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· December 2011-present: University of Maryland University College: Adjunct online instructor: Art History

· Summer 2011-present: CEO / CLO: Flying Cloud Software: Educational Software Company

· Fall 2004 - present: Faculty / Gallery Chairperson, Faculty Council Secretary, Q.E.P. Campus Representative and co-author, Learning Cohort Website Coordinator: The Art Institute of Washington

o Courses: Life Drawing, Drawing 1, Design, Color Theory, Art History 1-3, Contemporary Art History, 3D Design, Visual Form and Content, Rapid Visualization History of Graphic Design, Sculpture for Animators, Software for the Applied Arts, Computer Illustration, Teaching at an Ai, Graphic Design Summer Studio, Principles of Animation, Ai 101 (Teamwork)

· 1995-Present: Yavelberg Studios: Fine and Commissioned Artist

· June 2008 – June 2011: Lorton Workhouse: Solo Artist Studio, Various Workshops and Shows.

· Summer 2008: Montgomery College Summer College Workshops: Classes: Drawing Anatomy, Studio Painting

· Fall 2006 – March 2008: Faculty/Lead Faculty, Westwood College: Classes: Art History, Digital Illustration, Digital Layout, Digital Imaging


· Spring 2009 – Present: George Mason University: PhD Higher Education / Educational Technology (in Progress, Expected to be done with coursework Fall 2011)

· Summer 2011: Internship: Fundraising and Grant Writing for the League of Reston Artists under the guidance of Dean William Reeder, George Mason University

· 2002-2003: City University of New York Graduate Center, 34 st. Manhattan, New York, Major: PhD Art History, Theory and Criticism (incomplete)

· 1998-2002: Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York. Major: Art History BFA/MS

· 1994-1998: Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, Florida

· 1993-1999: University of Miami, Figure Drawing and Private Advisement with Miami Professional Artists

· Summer 1996: Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program, Major: Painting

· Summer 1997: Syracuse University Pre-College Program, Major: Visual Arts

· Spring 2006: George Mason University: Graduate Painting

· 1993-Present: Various outside instruction


National Association of Educators in the Arts

Portrait Society of America

The League of Reston Artists (Board Member)

Lorton Arts Foundation

Golden Key International Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Cambridge, Who’s Who of Business Leaders

College Art Association (CAA)

Foundations in Art Theory Education (FATE)

American Education Research Association


· April 2012 (Vancouver, BC): AERA Annual Convention: “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough": "Bridging the Gap: ePortfolios fostering 21st Century Skills in Studio Art Courses."

· September 2011 (Nottingham, UK): RAISE: Engaging students in challenging times: Social Thinking, expanding student engagement inside and outside of the classroom through technology.”

· November 6, 2010 (Norfolk, VA): Virginia Art Education Association Annual Conference: “What it means to be an artist/teacher,” “WWW: Wikis, Webquests and Weblogs,” and “Utilizing technology for effective course management.

· July 2010: Northern Virginia Bead Society: “Wire Sculpture”

· April 1, 2003: Pratt Institute Art History Program's Second Annual Master's Symposium: "Jozef Israels, Jewish Artist of the Nineteenth Century"

· Juror:

o Spring 2010: Herndon Arts Council Animation Competition

o Spring, 2006: League of Reston Artists scholarship competition


· March 2011 – The Atrium - Interview

· November 2009 – Art Institute of Atlanta Quality Enhancement Plan

· December 2007 - Blackfish Bone - Review of Leslie Nolan’s Gallery A Show

· October 2007- VAA Westwood Insider - Interview

· April 2006 - elan Magazine, Loudoun. artist interview

· March 2006 - elan Magazine, Fairfax. artist interview

· August 11, 2005 - The Washington Post, Fairfax Extra

· August 2, 2005 - James Bailey Interview

· June 15, 2005 - “Reston Arts Scene,” The Reston Times

· January, 2005 - Reston Connection Newspaper

· June 6, 2004 - The art league.com

· December, 2003 - Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Quarta Edizione, Firenze, Arte Studio

· December 25, 2003 - Enjoying “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare Friedlander ER (2003)

· September 18, 2003 - Alexandria Gazette Packet

· March 2002 - Steelpoint Quarterly

· 2001 - Pratt Institute’s Admission’s Catalogue

· April 13-26, 1998 - Pinecrest Tribune

· June. 1997 - Pinecrest Tribune

· 1997 - Gulliver Schools’ Holiday Card


· Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Bridge, etc.

· Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel


· Variety of Learning Management Software (Blackboard, eCompanion, Ning)

· Open Source Content Management (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, Elgg)

· Google Apps

· Other Software as needed

Activities/Special Awards

· Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

· Golden Key International Honor Society

· Honored Faculty Nominee (Art Institute of Washington)

· artReston – Honorable Mention (Waiting)

· Paint and Beyond – Honorable Mention (Billiards)

· Art Notes an exhibition of Workhouse Artists: Honorable Mention (Saturday Morning)

· Art Institute of Washington Earth Day Water Bottle Project for Richmond - Participated in making a sculpture out of 836 recyclable water bottles.

· The Artists Studio, Honorable Mention (Beyond Ego)

· Paint and Beyond, First Place Award (Billiards)

· Large and Small Works Exhibition, Honorable Mention (After A Long Day)

· League of Reston Artists Juried Show: “Edges” - Figurative Painting Honorable Mention (Bar TV)

· League of Reston Artists Annual Membership Exhibition - People’s Choice Award (Daily Commute)

· Pratt Circle Award for Academic Excellence - 2002

· 2002 - 2003 - “Frames For You” (retail and framing), Manhattan - 72nd St. and Broadway

· Presidential Merit Scholarship - Pratt Institute

· Various other scholarships - Pratt Institute

· Pratt Grant - 2001-2002

· Gulliver Class of 1998 - Arts and Humanities Award

· Xerox Corporation Scholarship Award for Humanities to Rochester University - 1997

· Member of the National Honor Society

· Syracuse University Summer Program - Best Overall Award in Visual Arts / Best in Art History

· Artist- Gulliver Literary Club

· Gulliver Arts Club - President

· Gulliver School Newspaper - Illustrator

· “Green by Design” School Representative

· School Representative for County SADD Poster Entry

· Dade Co. Youth Fair - First Prize Architectural Design

· Advanced Art Award - 1995

· Certificate of Appreciation From the City of South Miami


· Stop Child Abuse Now: Mural Project

· The Kitchen Guild, Washington, DC

· Spec’s Music Stores - Coconut Grove and Miami Beach (Pastel portraits of classical music composers)

· Burger King Headquarters - Prepared drawings for the original “Burger King” in various positions for a mural

· Zimbler Residence, Boca Raton, FL- Designed and Executed a four wall mural

· Youth Environmental Senate - Dade County – Designed and supervised a 64’ x 4’ park mural

· Featured Artist at Utrecth Art Store opening - Miami, 1999

· Albert’s Art Gallery - Atlanta, GA.

· Aquent - various illustration commissions

· Various portrait, mural and illustration commissions to various private patrons