Resume (CV) Overview


Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education (Ph.D.)
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (CACREP-accredited)
May 2013
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) & Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Mental Health Counseling
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (CACREP-accredited)
Ranked #2 in 2006-2008 by US News & World Report
May 2008
Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S.)
Troy State University, Troy, Alabama
Jul 2000
Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.)
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
May 1995
Certificate in PR Strategy
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Jan 2023

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and approved clinical supervisor
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Jun 2021 – Present
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor (LPCC-S 2019-present; LPCA 2014-2019)
Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Counselors
Sep 2014 – Present
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
May 2008 – Present
Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider
MISS Foundation
Mar 2021 – Present
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
The Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE)
Jul 2015 – Present
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt)
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE)
Feb 2010 – Present
Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Oct 2002 – Present
Securities Licenses (NASD, NYSE, AMEX)
Series 7 (general securities), 66 (insurance), 31 (managed futures)
Dec 2001 – Apr 2004

Academic Experience

Project Director and Research Faculty
Department of Counseling & Student Affairs, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 
– Wrote and directed the $1.92 million federal grant through the HRSA BHWET program

Associate Professor (2020-2021) and Assistant Professor (2014-2020)
Department of Counseling & Student Affairs, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 
– Taught graduate counseling courses (2014-2021)
   (career development, group counseling, professional identity, ethics, practicum/internship, research)
– Counseling Clinical Coordinator (2014-2021)
– Program Co-Coordinator, CCR Certificate (2017-2021)
– Program Coordinator, CMHC Program (2015-2016)
– Co-Director, Talley Family Counseling Center (2014-2015)
– Received the College Faculty Excellence Awards in Teaching (2019) and Public Service (2020)

June 2021 – July 2023


Aug 2014 – June 2021

Instructor & Graduate Career Counselor
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
– Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in career development
– Individual Clinical Supervisor
– Assistant Clinical Coordinator
– Graduate Career Counselor

Aug 2006 – May 2013

Professional Clinical Experience

Traumatic Grief Counselor, Selah Carefarm
MISS Foundation, Cornville, Arizona
– Individual counseling, group grief retreats, and therapeutic walks for clients who lost a child or loved one traumatically or unexpectedly.
– Developed and led group programs
– Directed and supervised interns, volunteers, and clients.
– Completed social media posts, research, and grant writing.
– Assisted client interactions with carefarm rescue animals.

May 2021 – Present

Care Team Coordinator, Fall 2023 voyage (Germany to Thailand)
Semester at Sea, Institute for Shipboard Education
– Managed the administration of the voyage Care Team including tracking and reporting response plans; managing electronic case files; coordinating the notifications, logistics, and academic engagement of each student in need of support; promoting the academic and non-academic re-integration of students to the shipboard community following an emergency or crisis; providing outreach, consultation, support, referral, and resources to students and voyagers in crisis; ensuring continuity of care/support with the academic, counseling, medical teams and ISE.

Mar 2023 – Dec 2023

Care Team Consultant / Associate / Phone Counselor
Alachua County Crisis Center, Gainesville, Florida  
– Responded to homes, hospitals, or accident scenes
– Received the award for “outstanding contribution in extending crisis intervention philosophy into the community” (2008)
– Crisis Intervention Training Team for law enforcement

Jan 2005 – Dec 2009

Patient and Family Volunteer
Haven Hospice, Gainesville, Florida
– Assisted terminally ill patients and their families
– Assisted chronically ill patients transitioning to Hospice 

Dec 2004 – Apr 2007

Other Professional Experience

Web Administrator (Int’l Counseling Honor Society)
Chi Sigma Iota, Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 2010 – Aug 2014
The Building Blocks, Gainesville, Florida
Jul 2006 – Nov 2008
Cofounder & Leader
Business Information Group, Jacksonville, Florida
Oct 2003 – May 2004
Financial Counselor
Morgan Stanley, Jacksonville, Florida
Aug 2001 – Apr 2004
Executive Recruiter
Ralph Andersen & Associates, Rocklin, California
Oct 2000 – Jul 2001
SENTEL Corporation, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Jun 2000 – May 2001
U.S. Naval Officer
All Service Combat Identification Evaluation Team, Eglin AFB, FL
USS Yorktown (CG 48), Pascagoula, MS
USS Essex (LHD 2) San Diego, CA
May 1995 – Jul 2000 
U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman, Annapolis, MD
Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS), Newport, RI
Electronics Technician (ET) “A” School, Orlando, FL & Great Lakes, IL
Jun 1989 – May 1995