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Work Experience

  • SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY, VICE-PRESIDENT FOR SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION: Responsible for overseeing Conservancy mission activities in scientific research, education and ecological restoration. Additionally served as webmaster, GIS specialist and educational video producer

    • Lecturer (Associate), Geography 115b- Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing (graduate level course)
    • Teaching assistant, Botany 170/270
    • Graduate Student Researcher GSR IV (satellite remote sensing), Geography Department, Dr. Leal Mertes

  • INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT and AUTHOR (1979- present) in environmental education and financial management. Some client organizations included:
    • SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO.: developed Catalina natural and social history reference and training manuals, videos and instruction for personnel conducting tours and Visitor Information Center; consulted on promotional brochures, video and computer equipment purchases
    • SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY: responsible for developing GIS (Geographic Information System) for Catalina Island; created computerized text database on ecological restoration and Channel Islands natural history with text search capability to assist Conservancy staff in research efforts; wrote all computer programs for organization's membership, road permit, lease, volunteer and other database applications; responsible for support of all computer hardware and staff training functions
    • THE COUSTEAU SOCIETY: consultant on 2-hour TV documentary "Channel Islands: At The Edge of a Human Tide," part of the 5-year "Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World" series for Turner Broadcasting
    • EVANSTON ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION: responsible for the design and construction of all exhibits for nature center in a national historic landmark lighthouse on Lake Michigan
    • STAR THROWER EDUCATIONAL MEDIA: developed educational materials on magnetic media (computer discs, videotape) for distribution
    • USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM: consultant regarding history of the motion picture "Old Ironsides" filmed on Catalina Island in 1926
    • ANTONIO'S PIZZERIA: financial management and computer consultant for largest restaurant on Catalina Island

  • COUSTEAU INSTITUTE'S PROJECT OCEAN SEARCH: Program consultant, staff member and guest lecturer involved in the development of program materials and field activities for summer educational program in marine and terrestrial ecology under the direct supervision of Jean-Michel Cousteau

  • CATALINA ISLAND ODYSSEY: General manager responsible for all operational aspects of diverse "mini-conglomerate" involved in scheduled commercial bus service, SCUBA and fishing charter boat operations, campground development and management, contract business services, special events promotion, conventions and retail sales employing 15-22 people

  • CATALINA ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL: Associate Director for Finance responsible for entire financial management, corporate records, budgeting, staffing, payroll, contracts and legal, promotion, theater management, and souvenirs for 9-day, 45-event non-profit retrospective film festival

  • NORTHROP CORPORATION ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DIVISION: Division's first Energy Conservation and Pollution Control officer; responsible for all environmental compliance (federal, state and local air pollution, water pollution and toxic substances regulations) and resource conservation programs for $100 million sales aerospace division

  • ANAHEIM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (in conjunction with Northrop Corp.): energy and environmental author for Business Digest, helped organize monthly Executive Update series and advised Industrial Development Board on air pollution regulations

  • CATALINA ISLAND SCHOOL: Assistant Headmaster, Senior Master and Chairman of the Science and Math Departments responsible for many administrative areas and development of 4-year integrated science program utilizing outdoor laboratory approach

  • SEA KAYAK ADVENTURE (in conjunction with the Catalina Island School): Program Director and Expedition Leader for 3-week summer program utilizing student-built kayaks to study the natural history of the California Channel Islands

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