I'm currently teaching rhetoric classes for undergraduate students at the University of Iowa. I’ve also worked as a TA at Boston University (helping with intro-level film studies classes) and as a tutor at one of BU’s writing centers, at which I helped students to proofread, polish, and clarify their writing assignments.
I worked in a sales capacity at Namify, LLC. I helped customers place their orders, helped new employees learn the software, and helped facilitate clear communication between shipping, production, and my clients, etc.
I worked with Treatment Solutions, LLC as their Program Director at Kaizen Academy. I led training meetings, managed the household budget, supervised staff and residents, improved programmatic interventions in coordination with academic and clinical goals, and communicated with parents, case workers, therapists, and staff about the needs of our residents. My primary responsibility was to find ways to implement Attachment Theory into all of Kaizen's operations in its residential, academic, and clinical work.
I have mentored residents at treatment centers like Maple Lake Academy and Birdseye RTC. As a mentor, I helped the residents (up to 16 at a time) in their personal goals as directed by their therapists. I taught social/life skills, assisted with Recreational Therapy activities/trips/etc, mediated conflicts between residents, and provided academic tutoring when needed.
For two years, I taught a Fine Arts class (at first with Josephine Scere, then later with Adrienne Braun) at Maple Lake Academy. I helped up to 32 students prepare/practice/perform, arranged performances for audiences of around 45-85 people, organized scheduling/equipment/costumes/props for shows, recorded/edited video and audio productions, and prepared/modified curricula for class instruction. I helped teach a variety of topics, including music, art, theatre, and filmmaking.
Much of my writing is available on this site (articles, reviews, etc). I've also contributed to people's blogs, podcasts, etc throughout the years. I've also worked on various books, including my grandmother's autobiography, and a nonfiction book about film and theology, "Mormonism and the Movies," which I organized, edited, and contributed to.
While a Philosophy student at Brigham Young University, I served as a teaching assistant for Dr. Dennis J. Packard's Writing and Rhetoric class. I also did research, with Dr. Packard and with Dr. David Paulsen (also at BYU). In my research, I helped prepare manuscripts for publication, including a book comparing Mormonism with other contemporary Christian theologies, and an essay about Aristotle and screenwriting.
I've taught volunteer Sunday School classes in local church congregations. I was also a volunteer missionary between 2006-2008.
I taught private half-hour piano lessons to about a dozen students of various ages for a couple of years.