Unpacked crates.


Associate Member of American Institute for Conservation since 2005
Member Virginia Conservation Association: Disaster Response Chair of the VCA, 2008-2010