TEEN JOB FAIR
Milwaukee Public Library
On April 19th, 2016 from 4:30-7:00pm, over 750 estimated teens between the ages of 15 and 19 attended a job fair specifically targeted towards their age group at the Forest Home Library. The response to the event was so positive, it has since been replicated biannually between 12 libraries in Milwaukee county using the template and materials I created for the event. I presented reproduction instructions at the 2015 Wisconsin Library Association Conference and facilitated a webinar on teen programming in January 2017 for Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction, inspired by this event.
YOUTH CORNER STORE CAMPAIGN
Partnership with Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services, Milwaukee Police Department, & Habitat for Humanity
In 2015 youth from Westside Academy II embarked on a campaign to make the corner stores in their neighborhood safer. Through engagement with their Alderman (seen in the photo left), police department, local neighborhood organizations, and school, they forced the loss of one store’s liquor license (a major crime stimulant) and created real, crime-reducing changes in three stores. In the process, they were trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design survey tools and transformed the abandoned site of a double homicide into a beautiful public art piece. The youth received the mayor’s 2015 Youth Leadership Award (see left).
Beginning summer 2020, I began the strategic planning process for the country’s inaugural Master Gardener Program in Pierce County, Washington. The plan developed in Pierce County will serve as the foundation for all other counties in the state. The process (ongoing) involves developing standardized procedures and terminology, goal setting, outward-facing program booklets, and program evaluation from internal and external stakeholders.
PRESS RELEASE: HUMANS OF FRANKLIN
Franklin Public Library | Milwaukee Federated Library System
From 2016-2019, I featured one Franklin Public Library patron on the library’s website and Facebook page every Monday as part of a “Humans of Franklin” series. Using
snapshot portraits and stories, the campaign created a scrapbook of the people who live, work, and play in Franklin. It’s first local celebrities: Sophia and Adrianna.
CIRQUE DE MORGUE: HIGH CONCEPT
Seasonal Show Writing Instructional Series
Bart’s Big Top Jubilee hired a troupe of clowns for their new traveling show, but little did he know that they were a group of rouge psychopaths wanted for murder. This attraction was conceptualized for the Seasonal Show Writing course through the Themed Entertainment Creative Workshop Series, led by industry leader, Ted Dougherty.
Magic Castle, Academy of Magical Arts | Los Angeles, CA
Lead by The Academy of Magical Arts® and The Magic Castle®’s Halloween Week event team leader, Jason Thompson, a group of 20 persons partook in a collaborative creative workshop to conceptualize an immersive experience theme for The Magic Castle®’s popular Halloween Week. In “Horrorscopes” The Magic Castle® has been overtaken by the Zodiac signs for their decennial competition. I served as a writer and team producer for the Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius).