121 Manor Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843 504 6618
Design and coordinate thought provoking experiences that benefits children, adolescents, and adults in a way that facilitates both personal growth while promoting global citizenship.
M.A. in Counseling, 2001, Webster University. B.A. in Mass Communications, 1991, Winthrop College. Coordinated Model United Nations XIV, an extensive international studies program. Acted as student instructor for Critical Issues Symposium.
Experience & Accomplishments
Founder Further Faster Initiatives (FFI), a consulting business that works to develop progressive programming for populations in our community that encourages, inspires, and trains those participants to live a more fulfilled life.
2007-Present: Currently serving as Ambassador for Youth, SOS Healthcare Inc. Responsible for developing dynamic programs to meet the needs of young friends as well as providing creativity and guidance to existing programs. Coaching an Americorps National Service initiative that advises and praises adults who are serving youth in their respective communities . Professional Trainer for Southeastern Network for Youth and Family Services.
1999-2007: Served as Director of Project Lighthouse @ Sea Haven ‘On the Boulevard’, an award winning street outreach program designed to meet the needs of runaway, homeless street-youth living by their wits in the Myrtle Beach community. Our effort expanded to include a variety of innovative, inspirational programs such as; Replicable Reading Program; Critical Thinking Symposium to benefit area high school students; art, theater, and photography programs that benefit at-risk youth in Horry County.
1997-1999: Served as Youth Outreach Liaison for Sea Haven Inc. Designed and implemented initiatives to support the building of a viable Street Outreach Program. Strategies included the development of aggressive programs to address issues relevant to at-risk children. Choreographed and hosted a whimsical fundraiser, Dr. Seuss’ Social Soapbox Saturday, to teach and inspire community fellowship and global citizenship. Served as an Americorps National Service Volunteer for twelve months.
1984-1990: Served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry-Airborne soldier, stationed both stateside and abroad. Served as Drill Sergeant in U.S. Army Reserves. Honorably discharged from both.
Additional Relevant Experiences
Extensively traveled 34 countries having taken 14 separate 100-day adventures to different part of our world. Currently planning an adventure that will take me through areas of Northern Africa and the Middle East. Have written and circulated stories for publication. Have several large-scale photo exhibits of global images used in support of youth programming.
Strong communication and motivation skills. Readily use humor, wit and whimsy to inspire. Demonstrate an ability to unite populations during difficult situations.
Sports, world travel, photography, journaling, great conversation, challenge, adventure, social activism.
Provided upon request.