Additional Experience


High School Teacher; West Seattle H.S., Seattle, WA 2016-Present and 2002-2010

Automotive Technology, Applied Physics, and Union Representative

· Taught Auto Tech 1, 2, & 3 and Applied Physics (Principles of Technology) to diverse high school population including many IEP students · Served as department head with related responsibilities on the school’s Instructional Council · Built relationships with local automotive businesses and the community college for auto program articulation agreements, program certification, and advisory councils · Served as CTE representative on school district tack force about building a CTE Skills Center · Served as the school’s union representative · Created and advised a student auto club

Knapp Auto Repair Services; Seattle, WA 1996-2002 

Auto Mechanic and Small Business Owner

· Repaired cars · Managed customer relations · Developed business plan and marketing strategy · Maintained accounts and business tax filings

Pharmacists Without Borders; France and Bosnia-Herzegovina 1995 

Medical Supply Convoy Leader
· Managed convoy team of five drivers and trucks in Bosnia-Herzegovina · Negotiated the passage of medical supplies in a war zone · Detained and held hostage for 2 months in Serbian prison outside of Sarajevo · Managed psychological health of team during stressful incarceration

Travent International/Progressive Travels; Beaune, France 1992-1994 

Logistical/Technical Coordinator; Tour Leader

· Managed team of mechanics to maintain fleet of 500 bicycles and equipment · Provided logistical support at French base of operations for bicycle tours · Negotiated rental contracts in French for fleet of vehicles · Purchase supplies and equipment · Led bicycle tours in historic regions of France

Pacific Lutheran University; Tacoma, WA 1989-1990 

Professor of French

· Taught French language courses

Greenpeace; Seattle and Olympia, WA 1986-1987 

Door-to-door canvass coordinator; canvasser 

· Managed team of canvassers · Organized and administered Olympia door-to-door fundraising canvass · Canvassed door-to-door in Seattle and Olympia  


The Evergreen State College; Olympia, WA 1988 

Bachelor of Arts

· Majored in interdisciplinary French and Spanish language and cultural studies  · Significant coursework in U.S. History, Art, the Classics, and Philosophy · Instrumental in process to recast student governance to better reflect student interests

L’Univérsité d’Aix-Marseille III; Aix-en-Provence, France 1984-1985 

Diplôme with Honors

· French language mastery at the French Studies Institute for Foreign Students · Independent study project translating works in philosophy and journalism