I have taught both the Old and New Testaments for over 5 years, including specifics classes on Isaiah and the book of Revelations. I took eight years of doctrinal and religion classes and spent two years teaching religion full-time. One of my areas of emphasis during my graduate studies was American religions.
I spent thirty years as a retail and sales manager and also an additional three years as an insurance agent. I have worked a business on a day-to-day basis and understand inventory control, shrinkage, marketing and customer service, as well as personal and investment issues.
I spent thirty years as a retail and sales manager and also an additional three years as an insurance agent. I have worked a business on a day-to-day basis and understand inventory control, shrinkage, marketing and customer service, as well as personal and investment issues. During my career, I was responsible for hiring, firing and training my staff. I have also learned the value of networking in career development, and know how to share this knowledge.
I can provide a portfolio of sketches and artwork at the client's request. I have created art for over 40 years and have taken a variety of classes to learn my craft. I am proficient in pen, pencil, charcoal and pastel drawing.
I am a licensed substitute teacher and have experience teaching elementary age children. I raised three of my own and have ten grandchildren and have helped all of them to learn. My three children all graduated from high school with grade point averages above 3.8. One started his own successful marketing business, one is pursuing a PhD and one is an AP Biology teacher.
I spent my childhood as the son of a Speech and English teacher, receiving a solid foundation for my subsequent English studies. My B.A. in interpersonal communication required intensive study of grammar and syntax, and my M.A. in History required that I write extensively. I completed a 295 page thesis on my chosen topic and took it through several editorial revisions and a thesis defense that required a solid grasp of the language.
In my retail and sales career of thirty years, as well as my time as an insurance agent, I learned and employed the principles of marketing to drive my businesses. I understand the function and importance of networking as a vital part of any marketing plan.
My painting career spans 40 years. I am proficient in watercolors, acrylics and oils as to mediums and have painted on paper, wood, metal and canvas. I sold a good deal of my work in earlier times and still enjoy painting as a richly rewarding hobby. I can furnish a portfolio of my work at the client's request.
My father, a speech and English teacher, tutored me at an early age in the art of public speaking. I participated in forensics and debate throughout high-school and college. My partner and I placed in the top five in a number of debate competitions in the mid-1970s. Since that time I have been deeply involved in my church, in a variety of settings that required both prepared and extemporaneous speaking assignments. My current church responsibilities require me to speak before congregations of 400 plus people each month.
I have actively participated in religious worship for over 50 years. I spent two years teaching religion full-time, and have taught religion part-time over many years. I also studied American religions as a portion of my areas of emphasis during my graduate curriculum.
I spent a thirty-year career in sales and merchandising management, and have written professionally. As a current College Instructor, and active substitute teacher, I know how to motivate my students. I spent considerable time volunteering to assist students with AP preparation in History, Social Studies, and English.
I received my Master of Arts in U.S. History, with a minor in Public History, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in August 2012. My areas of emphasis included: Native American children in Mormon households in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; United States foreign policy, Civil War, Reconstruction and politics; Collective memory; Oral Interviewing: and Ranching and Dude Ranching material culture.
I recently spent three years pursuing a full-time profession and a graduate degree in history. I completed my Master's degree with a 3.8 grade point average. I know how to organize my time, study, memorize, and analyze and I know how to teach these skills
I took private voices lessons as a teen and have continued to develop this skill. I played the lead in "South Pacific" in high school and the romantic lead in "Paint Your Wagon in college. I learned to add tap dancing to my singing and won a role in the chorus line in "George M" at Brigham Young University. I sang in several high school, collegiate and church ensembles and have soloed as a baritone in several productions of Handel's "Messiah."
Each year, with my summer job money, I purchased a season ticket to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center where I spent much of my free time and became acquainted with Harold McCracken, the center’s director. I devoured books on U.S. History and the American West and, during the past years, visited many local and national historic sites. in the West, as well as a large number of Civil War and Revolutionary War venues across the eastern United States. During these trips I gathered pertinent historical, literary and visual data that I use to teach my students. For example, in Springfield, Illinois we stood outside Abraham Lincoln’s home and read Vachel Lindsay’s poem, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. I also spent many hours researching family history, including one visit on a dark, thunder-storm filled night to the cemetery in Enfield, Connecticut where one of my fourth-great grandfathers is buried. I currently have added over 20,000 names to my family history data-base, and researched many of the historical circumstances associated with their lives and times. Such research has enabled me to understand how world history intersects with family history.
I spent a thirty-year career in sales and merchandising management, and have written professionally. As a current active substitute teacher, I know how to motivate my students. I spent considerable time volunteering to assist students with AP preparation in History and Social Studies.
I received my Master of Arts in U.S. History, with a minor in Public History, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in August 2012, and currently teach two history classes at Nevada State College. My areas of emphasis included: Native American children in Mormon households in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; United States foreign policy, Civil War, Reconstruction and politics; Collective memory; Oral Interviewing: and Ranching and Dude Ranching material culture.
I have been writing for over 40 years. I spent a thirty year career in retail sales management and had many opportunities to write various marketing copy and training pieces. I wrote a newspaper column for several years, and worked as a staff writer for an internet company, preparing copy for e-books and online projects. I completed a Master of Arts degree in U.S. History in 2012, writing and defending a 295 page thesis. I maintain a blog periodically as well, and prepare monthly speech outlines as part of my church responsibilities and work as a teacher and adjunct professor for a local college.