Special professional interest
The development of young people is a passion I have developed as I have worked with youth in many different capacities over my lifetime. It wasn’t until after working for many years in the printing and graphic industry, that I combined my experience in the field with teaching. This has been very exciting as I have had the opportunity to impact the lives of students beyond high school. I specialize in motivating youth to find their dream and pursue it, no matter the obstacle.
2006-2007 Graphic Designer- Fabra USA
Sports apparel pre-press design and garment design for dye sublimation printing for international cycling brands- Canari, Descente, Twin Six and Nike
2007-2010 Founder of Inlan Design- Sign & Design company
Complete creative services including signs, web, print, branding
2010-2011 Production Manager & Lead Designer- Signs By Tomorrow
Managed all orders, production and design for architectural, building and retail signage
2011-2012 Graphic Designer- ZR Graphics
Designer for large format, displays, vehicle wraps, packaging, architectural & retail signage and printed goods
2012-2016 Instructor Assistant- Careerline Tech Center
Co-teaching printing and graphic design curriculum to high school juniors and seniors
2016-2017 Print Media Technology Instructor- Van Buren Tech Center
Instructor for a two-year vocational training print program specializing in project based learning using the Foundry model.
Your favorite thing about being a teacher
The opportunity to impact lives motivates me everyday to keep pushing myself to develop the best program of study to further their journey along work and life. I know it isn’t really about printing as much as it is about learning that the students have what it takes and that they are indeed intelligent and full of potential, regardless of their academic ability. Career and Technical Education can provide this and I am confident in the effectiveness of training programs like ours.
Your favorite thing about KCTC
The diversity and dedication to lead learning. It is not taken lightly and I am privileged to work in such a organization that pursues the best in educational practice and methods. The staff are great and my administration fully supports my program and vision.
Grand Rapids Community College- Associates of Arts
Ferris State University- Bachelor of Science- Technical Education
Margo, Ava and Adrian
Pets- 5 fish
Hobbies- Cycling- MTB/road, sewing, musician
Favorite Vacation- Currently North Hutchinson Island, Vero Beach, FL.
Favorite sports team- RWAM
Interesting fact- I have traveled to remote villages in Africa and Central America including a journey to a Cuna village deep in the Darien jungle in Panama.
Youtube Channel- Mistere collection of fine videos
Intelligence Blog- The truth about intelligence- Are you really smart?
The Foundry- www.The Foundry. xyz