About

Greetings!  My name is Lia.

Artist, writer, teacher, world traveler, and unofficial bodhisattva-in-training.

I seek to be of service in this world.

Below you can read a bit about my background and experience. 

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to network, collaborate, or just say hello!  I'm always eager to meet new people.


Education:


University of California, Irvine
Graduated: April 2006
BA Literary Journalism 

Artistic Pathways for Creative Expression 
University of the Pacific
July 2007 

Experiential Introduction to Art Therapy 
University of California, Santa Cruz Extension
June 2007



Areas of interest:

- Writing, traveling, art and music making.
- Inspiring healing transformation from the inside-out.



Experience: 

April 2014 - Present
Visitor Service Specialist & Program Educator
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
- Providing consistently stellar and personalized visitor services to over 50,000 museum visitors each year
- Facilitating fun, hands-on educational programming in the arts and sciences


September 2013 - Present
Freelance Writer, Graphic Artist, Business & Creative Consultant 
Click here to view my online portfolio
- Serving clients worldwide


October 2013 - Present
Web & Graphic Designer, Copy Writer & Editor, Business & Marketing Consultant
Garden In A Day
- Helping entrepreneur Evan Walters launch his grow-your-own-garden startup in Winchester, VA


 



- Sharing stories, photos, and insights from travels near and far.


June 2012 - August 2012
English Language Teacher
Nordic School
Ruokolahti, Finland
- Teaching English language to Russian summer camp students



Program Facilitator
Art for Healing
Bakersfield, California
- Teaching creative expression as a pathway to awareness and healing of mind, body, and spirit.


August 2009 - June 2010
English Language Teacher
Tapa Gümnaasium
Tapa, Estonia
- Teaching English language to Estonian high school students.


January 2009 - April 2009
Marketing & Development Assistant
Slide Ranch
Muir Beach, California
- Producing marketing/fundraising materials; Event planning


May 2008 - October 2008
English Language Teacher
Lertlah School
Bangkok, Thailand
- Teaching English language to Thai preschool and kindergarten students



Heros/Dream Allies:









I'm here.

Ready to be of service.