I was most recently employed 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.
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 have almost five years of experience working in food management. I've worked at the busiest Subway in the nation, and between 2010-2013 I helped start a small business (Provo Beach) as their Kitchen Manager, simultaneously running their sandwich shop and ice cream parlor.